Allen’s Lolly Bar

When I found out that Westfield Sydney would be having a pop up Allen’s Lolly Bar, I was so super excited because I am a huge fan of their lollies and I’ve been eating their lollies since I was a little kid.

The Allen’s Lolly Bar is located on level 2 of Westfield Sydney, outside Armani Exchange from the 29th November to 24th December from 9:30am to 7:00pm and some days until 9:00pm (check their Facebook page for further details). 



The Allen’s Lolly Bar is simply awesome, you can choose to buy one of the 150 grams packets of lollies, such as green frogs, spearmint leaves for $6 each or the chocolate coated lollies such as chocolate coated bananas for $8 each.

I bought green frogs and orange snakes

If you want to personalise a jar for yourself or a friend, you can choose to put your own name or a friends on a jar and then get 8 scoops from a choice of 18 different types of Allen’s lollies to put in that jar, isn’t that a genius idea! I really love the idea of being able to choose which lollies that you want to buy. The cost of the personalised jar of lollies is $30. 



I totally suggest that you make a visit and get your sugar fix right now before it gets too busy coming closer to the Christmas period. 

Allen’s Lolly Bar is located on:

Level 2, Westfield Sydney outside Armani Exchange. Further details are available on their Facebook page. 

Grumpy Donuts has opened up a shop!

Yes… Yes..  you are not seeing things!! Grumpy Donuts has finally opened up at shop in Camperdown and I am SO happy! 

As you all know, I am obsessed with Grumpy Donuts, to this day I still reckon they are the best donuts in Sydney. I was so ecstatic to read that they were opening up a shop and today I went to check it out.

Grumpy Donuts’ shop is located on Pyrmont Bridge Road, I arrived at 9am and lined up on their opening day, the queue was not long and I allowed myself 40 minutes to wait (I had to meet friends). Whilst waiting in the queue I bumped into a friend, so that made the wait less boring.

The shop front


Unfortunately 45 minutes later I felt defeated because I knew I had to go, I felt so sad because I was the fourth person in line. I did manage to get some photos though. 

The sign on the wall

The donuts selection

The menu


The flavours of the donuts are regularly updated on Instagram, so don’t forget to have a look.

I’ll definitely be back to buy some donuts soon.

Grumpy Donuts is located at:

72 Pyrmont Bridge Road Camperdown 

Website: Grumpy Donuts

My baking adventures

It only occurred to me today that I haven’t blogged in a while, I guess I’ve been so busy wrangling my 2yo who is one active little kid. Despite the lack of time, I have however found time to bake, definitely still my favourite hobby. My newest obsession lately is making drip cakes, I just love creating new designs, I usually have these random ideas in my sleep or from other baking bloggers. 

Here are some examples: 

The one thing that I’ve discovered with baking is that you don’t need to stress out by doing so many complicated steps or taking hours to make a delicious dessert, a lot of the time you can bake something with little hard effort and it will still look and taste amazing. I always believe that a lot of the time you’ll need to try something new and keep trying if it doesn’t work out.  I guess that’s my philosophy with baking, I like to keep the process simple, but still to create beautiful results. I don’t have time being a mum to do complicated recipes. 

Anyway, I hope that some of the recipes on my blog have inspired you to not use packet mix and to realise your baking potential. 

Check out my Instagram account: dessertaddictsanonymous for more baking inspiration. 

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Bush Cookies Choc Chip Bikkies

I have been on a cookie/biscuit hiatus lately, but I am back! This week I bought Bush Cookies Choc Chip Bikkies from Harris Farm.

I have walked past the stand of Bush Cookies Choc Chip Bikkies a few times but decided not to buy any, I finally caved in and I decided to buy some.

Bush Cookies Choc Chip Bikkies are certainly the most amazing looking chocolate chip biscuits that I have ever seen, look at all those chocolate chips on their biscuits.

Bush cookies choc chip bikkies have a crunchy texture with a buttery taste, which makes it perfect to dip into your cup of tea, the chocolate chips on top are so delicious and there are so many of them which makes the biscuit a real delicious treat. 

