I have to share with you my favourite place to grab my morning coffee - Central coffee cart, or ‘Cartman’ as we like to call him, is located just outside Central Station and right by my studio. Cartman does the best coffee and homemade cakes in Surry Hills, so it’s not at all surprising that he has a loyal following from all of the Fleur Wood girls in my office. Next time you’re in the area be sure to stop by and grab a coffee and a piece of delicious apple and date cake…yum!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Cooking time: 30 minutes
• 340g Dark Chocolate - broken into small pieces.
• 5 whole Eggs.
• 290g Caster Sugar.
• 225g Unsalted Butter - softened
1. Preheat oven to 160 C
2. Line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper. (Don't use a springform tin)
3. Beat the eggs with a third of the sugar until the volume quadruples - this will take at least 10 mins with a hand held mixer or about 4 mns with a freestanding.
4. Heat the remaining sugar in a small pan with 125ml water until the sugar has completely dissolved to a syrup.
5. Place the chocolate and butter in the hot syrup and stir to combine.
6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
7. Add the warm syrup to the eggs and continue to beat more gently until completely combined - about 20 seconds and no more!
8. Pour into the cake tin and put that into a bigger cake tin or roasting pan.
9. Fill the second tin with water so it acts like a bain-marie.
10. Bake in the oven for 30 mins or til set.
11. Leave to cool in the tin before turning out.
Recipe by Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Last night’s Vogue Fashion’s Night Out was a huge success, the city positively heaving with happy shoppers. I had a pretty hectic night, too, popping into my two
Sydney stores in the new and the Strand Arcade. Robyn from the team at HQ made coconut ice from my book Food, Fashion, Friends, which was a clear winner with visitors to the stores. Westfield
I was also put to the test in the culinary department, taking part in MasterChef Live in the Pitt Street Mall. I was lucky enough to be partnered with former MasterChef contestant Hayden Quinn, working alongside Alessandro Pavoni from Spiedo Restaurant & Bar. We whipped up one of Spiedo’s signature dishes, Casoncelli alla Bresciana—or pasta sheets cut up and filled with pork and served with burnt sage butter. Delicious!