Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Indulgence

The team at Food Obsession wishes our readers a Happy Easter filled with good food and amazing company!

We (or rather, I) have definitely been over indulging in the week leading up to Easter. Yes, it has been chocolate galore at my end. That's excluding the uncountable consumption of hot cross buns. 

What have you been eating this long weekend? Have a great one, wherever you may be!

Can you guess the number of Easter eggs in the jar? ^^
**half of these were demolished which led to silly giggles in the office** 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Welcoming the Sheep, Goat, Ram- Whatever!

Happy Lunar New Year! There is no other way to celebrate than to have a cold beer on this hot day. Love going to Base at The Parade, Norwood as they carry Little Creatures.  
And ooh, they give out free popcorn!

Chicken wings and salt and pepper calamari to share-

I do apologise for the lack of posts; being lazy and overwhelmed with the many happenings of life. I will try to be better this year!

Base Bar
234 The Parade

Saturday, January 3, 2015

My first brunch of the year at Sixteen Ounces

The team at Food Obsession wishes all our readers an amazing new year ahead! We hope that the year 2015 will bring you lots of good luck, happiness, and good food, of course.

After an almost-year-long hiatus, we thought it was time to start sharing our foodie adventures again. The past year was pretty hectic for all of us, but fortunately, I managed to cruise into the new year with a relaxing catch up brunch at Sixteen Ounces.

Whilst I wanted to try everything on the menu (trust me, everything looked so temptingly delicious), I successfully managed to narrow down my choices, after about 15 minutes of deliberation.

A basket of handcut chips with grated parmesan and lemon aioli to share.

Mushroom hollandaise, with avocado and poached eggs.

So, my thoughts? Yummilicious. My photos don't even justify the taste, to be honest.

I loved the well-seasoned crunchy chips and the poached eggs were cooked perfectly - the runny yolk when I cut into it - with a generous serving of avocado. And I love crusty toast at brunch. I must have toast or eggs at brunch. Seriously, it was a feast!

The cafe scene at Perth is definitely expanding and this cafe has got me hooked. It looks like I will have to keep returning to Sixteen Ounces to sample everything else that is on offer. I already have my eye on a certain item on the menu. Salted caramel french toast anyone? Next time. 

  My mocha and I.

With such a pretty set up, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and pretty good coffee and food, I wouldn't think twice of walking into Sixteen Ounces on my day off again just to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate (or coffee!), even though alone.

Sixteen Ounces
257 Albany Highway 
Victoria Park WA 6100 

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Chocolate brownies for Easter!

The team at Food Obsession wishes everyone a very Happy Easter! We hope that you have had a good long weekend and a well-deserved break with the company of all your loved ones (surrounded by food of course!).

It has been a chocolate-filled week for me (chocolate Easter eggs, chocolate hot cross buns etc.), and to make matters worse, I've had this craving for chocolate brownies for awhile now. So, when I found this recipe, I just had to make it!

Chocolate Orange Cheesecake Brownie Squares

What do you think? Nothing better than some homemade brownies, yes? Make some and have them a bit warm with some ice cream, maybe?

Recipe (adapted from 
Chocolate base:
140g butter
200g dark chocolate 
225g caster sugar (I used a lot less than this!)
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs 
60g plain flour 
60g cocoa 

Orange cream cheese filling 
75g cream cheese
50g caster sugar (once again, I didn't use as much sugar) 
1 egg
75g plain flour
zest of 1 orange

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a rectangular baking tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Melt butter, chocolate and sugar in a microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so.
3. Crack in the eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth and glossy.
4. Add the flour and cocoa into the chocolate mix and beat well.
5. Pour into the lined baking tin. 

6. Beat the sugar and vanilla into the cream cheese, then beat in the egg, flour and zest of the orange to create the cream cheese filling.
7. Spoon the cream cheese mix into the brownie in blobs and use a knife to move the mixture around, creating a marbled effect.
8. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes and allow to cool fully in the tin before cutting into square pieces to serve. 

A big thank you to the guys at Sorted Food for coming up with this recipe! The only thing I might do differently next time is reduce the flour content for the cream cheese filling. Other than that, it would have been a perfect brownie.

This has definitely satisfied my brownie craving, even though it means that I will need to find a way to burn away all these calories. Meh, maybe another day!