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Plum and Ginger Glazed Christmas Ham

Plum and Ginger Glazed Christmas Ham 1 5-6 kg smoked ham on the bone1 jar plum jam1/3 cup lime juice1 teaspoon Dijon mustard2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerSalt to season Using a sharp knife, score the skin around the knuckle. Starting at the opposite end, lift the skin with your fingers and gently separate between the [...]
Festive, Pork

Perfect Pork Belly

Perfect Festive Pork Belly 1.5 kg piece boneless pork belly (skin scored at 1cm intervals)Olive oil (to drizzle)PORK BRINE3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar (170g)3/4 cup sea salt (165g)4 garlic cloves (crushed)1 tsp whole black peppercorns2 cloves1 bay leaf1 thyme sprig Place the pork skin side up on an oven rack over the sink and [...]
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Stone Fruit & Raspberry Ricotta Cake

Stone Fruit & Raspberry Ricotta Cake 80 g unsalted butter (soft but not melting)180 g sugar (split 90/90)Zest from 1 lemon1/3 tsp ground cardamom500 g Ricotta cheese @ room temperature85 g plain flour1/2 tsp baking powder5 large eggs (separated)1/4 tsp sea salt flakes100 g raspberries1 peach (coarsely chopped)2 apricots (coarsely chopped)icing sugar to decorate Preheat [...]
Festive, Stone Fruit

Festive One Pan Roast Salmon Fillets & Potatoes W. Avocado Salsa

Festive One Pan Roast Salmon Fillets & Potatoes W. Avocado Salsa Salmon & Potatoes500 g baby potatoes (halved)5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oilsea salt flakes and black pepper4 salmon fillets1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano1 teaspoon smoked paprika1 tablespoon orange zest (plus 6 orange slices)1 tablespoon lemon zest1 pinch chilli flakes2 small french shallots (thinly sliced)40 [...]
Festive, Fish

Apricot & Coconut Semifreddo

Apricot & Coconut Semifreddo 3/4 cup white sugar2 eggs3 egg yolks400 g tin coconut cream CHILLED--do not skip chilling it!300 ml thickened cream8 good sized Apricots or 10 small Prep a loaf pan. If using metal you'll need to line it with cling film. Beat eggs, sugar and egg yolks with a handheld electric mixer [...]
Apricots, Festive

The Perfect Strawberry Pavlova

The Perfect Strawberry Pavlova 250 g egg whites at room temperature (around 7 eggs)500 g caster sugar20 g cornflour1 tsp of white vinegar500 ml thickened cream (you may not use it all)2 tablespoons icing sugar (to flavour the cream and and more to dust)250 g strawberries sliced - or more depending on your strawberry want! [...]
Festive, Strawberry

Honey Roast Peach Slab Pavlova

Honey Roast Peach Slab Pavlova 6 egg whites room temperature1/2 teaspoon salt330 g Caster sugar 1 1/2 cups2 teaspoons White vinegar1 tablespoon CornflourHoney Roast Peaches6-8 small ripe loose-stone yellow peaches1/3 cup brown sugar1/3 cup honey1/3 cup Water1 teaspoon vanilla paste or essenceHoney Comb125 g white sugar 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons100 g golden syrup 1/4 [...]
Festive, Stone Fruit

Cherry, Roasted Chilli & Herb Salad

Cherry, Roasted Chilli & Herb Salad 2 red chillies500 g fresh dark pitted cherries1 cup coriander leaves1 cup ⁄2walnut halves toasted and roughly chopped3 tbsp. olive oil1 1 ⁄2 tbsp. pomegranate molasses1 tbsp. fresh lemon juiceKosher salt and black pepper to taste Heat oven grill to high. Place chiles on a baking sheet; grill, turning [...]
Festive, Stone Fruit

Nectarine and peanut chicken salad

Nectarine and peanut chicken salad 1  skinless chicken breast50 g watercress2 nectarines8 g asparagus spears
1/2 cucumber
2 tomatoes or 10 cherry tomatoes
50sugar snaps
2 tablespoons chopped fresh corinader1/2 red chilli peppers (chopped)2 tablespoons roasted peanuts2 tablespoons oilmarinade40 ml soy sauce2 tablespoons fish saucetablespoon juice and lemon zest of 1/2 lime
1honey1 clove garlic (finely chopped)peanut sauce1 clove garlic ( minced)1/2 [...]
Festive, Stone Fruit

BERRY PIZZA CHRISTMAS WREATH

BERRY PIZZA CHRISTMAS WREATH 1 tube of refrigerated cookie dough - or if you make your own around 450g.1 250 g PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (softened)1/3 cup caster sugar2 Tablespoons of milk1/2 tsp vanilla extract1-2 teaspoons of lemon or lime juicevarious washed berries your choice - we used raspberries (blackberries, blueberries & strawberries)fresh mint for wreath [...]
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