Allen’s green frogs are back!!

Yes, you read right, Allen’s green frogs are back and they’ve brought along some orange and yellow friends too. 

With the high demand from lovers of Allen’s green frogs,  Allen’s have finally decided to make their green frogs again and seriously I couldn’t be any happier. 

Allen’s have now released a variety of flavoured frogs in a new packaging variety called “Frog Family” , these include red, green, orange and yellow frogs. 

This morning I rushed off to Coles Supermarket and bought every packet off the shelf, I decided to stock up before everyone else buys them all. 


I am in heaven now!

Run, don’t walk to Coles and IGA NOW!!!!! 

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Eggless moist chocolate cupcakes 

I love baking and the one thing that I seem to run out of is eggs, I always buy a huge tray of organic eggs and I always run out so quickly. Of course when it came time to bake cupcakes for my friend’s birthday, I had no eggs leftover. *cue the panic 

I was feeling too cold and lazy to go to the shops to buy eggs and my husband was not getting my subtle hints for him to go buy me some eggs, so I decided to look up eggless cupcakes recipes and I stumbled upon one that looked so easy to make.

I was quite sceptical to use a recipe that contained no eggs, I wasn’t too convinced that it would work out, but I was willing to give it a try because it looked so easy to make. The recipe very little time to make. 

I did encounter one issue, when I added the melted butter to the dry ingredients, mixed it and then added the milk, it was kind of  lumpy and the lumps were not coming out, so I left them and thankfully when the cupcakes were ready there were no signs of lumps in the baked cupcake. 


To finish off the cupcake I decided to add a milk chocolate icing. The cupcake tasted so good, and thankfully the cupcake tasted so chocolately and moist.


I am eggtremely excited to have found a great eggless recipe. 😉

The recipe for the eggless chocolate cupcakes can be found on this link 

All Recipe’s eggless chocolate cupcakes

Easy to make cinnamon scrolls

I love eating cinnamon scrolls, but I hate making them, most recipes that I’ve seen seem to be very time consuming and complex, I was so excited when I found an easier recipe via The Organised Housewife.

Following baking bloggers on Facebook can be a good and bad thing, bad because I keep saving recipes that I want to make and never get time to make and good because I find recipes that amaze me. 

The cinnamon scrolls recipe from The Organised Housewife looked so simple to make, so I decided to make it this morning with toddler in tow (normally I bake after he is in bed). The recipe didn’t take long to make and I was done much under an hour.

25 minutes later and my cinnamon scrolls were baked, talk about easy.

For the icing, I used a cream cheese recipe that I found on All Recipes website because I love cream cheese icing more than the conventional icing sugar glaze.

The results…


This version of the cinnamon scroll was both soft on the inside but crunchy on the top. I really liked it this way because I really hate hard cinnamon scrolls that are crunchy all over. 

The cinnamon scrolls tasted so good, once again even my husband tried one and liked it. The cream cheese icing was a perfect pairing to the cinnamon scroll and I ended up using a lot of cream cheese icing on the roll. Sooooo good!

I am so pleased that the cinnamon scrolls turned out nicely, I might even make them again soon. That is another item to cross off my baking bucket list.

The cinnamon scrolls recipe can be found on this website The Organised Housewife cinnamon scrolls 

The cream cheese icing can be found on this website All Recipe’s cream cheese icing

Gelato Messina & Arnott’s Tim Tam biscuits collaboration 

I love Gelato Messina, but seriously who does not? When I found out that Gelato Messina was doing a collaboration with Arnott’s Tim Tam biscuits, I was super duper excited.

The day after reading the article, I went straight to Coles at lunch time to look for the biscuits and I was so happy when I found them, they had several flavours, salted caramel and vanilla, choc mint, coconut and lychee and black forest, I decided to buy the coconut and lychee flavour and the choc mint flavour.


My friend and I ended up trying the biscuits after lunch, it was unanimous agreement that we liked the choc mint flavour, there is something really delicious about the combination of dark chocolate Tim Tam and mint filling. The coconut and lychee flavour just didn’t work because it tasted artificial and I can’t say I’m a huge fan of white chocolate type Tim Tam biscuits, this was a shame because I love the coconut and lychee gelato at Gelato Messina, it was the first gelato that I fell in love when I used to visit yonks ago. 

Today I bought some of the salted caramel and vanilla flavour and I can happily say that I liked this flavour and I think it was my favourite out of the range, milk chocolate  Tim Tam with a salted caramel and vanilla filling equals yum. I won’t be trying the black forest flavour because I do not like the taste of black forest anything really.

I think I may purchase the salted caramel and vanilla Gelato Messina-Arnott’s Tim Tam biscuits again soon.

The Gelato Messina-Arnott’s Tim Tam biscuits can be purchased from most supermarkets, I have seen it in both Coles and Woolworths.

Macaron making class with Mak Mak

Macarons are one sweet thing I am fearful of baking, they seemed too difficult to make, when I saw a Scoopon deal for a macaron making class with Carlos Heng from Mak Mak, I bought one and made a booking to join a session.

