Monday, April 4th, 2011

Homemade Pasta Dishes – Cannelloni & Fettuccini; Chocolate Ganache Pancake Dessert & Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Pie

Aussie pomegranates are currently in/coming into season and I ordered myself a bottle of pomegranate syrup from my local grocery store today (it’s amazing stuff ~ fruity, sour, and slightly bitter tastes but they’re currently out of stock so i have to wait a few days) I think it will make for the most incredible pairing as a glaze and sauce with a belly of pork I am cooking later this week – I will post results and recipe when I shoot it.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Pie

All Images © Katie Quinn Davies 2011

Recipe up now guys for choco pie, sorry it got delayed by a day or so, was up to tonsils yesterday working on a great editorial mag food shoot with my mates Nat and Simon from the Sydney Picnic Co. who helped me cook and style to shots, they turned out fantastic and I look forward to putting a few up here in a month or two when they are published.

I still need to do a proper little update on the goings on here which I hope to get round to in the next day or two when things are a tad less manic for me. Am super excited to be shooting one, if not THE best Aussie fashion designers tomorrow (I simple ADORE her clothes); the one and only Lee Mathews. So hopefully I’ll have a few little out-takes of the shop to post up on the blog.

Also on a side note, I have been nominated for Cosmopolitan Magazines ‘Fun, Fearless Female’ Award 2011 (!) in the Blogger category, so if you have a spare second I’d be ever so grateful if you’d click on the above right big pink dot (hard to miss!) and give me your vote – Tks xxx ;-)

Plus too if you can, (sorry I know I’m pushing it now!) but if anyone would like to nominate me for the Saveur Best Blog awards 2011 in the Food photography category: I would be super, super thrilled :-)

Last week I was contacted by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and asked if I’d like to be involved in their Flavour Election campaign – I don’t normally get involved in too many external promotional pieces in regards to my blog, but I knew my husband would divorce me if I said no to receiving 4 free tubs of ice cream – including one which included copious amounts of chocolate! So I said yes and over the past week he and I, and some of our mates have had the joys of tasting some really yummy ice-cream (there isn’t a lot of good quality gourmet ice-cream brands in Australia – something with always, and still does surprise me given the climate. Anyway, after careful consideration, we all found our No.1 vote went to the Vanilla which is a super creamy, very decent tasting product. You can read more about this competition – where you can seemingly win a year’s supply of ice-cream (!) here at their site.

Thanks all xx

90 Responses to “Homemade Pasta Dishes – Cannelloni & Fettuccini; Chocolate Ganache Pancake Dessert & Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Pie”

  1. April 5, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Wow! That panzanella looks amazing. As do all your photos as usual! :-)

  2. April 5, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    That pie looks divine! I can’t wait to see the recipe…

  3. April 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    everything looks delicious Kate!

  4. April 5, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Christine, thanks – It’s pretty naughty alright, fine slivers were had all round tonight and it’s deffo not one for the diet agenda! I’ll post recipe up tomorrow, I have been going like billio today with blog photos and prep also for a big shoot tomorrow. Will jot down recipe in-bewteen shots tomorrow and post up. xx

  5. April 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    As always, your pictures are amazing.

    The cannelloni looks a bit crispy on the edges. Do you prefer it this way?

  6. April 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Stunnning!

  7. April 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Samantha yes I do, it’s fresh homemade pasta and I’ve always loved lasagne or cannelloni where the edges go all crispy and crunchy and the cheese caramelises on top. Makes a great contrast I find to the softer pasta sheets in the main body of the dish. I normally find it impossible not to pick all the crispy bits off the top the minute it comes out of the oven! ;-)

  8. April 5, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    *Very* nice photos, even by your high standards!

  9. April 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm


    After I saw the photo (on Facebook) of the chocolate ganache, rapsberry and pistachio pancake layer cake, I was so looking forward to reading its recipe too. I need to make it ASAP! I made a similar one ( but this looks so tempting!!! :)

  10. April 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Everything looks so yummy! Great photos, as always!

  11. April 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Such a beautiful and inspirational post! Your photography and recipes always leave me hungry! Can’t wait to try a couple of these ideas — thanks!

  12. April 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Everything looks incredible! You have one of the most beautiful food blogs I read!

  13. April 5, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Katie, your work is amazing! I’m starring at your pics and cannot stop. You are doing great job both styling and shooting the food, many many congrats on your efforts! Me being a food photographer and stylist as well can see what talent you have.
    Keep doing same stuff and even better!
    Oh, and could I ask how do you light those dark scenes – is it a window light or studio light? I was wondering and could not get it :-)

  14. April 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    coming over hhahaha drool.

  15. April 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    oh my goodness. all the dishes look so delicious. you are talented!

  16. April 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I really love that pie plate.

  17. April 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Hello Katie, I’m from Ukraine. Your pictures are amazing. I gave my vote you:)Thank you! With best regards Alena

  18. April 5, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Your photos are so beautiful and I always enjoy coming to your site. Although I always leave feeling a little hungry. :)

  19. April 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    you know only expletives can only describe the visual deliciousness going on here…right?

