Bake Club/Season 10/Meeting 2 —–“Cookery The Australian Way”

It’s crazy; I don’t know why we haven’t dragged this book out till now. Everyone I know had one version or another of “Cookery The Australian Way” from High school.  At Bake Club this week we decided to make a bunch of favourites from it, and these are what we came up with.   Continue reading “Bake Club/Season 10/Meeting 2 —–“Cookery The Australian Way””

Yum Cha / Dim Sum Class at Bec’s Table

(Asian Dinner Party class Menu 2)

Before we get into what’s Yum Cha, Dim Sum.

I’d like to share how I learnt to put these Asian recipes together. 

I’m not sure if some of you know this but when I was doing my Patisserie training and Teaching at Chisholm, my days were filled being around international students. 

It was awesome, Continue reading “Yum Cha / Dim Sum Class at Bec’s Table”

New Free Food Swap Event At Bec’s Table

How about a Free Food Swap Event?

I’m always looking for ways to give back to my wonderful students at the cooking school.  Without you, I wouldn’t be here.  

Therefore I’m looking for expressions of interest.  I want to hold a Food Swap Event at the cooking school.

I can only offer entry to people who have done a class at the cooking school at the moment.   Our open days can draw a crowd of up to 200 people, and this is more than we’ll be able to handle for a food swap event, especially the first one. Continue reading “New Free Food Swap Event At Bec’s Table”

French Caramel Tart – Made at Bec’s Table Bake Club

French Caramel tart or Frangipane tart with a caramel walnut topping.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s a keeper.

French Caramel tart
Frangipane tart with walnut caramel topping.









I’ve just fixed this recipe to make it website friendly, and I’ve noticed once again its got loads of nuts in it.  I promise I’ll make sure the next recipe I post doesn’t. Continue reading “French Caramel Tart – Made at Bec’s Table Bake Club”

Thermomix Butter Cakes – Learn How

Butter cake, perfect crumb
rilliant Butter cake, perfect crumb









Why is the method different for making butter cakes in your Thermomix?

A little while ago I developed a class for Thermomix consultants to explain the chemistry behind making butter cakes.  I offered this class because of what I found in Bake Club.  Continue reading “Thermomix Butter Cakes – Learn How”

Hot Cross buns in less than an hour

Look at the new recipe I wrote for Bake Club.


Hot Cross Bunny
Make a Hot Cross Bunny


At Bake Club we can’t make many yeasted goods because of the time it takes to develop the dough.  We only have 2 hours and that’s hard while your drinking tea and chatting. 😉

Last week I set myself a task to develop a recipe that could be made  from start to finish in the time we have for our meetings.  Continue reading “Hot Cross buns in less than an hour”

Casey Central Shopping Centre

Yesterday was the Grand Opening of our new local shopping precinct (Casey Central).   The locals have been waiting eagerly for this day and came out in hordes to check it all out.  

As you can imagine, car parking was at a premium.  I’m lucky; I have a relative that lives close by and was able to leave my car parked there so I could walk over to check out all the brilliant new stores. Mind you, I think I might have to do my cooking school shopping elsewhere till the parking issues subside. A couple of weeks and I’m sure we’ll be in business. 😉 Continue reading “Casey Central Shopping Centre”

Beer can Chicken recipe

Beer fest (Custom)







Even if you don’t drink beer

I don’t really drink much in the way of beer, but in this weather, you have to admit it’s a great thirst quencher. There are so many to choose from these days and with hubby a maker and competition winner a few years back, well, I have to taste test them all.  😉  Try beer can chicken, it’s easy and tastes great. Continue reading “Beer can Chicken recipe”