November 30, 2017
1/2 cup flour1 tablespoon powdered cocoa1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice1 cup fresh breadcrumbs1/3 cup brown sugar2 1/2 cups dried fruit mixl00g shredded suet1 tablespoon marmalade1 large egg, lightly beaten1 tablespoon treacle2 1/2 tablespoons milk1 1/2 tablespoons port Sift the...
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November 4, 2017
Christmas is almost here so it’s time to jingle your bells and fire up the oven. Luckily festive bakes and some desserts are best made well ahead because they mellow over time and become easier to cut. And they taste better! However, some bakes can be relatively expensive....
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I purchased my duck from my local butcher but they are often available from delis or online. Reserve any duck fat drained from the roasting pan to roast potatoes at a later date. If fennel bulbs are unavailable, use celery and a few fennel seeds.2.1kg duck, thawed, any gible...
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Cranberry & Pineapple Sauce: 2 cups each: frozen cranberries, diced fresh pineapple1 1/4 cups sugar6 whole cloves1/4 cup water2 teaspoons cornflourRosemary Roast Pork: 4 cloves garlic1/2 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemaryfreshly ground black pepper ...
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July 21, 2017
2 x 400g cans tomatoes in juice, roughly chopped4 cloves garlic1 large red pepper, chopped1/2 cup basil leaves1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil2 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 cup each: stale French bread cubes, chilled tomato juiceTopping: 1 each: red pepper, onion, tomato...
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Festive Meringue Cake

December 1, 2016
This gluten-free cake can be prepared a day ahead and stored — without the whipped cream — in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It may start to ooze a little but is still delicious. It may also be frozen.70g each: blanched almonds, pistachio nuts100g dar...
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This light but colourful cake can be made and cut within a few days. Because it is not rich it has a shorter shelf life. I used about 450g of dried fruit in total.1/2 cup each: dried mango slices, dried pineapple pieces, crystallised strawberries, dried pawpaw, glacé red ch...
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