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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is fast becoming a destination for pastry brilliance and exclusive events since welcoming award-winning Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou to the team. Chef Anna’s leadership in the pastry industry has led to the launch of sell-out events at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, such as the Dessert Degustation in June, which took place in the hotel’s impressive pastry kitchen.
Building on the success of this event and the strong demand for unique experiences with Sydney’s best chefs, the hotel has just announced an Asian Dessert Degustation event with LuxBite, Melbourne’s latest gourmet café. Bernard Chu and Yen Yee are the visionaries behind LuxBite, which was recently featured on Channel Ten’s MasterChef programme for its famous Lolly Bag Cake.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney will host the Asian Dessert Degustation on 7 and 8 August 2013, featuring a five-course menu with the impressive Lolly Bag Cake for guests to take home.
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Basic Sponge cake
A. 4 eggs + 1 egg yolk
B. 110g cake flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder – shifted
C. 20g cocoa powder – disolved in 20g cooking oil (a bit hot), 20g milk + 20g honey / syrup, a pinch of salt
D. 2 big Banana, cut into 1/2
Beat eggs & sugar till pale about 10-15 mins. Add C, mix well. Add B & mix with spatula. Pour into 8″ round pan (grease & line). Bake in preheat 150-160 degree C for 40-45 min.
Whipped Choc frosting
Whipped 250ml whipping cream with 50g icing sugar till peak foam. melt 2 tbs cocoa powder, 1 tsp instant coffee + 1 tsp vanila…
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It’s a given fact that we all love chocolates. It is natural tendency to share what we love with our loved ones, be it our family, friends or even our pets. Dogs are one of the most common pets we have around us. In fact, some of us treat them like our family member, feeding them and sharing our food with them. Dogs love chocolates, not only the taste but its scent too. Unlike cats that cannot sense the sweetness in a food, dogs can and they eventually develop an attraction to anything they find delicious (just like us humans). But, did you know that feeding these yummy confections to your loved pets can complicate their health or even worse, lead to their death?
Ask any Vets and they can tell you that chocolate poisoning is one of the most common cases of canine poisoning. Since chocolates are something almost…
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Yogurt, yoghurt or yoghourt is a dairy product produced by fermentation of milk though bacteria called “yogurt cultures”. That procedure produces lactic acid hence the thick texture and sour taste. It’s an interesting process and here we can do that at home as you can easily buy yogurt kits in the supermarket. The name came from the Turkish word “yogurt” which in turn came from an old verb “yogmak” which means “to be curdled or to thicken”. Though the name is of Turkish origin yogurt itself originated very long time ago by culturing milk which dates back as far as 2000 BC. It was India and Iran who have the first evidence in writing which dates back to 500 BC. Indian record suggest that there is a combination of yogurt and honey is called “the food of the gods” while Persian traditions believe that Abraham secret to fertility and longevity…
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