Give me cake or give me death cookies.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Red Bean-Stuffed Matcha Brownies with Mascarpone – Recipe

Brownies are made with dark chocolate, but these are made with white. Blondies are made with white chocolate. But these are neither brown or blonde. Should I call these matcha brownies... or matcha blondies? Or even greenies?? These are life's questions.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Chicken & Mushroom / Red Bean & Chocolate Zongzi – Recipe

It was officially 端午节 on Thursday (Duānwǔ Jié, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival). Traditionally everone eats 粽子zòngzi during this festival, glutinous rice dumplings with various fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves. I've never made them before, but after a friend in China mentioned them, I got food envy and felt inspired to give them a go.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Kung Pao Chicken for Wimps – Recipe

I have a friend who absolutely loves Sichuanese food. Not the standard takeaway kind: I mean real laziji, ma-la hotpot and other dishes that are extremely delicious, but so hot they make you literally sweat and cry.

After accompanying her on plenty of Sichuan food adventures, I've become used to this intensity of spice and heat... but unfortunately my family have not. I created this recipe so they could enjoy the flavour of Sichuanese food without dying.