Saturday 18th September 2010

93 - 101 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge

Today I went to European Foods Wholesalers for the very first time with Marissa and Teresa. As the name suggests, it's like a warehouse with all kinds of European imported goods that you can buy. The downside is that you have to buy it in wholesale quantities, which usually means at least two or three of each item if they're under 500g each. That's one of the reasons I haven't been sooner. I was planning a day when I could go with Marissa and Teresa so we could help each other out with purchasing multiple items.

Coffee beans being roasted on site.

This aisle was packed full of pasta!

This is a five kilo bag of pasta!!

Cold meats in the cold room.

I braved the cold to check out all the cheeses.

A trolley full of dried fish.

I left with organic butter, cling wrap, crushed tomatoes, canned baby clams, dried forest mushrooms, pearl cous cous and coffee liqueurs. That should last me a while!

Back at Marissa's, we grabbed a quick lunch of leftover gnocci, fresh Turkish bread and Mr Pelle's homemade chorizo. Yum, yum, yum.

Vernon and Victoria came over for dinner tonight. I had every intention on cooking dinner but was easily persuaded to opt for KFC instead. We got the Family Feast with hot'n'spicy chicken. I love the drumsticks!

After dinner, Victoria helped me with an experiment. I've made creme brulee several times (each of them a delightful success) but tonight I wanted to make pandan flavoured ones.

I used a basic recipe for the creme brulee and added in some pandan flavour paste.

Look how green the mixture was!

Adding the warmed up double cream.

Ready to go into the oven.

Just out of the oven - nicely set!

You're supposed to allow the creme brulee to spend at least a few hours in the fridge or over night to set. We didn't have time so we let them cool down until the ramekins were cool enough to handle without oven mitts.

Using my blow torch, we flamed some sugar over the tops.

Served with fresh strawberries.

Because they didn't spend any time in the fridge, the creme brulees were rather runny but they tasted fantastic! I love the shell of melted, caramelised sugar.

1 comment:

SK said...

Panda flavoured brulee!
Awesome. :)
Looks delicious.