I definitely think these biscuits will be a regular purchase, I really think that they are the best chocolate chip cookies that are on sale in the supermarket.

Dessert addicts anonymous rating: 9.5/10

Bush Cookies website:

Bush Cookies

Kez’s Kitchen Baked Bikkies Salted Caramel and White chocolate 

The best things come in smaller sizes or smaller packages and these bite sized Kez’s kitchen salted caramel and white chocolate bikkies are no exception.

I bought these these delicious bikkies at the Good Food and Wine show, they had run out of smaller bags, so she sold me a bigger bag. I have to say that I was in heaven sampling all the biscuits at their stand at the show.


The  salted caramel and white chocolate bikkies are actually in bite sized portions, which is great for some in terms of portion control but for me it just means I’ll eat more.

I may have eaten 10 or more of these in one go


I really loved these bikkies, they are perfectly crunchy to dip into a cup of tea and they are not too sweet either. The bikkies contain a salted caramel chewy bit in each bikkie and also some white chocolate, the combination of these two makes the bikkies a very delicious match.

Unfortunately I am not too sure if they sell these in the shops, but I’m pretty sure you can buy them online. 

Dessert addicts anonymous rating: 9.5/10

Kez’s Kitchen website: Kez’s Kitchen

Speculoos chocolate brownies 

Speculoos (cookie butter) spread is one of my favourite sweet spreads, my obsession started when I first tasted Trader Joe’s Speculoos spread, thankfully Aldi occasionally sells their version of the Speculoos so I can get my fix.   

I needed to bake something for my work colleague’s farewell morning tea and for one of the first times ever I did not feel like baking, I decided to make Speculoos chocolate brownies. 

I really love the chocolate brownies recipe that I found online, it is such a easy recipe and so versatile. To make these brownies, I ended up adding a few teaspoons of slightly melted Speculoos spread and then swirling it into the brownie mixture. The combination looked so sexy.

Twenty minutes later and I was in awe at how delicious the brownies smelt and how great they looked. I impatiently waited for the brownies to cool down and then I cut them, the oozing cookie butter out of the chocolate brownies just looked so drool worthy.

Oozy goodness

The combination of the Speculoos spread and moist chocolate brownies worked really well, they really complimented each other. So damn tasty.

Thankfully my friend loved them too. 

Lucky for me I have three jars of Speculoos to use, I can foresee that a lot more Speculoos chocolate brownies will be made soon.

Links:

Chocolate brownies
I used Speculoos spread from Aldi.

Poetry’s Almond Buttercrunch Toffee

Today I decided to be brave and go to the Aroma Festival, the last time I went it was SO crowded and I swore that I would never go ever again, but today I did and I survived. 

At the Aroma Festival I discovered many new things to get addicted to, one thing that really got my taste buds racing was Poetry’s Almond Buttercrunch Toffee, when I first saw them, I thought “blah blah toffee” , but then I had a taste of the sample available and I was blown away! Poetry’s Almond Buttercrunch Toffee tasted just like Almond Roca, but not as sweet and a whole lot tastier. 

Poetry’s Almond Buttercrunch Toffee comes in two flavours milk chocolate and dark chocolate, the man working at the stall also said the toffee is hand made. I ended up buying 4 boxes because I just had to and I doubt I have time to drive to Collaroy Plateau to visit their shop.

Boxes and boxes of deliciousness


The best thing about Poetry’s Almond Buttercrunch Toffee was that the toffee was more like toffee shards rather than Almond Roca’s which is thicker and hard to bite into or as my mum said “teeth breakers”(Total over reaction haha). But seriously, you can totally taste the difference, the ingredients used to make these beauties are quality ingredients such as Belgian chocolate. 

The Almond Buttercrunch Toffee tastes so buttery, nice and crunchy, not sickly sweet, the slight addition of the chocolate and flaked almonds makes it so delicious and addictive, I had to stop myself from eating the whole packet.

So delicious


I will be quite surprised if my 4 boxes will last that long in my household, the toffee just tastes so good and too good to share! 

