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”

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

BAKED APPLE, SPICED BRÛLÉE CUSTARD + OLIVE OIL CRUMBLE RECIPE

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”

Snap, Crackling, Pop! Fennel, Roasted Garlic + Potato Soup with Crackling Pork Belly

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. This dish blew my mind. Not kidding. I made this, got so excited after my first mouthful, yelled out “FUAAAAAA” four times, then went and changed my pants. In that exact order. Oh, Mylanta. The only thing that could’ve enhanced this experience is if  my pork-belly-lovin’-lovers were here withContinue reading “Snap, Crackling, Pop! Fennel, Roasted Garlic + Potato Soup with Crackling Pork Belly”

Twice-cooked Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Mung Bean Vermicelli + Apple Salad

Posted by Dani Sunario (@dani_sunario), Melbourne. I like things that are an everyday occurence. It gives me a sense of familiarity. Everyday coffee, everyday napping, everyday touching. Deep fried pork belly is definitely not an everyday dish. Perhaps the salad is, but it is definitely not as fun when it’s ridin’ solo. The combination ofContinue reading “Twice-cooked Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel, Mung Bean Vermicelli + Apple Salad”

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”

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”

Just Beet It, Chickpea It: Spiced Pickled Beetroot + Classic Hummus

Posted by Tiff (@tiffanyalisonha), Perth. Even though us foodies go to great lengths to prepare some of our meals (think rolling individual gnocchi by hand or blow-drying a duck with a hair-dryer), there are some days when we’re just short on time or money and can’t be bothered trekking to the usual take-out spots, letContinue reading “Just Beet It, Chickpea It: Spiced Pickled Beetroot + Classic Hummus”

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”