strawberries + ice cream | strawberries soaked in liquor | a delicious + simple dessert

This dish is inspired by a lovely dessert Mim used to make using homegrown peaches and oranges from her trees on the farm. She used to cover the freshly picked peaches with a sprinkling of sugar, some freshly squeezed orange juice and a generous amount of Cointreau. Oh my gosh- talk about heaven on a […]

ottolenghi’s apple + olive oil cake w golden frosting | the perfect special occasion cake

If you haven’t heard of Yotam Ottolenghi before – go and check out one of his cookbooks. He’s an Israeli-British chef and cooks some amazing food drawing heavily from middle eastern flavours. He writes cookbooks, has a tv show and owns a heap of deli’s and restaurants across London. This apple and olive oil cake […]

‘nearly’ nanny’s chocolate cake | family chocolate cake recipe

A ‘Nanny’s chocolate cake’ has stood proudly at many a Thomas family gathering. More candles have been blown out over this cake than any other and to this day my dad and his brothers still fight over the corner piece. I can remember sitting in the red booth seat at Nanny and Bull’s in Strathfield, […]