Sunday, May 2, 2010

The luckiest girl and her delicious, sweet raspberry cheesecake brownie slice.

The luckiest. I’m not just referencing an amazing Ben Fold’s song. Possibly his best piece of music. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then get yourself onto iTunes and do yourself a favour. Better yet, hit me up for a mixed CD. I make rad mixed CDs.
When not making mixed CDs, I can be seen smacking myself around the head, just to make sure I’m not just dreaming. I have an amazing boyfriend, fantastic family and two of the bestest girlfriends you could ever ask for. Can one person be so lucky?
I also have an amazing job. I’ve been very lucky so far in my career - I’ve worked with some amazing people, doing things I’d never have dreamt of. Shockingly, some of these things even involve food!
Here are three of my most favourite career highlights over the last year.. 
Getting a one on one crash course with Sally Wise, author and regular on ABC Local Radio, on everything jams, preserves, chutneys and lemon cordial.

Enjoying a freshly cook lunch thanks to, and along side Poh, host of Poh’s Kitchen and runner up MasterChef Series One.

Briefly meeting Valli Little, Food Director for delicious. magazine, while munching on her breakfast frittata and tortes.
Pretty damn lucky, I reckon. But I don’t take any of it for granted. You never should.
Valli Little has to be one of my most significant influences in the kitchen. As Food Director of delicious. each month she edits/tests/develops/creates all of the recipes and food content in the magazine. And each month when the new edition of delicious. hits shelves I find myself pouring through it for at least a week, highlighting and marking recipes that I’m keen to try. 
But most recently, it was a copy of the brand new delicious ‘mook’ that hit my desk (a ‘mook’ is a hybrid of a magazine and a book), delicious. sweet

Ohhh wow. I’ve given several of Valli’s dessert recipes a good crack in recent times, most notably her raspberry swirl cheesecakes (I can't count the amount of times I’ve cooked these! So easy and so frickin’ tasty!!).

So I start flicking through my new found bible, but there really isn't any point marking which recipes I want to try, because I want to try them all! But its the Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie Slice that catches my eye. 

Again, these are super easy to make. And ridiculously good. Seriously, you may never want to eat any other type of slice again because nothing will compare.  The recipe says it will make about 15 brownies, but I managed to get 24 out of mine. And all 24 got sucked down. They were absolutely delightful straight out of the oven, but just as good the next day while picnicking in the national park. MummyB even finished off the last one with a side of warm custard. Yum-frickin-oh!

You can find the recipe on (just one of my 'online' bibles). Check out the recipe here. I highly recommend!


  1. raspberries. cheesecake. brownie. i think those are my most favourite 3 words combined. looks fab!

  2. What a delicious looking Cheesecake Brownie. Yummmy...

  3. Thanks Ladies! I might have to make again this weekend.. mwahaha

  4. oh man this is like the best looking brownie ive ever come across..!