Lex’s Taste Test

  8 March 2010

This is Lex. He is awesome. He may not have blogged in three freaking months but he’s got a good excuse: the Time Out Taste Test is next week as one of the events of March into Merivale and for all you people lucky enough to score tix to this event you guys are in for a tasty evening! Lex decided to do a trial run and test his creations on us happy food bloggers.

Bak Kut Teh! So normally I have issues with the herbally medicinal smell of this pork rib soup that i don’t go near the stuff. But one look at the fatty porky goodness and om nom nom the contents of the giant pot soon disappears.

Pork belly with jumbo seared scallops

But wait what just came outta the oven? I spy crackle!

Pork belly mountain now with pork crackle peak!

Giant pot of creamy celeriac mash

And all washed down with a bottle of red. And a can of Mother. It’s how i roll.

And then it is time for dessert and whenever a food blogger is invited over for a feed they will most likely bring something sweet. Check out these gloriously pink finger buns from Steph! Fluffy rounds of bread topped with sweet icing and a sprinkle of coconut makes for immediate happiness.

Karen’s chocolate marquise is a sight to behold! Layers of sponge cake encasing a slab of rich chocolatey mousse so velvety smooth that even tho we are all clutching our stomachs our plates are licked clean.

I have a weakness for butterscotch sauce. I also tend to ‘accidentally’ double the recipe just in case there’s not enough. Sticky date pudding has a place close to my heart (right next to cheeseburgers) and because I was a little short in time I made them in a cupcake pan so they’d bake faster. I used this recipe baking for 25 mins instead of the 40.

Why hello there

Thanks again and good luck Lex! Um and get some sleep yeah?

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