Month: December 2010

Annalakshmi, Perth

Anyone who knows me will know that over the last three years I have developed a gigantic love for Indian food. Maybe it’s to do with the fact that I live in a suburb in London with the most fantastic authentic Indian restaurants or because everyone in my household knows how to cook a good curry. It’s the spices – one taste of a good curry and I believe that there’s no going back. So to my delight, the restaurant on the agenda for one evening meal in Perth this week was Annalakshmi on the Swan River. We arrived, a group of 14 of us and were seated outside on the balcony overlooking the beautiful Swan River. The concept of Annalakshmi was what drew us – an Indian buffet and when you’ve eaten as much as you possibly want/can fit in your belly, you simply pay what you think the meal was worth or what you can afford. Wow! Annalakshmi is run by a crew of loyal volunteers, one woman who has been working there …

Wholemeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

My boyfriend’s little brother LOVES chocolate and asked me to bake some chocolate chip cookies for him. The only flour that we had in the flat was Wholemeal Plain Flour and there were no weighing scales so I had to look online to convert grams into ml. I also used a mixture of Dairy Milk and Dairy Milk with Crunchie bits in (they do a large bar of this in Australia!). The result – a melt in mouth cookie with a great texture from the Wholemeal flour and a welcome crisp from the Crunchie bits in the chocolate. I have converted the recipe into ml and I have to say it’s really easy – there’s minimal cleaning afterwards too! Ingredients 215ml Wholemeal Plain Flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Salt 230g Chocolate (1/2 and 1/2 Dairy Milk and Dairy Milk Crunchie) 6 tbsp Butter, softened 200ml Dark Muscovado Sugar 2 Eggs Method 1. Place Flour, Baking Powder and Salt into a bowl and set aside 2. Melt 1/3 of the chocolate in a …