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Southern Style Corn Bread

Southern Style Corn Bread

  I posted this photograph on Instagram the other day and my sister-in-law asked me for the recipe so here it is… Southern corn bread is usually made with white cornmeal, buttermilk, eggs, baking powder and soda, salt, sugar and bacon fat. I use a […]

Easter Treats

Easter Treats

Holiday Treats A nice part about Holidays is that there are special foods and holiday treats that are only eaten at that time of the year.  That is not to say of course that you can’t make these holiday treats whenever you like! Not one […]

Break….

Break….

We have been on a bit of a break.  Having just returned from a month in London and France we are full of good food and wine, perhaps a few extra kilos, loads of pics and best of all – some amazing memories.  Over the […]

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

2 cups flour 2 tsp mixed spice 1/2 cup currants 1/2 cup sultanas or raisins 2 eggs 60g sugar 2 tsp dried yeast 1/2 cup warm milk no warmer than body temperature 37 25g softened butter For the crosses. ½ cup flour 1 Tblsp icing […]

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart

Salted Caramel and Chocolate Tart

  For the Salted Caramel: 280 g brown sugar (or white) 130 ml cream 200 g butter 1 tsp flakey sea salt   Place ⅓ of the sugar in a heavy based saucepan and melt over a medium heat, stirring with a spatula or wooden […]

Citrus curd

Citrus curd

I had a surplus of egg yolks in my pastry class last week and a bounty of limes from our lime tree, so, what better thing to make than a curd. Lemon/lime curd is quite easy to produce and lasts really well in the fridge. […]

Italian Macarons

Italian Macarons

In August I taught the French Patisserie class at CEC Wellington for the fourth time this year. It has been a resounding success and fills to capacity each time. The programme is run in four 3 hour sessions, beginning with breads and doughs and ending with […]