  20. April 5, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    You have my vote…

  21. April 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Fun and fearless? It appears you certainly are. Can we add Absurdly Talented to the title as well?

    Looking forward to the pie recipe!

  22. April 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    You are eating very fine indeed! Awesome food and photos.


  23. April 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Oh man you’re food makes me want to die, it looks so delicious! :D

  24. April 5, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    It’s like losing yourself in a world of old master paintings on your blog but wanting to dip in a finger or take a bite. I’ve loved so much about this post. As always in awe and inspired by your very unique talent.

  25. April 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    your photos and recipe layouts are beautiful… you could have your own magazine!

    not to mention the food looks absolutely beautiful and worthy of a feast! I would gladly eat the shrimp fettuccine any day… I mean, I would eat all of it.

  26. April 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    that salad looks like a dream, i think i could eat the whole thing myself. p.s. looking forward to the pie recipe. swoon.

  27. April 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    great photos! now i’m hungry.

  28. April 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    I love the dark background with the pasta dish. You inspire me every time I visit your blog.

  29. April 5, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Absolutely adorable photos, it looks so beautiful with those dark colours.

  30. April 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    You are leading the way with your lovely blog. I’m inspired every time you post. Thank you for brightening my day!

  31. April 5, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    You’re so amazing. This is truly exciting as I have not seen such ‘beautiful food’ in a while (I blame the dining hall!). Do you have a cookbook coming?

  32. April 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Those pomegranates look absolutely delicious! Your food always looks so appetizing.

    P.S. I tried out your baked eggs recipe and it was a really great breakfast!

  33. April 6, 2011 at 12:37 am

    You are incredible! This all looks so delicious, you are a mega talent – I shall vote for you!

  34. April 6, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Your pictures are always so dramatic. Gorgeous.

  35. April 6, 2011 at 1:25 am

    guh everything in this post is making me so hungry. that seafood pasta looks awesome!
    also kudos to whoever is wearing that Deus shirt. I havent been there in a while, the cafe has awesome breakfast!

  36. April 6, 2011 at 1:50 am

    yum, pomegranate syrup. sounds so exotic.
    I voted Katie! Hope you win x

  37. April 6, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Hey nice job! I voted for you- good luck!

  38. April 6, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I cannot get over how beautiful your blog is. And… Chocolate Salted Caramel Hazelnut Pie? Where have you been all my life??

  39. April 6, 2011 at 5:32 am

    You are my hero. Really, you are so lovely

  40. April 6, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Oh the Chocolate! Pasta looked great too

  41. April 6, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Holy crap, this all looks amazing! Only discovered your blog recently but absolutely loving your work :)

  42. April 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    very naughty to post such mouth watering pictures of the hazel nut pie and make us wait for the recipe. i love pommie syrup too and works as a great salad dressing with sumac and olive oil! congrats on you nomination btw :)

  43. April 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Amazing pictures!

  44. April 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Absolutely lovely..

  45. April 7, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I want to make everything here. Your work is breathtaking. Especially enjoy the delicate lighting in your shots. Simply beautiful. Congrats on your nomination.

  46. April 7, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Stunning. And I bet it all tastes good, too.

  47. April 7, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I Just voted for you, the pancake stack looks delicous

  48. Anonymous
    April 8, 2011 at 3:03 am

    You are fabulous! I will nominate you for every award possible….

  49. April 8, 2011 at 4:54 am

    You got my vote anytime!

  50. April 9, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Beautiful blog!!! I cannot read the recipes! Even when I zoom in on my screen they get blurry. Seems I am the only one?? :(

  51. April 9, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Thanks Lynn

    If you click on each photo or recipe, it will enlarge and open in a new window. Then you can print the recipes out at either A4 for portrait style recipes or A3 for the more recent double page landscape ones.

  52. April 9, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Oh thank you thank you!!

  53. April 9, 2011 at 1:55 am

    You are simply an inspiration. The styling, the delectable food and the droolicious pics…aahhhh. Hungry!

  54. April 9, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Or when cuisine meets art ! Gorgeous and so yummy…
    Congrats from Spain, thanks to PolkaDot Lighthouse blog.
    Wish you a delicious weekend.
    Marta :O)

  55. Trissa
    April 10, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Am going over to vote now and nominate you Katie!!! You’re a sure winner.

  56. April 11, 2011 at 5:16 am

    What a wonderful blog you have. I am so glad I found it. Love your styling. Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa.

  57. April 11, 2011 at 5:16 am

    What a wonderful blog you have. I am so glad I found it. Love your styling. Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa.

  58. April 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I’m in love with your photos, your style ….. congratulations!

  59. April 11, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Oh my god your blog is AMAZING.

    I am literally in awe… stunning photography, beautiful recipes. I love it!!!

    Now following you on Twitter and here :) :) :)

    I’m kind of speechless right now hahaahaha

    Can’t wait to read and SEE your future posts.

