I seriously thought that last nights’ episode of Recipe to Riches was going to give me an aneurysm. We had macarons, raspberry slice and chocolate coated popcorn. All products that are already on the market, yet again!
What I really want to see is something truly different make it through to the final three for batch up. I am starting to crave Daniel’s prawn ice cream that didn’t make it through last week, just due to uniqueness.
Last night was Episode 6, and it was about Sweets. Who were our lucky golden ticket recipients and what did they have to offer?
Patsy the sweet grandmother from Tasmania with her raspberry slice. Patsy is here due to her grandson Lochie’s nudging. It looks a lovely raspberry slice, but very similar in look to coconut slice you can buy at most cake shops and supermarkets. I am sure she would take out 1st prize in any CWA bakeoff.
Self taught macaron maker, Karen from Canberra, with her chocolate ganache filled Violet French Macarons. I am slightly over the macaron hype, they are everywhere, including your freezer section in Woolworths. When I saw Karen’s macarons I actually blurted out loudly “Pleeeeease No!”. What makes these macarons unique compared to all others out there, she uses edible perfume/essence. Apparently this have never been done before. Let me call Adriano! I need to warn him, I am sure he is shaking in his boots.
I think it is Karen’s back story that was of more interest to producers of the show, rather than her recipe. She sadly had a head injury three years ago which robbed her of her sense of smell and taste. I can’t imagine going through life without those two senses, especially as food is a major part of mine. Her daughter is her taste tester.
Then there was the episode winner, Garth. Chocolate covered popcorn inspired by trips to the movies where popcorn was dipped into his choc top. Personally I like Smiths chips and Smarties together Read more →