ATOTB Kitchen Update: September Recipes

We’ve had a few crazy busy weeks of recipe development here at A Tale of Two Bougies Kitchen HQ. This past week has seen us committing to stepping outside our usual (very Asian-themed) box, and playing with flavours and techniques that are a little more unfamiliar and less frequently used in our kitchen. We’ve alsoContinue reading “ATOTB Kitchen Update: September Recipes”

Pandan Chiffon Cake + Kaya (Coconut Jam) Lamingtons

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Photography by Michael Allen Photography (@michael_allen_rodriguez). ‘STRAYA. MULTICULTURALISM. PARTY. CAKE. MULTICULTURAL PARTY CAKE. Chiffon cake recipe adapted from Poh Ling Yeow’s ‘Poh’s Kitchen’. Kaya Jam recipe adapted from Billy Law’s ‘A Table for Two’. Pandan Chiffon Cake + Kaya (Coconut Jam) Lamingtons Makes 25 For the Cake: 10 egg whitesContinue reading “Pandan Chiffon Cake + Kaya (Coconut Jam) Lamingtons”

Blue Jasmine: Blueberry + Jasmine Tea Creme Tart

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Photography by Michael Allen Photography (@michael_allen_rodriguez). It’s summer. As in, stupidly hot Melbourne summer. Last week was all rainy and humid, and this week we’re back to being all sunny and stifling. It’s disgusting and gross and the weather just really needs to make up it’s mind. The best thingContinue reading “Blue Jasmine: Blueberry + Jasmine Tea Creme Tart”

Bananas for bananas: Salted Caramel Banana Upside-Down Cake

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Photography by Michael Allen Photography (@michael_allen_rodriguez). I developed a love for bananas at an early age. First, there were the trips back to the south east Asian motherland and the decadently sweet lady finger bananas, straight from the plantation, and the Indonesian fried banana treat, ‘goreng pisang’. Then, there wasContinue reading “Bananas for bananas: Salted Caramel Banana Upside-Down Cake”

FEASTer: Choc Hot Cross Bun + Creme Egg Bread & Butter Pudding

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Bread and Butter pudding is a pretty outdated recipe, but this version gives an Easter twist to your good ol’ nana’s favourite! Great for using up all of the leftover stale Hot Cross Buns from Easter, or even worth making with a fresh batch just in time for theContinue reading “FEASTer: Choc Hot Cross Bun + Creme Egg Bread & Butter Pudding”

Pfestive Pfeffermisu: Pfeffernüsse (Ginger Biscuit) Tiramisu

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. No, David Tennant, you are not ginger. But this decadent desert most definitely is. I give you… PFEFFERMISU! Yep, I’m still obsessed with pfeffernüsse. How about we just go ahead and make it A Tale of Two Bougies’ ingredient of the week? *Warning: This dessert is definitely not dairy, gluten,Continue reading “Pfestive Pfeffermisu: Pfeffernüsse (Ginger Biscuit) Tiramisu”

Better chocoLATE than never! Ginger Rocky Road and Candy Cane Rocky Road

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Day three and four of our festive madness comes in the form of a combined post. How about I give you two recipes in one that can be made in less than 20 minutes AND could also double as super tasty last minute I-really-wanted-to-get-you-somethin’-nice-but-I-ran-out-of-time-so-here-is-something-homemade-that-shows-i’ve-been-thoughtful gifts? Better chocoLATE than never, right?Continue reading “Better chocoLATE than never! Ginger Rocky Road and Candy Cane Rocky Road”

Festive Pfeffernüsse Pearfection: Chocolate Pfeffernüsse dipped Poached Pears with Ricotta Honey Cream

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Today begins the 7-day countdown to Christmas, and though you probably already have your Christmas brunch/lunch/dinner meal plans ready, and have braved the 150m lines at the supermarket to put down your deposit for the last remaining 34kg ham in the store, A Tale of Two Bougies is bringing youContinue reading “Festive Pfeffernüsse Pearfection: Chocolate Pfeffernüsse dipped Poached Pears with Ricotta Honey Cream”

Totally Nuts: Vegan Choc-Nut Granola

Posted by Katie (@katiem31837943), Perth. This granola is nuts. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and nearly sugar-free (what’s a little maple syrup amongst friends). But that’s not what makes this granola great. It’s nutty-chocolatey- get in ma belly – tasty. It’s so good I cut my tongue licking the mix off the blender blade (totes worthContinue reading “Totally Nuts: Vegan Choc-Nut Granola”

Cool Bananas: (Optionally Vegan) Frozen Banana Truffles

Posted by Tiff (@tiffanyalisonha), Perth. Much to my dismay, our oven broke last week. So no more banana bread, aka the final stage of evolution for a banana that’s about to go bad. This isn’t a complete tragedy, since it’s been too hot to bake anyway, and now that I’ve discovered these bad boys, IContinue reading “Cool Bananas: (Optionally Vegan) Frozen Banana Truffles”