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.



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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.



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.


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.


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


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.




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.


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