Arnott’s and Adriano Zumbo’s Red Velvet Tim Tam Biscuits

As part of Tim Tam’s 50th Birthday, Arnotts collaborated with Adriano Zumbo to create a new range of Tim Tam biscuit dessert inspired flavours. These flavours include Salted Caramel, Choc Brownie and Raspberry White Chocolate. This month Arnotts and Adriano Zumbo have released the new limited edition Tim Tam biscuit flavour called Red Velvet.

I was so excited when I found out that Arnotts and Adriano Zumbo were releasing a limited edition Red Velvet flavoured Tim Tam biscuit. Honestly, who could not love a Tim Tam biscuit that is inspired by the red velvet cupcake.

 

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The Red Velvet Tim Tam biscuits were divine, the biscuits have a velvety cream cheese centre which is sandwiched between crunchy red coloured biscuits and then coated in delicious milk chocolate. The Red Velvet Tim Tam biscuits were so delicious, that I could not stop at eating just one. I could have honestly eaten the whole packet.

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The Red Velvet Tim Tam biscuits are definitely my favourite out of the whole Adriano Zumbo range. I hope that they end up making this flavour a permanent flavour in the Tim Tam biscuit range.

Stockists:

The Red Velvet Tim Tam biscuits are currently exclusively sold at Woolworths Supermarkets.

Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I love a good crunchy biscuit and I also love milk chocolate, so I decided that I would combine my two loves and make Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

I can never seem to find milk chocolate chunk cookies in the supermarket that taste amazing and other places that sell milk chocolate chunk cookies can be expensive. I thought that it would be a lot more tastier and economical to make my own. I went looking on the internet for the easiest recipe I could find and then combined recipes to make my own. I really did not have the time to use a mixer, or waiting for dough to set in the fridge. I had just over half and hour maximum until my baby was going to wake up and I was really craving a cookie.

The recipe ended up being so easy to follow and it did not take up much of my time. The result was many delicious Milk Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I really loved using block chocolate rather chocolate chips. I could not stop eating the cookies, they were so moreish.

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Milk Chocolate Cookies Recipe

125 grams of butter

1/2 cup of caster sugar

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

1 egg

1 and 3/4 cups of self raising flour

half or more block of cooking milk chocolate chopped

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

Mix butter, sugars and vanilla and then add the egg and mix well

Sift in the flour and mix the ingredients together

Add the milk chocolate chunks

Use a teaspoon to roll up balls of the mixture. Place them on the tray and then press them down with a fork.

Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want the cookies to be.

I cannot wait to bake these Milk Chocolate Chunk cookies again soon. I think next time I may add some nuts.

Yum!

Gelato Messina Parramatta

I have been really loving Church Street Parramatta lately, there are so many nice new cafes and restaurants around. When I found out that Gelato Messina was opening up in Parramatta, I was so excited.

Gelato Messina is now open where Wow Cow used to be on Church Street. I was quite sad to find out that Wow Cow had closed, because D and I used to go there all the time for dessert.

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Gelato Messina is one of my favourite places to eat gelato. I have always been a huge fan of their gelato even before they became famous. I remember many years ago going to their Darlinghurst store every weekend and always ordering their coconut and lychee gelato.

Many years later and Gelato Messina is so popular. Their stores are always so busy and usually have lines outside their doors. They also have many more interesting gelato flavours with quirky names such as Robert Brownie Jnr.

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Gelato Messina  also do take away packs. I always have to buy one when I visit their stores. Unfortunately the take away packs never last long in my household, so we always have to go back to buy more.

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Having Gelato Messina at Parramatta is so dangerous for my waist line. I must be good and not go there every week. (Oops too late)..

Make sure you bring cash, because they do not accept other forms of payment.

Gelato Messina Parramatta is located at:

283 Church Street Parramatta NSW 2150

Website: http://www.gelatomessina.com

Brewtown Newtown’s Cronuts

Ever since I read about Dominique Ansell’s creation called “The Cronut”,  have been obsessing over wanting to eat them. First I went crazy eating Adriano Zumbo’s version called the Zonut and then I heard about Brewtown Newtown’s version of the Cronut, and I was desperate to try one.

One weekend I dragged D over to Brewtown Newtown so I could try a Cronut. Unfortunately when we got there, they had just sold the last one and I was so devastated! Unfortunately weeks later, I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes and was not allowed to eat anything high in carbs such as Cronuts. I just felt so heart broken, because I love carbs.

After the baby was born, I was determined to make up for lost time and eat all the carbs and naughty things that I could. Unfortunately having a newborn meant I had no time to drive to Newtown.

Then one day whilst checking out social media, I found out that Brewtown Newtown’s Cronuts were getting sold at other cafes. I was even more happy when I found out that a cafe called Bad Manner Thymes Cafe in Parramatta were selling them. I was so happy because Parramatta was closer to where I lived.

With baby in tow, I headed off to Parramatta and visited Bad Manner Thymes Cafe. When I arrived at Bad Manner Thymes Cafe, I was so excited because they had Cronuts still in stock. When I saw the Cronuts in the display cabinet, my eyes popped open with joy. I ended up buying the Cinnamon Cronut and the Glazed Cronut on my first visit.

