I am so very lucky & grateful to have won the Burch & Purchese VIP competition. I am a huge fan of Darren & Cath’s recipes & virtual cooking classes, and I have all their signed cookbooks too. My VIP status is for 3 months so I will be posting about all the perks as they happen. I am so excited to be the very first B&P VIP. I also decided it was a great opportunity to do a cookbook challenge & cook as many things as I can from all of Darren Purchese’s cookbooks & cooking classes. YUM!!
I attended Darren’s online pavlova class & decided to make his Gin & Tonic Pavlova recipe to celebrate my win!!
B&P VIP June Hamper
B&P VIP Afternoon Tea
My B&P VIP July Hamper
COOK WITH DARREN
Cacio e Pepe following Darren’s Instagram live cook a long
CHEFS EAT BREAKFAST TOO
I have to agree with Darren that Breakfast is one of the best meals of the day & that is why I love this cookbook so much. Lots of delicious recipes suitable for any occasion – plus check out the matching Spotify playlist too, there is one for each of the Chefs Eat Cookbooks!
Honey Baked Granola
Chocolate & Orange Marmalade Grilled Croissant
Double Eggy Bread with Shaved Ham & Mustard
Chicken & Egg Rice Bowl
Lightly Fried Egg with Mushrooms, White Anchovies & Crispy Kale
Deep-fried Eggs with Green Sambal
Almond Bircher Muesli
Avocado & Vegemite Toast
Papaya Smoothie Bowl with Chia
Spiced Lamb Pizza with Fried Egg Hummus & Lemon
Soft Boiled Eggs with Anchovy Toast
Chicken Congee with Crispy Doughnuts
Perfect Classic Omelette (mine isn’t so perfect)
Almond, Pear & Chocolate Croissant
CHEFS EAT TOASTIES TOO
Toasted Baguette with Scrambled Egg & Harissa
Olive Oil Toast with White Chocolate, Caviar & Champagne
Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Jaffle with Fresh Truffle
Strawberry, Prosciutto, Manchego & Honey
Roast Chicken with Lemon, Thyme & Oregano Whipped Nut Butter
Two-cheese Welsh Rarebit with Smoked Ham & Piccalilli
Chocolate & Hazelnut Toastie with Orange Blossom
Ploughmans: Ham, Cheddar & Chutney
Jamon, Manchego, Tomato & Olive Oil
Bacon, Tomato, Comte’, Cheddar, Spring Onions & Pickled Mustard
Mac & Cheese Jaffle
Croque Monsieur with Tarragon served with Mango Chutney
Gorgonzola, Pumpkin, Maple-Cured Bacon with Caramelised Onion with Maple Syrup
Bulgarian Feta, Caramelised Onion, Lemon & Mint in Chive Egg Batter (Using my homemade brioche)
White Chocolate, Raspberry, Almond, Rose & Vanilla (on my toasted homemade brioche)
Coffee-infused French Toast with Banana, Nut Crumble & Yoghurt
Roast Beef & Tunisian Carrot Salad
Comforting Old-school Cheese Toastie
Steak, Chimichurri, Cheese & Egg Toasted Baguette
Chefs Host Christmas Too
Tomato, Chilli & Prawn Spaghetti
Cheeseboard Pasta Bake
Lamington & Lemon Tarts Cookbook
Banana, Chocolate & Mango Bread with Chocolate Ice Cream
Quick, Thick & Wicked Hot Chocolate served with B&P Treats
Rhubarb, Raspberry & Apple Crumble with Ginger Ice Cream
Wow these crazy times we live in at the moment have seen some terrible things happen but also some inventive and amazing things too. So I love this idea that Chef Charlie Carrington and his team came up with to have Masterclasses with 3 recipes a week and each week will be a different country’s cuisine. If you are lucky enough to live in Melbourne you can order the box of ingredients for the week and then cook along at home while you watch the YouTube Atlas Masterclass If we can’t travel the world right now we may as well taste it in our own kitchens. I have been doing the DIY version and having to make up parts of the recipes myself as some of the ingredients boxes includes parts of the recipes already completed like the spice mixes, pickles or sauces. This really has been a delicious journey so far and I am definitely along for the culinary trip around the world with Charlie & his team. I’m so grateful to be able to join in and already have been introduced to some new recipes, ingredients and spices to make & taste.
It’s the most delicious time of the year if you have a veggie garden or have friends with a veggie garden. You can not ever beat the taste of a fresh home grown tomato. It almost seems a crime to cook with them.
Zucchinis are growing at a rapid rate too -So it is very necessary to make Zucchini Slice too!!
What is your favourite Thermomix risotto recipe? After making the mushroom risotto so many times at Thermomix demonstrations I am surprised I can still get excited about risotto.My favourite is the crayfish risotto.