Dessert Table

The Dessert Table. Yes I made it all!

So as I have mentioned before, I often cater for friends, family and a few church events. Well it is time for our annual Vision Builders night and we thought that Canapés and Desserts would be perfect! It took a little bit of planning, but I decided on:


BBQ Pull Pork and coleslaw sliders (recipe to come)

Smoked Trout and Caper Cream Cheese

Italian Salad

Sushi (I got my local place to make it for me)

Lemon Meringue

Lemon Meringue Tart. Before and After


Lemon Meringue Tart

Caramel Banana Tart (Banoffee Pie)

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Chip Chocolate Mousse

Tea and Coffee

Chocolate Caramel Slice

ANZAC Biscuits

It was surprising how easy it was… I have to admit my new Thermomix has been working overtime as I have been converting all my recipes to cater for it. It saves so much time when making desserts, because I don’t have to stand and stir, it does it all for me! 🙂

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie (Caramel Banana Cream Tart). Before and After

So Consequently, it is 10 am on the day of the event and I have so much time, I am getting the blog ready. I also manage to go out for lunch and have a nap on a day that I was catering for 60 people, go figure!

The Slow Cooked Pulled BBQ is something that I haven’t made before, but I thought I would just give it a go and it was so easy I will be putting up the recipe soon! I just combined that with a quick easy coleslaw and  mayonnaise that I made in the Thermomix. I got the idea of Pulled Pork and coleslaw from a Burger Joint that I go to call “Burger Bro?” here on the Gold Coast. There Burgers are fantastic and reasonably priced for the quality of the product! Check out their Facebook Page if your interested.

Pulled Pork

BBQ Slow Cooked Pork with Coleslaw. It doesn’t look great in the picture but it tasted fantastic!

After I had figured out what to make… there were lists, shopping lists… lists to make on Friday, Saturday. Lists of things to do at the venue, things to take! So once all my lists were done, it was shopping, prepping, then off to the Upper Coomera Community Centre to overtake the kitchen…

Me at the canape and Dessert night

Me in the thick of it!

It is a beautiful venue and all the volunteers did a fantastic job getting everything set up… I managed this time to take some photos, so that was good 🙂 but I still missed most of the canapés as I was in the thick of making them as they were going out so no real time to take photos sorry!

Womans Weekly

It”s and oldy but a goody!

The Banoffee Pie and the Lemon Meringue Pie recipes comes from a wonderful old cookbook: “The Women’s Weekly Old Fashioned Favourites” I don’t change the recipe except I always add more lemon juice as I like my lemon, lemony! This is a classic cook book that I love to get out and cook from! I normally make one large pie of each or a double batch of both makes about 50 tarts each. The Chocolate Chip Chocolate Mousse is a favourite of mine and is so easy make. I will post another blog about it soon!

It looked so pretty

It looked so pretty

The ANZAC Biscuits and Chocolate Caramel Slice Recipes have there very own blogs that will be coming out soon too (oh my goodness so many recipes not enough time!). I have to say that I think that it was the best Chocolate Carmel Slice that I have made to date and I made it in the Thermomix. I was so happy that it turned out and for my first go too!

There are no recipes this blog, but if you would like a specific recipe, just post a comment and I will email it to you!

Thanks so much for reading!

Liz xox