  60. April 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    These photos and recipes are amazing!

    Thanks for sharing them Katie. Congratulations on all the nominations!

  61. April 11, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Your photos are always absolutely stunning. I love how all the food looks so rustic, and nothing is too “perfect”. For example, the little bread crumbs and cheese shavings strewn about. It makes me feel as if I’m actually apart of the meal that’s about to be eaten.

  62. April 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Wow, all of these dishes look so amazing. I don’t even like pasta that much but I would try this…and the desserts look divine. What a way to start the day!

  63. April 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Well done!

    The way you put everything on this blog reminds me of the movie Julie & Julia. I love the authenticity of the whole process. It adds appeal to it. And that Panzanella salad looks divine. Yum!

    Thanks for sharing!

  64. April 13, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Stunning; each post, recipe and image is simply divine. I am a big fan :) ox.

  65. April 13, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Complimenti, il tuo blog è splendido, foto straordinarie e ricette interessantissime!
    Un bacio dall’Italia

  66. April 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    All of these wonderfully rustic dishes brought a big smile to my face. Beautiful pictures!

  67. April 14, 2011 at 9:16 am

    What a beautiful and inspiring blog!!!

  68. April 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

    How is it that I have not been here sooner? Such temptation. Such delicious temptation. Must leave. Too peckish.

    Thanks for the food brilliance here.

  69. April 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Katie…cruising by…what a beautiful blog you have…wow!!! Dzintra Ingrid

  70. Maiken
    April 19, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Your blog is most definitely my favourite food blog ever! The photography is sexy and sultry and magical and mysterious…. You photograph food the way I think of it. Thank you! :)

  71. April 20, 2011 at 8:09 am

    oh my lordy – just look at that pie! I’ve just died and gone to pie heaven!

  72. April 21, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Nominated! You sincerely have the most beautiful food photography out there. Hope you win that Saveur award :)

  73. April 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Katie, Regarding the Saveur Best Food Blog vote … done. Good luck! – Kyle

  74. April 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you so much for your beautiful and inspirational blog. Reading a post from you is like curling up with a good book on a rainy day. Except I want to cook after I’m done reading. :)

    Would you mind answering a quick question? The condensed milk for the pie…is it sweetened at all? In the US, we have evaporated milk (not sweet) or sweetened condensed milk? I’m guessing it’s the former, but I’d hate to get it wrong.

  75. Anonymous
    May 2, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Such wonderful pics!!! Your pics like real paintings especially the pic of Panzanella/Caprese Salad is like a painting of 19th century! I wish I could take pics like you one day! Congratulations! Love from Turkey

  76. Anonymous
    May 14, 2011 at 6:27 am

    it’smy birthday and i would love to have anything from your blog
    your work is totally inspiring

    judith asher

  77. May 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Hi! I have the same doubt Rachel has: the condensed milk, is it sweetened?

    Congrats on the wonderful pictures!
    Greetings from Brazil.

  78. May 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Those pancakes!! Just “WOW”!

  79. June 1, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Those pictures were stunning and looks yummy!! so excited to see the recipe..:):)

  80. June 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I like your photos very much. They are different from the standard high key food photos. They look old and new at the same time (partially desaturated except the food?). Quite revigorating

  81. Anonymous
    July 23, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Katie, you have the life I have always dreamed of…food photography and travel. You’re recipes are fabulous and your photography is amazing! I love your country/rustic style. Keep up the good work! I am eager to get my hands on your book when it comes out.

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  84. February 29, 2012 at 7:51 am

    This whole post looks SO DELICIOUS. I just recently found your blog but have been bookmarking recipes like crazy! Planning on making the panzanella within the next few days..what are your thoughts on roasting the tomatoes/charring the bell peppers the day before?

  85. March 13, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Hey! I just made the prawn pasta dish last night and it was AMAZING! loved it. Although i did find it hard to read how much vermouth to put in…but think I got it right :)

  86. Anonymous
    May 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Can’t find the recipe for the chocolate salted caramel hazelnut pie! Please help!

  87. Patty
    December 15, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Hi! Nothing happens when I click on the pictures, so I can’t read the recipe for the cannelloni and I’m dying to make it. Is there another webpage I can get it from? Please help!

    • Katie
      December 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Patty – am so sorry, a few of the older posts still need to be updated since the blog was re-launched. I will get onto this one ASAP this week. If it’s any consolation, the cannelloni recipe in this post is in my book – perchance do you have it at all? One of the reasons I don’t have this post updated is I am waiting on Penguin to send me the recipe which is in the book as they have all been edited and re-tested etc. I am re-uploading any recipe which was originally from the blog and now in the book to ensure they are all the same. If you want I can take a photo of the recipe from the book and email it to you? Would that help? Thanks Katie

      • Patty
        March 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

        Hi Katie,

        Thank you so much for your response. I thought I would wait for a while, since I wasn’t in a hurry to make the recipe; but now I think it would be great if you can email it to me. My birthday is coming up and I’ll sure ask for your book as a gift, but I’d love to try recipe in advance.

        Thanks so much for your help.

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