Mak Mak macarons are one of the best macarons in Sydney and you can understand why, with the owner of Mak Mak, Carlos Heng (aka Mak Daddy) being so passionate about making the best macarons and constantly experimenting with new flavours.

I had arrived at the macaron making class a tad too early, so I had a quick peep inside, Carlos and his team were busily setting up.

The macaron making class commenced at 10am and everyone had arrived eager to learn, I myself were terrified, because making macarons scared me. 

Carlos started by telling the class a little bit about himself, it was quite fascinating to hear about how he started out. After this introduction, Carlos talked about macaron basics and then got us to try their macarons so we could test and taste the textures.


The next part of the macaron cooking class involved Carlos teaching us about making macarons, from making the meringue, mixing the dry ingredients with the meringue and egg whites with food dye and then piping it onto the trays. 


After this demonstration, it was our turn, I ended having no partner to work with because everyone was paired up, this worked fine for me. 

The first parts of mixing the blue coloured dyed egg whites into the dry ingredients and mixing the meringue mixture thereafter didn’t seem that hard but it was labor intensive hehe, it was the piping of the macarons that I got stuck on, I piped some of mine too small.


After I had piped two trays of macaron shells, Carlos put them into the oven.

After 12 minutes..

Dah dah!! The baked product.. look at the feet of my shells. 


Whilst we waited for our macaron shells to cool down, Carlos taught us how to make chocolate ganache and how to pipe the ganache and peanut butter onto the macaron shells.

Now that the macaron shells were cooled down, it was time to match up the macaron shells.


The last step was piping the filling onto the macaron shells and to put the macaron together, I didn’t put much peanut butter onto my macaron shell because I do not like peanut butter much.


The finished product! They tasted yummy. 


I really enjoyed the macaron making class, I came out of the class feeling a whole lot more confident of making macarons. 

Keep your eyes peeled, I might attempt to make them myself soon.

Click on the link for further information:

Mak Mak macaron classes

*i had trouble capturing the blue colour of the macarons with my iPhone

Koi Dessert Bar

I forgot to post this.. so here it is months later đŸ˜«

Yay, I finally made it to Koi Dessert Bar, this visit was a long time coming, trying to plan a visit sans toddler is so hard. 
My friend and I decided to check out Koi Dessert Bar after overdosing on fried delights at Spice Alley, thankfully because we went on a weekday, it was not busy. 

Koi Dessert Bar is located on Kensington Street Chippendale, the dessert bar is two stories high, so there are plenty of seats available. 


My friend and I opted to sit at the bar area because it just looked so damn pretty and the scents from the flowers and fragrant oils was intoxicating.



It was such a hard choice in deciding which desserts to order because we were not hungry at all, so we decided to share two desserts, we ordered the tropical slice and the strawberry pillow.


The tropical slice was my favourite because it contained mango and I love mango flavoured desserts. 

I really am so excited for Koi Dessert Bar, this is my dream place, I cannot wait to come back soon. 

Koi Dessert Bar website

Easy homemade salted caramel sauce

I’ve always wanted to make salted caramel sauce, but most recipes required the use of a thermometer or were too complicated (I’m too lazy for complicated lol), when I saw a 4 ingredients recipe for salted caramel sauce, I decided to make it. 

The process of mixing the sugar in the pot on the stove for the beginnings of making the salted caramel sauce was the only part that I found tedious, otherwise the other processes were simple enough. Thankfully I didn’t stuff up the recipe and the recipe turned out well. 

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The salted caramel sauce was so delicious, the taste combination of the sweetness, the saltyness, the butteryness and the stickiness made this salted caramel sauce perfect! I’ve placed the sauce in a glass jar to be used later, the baking possibilities are endless! Yay! 

I can tick that one off my baking bucket list!

Click on the link below for this awesome recipe: 

Sally’s homemade salted caramel sauce

Gingerbread Men

Last year’s attempt at making gingerbread men may have been a struggle because I could not find the right recipe, this year I used the recipe by Chocolate Suze and the results were much better. 

Chocolate Suze’s recipe was really simple and straight forward, I was not stressed making the gingerbread like I was last year, the only problem I did have was forgetting that I didn’t have much ginger spice left over, this problem was rectified on my most recent attempt.

The gingerbread men didn’t take long to make which was perfect because I didn’t have much time. This year I decided to use my gingerbread men cookie cutter rather than my cat cookie cutter.

The gingerbread smelt so delicious when they were ready. 


I had impatiently let the gingerbread men cool down and I ate one, the gingerbread men tasted so good, they were not too crunchy but they had a lovely chewy texture which is what I had aimed for. I may have eaten a few too many of them afterwards. 

I had intended to decorate the gingerbread men, but I really do not have the time or energy, maybe next year.

I definitely recommend that you use this recipe if you are intending to make gingerbread men this year. 

Chocolate Suze’s recipe:

Gingerbread men

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. 

They only accept Cards and no cash.