Jelly Donut Cupcakes


I was recently asked by Pigeonhole Gatherings (run by the lovely Lauren and Katie, I designed their logo and identity) to bake for their charity bake sale at the Redwater Markets in Redfern to raise money for the Sydney Story Factory. The theme? Bake Sale vs Cake Stall, a good old USA vs Australia bake off! Food bloggers […]

WIN 3 copies of my travel + dessert zines!


Welcome to the first competition on Love Swah! Woo! Today I am giving away 3 copies of my travel + dessert zines of your choice! And if you aren’t the lucky winner fear not, every entrant will be emailed a 20% off coupon to use in my Zine Store! Please read about my zines and MCA Zine […]

Choc Chip Blondies with a Salted Caramel Drizzle


I’ve never actually tried a Blondie before I made this recipe and curiosity finally got the better of me. What is a Blondie, I hear you ask? It’s like a Brownie in shape and texture, but flavoured with brown sugar instead of cocoa powder. To be honest I actually thought it sounded a little bland. I added dark […]

Salted Caramel Chip Cookies


I was craving cookies over the rainy weekend and wanted to jazz up my standard chocolate chip cookie recipe. I found some Nestle caramel chips in the supermarket and thought a salted caramel cookie would be a winner! I reduced the sugar in these cookies as the caramel chips are very sweet. You can add more […]

Dark Chocolate Mocha Tart


This bittersweet dark chocolate mocha tart is rich in flavour and texture and perfectly contrasts with the buttery French pastry used in the tart. I first came across this unique way to make French butter pastry from JJ at 84th and 3rd, who discovered the technique from David Leibovitz. It involves heating the butter, oil, […]

Pavlova with Cream, Passionfruit and Kiwi


When I asked my friend what he wanted me to bake for his birthday he instantly declared pavlova! I must admit I had a bit of “pavlova anxiety”. Having eaten a fair bit of bad pav in my life – dried out, collapsed or even undercooked (ugh) I wanted to perfect my recipe. Fortunately this […]

DIY Dulce de Leche


Last year I posted about receiving 2 jars of delicious Dulce de Leche (or in Portuguese Doce de Leite) from my cousin who had just returned from South America. Unsurprisingly the jars were finished a little too quickly. After some internet research I discovered you can buy the real deal from Mi Casa Fine Foods, or at a store called La Torre, 9 […]