Ann Reardon

Desserts

croquembouche recipe profiterole tower

Croquembouche recipe Profiterole Tower

Croquembouche (crockenbush) are beautiful towers of custard filled profiteroles held together with caramelised sugar. This one is then wrapped in fine strands of pulled sugar. It looks impressive as a dessert centrepiece but is surprisingly easy to make. Croquembouche Profiterole Recipe Ingredients This recipe makes enough to make a croquembouche that is 27cm (10.63 inches) tall and 10cm (3.94 inc... »

chocolate eclair recipe

Chocolate Eclair Recipe

Chocolate eclairs are a delightful combination of choux pastry filled with a pastry cream and topped with chocolate. If you have never made choux pastry before relax it is easy to make and most people get it right first time. Profiteroles are made in the exact same way as eclairs but piped in a different ... »

jello recipe dessert

3D jelly spiders and flowers dessert jello recipe

Arachnophobia or fear of spiders affects nearly one third of the population, add to that the fear of needles and this is one scary post.  These flowers and spiders are made by injecting a milk based gelatin mixture into a clear jelly. Gelatine flowers have their origins in Mexico where they are called gelatina floral. ... »

dessert restaurant sydney

Pastry Chef Polyvoui & Chu Dessert Degustation

A dessert degustation is every dessert lovers dream.  Six over-indulgent courses of amazing desserts each consisting of intricate elements carefully balanced and beautifully plated. I suggest that you skip your main meal and save all the room for dessert. The pastry chefs that prepared the feast for us were Anna Polyviou of the Shangri La ... »

italian tiramisu recipe ann reardon

Italian Tiramisu Recipe

Dinner with our italian neighbours...  Loud conversation, generous helpings of delicious savoury courses, laughter, feeling so full you could burst, lemon water and then tiramisu.  True italian tiramisu where all you can taste is coffee, bold and strong like an olympian standing proud on the winners podium after the 100m (328.08 feet) dash. When I make my tiramisu ... »

instagram cake how to cook that

Instagram Cake made from chocolate mousse with chocolate glaze

Instagram Cake For friendly, filtered fun you can't go past Instagram. Twelve million people use it daily with Instagram photos receiving 8,500 'likes' per second!   But amongst all the happy snaps, I do wonder if we are becoming a generation of socially dissatisfied tourists inspecting the highlight reel of other people's lives.  One young mum ... »

chocolate lava cake reardon

Magic Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe | Chocolate Fondant

  Step 1: Serve the dessert to the guests at the table.     Step 2: Add some hot chocolate sauce.     Step 3: The sauce magically drops down into the middle of the dessert.     Step 4: Take a spoonful and chocolate ganache oozes out of the centre like molten lava onto the cold plate.   Sydney is home to some ... »

raspberry creme brûlée

Raspberry Creme Brûlée Recipe

Tap your spoon onto the hard caramelized sugar crust and break into the thick creamy brulee that awaits. Dive deeper to find raspberry sauce that awakens the tastebuds with a zing leaving you with a thirst for more. Creme Brulee Recipe (1 quantity of this recipe was enough to make 6 individual creme brûlées, the containers I ... »

sugar rock candy large crystals

Rock Candy Recipe How To Make Large Sugar Crystals

Large sugar crystals on lollipop sticks, otherwise known as rock candy is a fun experiment to make at home with the kids.   You don't need many ingredients but you will need some patience as they take a few days to form. Rock Candy Ingredients 3 cups or 648g (22.86 ounces) sugar 1 cup or 250 millilitres (8.45 fluid ounces) water flavouring colour lollipop sticks Fill a thermos ... »

churros recipe receta

Churros Recipe with Chocolate

  Enjoy a pot of pure melted chocolate next to cinnamon and sugar coated churros.  This churros recipe shows you how to make curly churros and the straight ones just like you find at san churros cafe.  Churros Recipe Ingredients 250millilitress or 1 cup water 1/2 cup or 110g (3.88 ounces) butter 1 cup or 160g (5.64 ounces) plain all-purpose flour 3 eggs 1 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla Cinnamon ... »

macaron howtocookthat ann reardon

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

Yummm! What more can I say, these were good... make some! To make the macarons Follow the easy macaron recipe and colour however you like.  If you have never made macarons before, make sure you also read the macaron FAQ post first as it will answer lots of your questions. Cut rectangles out of a firm ... »

stacked pavlova recipe ann reardon howtocookthat

Pavlova Recipe Happy Australia Day

Pavlova or 'pav' as we call it in Australia is easy to make. If you have never had one before go ahead and try it. You will fall in love with this dessert! Pavlova Meringue Ingredients 8 egg whites (make sure there is no shell or yolks at all in your whites) 2 1/2 cups caster sugar (also ... »

