Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chocolate-Caramel pudding!

So, who knew that if you boil a can of sweetened condensed milk for a couple of hours, it turns into delicious, delicious caramel?  I did, and I do it semi-regularly.  it is good.

Once you have said delicious, delicious caramel, you can put it in the bottom of a 1 1/2 cup ramekin, and add a chocolate pudding base on top (melt butter with chocolate, mix sugar/cream/flour/eggs together, add the two together, layer over caramel).  Bake the resulting awesome, and you get a choc-caramel pudding.  Yum!  (Hint: add cream for bonus goodness)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Outpost: No

St Ali's Outpost, in South Yarra, should be good.  The coffee is nice, the food is good, but... The service would be bad for Canberra.  For Melbourne, it was almost enough to make me wonder if this is a new variation on hipster cafe snobbery.  Be obnoxious enough to your customers that they stand up and walk out before you actually have to give them their meals.

I kid, but only a little.  The atrocious service seemed to be incompetent rather than malicious.  Terribly disappointing, as I wanted to like the place.