Creamy French Roquefort Tarte

Creamy French Roquefort Tarte

When I think of France, I think of Fromage! Cheese in every way, shape or form, inevitably, though, my thoughts turn to rich salty blue cheese such as the Roquefort. I have decided to make a Creamy French Roquefort Tarte. It is simple and quick and can be an entrée or...
Baked Camembert with Riberry Relish

Baked Camembert with Riberry Relish

I have set myself two cooking challenges this week. The first is to contribute an original recipe to a weekly “cookbook challenge”. The second challenge was to design a dish which would highlight the Riberry as an exciting “new” ingredient in Australian...
Rustic Melted Brie Cobb with Fig Jam

Rustic Melted Brie Cobb with Fig Jam

Today’s recipe is definitely not a delicate affair! My rustic melted Brie Cobb is a no holds barred, dig in type of dish.  The idea for this dish came from a few different sources. I have previously made a pastry encrusted Baked Camembert, a Cheese Fondue and a...
Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I love to make homemade ricotta cheese. Not only is homemade so much nicer than store bought ricotta, I also feel a great sense of satisfaction from turning milk into cheese. It feels like kitchen magic, when the milk congeals to form a raft of beautiful fluffy...
The PERFECT Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

The PERFECT Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

There seems to a huge difference between Macaroni and Cheese recipes. I have been served some amazing Mac and Cheese dishes in America and Australia, but I have eaten some pretty sad dishes too. I recently had a meal at the Easy Street Diner in the Gold Coast and it...
Making Homemade Mascarpone from Scratch

Making Homemade Mascarpone from Scratch

Why would you want to make homemade mascarpone? I have been asked that questions so many times. It’s a simple question, with an even easier answer. Homemade mascarpone tastes much better than store bought mascarpone. Also, homemade mascarpone is about 1/4 of the...
Garlic Chilli Haloumi on the Campfire

Garlic Chilli Haloumi on the Campfire

People all was say, “it’s the simple things in life which are often the best”.  I have to agree! I love jetting off to a luxury destination, but when that’s not possible, it can be just as good to stop and smell the roses. Or in this case, to...
IIP – Nostalgia – Cheese Fondue Makeover

IIP – Nostalgia – Cheese Fondue Makeover

International Incident Party– Nostalgia I have a great memory for food.  When someone mentions a time or an event I can usually remember exactly what food was served right down to every last detail about taste and garnishes.  It’s just a gift I suppose. My trouble is...
Creamy Gorgonzola Tagliatelle

Creamy Gorgonzola Tagliatelle

This weeks topic is creamy and I knew I wanted to do a creamy Gorgonzola Tagliatelle pasta dish. I immediately had visions of the luscious, creamy, blue cheese; Gorgonzola. I just needed a recipe to tie it all together for me. I was flicking through an old Delicious...
Homemade Camembert Cheese

Homemade Camembert Cheese

Well after a complete failure I started my second attempt at making this illusive Homemade Camembert Cheese. I purchased the unhomogenised milk and warmed it to the appropriate temperature. I am pleased to see that it looks as it should, with the fat floating about on...