Author Archives: saphster

About saphster

Twenty-two year old who loves coffee and chocolate too much for my own good. I bake in my free time and read food blogs until late in the night (avoid this; it causes hunger pangs!). If I had a bucket list, it'd consist of places that I'd like to dine at. I would love to learn about authentic French cuisine and I wish I could master making macarons - they're too darn intimidating. I whine about how unhealthy some foods can be, but I pack away dessert like I've been starving myself. This isn't much of a secret, but I adore McDonald's breakfast and French fries. I know I shouldn't! Oh, and I believe no one should eat mediocre food that they don't enjoy because it's not worth the calories.

Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

Guys, if I were to be completely honest…. I made blueberry cheesecake rectangles. And yet telling people that you’re about to feed them ‘blueberry cheesecake rectangles’ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. So yes, cut them up into … Continue reading

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Veal Medallions in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

I’ve been posting up recipes less often because I’ve joined the corporate rat race. However, my participation is in a much smaller capacity than the ASX (or rather, Wall Street) fanatics since I’m working in a small family-owned business based … Continue reading

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Chicken & Pesto Fettucini

A mortar and pestle doesn’t count as essential items in a kitchen, I’ll admit – but that didn’t exactly stop me from pestering the family to buy one. It’s true; with all sorts of blenders and kitchen gadgets out there, … Continue reading

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Mini Pan de Sal (Mini Filipino Dinner Rolls)

All ye bread lovers, I’m sure you know this moment. Oh yes, you do. It’s when you’re at a restaurant and your main course arrives. And you groan inwardly, thinking, ‘damn, I shouldn’t have eaten all those bread rolls!’ If you’ve got … Continue reading

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Two-Layer Pumpkin Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

It seems like Australia has really grown fond of Halloween! I saw plenty of people in costumes over the weekend, and little kids going around trick or treating – hopefully with more treating involved than tricking since I love candy … Continue reading

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Classic Vanilla Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream Frosting

I have to say, I thought I was being creative when I decided to make these. I had time off work, so I started taking the butter out of the fridge to soften, removed the food processor and other dry … Continue reading

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Homemade Old Favourites Ice-Cream Cake

In Australia, there’s a chain of ice-cream stores called Cold Rock and its specialty is mixing together your favourite ice-cream with your favourite chocolate bar/s and fruits. Basically, they mash the ice-cream and chocolate/fruits together on an ice-cold stone and … Continue reading

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