Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cider Apple Chicken with Mushroom Sauce & Oz’s Messy Meal Family

Sponsored By Nuffnang

As part of the Finish Quantum We Love Messy Meals campaign, I’ve been experimenting with some of my favourite messy meals. I know it’s rare that we put together the word “favourite” and “messy” in the same sentence.

However,  it’s not all bad news if you make a mess out of your kitchen, dining room or wherever you have your meals as Finish is on the hunt to find Australia’s messiest meal family who can put Finish Quantum to the ultimate test.

Seriously, it’s high time we get rewarded to be messy, ha!

So before you start organising food fight party instead of a Halloween party, you gotta know what you’re in for.

The winning family will earn themselves $25,000 and star in the next Quantum Finish TV ad. I must say the prizes are pretty irresistable and messy meals have never sounded better!


Clarified Butter

{I could have done a better job in skimming the milk solids. Forgive me?}

Those who don’t cooked with clarified butter don’t really know what they’ve been missing.  It’s called by different names depending on the countries you’re in (i.e. it is known as ghee in India and Pakistan). Regardless how you wish to call your clarified butter, it’s sole purpose, in my mind, is to make your dishes taste as if it has been cooked by a pro.


Mini Pavlovas with Pineapple and Pastry Cream

When I had my first pavlova (pav), I immediately fell in love with its contrasting texture of a crispy exterior and  marsmallowy interior. Top with dollops of whipped cream and fresh fruits (most commonly passion fruit /berries),  you’ve got to agree that pav makes an irrestible dessert to pass up, right?

Although the ingredients required to make a pav is an easy one, the technique of making one can be tricky!