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It’s ice cream/gelato season!

Date ice cream in a homemade kataifi cone, recipe by Hoda Kobeissi. Grab the recipe:

Whew! I can breathe a sigh of relief now that necessary garden renovations are nearly done, But as one task is completed, another swoops right in to take its place! Making ice cream is a task, you ask? Well not really if you have a machine to do the work. I’ve got something else in mind though, because after seeing kataifi cones being made on MasterChef Australia, I knew immediately that they were my kind of ‘thing’.

I had no idea that shredded phyllo dough also went by the name of kataifi, or that you can also make a rustic version of it at home. The pastry strands require a steady hand to pipe a thin line of batter in a concentric circle. It also demands patience because as you can well imagine, the mixture goes a loooooong way since so little of it is used at a time.

The strands of cooked dough are then wrapped around a metal cone and fried until crisp. If I can get my better half to hold the camera, I’ll definitely share the process in an upcoming post.

MasterChef Australia season 10

Four weeks into the hugely popular reality cooking show from Down Under and what have I learned thus far?

1. That all cream puffs should be upgraded to lemon meringue choux
2. That Nigella looks flawless as ever no matter what she’s doing with food
3. And that Gordon does an excellent spoof (the American definition, NOT the Australian one) of himself without even trying.

With fan forums and social media blabbing live, who needs tv? I already suspected that one of my fave cooks would be going home in today’s episode when 2 of his teammates ❤️’d my photo (of a dosa and chutney recipe of the soon-to-be-doomed), earlier this morning. Yep, I’ve taken my #masterchefau #obsession to #IG to keep pace with the show as season 10 progresses, and there are 8 more weeks to go!

As I was saying…

Lemon Meringue Choux by Chloe Carroll

Lemon mousse, lemon curd surprise center, and italian meringue dreaminess

Nigella, the goddess of all things finger-licking-good

Ramsay, the guy that actually had contestants all giddy and excited and jumping for joy. They are lying through their teeth when they say they’re scared of him.