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Recipe: Warm Orange Pudding

A warm, Insta-worthy treat for winter.

Alleys Restaurant and Bar Chef Adam Paenga has created a tasty (and very pretty) dessert guaranteed to bring a bit of warmth to this chilly winter weather.

The Warm Orange Pudding with vanilla bean ice cream is on the Alleys Restaurant and Bar menu and is quite the popular little dish with Currumbin RSL-goers.

If you’re keen to make this sweet treat for the fam, here’s what you do:

Warm Orange Pudding

  • 1 1/4 cups of self-raising-flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • finely grated zest of 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g of melted butter


  • 1 1/2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water
  • 1/2 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of cornflour


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease 6 individual ramekins with butter then dust with flour
  2. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the brown sugar, orange zest and stir to combine.
  3. In a jug combine the milk, egg and melted butter and mix to combine. Add to the flour mixture and stir until combined before dividing between the ramekins.
  4. To make the sauce, combine the caster sugar and cornflour and sprinkle on top of the puddings. Combine the orange juice and boiling water and gently pour over the top of the puddings before placing in the oven. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pudding is golden.
  5. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream.

Alleys Restaurant and Bar

If you love feasting by the water with a frosty beverage in hand, read on, we’ve got good news.

Alleys Restaurant and Bar, found creekside in Currumbin (at Currumbin RSL to be precise), has just this week launched their brand new summer menu and, if the last one was anything to go by, we’re in for a treat.

Not to mention the fact that said creekside restaurant offers one of the most chill, balmy-summer-arvo-with-beverage-in-hand vibes around.

If you’ve ventured down that way, you’ll know Currumbin RSL is not your ordinary RSL-style situation, but it is a delightful place to spend some time eating, drinking and generally being stoked to live in this beautiful part of the world.

Back to the menu though and what a fresh, vibrant treat it is. Including, of course, plenty of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes thrown into the regular faves mix.

Here’s what you should get on your plate ASAP.

Hand crafted Chicken Spring Rolls, yes please. Steamed Dim Sims, Roasted Corn Arancini Balls, give them all to us.

Mains-wise, the Tempura Pork Belly is set to be a stunner with a combination of Asian-style wild rice, cucumber, avocado, carrot, radish, green papaya, coriander, ponzu mayo and wakame.

The Smokey BBQ Pork Loin with chargrilled sweetcorn, tomatillo salsa and chipotle slaw is also a clear winner.

Not to mention (but obviously we’re mentioning) the Spanish Wagyu Meatballs and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders. Two of our absolute favourite things in the world.

You must also sample dessert because it comes in the form of Banoffee Mess, Luscious Sambucca and Liquorice ice cream and Orange and Grand Marnier Panna Cotta to name a few standouts. Yep, those are real things you can eat.

Is your mouth watering yet? Samsies.

Get down to the stunning waterside escape and taste test them for yourself. Alleys Restaurant and Bar is the perfect spot for a long lunch or laidback dinner with your faves.

We’ll probably catch you there.

LOCATION: 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin


Currumbin Boatshed

13 reasons locals love Currumbin

Fuel Bakehouse
Fuel Bakehouse

It’s the unassuming seaside suburb quietly making itself known for the hippest coffee haunts and an industrial area that has grown into THE place to be, seemingly overnight.

Because somebody has to do it, we’ve rounded up 13 reasons why locals love Currumbin.

Fuel Bakehouse
Serving up some of the absolute best doughnuts you’ll ever have the pleasure of sampling is Currumbin’s Fuel Bakehouse. With varieties like Nutella, Passionfruit and Salted Caramel to name a few, you won’t be sad if you buy at least four of each. Not only doughnuts though, they also do epic pies, cruffins, croissants, all of the baked goodies and coffee too. Perfection the lot of it.
Where: 44 Currumbin Ck Road, Currumbin Waters

The Salt Mill
A tiny little space directly across from the beach, The Salt Mill is perhaps one of the most beloved cafes there is on the Coast. They do exceptional coffee, takeaway sandwiches packed with goodness, Açai bowls (arguably some of the best around), smoothies, fresh juices, smashed avo, raw treats, everything that is delicious in the world. Buy one of everything then stroll across the road and take in that unrivalled ocean view.
Where: 784 Pacific Parade, Currumbin

