Lamingtons & Lemon Tarts
Best-ever cakes, desserts & treats from a modern sweets maestro.
Darren Purchese has been called "Australia's Willy Wonka" and is known for his incredible, high-end desserts. In the forward to Lamingtons and Lemon Tarts, Matt Preston calls Perchese "a cross between Yoda, a Michelin-starred pastry chef, and a sharp-eyed grandmother who has a sofa upholstered in country-show baking ribbons."
Finally, we're getting a peek behind the curtain to see what Perchese cooks on an average night. "Yes, I'm known as the chef with the tricks, with a scientific approach to food and ingredients," he says. "I'm not like this all the time though. When I'm at home or entertaining close friends or family, it's the simpler, comforting style of food that I return to again and again."
Enjoy these recipes for Jamaican Ginger Cake with Caramelized White Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate-Pear-Hazelnut Cake, and an easy Frozen Honey Nut Slice.