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I was really impressed with Brewtown Newtown’s Cronuts, they were so delicious and moreish. I adored the flaky pastry and it was not as oily as Adriano Zumbo’s Zonut.  I actually ended up eating both Cronuts on the same day. My favourite of the Cronuts was the Glazed Cronut, it was like eating a Krispy Kreme Original Doughnut.

The next week I decided to re visit Bad Manner Thymes Cafe because they mentioned they were selling Brewtown Newtown’s Chocolate Cronut. I ended up buying one Chocolate Cronut. I personally did not like the Chocolate Cronut as much as the other Cronuts. I just felt for some reason the texture of the Chocolate Cronut was different and did not taste as good. I really cannot not explain why, but I think it did not taste as good.

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My next quest is to try the Jam Cronut. I am personally not a huge fan of jam, but I am willing to give it a try.

Brewtown Newtown’s Cronuts can be purchased at Bad Manner Thymes Cafe:

1/2 Horwood Place Parramatta NSW 2150

Box of Scrolls Cinnamon Scrolls

Ever since my friend Selina started making cinnamon scrolls, I have been obsessing over eating one. Unfortunately Selina lives overseas, so there would never be any chance that I would ever get to try one of her delicious cinnamon scrolls. So to satisfy my craving for cinnamon scrolls, I decided that I would have to find somewhere where I can buy delicious cinnamon scrolls and also have them delivered.

Lucky for me, I stumbled upon the company Box of Scrolls. Box of Scrolls makes a variety of different flavoured scrolls and they also deliver! I decided that I would order a box of cinnamon scrolls and see if they satisfy my cravings. I was fortunate enough to be ordering at the perfect time, because Box of Scrolls were having a special 40% discount (how lucky am I).

My box of cinnamon scrolls arrived via Express Post the next day, and of course it was only natural that I would eat one immediately.

Once I opened the box, all I could think about was that the Box of Scrolls Cinnamon Scrolls looked and smelt divine.

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What I loved most about Box of Scrolls Cinnamon Scrolls is that the cinnamon scroll did not taste overly sweet like most cinnamon scrolls. The cinnamon throughout the scroll was also not very over powering. The only issue I had with the Box of Scrolls Cinnamon Scrolls, was that it was too big for me to eat and I could not eat the whole cinnamon scroll.

Next time when I make my next order, I may just order the smaller cinnamon scrolls. I might also try one of their other flavours. How could I resist trying a Box of Scrolls Salted Caramel Scroll or the Nutella and Banana Scroll.

Box of Scrolls website:

http://www.boxofscrolls.com.au

4 Ingredients Clever Cupcakes

Being a stay at home mum with an unsettled newborn baby, I needed to find recipes that were simple and easy to make. I tried to give up my obsession for baking in exchange for sleep, but I found that baking is something that helps me relax and unwind.

Whilst my baby was sleeping, I spent hours researching easy baking recipes. I was so excited when I stumbled upon 4 Ingredient’s Clever Cupcake recipe. I could not believe that all I needed was 4 simple ingredients to make a batch of cupcakes. I must admit I was quite sceptical at first, but I decided that I must give the recipe a go.

The recipe ended up being a success and the result were  a batch of delicious and fluffy cupcakes. I was so surprised with the outcome. How can something so delicious be so easy to make?

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I ended up deciding to make some coconut icing for the cupcakes too, because a cupcake without icing is like hot chips without chicken salt.

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I will definitely be making more cupcakes using this recipe again soon. They have so many variations to the recipe, such as caramel cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes, both are equally as easy to make.

4 Ingredient’s Clever Cupcake recipe can be found on their website:

http://www.4ingredients.com.au/recipe/clever-cupcakes

Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate

Finding the right hot chocolate has always been very important to me, in fact it has become one of my little obsessions. Now that I do not have much time to go out, I wanted to find a hot chocolate that I can make at home, one that tastes just like the hot chocolate that you find in cafes. Lucky for me, I found Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate.

I have literally spent years trying to find the right hot chocolate powder/flakes, and I never seem to find the right one. The hot chocolate sold in the supermarkets were never right for me and some chocolate shops hot chocolate did not seem to meet my standards. My pantry at home is full of unused hot chocolate powders and flakes, most of which I will toss in the bin.

Finding Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate was a blessing for me. Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Dark Hot Chocolate  was one of few hot chocolate that taste delicious and just like the hot chocolate you find in cafes. The only reason I found Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate, was because of the lovely Melbourne based food bloggers that I follow on Twitter.

Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate tastes so amazing. Do not be discouraged because the hot chocolate is dark, it does not even taste bitter. I like to make the Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate with frothed milk and occasionally I like to add some other ingredients such as coconut powder. The result is, a very smooth and creamy hot chocolate that does not taste too sweet or bitter. The consistency is perfect.

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One of the reasons Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate tastes so good, is the quality ingredients that goes into making their 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate. Their hot chocolate is crafted using the finest of cocoa powder, pure 100% chocolate liquor and coconut blossom sugar.  I believe that the use of quality ingredients is what sets them apart from other hot chocolates currently available in stores.

Mörk Chocolate has other products in their range too, I suggest you try them all. I know I will be, I am certainly addicted!

Mörk Chocolate’s 70% Original Dark Hot Chocolate can be purchased from their website:

http://morkchocolate.com.au/

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