Gather Store
Hello homewares. And plants and art and jewellery and clothing. All the things you love and all delightfully arranged in the perfectly styled space that is Gather Store. In case you haven’t been in (WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE), allow us to enlighten you. Owners Jan and Sandy Hogg have carefully curated goods from local artists and craftspeople drawing inspiration from the local creative community. It’s pure gold, go now.
Where: Shop 1, 56 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters

Consciously Clean
The newest kid on the block, Consciously Clean is the place to go if you need to stock up on anything and everything eco-friendly in terms of home and body cleaning goods. They have a system where you can bring in your own jar or bottle and fill that with the product of your choice or purchase one there and it’s all very affordable. Not only that though, you can also grab food containers and wraps, drink bottles, pet things and skincare too. It’s a one-stop shop. We love.
Where: 4/42 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin

Consciously Clean
Consciously Clean

Portside Coffee
The cry of “best espresso on the Coast” has been heard of Portside Coffee more than once and it’s true, this cool little joint is serving up the goods and not just in the coffee department. There’s also buttery homemade pastries on offer and intimate, friendly neighbourhood vibes galore. It’s the perfect place to get your early morning caffeine fix if you’re planning to explore Currumbin’s newly happening industrial area.
Where: 42 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters

Panya Artisan Bakery
The only thing better than the smell of freshly baked bread is the taste of freshly baked bread. Sensory dreams can come true when you visit Panya Artisan Bakery. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t be alarmed, their main jam is supplying your favourite cafes and restaurants, but they do sell limited quantities of baked goodies to the public. Set your alarm for as early as you can handle, it’s well worth the wake up call.
Where: 42 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters

Freeman’s Organic Farm
For a complete change of scenery make sure you add Freeman’s to your weekend plans. The farm was established in 1915 and in the 1920’s became the largest commercial banana farm in Australia with over 100 acres of trees. Today, the farm grows all organic produce which you can sample at the I Eight Cake Kitchen via a variety of delicious organic dishes and (more) baked treats.
Where: 618 Tomewin Mountain Road, Currumbin Valley

Dust Temple
All your favourite arty aspects combine at Dust Temple, an ex-warehouse turned gallery, coffee shop and creative community hang. Hosting local, national and international artists, musicians, poets and an in-house ceramicist, leatherworker and silversmith, it’s certainly a place to go if you need to feel creatively inspired. Amp up the happy vibes with a coffee while you’re there.
Where: 54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin

Zipang Japanese
Casual Japanese dining at its absolute finest is what you’ll find at Zipang Japanese. If you’ve not yet had the pleasure, it’s time you did yourself an absolute solid and booked in there to devour one of the best feasts you’ll ever have. They’re open Friday and Saturday nights at the moment and you’ll absolutely need to book ahead because Zipang is very, very popular. For good reason.
Where: 5/31 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin

Zipang Japanese
Zipang Japanese

Balter Brewery
You’ve heard about it and if you’ve not yet had the chance to visit, make today the day. Balter is the brainchild of your fave local pro surfers combining two of the things we Gold Coasters love the most, beer and waves. It’s a delightfully decked out space with big old beer vats on display, a sweet mural on the wall and plenty of outdoor spots to sit. Happy days.
Where: 14 Traders Way, Currumbin

Iron & Resin Garage
Primarily a clothing store and coffee shop, Iron and Resin Garage was made for rockers and motorbike riders. The reclaimed industrial space features a famous Sunday session, #onanysunday. Every Sunday from 9am-12pm you and your crew are invited to enjoy great live music from the cream of local musicians and breakfast provided by assorted food trucks.
Where: 6 Stewart Road, Currumbin

Sanctuary Markets
Brimming with all the tasty food stalls, arts and crafts and live music, Sanctuary Markets are held every Friday night at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Oh, there’s a bar too. Whack on your stretchy pants and grab your gang, there’s fun to be had on Friday nights in Currumbin. Obviously check out Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary too for that matter, they’ve got a bird show that’s pretty fun.
Where: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin

Parker and Persia
Love all of the vintage things? Us too. Luckily newbie Parker and Persia has us covered with a shop filled with revamped vintage furniture and homewares and some of the most stunning Moroccan rugs we’ve ever seen. Owners Steph and Sam have curated goodies from all over Australia to bring the stunning space to Currumbin. We’re in love.
Where: 2a/42 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin

Words by Kirra Smith

Parker and Persia
Parker and Persia
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