I have started a regular weekly column with Fairfax on their great new site Daily Life. The column goes up every Wednesday - here are the posts from this week. Have a great weekend xoxo
Caramelised duck wraps with grapefruit and Asian herbs
Quick, fresh and tasty as hell. These fresh duck wraps are easily the best culinary kick off to a celebration. And they are a canapé in the proper sense, offering that easy hand to mouth movement of food without having to put down your drink; not one of those mindless contraptions to be eaten from cones, cups or other such things that are mindless victories of aesthetics over sense. They are straightforward to make, so I’m not going to offer any tips here other than to suggest you hover dangerously close to the plate as these never seem to last long.
I like a dense cake. Light and airy is fine for those of genoise sponge sort of sentiments but I want a bit of weight in my cake. Something a bit dense and spicy seems more meaningful somehow, and comforting. Like I have been lovingly bathed in butter and that I have been fed well, and often. This gingerbread is all of those sentiments and the violet cream finish, well that’s the gently belly rub and cup of tea.Ingredients