Monday, April 27, 2015

My Daughter and I were looking for somewhere new and fun to eat out during the recent school holidays, and it was a no brainer to head to the new Max Brenner Chocolate Store.

Located at Lakeside Joondalup, we walked around the huge complex for a while before spotting the store and taking a seat.

We invited my fellow blogging friend Nini - Eat Drink Travelicious and she arrived not long after.

The menu is mainly sweet treats, from waffles, to crepes, fondues and ice cream. I spotted some fondue's with strawberries being delivered to a nearby table and it wasn't hard to convince my daughter into us sharing one of these.

I also had my usual cappuccino and my daughter had the classic vanilla milkshake which came in a funky ceramic milk carton mug.


Nini couldn't go past the Tutti Frutti Waffles served with strawberries, Chocolate Ice cream and Chocolate dipping sauce.


The store was very busy at one point and the line to order at least 12 people deep but people were being served quickly.

They also have a store where you can buy all types of chocolates, truffles and other tasty chocolate products, but we resisted due to having consumed a decent amount of chocolate already all before lunch time.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

These mini quiches are delicious to make for parties or just to snack on at home. 

Filled with D'Orsogna Salame Romano, jalapeno chillies and feta cheese, they're very simple to prepare and bake.

If you're making these for kids you can omit the spicy chillies and they will still be tasty.

2 Sheets Shortcrust Pastry
1x 150gm pack of D'Orsogna Salame Romano
2 TBSP Pickled Jalapenos, Chopped
3 TBP Marinated Feta Cheese
2 Eggs
1/4 Cup Milk
Salt & Pepper


Preheat oven to 210C.

Thaw out the pastry sheets and cut circles using an 8cm fluted cutter.

Arrange circles in a muffin tin lined with silicone muffin pans.

Dice 5 slices of D'Orsogna Salame Romano and spread evenly amongst pastries along with the Jalapenos and Feta Cheese.

Whisk eggs, milk and salt and pepper to taste, in a jug and pour evenly over each pastry being careful not to overfill.

Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 18 mins

You can find this recipe in the La Cucina section of the D'Orsogna website.
This recipe was created in partnership with D'Orsogna Smallgoods

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Impress your family with this Easy Croque Madame Recipe. Using D'Orsogna Premium Leg Ham and then topped with an egg, this makes a quick, delicious snack!

4 Slices of Bread
6 Slices of Cheese
1x 180gm D'Orsogna Premium Leg Ham
2 Eggs
Salt and Pepper

Butter all the slices of bread and place 2 slices of cheese on 2 pieces of bread. Fold in half 4 slices of ham and place 2 on top of the cheese.


Top with remaining pieces of bread (butter side down) and toast in a sandwich toaster until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

While the sandwiches are cooking, heat up a small pan on medium heat and add 1 tsp of butter. Once the butter has melted crack in 2 eggs and cook for 1 minute. Turn of the heat, cover and let the eggs sit for 1 minute then place on top of the sandwiches.

Serves 2
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
You can find this recipe in the La Cucina section of the D'Orsogna website.
This recipe was created in collaboration with D'Orsogna Smallgoods.