Leek Tarte Tatin

I have been wanting to try making this recipe and convert it to Failsafe for a while now. The original recipe I found from Taste Made looks so good, fancy, easy to make and had me drooling! Mine doesn't look as pretty as theirs, but it certainly tasted mighty fine! I think I produced a lovely failsafe version. The tarte Tatin, (according to Wikipedia) was named after the Tatin sisters who invented it and served it in their hotel as its signature dish, is a pastry in which the fruit (usually apples) is caramelized in butter and sugar before the tart is baked. It originated in France but …  [Continue Reading…]

Dessert Pizzas – Pear Crumble & S’mores Pizza

Pizzas don't always have to be savoury... why not try a sweet one for dessert? My family love the idea of pizza for dessert, it almost seems naughty as it's not the norm. I bring you two ideas to try, A Pear Crumble Pizza and a failsafe "S’mores" Pizza knock off. I leave the salt out of the dough recipe when making a sweet pizza. The pear crumble is not overly sweet. The crumble topping has just the right amount of crunch on the stewed pears. I know a traditional S’mores is using graham crackers, but they are not readily available here in Australia. I figure the pizza base can replace …  [Continue Reading…]

Pear and Caramelised Leek Pizza (& more Failsafe Savoury Pizza Ideas)

Who doesn't love pizza? It is a staple at our place, usually on the menu  at least once a week. We have a lot of our favourite topping that usually get re-hashed each week since it's convenient and quick. Then there are times I like to experiment and …  [Continue Reading…]

Diva’s 10th Anni! Celebrating with a Tiramisu Cake with Mascarpone Icing

I am a big believer that milestones need to be celebrated; birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and general life events. If cake is involved, even better!  I planned on doing something for the 5th anniversary of when I started my blog, but the date …  [Continue Reading…]

Mashed Potato & Lentil Gems with a Creamy Chive Dressing (GF DF)

Mashed Potato & lentil Gems with a Creamy Chive Dressing (GF DF)

Potatoes are a staple of the failsafe diet. You can easily get tired of the same old dishes when it comes to potatoes... mainly mashed or roasted. I tried to make potato balls with left over Thermomix Mashed potato, but unfortunately the recipe for …  [Continue Reading…]

Carob Ganache Truffles

Ganache is easy to make in the Thermomix, poured over a standard cake takes it to the next level of presentation and taste. Ganache sets hard in the fridge, I had to fiddle with the quantities to get it just right for truffles. It our Aussie heat, it …  [Continue Reading…]

BBQ Chicken with Whiskey Glaze

BBQ Chicken with Whiskey Glaze

The traditional Christmas feast is all about glazed hams and fancy turkey dishes, neither of which are suitable failsafe. I wanted to try to create a beautifully glazed whole chicken dish that would look amazing in the middle of your Christmas dinner …  [Continue Reading…]

Pulled Chicken Sliders

Pulled pork and brisket are popular meats in restaurants and with home cooks, but sadly the meat with slow cooking (amines) and the most of the sauces attached are a chemical nightmare and therefore not suitable for the failsafe diet. My husband …  [Continue Reading…]

Herb & Garlic Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are great for entertaining any time of the year. They look great on a platter and can be easily adapted to suit your allergies or intolerances. Dress them up for Christmas or special occasions with ribbon. Small individual cheese …  [Continue Reading…]

Bean Salad

Domestic Diva: Bean Salad

Fresh green beans are in all the fruit and veg shops at the moment and look so good. I love beans, but getting the family to eat them is usually a struggle. I thought I would try a salad rather than just the usual quick and lazy microwave steam to …  [Continue Reading…]