For more information regarding Poetry’s Almond Buttercrunch Toffee visit their Facebook page Poetry Fine Foods 

Malteaser Teasers ice cream

Just a quick post to say that I love Malteaser Teasers ice cream, what’s not to love about having crunchy mini malteasers pieces in creamy vanilla ice cream? 

Hello lovelies

I am eating one right now

I first discovered this ice cream at Woolies and since then I’ve become sooooo addicted. Coles now sells this ice cream too. 

What I love the most about the ice cream is the simplicity of it, no fancy flavours or fancy fillings, just simply damn delicious ice cream that isn’t too sweet.

I want to eat the whole box!!!! 

Malteaser Teasers ice cream is available at most major supermarkets. 

Uncle Tetsu’s Cheesecake

Cheesecake is definitely one of my favourite cakes to eat, so when I heard that Uncle Tetsu’s Shop selling their famous Japanese cheesecake was opening up in Sydney CBD, I was so happy.

I will confess that I must have walked past the shop several times waiting for it to open and when it finally opened this week, I was so excited.

I managed to find time to line up for the cheesecake today, I waited 30 minutes in line, which was actually a lot less than I had imagined, considering I have heard that some people have lined up for one hour. Thank goodness I had Pokemon Go! to entertain me lol.

That long queue


Whilst waiting in line I found that it was really fascinating watching the workers work through the windows.

Check out that butter for the Japanese cupcakes!

Making those cupcakes


When I finally made it to the front of line I was so excited, I decided to just buy one cheesecake, despite being tempted by the cupcakes. 

The menu

The bags

The cheesecake production line

The cheesecake took a short time for it to be prepared, in the mean time I was just inhaling the mouthwatering smell of freshly baked cheesecake.

My cheesecake was ready and packed to go! 

All packed.. yay

The cheesecake is still warm


As soon as I got to the office all my work colleagues gathered around to check out what the cheesecake looked like, unfortunately when I opened the cake box, the cheesecake was cracked.

My cheesecake is cracked


I gently cut slices of cheesecake for everyone to try.

Uncle Tetsu’s cheesecake is unlike your usual dense cheesecake, the cheesecake is really light and fluffy, it almost has the same texture as a soufflé. The cheesecake was so soft and not too cheesy. The cheesecake had quite a prominent eggy taste. I have to say that I am unfortunately not in love with this cheesecake, it is some what tasty but I prefer cheesecakes that are more dense. I guess everyone has different preferences for what sort of cheesecake texture that they prefer. My work colleagues felt the same way.

Light and fluffy


I cannot say that I would like to eat this cheesecake again, but I would like to try their other baked goods soon.

FYI..  Uncle Tetsu’s Shop only accepts cash, you can only purchase one cheesecake per a person and expect to queue up for 30 minutes or more.

Uncle Tetsu’s Shop is located at: 

501 George Street. 

Website:

Uncle Tetsu’s Shop

The easiest cupcake recipe EVER!!!

Lazy me was searching for the easiest cupcake recipe so I could use up my soon to expire sour cream, I stumbled upon a recipe that was called “the world’s fastest chocolate cake..” and without reading any further, I was sold.

When I read the recipe, I was quite sceptical because the recipe just seemed too easy and I was suspicious because it didn’t require any butter, but alas I gave it a go.

The cake batter was made so easily and fast, it was simply put all the measured ingredients into a bowl and then mix, way too easy! I ended up using the batter to make cupcakes, this meant baking the cupcakes at around 162 degrees celsius for around 20 minutes in my fan forced oven. 

When the cupcakes cooled down, I tasted one and I was super impressed! The cupcakes were so chocolately and so moist, I honestly cannot remember eating a chocolate cupcake this moist in a long time. I couldn’t believe how such an easy recipe could turn out so well.

I ended up making some chocolate buttercream icing to pipe on the cupcakes.

So delicious and chocolately


I have been telling all my beginner baking friends about this recipe, because it is just SO easy! 

This easy recipe can be found on this website:

Easy chocolate sour cream cupcakes