Tlayudas! // The Sugar Hit

Tlayudas! [street food Friday]

  Oaxaca, Mexico: it’s closer to Guatemala than it is to the USA. It borders Puebla, Veracruz and Geurrero. And it’s home of Tlayudas, your new favourite thing. Imagine a tortilla, crispy on one side, doughy on the other, topped…

Apple Raspberry Pie with Rough Puff Pastry // The Sugar Hit

Apple Raspberry Pie with Rough Puff Pastry

Bubbling, berry-stained filling, spilling over the edges of a pie dish, bursting through a buttery, flaky crust. The bottom of the pastry just beginning to sog with bright red juice, the top burnished and shatteringly crisp. This is an Apple Raspberry…

Cookbooks that changed my life: Nora Ephron's Heartburn // The Sugar Hit

Food Books That Changed My Life: Heartburn

  You got me – this is not a cookbook. In fact, it’s actually a novel. But I just can’t talk about the food books that have influenced my life, without talking about Nora Ephron’s Heartburn. It’s a classic piece…

Poffertjes - Street Food Fridays! // The Sugar Hit

Poffertjes! [street food Friday]

  Poffertjes! From the land of canals, beautiful architecture, the tallest people in the world, windmills, and wooden clogs: The Netherlands.   These little chubby, puffy pancakes are somewhat ubiquitous at Markets and even some cafes here in Australia. It…

THE BEST Lemon Lime Cream Tart // The Sugar Hit

The Best Lemon Lime Cream Tart

  If you’re a regular reader here, first of all, thank you so much, and secondly, you’re probably aware of my predilection for a little urban foraging (see these marshmallows). And of course by ‘urban foraging’ I mean, technically, stealing…

Mulberry White Chocolate Almond Cake // The Sugar Hit

Mulberry White Chocolate Almond Cake

  Mulberry. White Chocolate. Almond. These are three ingredients that skyrocket past the sum of their parts when they’re combined. This cake is like a blazing guitar solo from Jefferson Starship. It’s a roller-coaster of textures, a riot of flavours….

Leap Year Rose Quartz Cake // The Sugar Hit

Leap Year Rose Quartz Cake

  Lemon. Passion fruit. Vanilla. Butter, sugar, flour, eggs. You know that it’s going to be a good time. This Rose Quartz cake is my way of dedicating today, Leap Day, to beauty. That sounds a little dramatic. But I…