Chocolate Rye Cupcakes with Chocolate Pudding Frosting // The Sugar Hit

Chocolate Rye Cupcakes with Chocolate Pudding Frosting

  Remember when cupcakes were nothing? Before they became first a food fetish, and then a craft project, and then a totally played out fad? Remember when muffins were the thing that was everywhere? It was a long time ago,…

Cinnamon Peanut Churros with PB Dulce De Leche! // The Sugar Hit

Cinnamon Peanut Churros with PB Dulce De Leche

  Churros. They’re fried. They’re crunchy. They’re tossed in sugar. What’s not to love? I don’t get sick of making them (they’re probably the easiest donuts to put together, other than baked, and that’s a cake people. It’s a cake.)….

Fried Chicken Pretzel Biscuits // The Sugar Hit

Fried Chicken Pretzel Biscuits

  Make this for your Valentine, even if your valentine is you. If we’re talking about serious expressions of love, then I can’t think of anything more appropriate than a Fried Chicken Pretzel Biscuit. Super crisp, lightly spiced, completely addictive…

Valentine's Day // The Sugar Hit

Nothing says love like Fried Chicken

  It’s trite, it’s schmalzy, it’s a bore, it’s Valentine’s Day. There is no day of the year that inspires more vitriol, nor more sweaty exchanging of stuffed toys between adults, than Valentine’s Day. If you’re not having to lean…

My new favourite food book // The Sugar Hit!

My favourite new food book

  I guess I’m just sitting here trying to work out how I can write this review without it turning into a creepy love letter to Cara Nicoletti, a person who I have never met. If it takes a creepy…

The Only Cake You'll Need This Summer // The Sugar Hit

Brown Butter Genoise with Whipped Yoghurt Cream

  This Brown Butter Genoise Sponge with Whipped Yoghurt is the simple answer to the Summertime question of ‘what should we serve for dessert?‘. The answer is obviously to go and buy up every piece of beautiful stone fruit, and…

Something Remarkable // The Sugar Hit

Something Remarkable!

  I’ve got some news! Good news. Exciting news for me. A cool step forward in my life, and my career, which is this, The Sugar Hit. You’re reading it, it’s my job and I absolutely love it. If you’ve…

Blueberry Peach Crumble 6

Blueberry Peach Crumble

  This Blueberry Peach Crumble is me taking advantage of the absolutely bomb-ass fruit that’s around at the moment. The peaches are incredible, blueberries are actually affordable, and I’ve cracked The Crumble Formula. So, this ridiculously delicious crumble was inevitable…

The Crumble Formula // The Sugar Hit

The Crumble Formula

  Crumble: in my opinion the very best thing that can be done to a glut of fruit. Sure, jam is good. Obviously pie is amazing. But both require a level of commitment that I so often do not have,…

Lemon Cardamom Spiced Longjohns // The Sugar Hit!

Lemon Cardamom Spiced Longjohns

  Pouring raing, the sound of sizzling dough, the scent of lemon and cardamom, the grit of the sugar between my fingers. I think you need to experience these things. I think you need to make a batch of Lemon…

Spicy-Smoky Chicken Taco Salad

Spicy-Smoky Chicken Taco Salad

    Charred chunks of chipotle chicken (alliteration what what) top this Spicy-Smoky Chicken Taco Salad of brown rice, lettuce and avocado. A twist on the classic Pico de Gallo, with pickled chillies instead of fresh, provides the spiky dressing,…

No Bake Milo Ice Cream Pie -- THE SUGAR HIT!

7 Ultra-Australian Desserts for Australia Day

  1. Golden Gaytime Cake!   This cake has stolen hearts and minds. Inspired by the beautiful, beloved Golden Gaytime ice cream, this cake proves once and for all that it truly is hard to have a Gaytime on your own,…

Golden Gaytime Cake! // THE SUGAR HIT

Golden Gaytime Cake!

  OK – first, considering that I have any international readers (hi! Love you!) I should probably explain what a Golden Gaytime is. According to Wikipedia, it is a ‘popular ice cream snack’ created in 1959. The deal with this…

No Bake Milo Ice Cream Pie -- THE SUGAR HIT!

No Bake MILO ICE CREAM PIE!

  Oh hey, in case you didn’t know I’m running with an Australian theme this week. It’s Australia Day next Tuesday (also my sister’s birthday, hi Jules!) and I thought I would share a few of the recipes that taste…

Pine Lime Splice Pops! // The Sugar Hit

Pine Lime Splice Popsicles!

Pine Lime Splice Popsicles! The great Australian pool-side treat, in a super easy, flipping delicous, homemade rendition. Get amongst it.   Summer in Brisbane city always has been and always will be a hot, sticky affair. Luckily my childhood home…

Elderlflower Peach & Raspberry Jellies // The Sugar Hit

Elderflower Peach & Raspberry Jellies

  Have you everrrr tasted elderflower before? Until very recently I had NOT. Once I did, the idea for these Elderflower Peach & Raspberry Jellies beamed straight into me head and I had to make them.   I’d read about…

Jamaican Ginger Cake // The Sugar Hit

Jamaican Ginger Cake (& a Pineapple Rum Sundae)

  The list of places I have not visited is long. Way too long. It keeps me up at night, how long this list is. And tragically, Jamaica is right there, on the list. I’m not too proud to admit…

Chorizo & Burnt Tomato Pizza // The Sugar Hit

Chorizo and Burnt Tomato Pizza

  I used to work very closely with just one other person, a dude. He was super friendly and we got on really well, despite having exactly nothing in common with one another. We shared absolutely no referential points in…

Coconut Rice Porridge with Passionfruit // The Sugar Hit

Coconut Rice Porridge with Passionfruit

  I’m writing to you from the middle of summer in subtropical Queensland. So, if you’re somewhere cold right now, sorry if this Coconut Rice Porridge with Passionfruit seems somewhat jarring. But I’m doing a new thing this year! Usually…