Cakes and Cupcakes from the past few months
Caramelised Cornflake, Caramel and Chocolate Chip Cookie Slice - This recipe is featured in my new cookbook 'Melie's Kitchen'. This recipe is a hit among friends and family and find my self making it almost every fortnight! It is sort of a cross between a chocolate chip cookie, caramel slice and an afghan biscuit.
Find the recipe for these rice bubble, peanut butter fudge and cocoa swirled marshmallow chocolate bars in my new book! Just a reminder the book is out for purchase on the 27th of June (1 and a half weeks!) this recipe will also be in the Sunday star times mag next weekend + a video of me making these on stuff.co.nz ✌🏻️✌🏻️✌🏻️
Hi all! In collaboration with paper plus and as part of the release of my new book 'Melie's Kitchen', Alison Gofton and I will be doing a cake decorating demonstration + a book signing to follow and a selection of goodies made from Allyson's book and my book ✌🏻️✌🏻 the date of the event is the evening of the 29th of June. Tickets are available to purchase online here
Ricotta and almond cake filled with vanilla custard mousse, raspberry and rose coulis, toasted coconut cookie crumbs, lime icing and raspberry meringue
I have created these brownie pops using the delicious Tim Tam Espresso Martini Flavoured biscuits - to follow the espresso martini theme, the chocolate brownie is flavoured with coffee. These brownie pops are easy to make and are incredibly indulgent - have a look at the other flavours with in the Tim Tam mock tail range in stores now! it includes a strawberry champagne favour, espresso martini flavour, pina colada flavour and chocolate mudslide flavour.
Earl grey custard pie with almond butter and dark chocolate ganache, orange and vanilla whipped cream and caramel popcorn
C A K E O R D E R S A N D M O R E. . .
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Almond Butter Shortbread, White Chocolate, Vanilla Sponge, Raspberry Rose Mousse and Orange Cake Slices
LEWIS ROAD CREAMERY has just released two new amazing milk flavours! One is coffee flavoured, which uses delicious and bold coffee extract from coffee supreme and a touch of coconut sugar. The second is simply vanilla, which is slightly sweetened and uses Heilala Vanilla to provide a lovely subtle flavour. Can't wait to use them in my baking...I think I might make some coffee and vanilla swirled ice cream with them!
Forrero rocher cupcakes - Dark Chocolate Hazelnut cake with Nutella Caramel Filling, Frangelico and Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing and Hazelnut Cookie Crumb
Custom Double Tier Cake
Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Raspberry Rose Coulis, Whipped White Chocolate Cheesecake, Milk Crumbs and Toasted Meringue
Banana and Vanilla Whoopie Pie, Chocolate and Tahini Icing, Coconut Sugar Caramel Filling and Sesame Seed Streusel
Pretzel Shortbread Base - Fudgy Banana Brownie - Peanut Butter Fudge Icing - Buttered Popcorn and Sea Salt
Creme fraiche panna cotta tarts with passion fruit custard and freeze-dried raspberries
For the Pastry:
1 2/3 cup. Plain flour
¼ cup. Icing sugar
¼ teaspoon. Salt
170g Butter, chilled and cubed
¼ cup. Sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon. Cold water
For the Panna cotta
2 cups. Cream
1/3 cup. Castor sugar
1 teaspoon. Vanilla bean paste or extract
½ cup. Crème Fraiche
3 teaspoons. Powdered gelatin
3 tablespoons. Cold water
For the Passion Fruit Crème Patisserie:
1 cup. Whole milk
2 Egg Yolks
¼ cup. Castor sugar
2 tablespoon. Cornflour
Pulp from 2 passion fruits
100g White chocolate, melted
½ cup. Crushed freeze dried raspberries (optional)
To make the Panna-cotta, grease a non-stick silicone cupcake tray with spray oil. Set aside. Combine the cream, sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan. Heat gently until it just starts to simmer, then remove from the heat and stir in the crème fraiche. Leave to cool slightly. While the mixture is cooling, sprinkle the powdered gelatin over the surface of the water in a small bowl. Let stand for around 5 minutes. Once it has softened, add the bloomed gelatin to the cream mixture and whisk until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Divide the mixture between 10 cupcake holes in the tray (not 12). Place in the fridge to set whilst you prepare the rest of the tart.
To make the pastry, place the flour, icing sugar, and salt into a food processor and pulse a few times to combine. Add the chilled, cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sour cream and water and pulse until the mixture comes together and a crumbly dough forms. Tip out onto your bench and press the dough together firmly into a ball. Flatten into a disk and wrap in cling film. Place in the fridge to chill for at least an half an hour before using. Once chilled, on a lightly floured bench, roll out the sweet short crust pastry to about 3 mm thick. Using a large circle cutter or a large cup, around 12cm in diameter, cut out 10 circles of pastry. Carefully line each mini tart tin with the pastry, pressing it into the corners and up the sides. Trim off the excess pastry. Prick the base a few times with a fork and place a paper cupcake liner in each pastry case. Fill with rice or baking weights and place in the freezer to chill for at least 10 minutes. Once the pastry cases have chilled, bake in the pre-heated oven for around 15 minutes or until the edges just start to colour. Remove the cupcake liners and the baking weights and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes or until golden brown, keeping an eye on them to ensure the pastry doesn’t burn. (While the pastry cases are baking, you can prepare the passion fruit filling). Once the pastry cases are golden, remove from the oven and leave to cool in their tins.
To make the passion fruit crème patisserie, place the milk into a small saucepan and heat gently over a medium heat. Whilst the milk is heating, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour in a small bowl until lighter in colour. Once the milk starts to simmer, pour 1/3 of it over the egg yolk mixture, whisking at the same time. Return it to the remaining milk in the saucepan and place over a low heat. Whisk over the heat until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the passion fruit pulp. Set aside in a bowl covered with cling film and leave to chill in the fridge.
Once the Panna cotta is fully set, the pastry cases are baked and the passion fruit crème patisserie is made, you can begin to assemble the tarts. Using a pastry brush, brush a layer of the melted white chocolate in the inside of each pastry shell. Once that has set (you can place them in the fridge to set quicker) spread about a heaped tablespoon on the passion fruit crème patisserie in the base of each tart shell. Set aside. Fill your sink with a couple centimeters of hot water. Carefully lower the silicone cupcake tray into the water and leave in the water for about 20 seconds. Remove quickly and unmold each Panna cotta. Place the Panna cotta upside down into each tart on top of the passion fruit filling. Carefully sprinkle the freeze dried raspberries around the edge of the tart and decorate with any remaining passion fruit crème patisserie and edible flowers if desired.
For the past couple months, I have been working on and testing recipes for my first ever cookbook! The book will features recipes for my cakes, various slices and cookie recipes, and lots of recipes for tarts, eclairs and pastries. The book is due to be published around July next year, so unfortunately I won't be doing any cake orders until around august this year, as the book is taking up all my baking time! However it could be earlier, so I will keep you posted and update when I start taking on orders again. I'm sooooo incredibly excited to be publishing my own cookbook and can't wait to share it with you all!
Oreo, Butterscotch Fudge and Toasted Coconut Cupcakes
Hokey Pokey Cake