Little Lemon Almond Honey Ricotta Cakes // The Sugar Hit

Little Lemon Almond Honey Cakes


  I mean, are these cakes cute or what? Dense, buttery little lemon-almond cakes, topped with thick whipped ricotta, and a drizzle of light, floral honey. They’re kind of perfect, whether you’re here in the southern hemisphere (citrus is just…

Japanese Dirty Tater Tots // The Sugar Hit

Japanese Dirty Tater Tots


  THIS WEEK HAS KICKED MY ASS. SO I’m gonna kick back and drink a bunch of beers and eat tots! Just kidding, I have to work all weekend, because this week is apparently not done kicking my ass. But…

5 Minute Cheat's Ricotta Cannolis! // The Sugar Hit

5 Minute Cheat’s Ricotta Cannoli!


  There is no bad kind of cannoli. Even the worst possible iteration – the soggy cannoli – is still pretty damn delicious. Because the heart and soul of the cannoli is the filling. There’s your classic ricotta cream, the…

21st Century ANZAC Biscuits


  Helplessness is not a feeling I associate with cooking very much. One of the things I love most about kitchen work is how eminently solvable most problems are. Short of slicing a finger, most kitchen conundrums are things that…

Passionfruit Cheesecake Malasadas // The Sugar Hit

Passionfruit Cheesecake Malasadas


  Let’s talk about textures. Specifically donut textures. That grit and slight crunch of the first layer. The sinking softness of the airy dough. The oozing of the filling. And that slight chew as you tear off your bite. I…

Double Time Cherry Danish // The Sugar Hit

Double Time Cherry Danish


  Danishes really hit me where I live. Like Andy Dwyer, butter is maybe my favourite food. So those flaky-crispy layers of buttery croissant-like dough are my kryptonite. Actually, to continue the Superman analogy, I like to think of them…

Coffee Cake Donuts // The Sugar Hit

Coffee Cake Donuts


  Buttery, crumbly cake, usually spiced with cinnamon, and topped with buttery, crunchy crumbs. Sometimes with a hint of cocoa running through the cake, sometimes not. Always that light, but rich cake crumb. Is there anything more comforting than the…

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…