FORBIDDEN FRUIT: BAKED APPLE, SPICED BRÛLÉE CUSTARD + OLIVE OIL CRUMBLE

BAKED APPLE, SPICED BRÛLÉE CUSTARD + OLIVE OIL CRUMBLE RECIPE

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”

Breast Friends: Gochujang Poached Chicken, Kimchi Roasted Pears + Potatoes

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario),Melbourne. Chicken breast has a notorious reputation for being dry and overcooked, and even more so, poached chicken breast gives the image of gross dry, grey meat served with steamed frozen vegies. Double gross. This method of poaching the chicken at 68 degrees for 12 minutes results in super moist meat andContinue reading “Breast Friends: Gochujang Poached Chicken, Kimchi Roasted Pears + Potatoes”

Oats with the most: Vegan Lime + Coconut Oats, Green Tea + Ginger Poached Rhubarb, Cinnamon Sugar Radish Crisps

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I know, I know. It’s been a while since our last post. Just for being patient and dedicated superfans of A Tale of Two Bougies, we’re rewarding you with three recipes. THREE. RECIPES. IN ONE POST. And they’re all vegan, free of gluten and lactose, and delicious. Aren’t weContinue reading “Oats with the most: Vegan Lime + Coconut Oats, Green Tea + Ginger Poached Rhubarb, Cinnamon Sugar Radish Crisps”

Jam Session: Raspberry, Balsamic + Pepper Jam with Baked Camembert

Posted by Claire (@bearclairepear) and Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This is probably the quickest and most delicious jam you’ll ever make in your life. Make this once, and you’ll never look at your life the same again. The tartness of the raspberries and balsamic cut through the oiliness of the baked camembert cheese, and the pepperContinue reading “Jam Session: Raspberry, Balsamic + Pepper Jam with Baked Camembert”

Holey Moley! Baked Apple Donuts with Salted Caramel Glaze

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. A few weeks back, I got home from work after midnight in a delirious state, and *accidentally* went on an online shopping spree for kitchen play things. At 1am, buying a mini donut baking tray seemed like the best idea in the world.   And boy, was it!   IContinue reading “Holey Moley! Baked Apple Donuts with Salted Caramel Glaze”

Peachy Keen: Monkfish Ceviche with Grilled Corn and Peach Salsa

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. After all of that Christmas feasting (I know, I know – I also discovered that there is a limit to how much pfeffernüsse you can consume in one sitting), food is probably the last thing you ever want to see. UNTIL YOU MEET THIS GUY. LOOK! SO PRETTY, SO HEALTHY,Continue reading “Peachy Keen: Monkfish Ceviche with Grilled Corn and Peach Salsa”

EnThaicing Beef Salad with Lychees, Rice Vermicelli, and Mint

Posted by Dani (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. Since the heinous turn of weather in Melbourne this week (seriously guy, get your sh*t together), I’ve been dreaming of the tropical fruits and asian desserts I used to have as a kid on humid holidays in South East Asia – coconut juice from the husk,  freshly squeezed sugar caneContinue reading “EnThaicing Beef Salad with Lychees, Rice Vermicelli, and Mint”

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”