Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stalk my Weekend: Chocolate Gateau, Lego and Girls Arvo

Chocolate Gateau with Candied Orange Peel
Pic by Nee

We had Vita and family come over on Saturday for a BBQ. On Thursday I posted on Facebook that the husband had baked a chocolate cake. Nee from Sew Me Love - my dumpring lunch friend from Twitter said she would come over to my end of the world. Don't you just love it? So of course the invite was extended to come for lunch. I stupidly did not take any pictures of Saturday as my phone was not with me. I had to ask Nee to send it to me. Nee sews her own fantastic and beautiful dresses so of course we all asked if she was wearing one of her creations. She picked the wrong day to not wear one. 

We had burgers with bacon and chicken kebabs with capsicum. Chicken was marinated using McCormick's marinade in a bag. Seriously how easy is this marinade in a bag! My normal go to marinade is Soya Sauce, Cornflour, Sugar, Pepper. Fish, Pork, Chicken, Beef.. This is how I marinade it. That's how Grandma did it, so I have done it too. But gotta say that the Honey Soy in the bag marinade was really tasty.

The chocolate Gateau recipe is from a book called Everything Chocolate I think.. 

200g Dark chocolate
200g Butter
250g Sugar
5 eggs
1 Tbsp Flour 

Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Melt chocolate and butter in microwave or over bain marie. Add sugar and leave to cool slightly. Beat in your eggs one at a time with a wooden spoon. Add in the flour. Transfer to a baking tin (used a 20inch Springform pan that was lined) and bake for 22mins. The cake should not have set in the middle. Remove from oven, turn out quickly (just remove the springform ring) and rest. Best left overnight before serving. The cake was stored in the fridge overnight in a tupperware box. 
PS Chocolate Ice cream was made using the lovely Aldi $25 machine. Score.

Train Selfie
On Saturday I trooped off to the CBD on the train. Yeah like I totally took public transport on a weekend. After missing one train and waiting 20minutes for a train that didn't loop in the end, little wonder why I do not take public transport on weekends! But anyway, I went to the city to do a girly hangout with skincare/make work BFF. Now I am missing Foxtel. Say Yes to the Dress? Come Dine with Me? Oh yes please.

Little Pickle with little Star Wars Lego detached

Big D with his big Lego
While I was out, the boys assembled their Lego Star Wars toy. Thankfully it had two parts to this. There is a little what they call spaceship that can be detached. So they took turns playing with the big one and little one. D actually did a lot of the assembling himself from what I heard and saw on videos. He had been asking for ages about this one actually. And they even have a green R2 in there. It's uber cool. On Monday when they showed me this, they were making flying noises as they swooshed it around in the air. CUTEEEEE... 

Pickles chillaxing in Doncaster
Managed to catch up with someone that I did not meet on the Interwebs! Can you believe it? We met when Pickles and D were learning to swim at a place that I thought was rather yuck. It was also much further than the one we are currently going to. So we stopped when we could. She was about to have her 2nd child and we swapped numbers at the last class we were having together. I thought that was the end of it and one day I would look at my phone book and think who is that? But she SMSed me last week and we met up on Monday and sat outside Hugo Boss while the kids played together. More like jump up and down on the couch (shame) and tried to hide behind the couch as well. I was also spotted by someone while I was there.. and coincidentally saw Vita and Family AGAIN walking past. Seriously.. everyone and everything happens in Doncaster! 

Happy Australia Day and BBQ away!

McCormick Marinade in a bag was given to me to try but this is not a paid post. 


  1. Wow. That gateau looks amazing. I think I'll give it a go for my birthday!

    1. It was mainly chocolate.. 1 tbsp of flour. ROFL.

  2. that looks soo delish!!! when im off my diet im gonna give it a try


    xo lala

  3. Ahh...another recipe for me to try. Never mind, I have 3 no, 4 stooges to eat them up while I have just a slice...or two. ;)

    1. Do what I do.. bake for them and don't eat.

  4. Cake looks amazing!
    Ps: Pickles is freaking adorable.

    1. I'm snuggling him now! He wanted to watch Up with me.

  5. Nom nom nom love the look of that cake! Thanks for the recipe, I'm gonna have to try this! :)

    Sarah (on the iPad; name/URL sign in still stuffed I'm afraid!) @ a beautiful story :)

    1. Indeedy you have to try it. Very dense and chocolatey (just a warning).

      No probs re iPad iss-ewe.

  6. Oh man our paths just keep crossing. BTW I'm still dreaming of those burgers and that chocolate cake - soooo good!

  7. mmmmmmmm that gateaux was soooooo gooooood!


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