746. Rib-eye Steak
One of my best friends recently came to visit for the weekend. It was awesome as I rarely get to see her nowadays and we got to do lots of fun stuff like shop and visit the outdoor museum. One evening we went out to Miller and Carter steakhouse which I’d been wanting to try for ages. It’s a American-stye steakhouse chain, although I’d never heard of it before, and it was incredible. I had the rib-eye steak which came with garlic butter, baked potato lettuce with blue cheese dressing and their signature onion loaf, which is a bit like a condensed mass of onion rings. It was all utterly delicious. The steak was so wonderfully juicy and tender. I’d never had a rib-eye steak before and I am going to start having it all the time.
747. Field Mushroom
The night before we went out, I cooked us a meal at home, and promptly forgot to take a picture of it. I blame being too excited that my friend was there. That’s a good excuse right? Anyway, I shall describe it for you. I made pasta with a chicken, mushroom, cream and white wine sauce. I used the big field mushrooms and they added a really earthy, properly mushroomy taste. It was pretty nice.
747 down, 1049 to go
KIT KAT Brownie Slice with KIT KAT Sorbet
About a week ago, I received an email from a representative of KIT KAT Australia/New Zealand. The team is constantly looking for recipe and pictures of KIT KAT desserts to share with their many fans on Facebook, and being a Sydney dessert blogger, I was asked if I would graciously create a dessert using KIT KAT bars for their Facebook fans (and the many other KIT KAT fans around the world of course). Being a KIT KAT lover myself, I accepted, and thus I bring to you this two part dessert, one for summer or winter, whatever the weather is while you are eating your KIT KAT.
I honestly love making desserts and adding bits of chocolate bars in them. They add something different and seem to be a big hit. Brownies are one of my favourite go-to winter treats, so I decided to make them and add some KIT KAT bars. I’ve referred to these brownies as a slice since they’re quite thin. As for the sorbet, I needed to try something new and believe it or not, sorbet’s are quite easy to make. The thing to know about a sorbet is that it’s an icy frozen dessert, so don’t mistaken it for ice cream. There’s no cream or other dairy forms in this one! Traditionally they’re made with fruit juices, but what goes better with KIT KAT than with chocolate?
The KIT KAT amounts in this recipe are only a guide. If you love your KIT KAT, use plenty, go crazy. Don’t forget to also check out KIT KAT Australia/New Zealand if you’re a fan!
KIT KAT Brownie Slice with KIT KAT Sorbet
- 60g cocoa powder
- 200g brown sugar
- 600ml water
- 50g milk chocolate Nestle KIT KAT, broken into small pieces
- 50g white chocolate Nestle KIT KAT, broken into small pieces
- 100g dark chocolate
- 60g unsalted butter
- 65g caster sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 110g cup plain flour
- 15g cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 30g milk chocolate Nestle KIT KAT, broken into small pieces
- 30g white chocolate Nestle KIT KAT, broken into small piecesMethod
- To make the sorbet: place the cocoa powder, sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil and stir to allow the sugar to completely dissolve. Leave to boil for another 5 minutes until mixture appears slightly syrupy. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
- Transfer mixture to a freezerproof container and place in the freezer until sides begin to freeze. Remove from freezer and place into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Return to container and freeze for two hours. Repeat process again, then add the broken pieces of KIT KAT. Freeze overnight or until firmly frozen and ready to use.
- To make the brownies: Preheat the oven to 160C. Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm slab tin with baking paper.
- Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Once melted through, remove from heat and add the sugar and egg and mix until combined. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda, and fold mixture to incorporate. Pour into prepared tin, top brownies off with broken pieces of KIT KAT and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
- To assemble: slice brownies into squares with a quinelle of sorbet. Dust brownies with icing sugar and decorate with chocolate flakes and a piece of KIT KAT. Serve.