SPOTLIGHT: Tiramisu, the Italian Classic

11th May, 2018

Espresso infused white chocolate mousse, layered between coffee-soaked sponge fingers, topped with dusting chocolate and finished with dark chocolate biscuit crumb, a creamy indulgent slice of coffee lovers heaven. After showcasing our Tiramisu at the Fantastic Food & Drink Expo, the overwhelming chorus of “mmm’s” and “wow’s” caused me to investigate why Epicurean Kitchen’s Tiramisu is just that good.

Tiramisu originated in Veneto, Italy, meaning “cheer-me up” or “pick me up”. There is a myriad of ways and process involved with making a version of the widely renowned dessert, including lots of alcohol, mascarpone and almonds, although the alleged ‘original’ recipe never used alcohol. There are a variety of other things you can use instead of traditional lady finger biscuits or ‘savoiardi’ as the Italians were sure to let me know when we were sampling… some of these options could be panettone, sponge or other sugary breads. The “ladyfinger” aspect could also be doused in Marsala, Kahlua, Tia Maria or other liqueurs depending on the overall flavor you’d be going for such as substituting it for Malibu or Brandy or Port or whatever your Nonna has in her cupboard…

After talking to the creator of the recipe himself, George, he told me that he adapted the recipe from an older cake called the Brandy Alexander Cake. Instead of soaking the sponge fingers in Brandy, he suggested dipping them in espresso coffee and adding a light dusting of sugar and cocoa powder to the top to create an original and innovative take on the classic cake. The dulled intensity of the cult espresso flavor is created by the espresso infused white chocolate mousse, presenting a robust and velvety taste yet simple to digest and easy on your palette. That mixture of juxtaposing tastes is what sets our classic Tiramisu cake apart from the rest.

Try it for yourself…

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It’s an Epicurean Christmas…

17th October, 2016

Christmas is approaching and all that’s on our mind is the feast that goes along with it… Endless amounts of food atop the table and an exquisite set of desserts to make everyone’s trouser buttons pop. It’s 2016, who has the time to whisk around the kitchen and prepare all of that whilst also staying sane, only the 50’s housewives we see on TV.

Ordering some of Epicurean’s new & improved Christmas range is certain to take the weight of your shoulders this christmas…

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For the kids we have the, It’s a Kid’s Christmas Cones

Our marshmallow filled cones are covered in green chocolate and finished with sprinkles and a yellow star. Make a wish and gobble it down.

Serves 6, Size – 120g, Life-3 days (longer if refrigerated), Storage Temp-Ambient


All Things Chrimg_9693istmas Cupcakes

These cupcakes come in a box of 6 and feature a buttercream Christmas tree, Santa hat and Christmas holly, perfect for anyone who wants creamy buttercream icing during the Christmas. This is a great way to stay in theme and have your cake too. Available in individual flavours of 6 to a box or a mixed dozen box

Serves 6 or 12, Size – 120g, Life-3 days (longer if refrigerated), Storage Temp-Ambient

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A traditional moist and dark Christmas pudding, made from marinated fruits of plums, raisins, currants, sultanas and finished with a dash of whiskey and finished with royal icing and a candied Christmas holly. 

Serves 6, Size – 120g, Life-14 days (longer if stored correctly), Storage Temp-Ambient

Fruit Mince Tartsimg_9639

Our very own sweet pastry also filled with our own marinated minced fruits baked with a pastry Christmas star.

Serves 6, Size – 7cm, Life-2 months (longer if stored correctly), Storage Temp-Ambient

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A traditional moist and dark Christmas pudding, made from marinated fruits of plums, raisins, currants, sultanas and finished with a dash of whiskey and finished with royal icing a glace cherry and buttercream icing holly leaves.

Serves 6, Size – 100g, Life-2 months (longer if stored correctly), Storage Temp-Ambient

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Christmas Pudding Wrapped in Calico

A traditional moist and dark Christmas pudding, made from marinated fruits of plums, raisins, currants, sultanas and finished with a dash of whiskey. Perfect when served warm with custard and cream. This is a great gift for someone or take it home for yourself.

Serves 6, Size – 75g, Life-2 months (longer if stored correctly), Storage Temp-Ambient

Christmas Puddings

A traditional moist and dark Christmas pudding, made from marinated fruits of plums, raisins, currants, sultanas and finished with a dash of whiskey. Perfect when served warm with custard and cream, can’t stop at one.

Serves 6, Size – 75g, Life-2 months (longer if stored correctly), Storage Temp-Ambient

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A real treat for some, a small square fruit cake heavily doused in whiskey for that perfect Christmas fruit cake taste. Finished off with fruits, nuts and another shot of whiskey.

Serves 2-6, Size – 400g, Life-2 months (longer if stored correctly), Storage Temp-Ambient

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Old Man’s Drunken Fruit Cake

A real treat for many, a round fruit cake, heavily dosed in whiskey for that perfect Christmas fruit cake taste. Finished off with fruits, nuts and another shot of whiskey.

Serves 8-10, Size – 8 inch, Life-2 months (longer if stored correctly), Storage Temp-Ambient

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This epicurious delight has a unique mix of marinated fruits and nuts including exotic figs, apricots, macadamia nuts and a good lashing of Grand Marnier. This rolls Royce of cakes is finished off with handmade macadamia marzipan. 

Serves 8-10, Size – 8 inch, Life-21 days (longer if stored correctly), Storage Temp-Ambient

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Petite’s – What’s the go?

17th September, 2016

Our 2016 development of the Petite’s range is just what your storefront needs this summer. There are a wealth of reasons why the Petite’s are charming and delicious and a small but enormous asset to any business.

The Petite’s come in a range of delicious flavours, taking the most imperative features from the already existing product and gloriously transforming it into a small, bite-sized snack! There are Lemon, Lemon Meringue, Mixed Nut, Passionfruit, Raspberry and Salted Caramel Petites, all satisfying that desire for an in-between, sweet treat.

img_1114Advantageously speaking, the range are the perfect intermediate between a sugar craving and a nibble, an appetite for dessert but an appreciation for pint-sized things. Like those mini food tutorials that make people who hate cooking, want to cook. It’s a powerful concept, turning things tiny, often increasing the desire to obtain something if it is reduced to a minuscule state, thus portraying the value this range can add to your restaurant, cafe, event or gut.

All jokes aside, the Petite range highlight all the good parts of our signature products and can be brought together in a Mixed Petite’s Box valued at $20, containing 6 of those cute dessert bites.

Click the photo to be transported to a gallery of acute desserts.

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Original Recipes get harder every year

5th April, 2016

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Maintaining original recipes are getting harder and harder every year, this is because the cost of ingredients, especially fresh and real ingredients costs keep climbing in every year. We at Epicurean Kitchen do everything in our power maintain the Original Recipes of our signature products like our BEST tasting baked cheesecakes, our original Mortal Sin cake and our hand folded chocolate mousse cakes. But even changing our processes and cost cutting everywhere else still means the cost of these products need to rise. But rest assured that the integrity, quality and taste of our products have remained the same since 1985.

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