Italian Cannoli

Italian Cannoli STEPS Heat vegetable oil to 180dC ready for deep frying (you can do this in a fryer or in a deep pan). Sift flour, add salt & sugar. Incorporate cubes of butter into the flour mixture by rubbing it between your fingers. Add egg yolk. Mix into the butter & flour mixture using…

Leek & Cheese Tart

Leek & Cheese Tart STEPS Short Crust pastry Pre-heat the oven to 180C fan forced. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until it resembles small bread crumbs. Bring the dough together and forma a ball. Don’t mix the dough too much. Put the dough between baking papers and roll it to…

Armenian Matnakash Bread

Armenian Matnakash Bread STEPS Pre-heat oven to 230C fan forced. Sift the flour and add the pinch of salt and the olive oil. Mix them together. Add the yeast (dry). Add the lukewarm water in three batches, mixing between each batch, until the dough comes together. The dough should feel sticky. Put the dough in…

Upcoming Cooking Classes

Middle Eastern Mezze https://gourmetkitchen.melbourne/learn/ Spend an evening cooking with Anushka from Masterchef! Be inspired by Anushka’s Middle Eastern recipes and enjoy a delicious feast with some new friends.   In this 3.5 hour class we will cover around 5-7 different recipes. Here is an example of the types of dishes covered: Pita bread Spinach & cheese pide Eggplant rolls…

Cake Bake and Sweets Festival

With Walleed Rashid, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 29 Nov – 1 Dec. Tickets sold at https://www.cakebakeandsweets.com/melbourne/  I’m excited to announce I will be launching my first product, my iconic Honeycake! It will be available for sale so come grab one as stock will be limited. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Chicken and Prawn Siu Mai with Ginger Broth

Chicken and Prawn Siu Mai with Ginger Broth STEPS For the Ginger Broth, place the ingredients into a large saucepan with 3 litres water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes, skimming the surface regularly. Strain through a large fine sieve into a medium saucepan. Cover and…

Limoncello Panna Cotta with Nectarines

Limoncello Panna Cotta with Nectarines STEPS Preheat oven to 160C. For the Limoncello Panna Cotta, place the milk, cream, sugar, vanilla bean, lemon zest and a pinch of salt into a small saucepan. Place over a medium heat and heat without boiling. Remove from the heat. Drain and squeeze the gelatine then add to the…