Best Italian Sweets & Desserts

So, right now I have a few pesky university exams – but totally don’t want to not be posting right? So I was lucky enough to be helped by the wonderful freelance writer, Emily Jones, who will be guest posting for you all today!

She knows I very much have a sweet tooth, she knows you, my wonderful readers have a sweet tooth, so with an Italian twist she decided to satisfy all of us with one slammin’ post!

Please give her a warm welcome mes cheris! And I promise to be back soon :D

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Brasserie Bread Extravaganza Part II

CCU was still eating bread from Brasserie Bread , despite this being almost a week and a half after she had received it. Her mother’s tip about aluminium foil wrapping, plus the cold, rainy weather, kept it so moist.

But you must be asking, CCU giggled, why she was eating bread after so long still? Well… perhaps you may remember, but in the last post, she showed you a quick shot of how many breads she had taken home to try. Did she have regrets?

Nope.

Even after finishing a gluten free baking class full of bread, she just could not get enough.

Perhaps, she thought, her readers would understand why after seeing her photos?

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‘Please Sir, I Want Some More’

Hello lovely people! Exciting news!! Like, super exciting news :D

For the next three weeks, once a week, I shall be posting up a themed post talking all about the different parts of being a university student! Through lovely Liz @That Skinny Chick Can Bake, I met Ala @Wallflour Girl, who was organising a little blogger link up party for those experiencing the roller coaster that is uni life!

From different themes for a range recipes, I totally promise you guys, my blog, and all the other fabulous blogs part of this link up, are literally going to be giving you all a magnifying glass to peer into the world of uni students today! :D

And what a world it is… #undergradstudentbloggers

But look at the time, I don’t have time for an ellipsis! Let us begin then no? :D

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Brasserie Bread Extravaganza Part I

CCU was happy with her new arrangement. Putting the ‘review’ banner was enough – if she kept typing out CCU Undercover as the title for all her posts, she was sure she would explode!

Now that having been said, CCU bit into the fresh and delicious focaccia bread beside her, flexing her fingers and letting them hover them above her keyboard. After the experiences she just had this past weekend, she simply had to do a fantastic write up…

Not. Optional.

CCU reminisced, despite it only being a week later, about the smells of the bakery, the ambience, and most importantly, the various breads she had tried, their crumbs proudly littered all over her laptop. And her bed. And her kitchen. Ok fine, she had eaten bread all around the house (except the bathrooms!).

She had no regrets. It was just that good :)

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My Hatred of Stats

I don’t like to use the word hate on this blog. Not too often anyway. Saying you ‘dislike’ something is very different to saying you ‘hate’ something.

‘Hate’ connotes the idea that you despise something so much that even seeing it causes the fight part of the BAS to activate tenfold. That’s Behavioural Approach System to you my dear non-psychology studying readers ;)

Hating something means that the intensity of your negative feelings towards a certain person/place or thing is bordering on ridiculous.

‘Disliking’ something is accepting that you are not neutral or indifferent to a certain thing, rather would appreciate not being around it, if it can be helped. See? Infinitely, a more graceful and polite way of hat.. ‘disliking’ something. Classy.

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CCU Undercover: Tea Vivre Review Part I

CCU may as well have just gone down to the beach in a tie dye skirt, brushed her hair with a comb made from stitched nettle and started dancing wildly with her flower anklets catching the light of the sunset.

She was drinking so much herbal and organic teas these days, she was actually beyond relaxed. CCU put the bonfire on, shaking her vintage kettle to make sure their was enough water inside and set it to begin boiling. 

The aroma of tea began to fill the atmosphere, as she laid back against the sand and watched the stars filling the sky with their twinkle as the sun went to sleep…

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CCU Undercover: PappaRich Luncheon Part II

CCU flexed her fingers and removed the ice pack. Damn girl, she thought, I am never going to write so much again! 

Famous last words… famous. last. words.

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SO last post, I introduced you to the Malaysian restaurant taking Australia by storm right now – long lines that never seem to shorten, a great ordering system and roti canai to die for.

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CCU Undercover: PappaRich Luncheon Part I

CCU was feeling a little nervous – she actually had not met many food bloggers before, so to be going out to dinner with the greats? Eep! She adjusted her dry-cleaned trench coat and casually folded her sunglasses and slid them in a pocket.

Can’t come across as too mysterious right? She fluffed her hair, linked her arm in her friend’s and walked into a Malaysian cuisine paradise to enjoy with some of Sydney’s finest food bloggers :D

She also told me to warn you that if you are not sitting down with a nice large cup of coffee (mocha preferred), you should because you are in for one long post!

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Upside-Down Frown

I never have, nor ever will, be an endorser for religiously following celebrities. Sure, I am that average girl who enjoys reading the gossip mags at times, but I am not one to delve and follow their personal lives, or care much for them on an intimate level. I can’t bring myself to enjoy reaching about Khloe Kardashian’s latest butt job, or Lindsay Lohan’s latest stunt with rehab.

I am not, of course, judging anyone if they do, this is just my preference :)

But despite my nonchalant attitude towards their lives, I was genuinely shocked yesterday.

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CCU Undercover: Pukka Teas Review

CCU lifted her pinky up.

“Higher!”, screeched her etiquettes teacher. “Higher!!!!”

CCU tried to contain her giggles, while the lady in front of her basically turned apoplectic.

Just to annoy her, CCU bent her pinky the tiniest bit. The hint of a wrinkle appeared on her skin where she moved it. It was a game now, to see just how red CCU could make her teacher become. Who knows… she may even turn purple!

The etiquette teacher screwed up her piggy little eyes, and the lines of depression on her face made her forehead look like the grand canyon for facial bacteria. She wagged her sausage of a finger, the nail so long, sharp and artificial that it almost scratched CCU on the nose, before plonking in her chair with a thud.

That takes care of that old bat, CCU mused, while she remained in the gold plated chair, stuffed her pinky inside her hoodie, and began to actually enjoy her tea…

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By the way, I did actually have a bad tempered crazy teacher like this in high school… no names given here ;)… but anyways…

I have to admit something. Despite my love of all things cool, organic and herb-ish, I have never been big on teas. I used to see the jasmine teas and all those fancy delilah-carnation flower tea things, but being near earl grey and all that, I never got interested.

Because wow, do I not like breakfast, caffeine-filled, just-off-coffee teas. Not my thing :P

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