CNF Cafe, South Yarra

Brunch is probably my favourite meal of the day, mainly because you can order anything you want – sweet, savoury or anything in between! One of the first places we actually tried in South Yarra was CNF Café and we’ve been back a couple of times since. I’ve ordered the same thing every time, despite the variety in the menu, but it has basically everything I want in a brunch dish!

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Gluten Free Stack

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Recipe Roadtest: Nigella Lawson’s American Breakfast Pancakes

I have a confession to make: I don’t really like pancakes. They’ve always seemed to me to be rather plain and not particularly appetising unless you trick them up with extra embellishments. This weekend, we experimented with Nigella Lawson’s recipe for American breakfast pancakes, which she describes as thick, spongy and perfect with maple syrup and streaky bacon. While I didn’t go so far as to have bacon with mine, I did throw in chocolate chips, banana slices, blueberries and maple syrup.

Nigella's American Pancakes with chocolate chips, banana, blueberries and maple syrup

Nigella’s American Pancakes with chocolate chips, banana, blueberries and maple syrup

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Recipe Roadtest: Perfect Poached Eggs Every Time

I love poached eggs. I love them particularly when they have a gooey, runny centre that can be mopped up with pieces of toast and rashers of bacon. However, whenever I contemplated making them for myself at home, I was always put off by what seemed an excessively complicated procedure involving whirlpools or swirling vortexes of water. That was until I came across Masterchef Australia: The Cookbook (Volume 1), which had a poached egg  recipe that seemed relatively simple and straightforward. My sister and I first tested out the technique out on Mother’s Day and were extremely impressed with the results and how easy it was.

Poached egg on spinach leaves and toast

Poached egg with spinach leaves and toast

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