chocolate gelato recipe how to cook that ann reardon

Chocolate Gelato Recipe

This is a deliciously rich chocolate gelato that you can make at home even if you do not have an ice cream machine. Gelato is a bit different to ice cream in that it does not use cream, so is a little lower in fat. Although if you make chocolate gelato you are adding ... »

nougat candy recipe

Nougat Recipe

This nougat is the hard chewy variety, great for Christmas gifts. If you add lots of dried fruit and leave it a few days it will soften a little and not be such a jawbreaker. If you like hard nougat then just add nuts. You can dip it in chocolate or enjoy it just as ... »

chocolate cake recipe ann reardon

Chocolate Cake Recipe

 This is a beautiful moist and delicious chocolate cake with the crunch of toasted pistachios and almonds on the side topped off with rich ganache and chocolate flowers. Perfect for Christmas or any other special gathering. Chocolate Cake Ingredients: Makes two 8inch (20.32 centimetres) round cakes or 24 cupcakes 200g (7.05 ounces) of 70% cocoa dark chocolate 315g (11.11 ounces) or 1 1/3 cups... »

giant oreo no bake cheesecake recipe how to cook that

Giant Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

This oreo no bake cheesecake tastes so good you have to try it. Decorating it like an oreo is optional but makes it a fun dessert to serve to your guests.   Cookie Dough for details  (this will make more dough than you need so make extra into some cookies). 1 cup or 225g (7.94 ounces) sugar 230g (8.11 ounces) or 1 cup ... »

DIY sweet tooth tour of NYC howtocookthat

DIY Sweet Tooth Tour of New York

If you're in New York and you want to check out some of the sweet bakeries and patisseries, then keep reading. Here are some of the best as well as what attractions there are around them to enjoy. 1. Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho Pastry Chef Domonique Ansel's creations are truly beautiful. The chocolate offerings all tasted of ... »

chocolate decorations for dessert

Chocolate Decorations using Transfer Sheets

Chocolate transfer sheets allow you to add flair to your desserts. With plenty of patterns to choose from you are bound to find something that suits your style or event. The pattern is made out of coloured cocoa butter on an acetate sheet. When you apply the melted chocolate the cocoa butter melts and ... »

chocolate cheesecake plated dessert

Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

This chocolate cheesecake is the first recipe that I ever wrote out, complete with spelling mistakes like 'wisk the egg whites' and 'chill untill set'.  I had been to a neighbours house for dinner when I was about 7 years old and fell in love with the delicious rich chocolatey taste.  I sat at ... »

meringue recipe pavlova

Meringue Cake Recipe

Meringue cake is a pavlova that is dressed up for the ball.  Its' proper name is a Spanish Wind Torte and as a child I used to admire the photo of it that adorned the front of Time-Life Foods of The World Book, "The Cooking of Vienna’s Empire". It is a perfect gluten and wheat ... »

chocolate orange macaroon

Chocolate Orange Macarons Macaroons Recipe

It seems people either love or hate the combination of orange and chocolate, I fall into the love category with this one. If it is not your cup of tea try flavouring the cream with something different like licorice, mint or even rosemary might be nice. Easy Macaron Recipe Ingredients 4 large egg whites or ... »

nut free macaron recipe

Nut Free Macaron Recipe | substitute almond flour

This is a golden macaron. It is special because it contains no nuts. That's right not a hint of almond meal or any other ground nuts or seeds. Many people have nut allergies and some just can not get hold of almond meal so they asked ' Can I substitute almond meal for wheat ... »

chocolate cremeux recipe

Chocolate Cream or Chocolate Cremeux Recipe

Chocolate cremeux or chocolate cream is a versatile element that you can use in a range of desserts. It is not as sweet as ganache but is richer than a mousse. In the words of one of my friends, "this is the best dessert I have ever tasted". Chocolate Cremeux Recipe Ingredients 200g (7.05 ounces) Milk Chocolate 270g (9.52 ounces) Dark ... »

chocolate cream cake best

Best Chocolate Cream Cake Recipe

Best Chocolate Cream Cake   YUMMM! Crispy chocolate base topped with a hazelnut dacquoise, chocolate cremeux, chocolate rectangles and whipped milk chocolate. Every now and then you find a dessert that is just perfect.  It looks amazing, tastes divine, has a variety of textures and of course the shopping list has to include chocolate!  Lots of chocolate! ... »

Page 4 of 512345