Fig & Fennel Salad

I was given fennel in my lunch box. The taste of aniseed is not for everyone! I love this salad; it uses a combination of some of my favourite fruit and vegetables. Ingredients • 3 good sized ripened figs, sliced into quarters – there is no...

Italian Custard Passionfruit Tart

ITALIAN CUSTARD Ingredients • 2 cups full-cream milk • 1 egg • 1 egg yolk • 1/3 cup of caster sugar • ¼ cup cornflour • 1 lemon skin Method To make vanilla custard, place all ingredients, apart from the lemon skin, into a pot. Stir with a wooden...

Cacciatore – A different kind of Cacciatore

We have all heard of Chicken Cacciatore - try this sauce and replace chicken with fish! INGREDIENTS • Olive oil • 2 TBSP capers • 3 garlic cloves, crushed • 1 carrot, diced • 1 small onion, diced • 3 cans chopped tomatoes • Handful of olives -...

Mediterranean Chicken

Mediterranean Chicken INGREDIENTS 6 – 8 chicken thighs 3 TBSP Pams olive oil 1 large red bell pepper – chopped I onion – chopped 3 garlic cloves – finely chopped ½ cup white wine 2 cans diced budget tomatoes – with juice 3 TBSP capers (drained) 1 ½ tsp...

Panna Cotta is Italian for cooked cream…

Panna Cotta is Italian for cooked cream... INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups full cream milk 2 ½ tsp gelatine 1 ½ cups cream ½ cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla paste TOPPING 2 cups frozen blueberries 3 TBSP water ½ cup sugar METHOD In a small bowl, add half a cup of the...

Mumma’s Biscotti

Mumma's Biscotti INGREDIENTS 250g butter (room temperature) 500g all-purpose flour 200g white sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp cinnamon 70g toasted almonds 2 oranges – separated in juice and rind Baking paper METHOD Pre-heat oven to 180° C. Put butter and eggs in a...

B’s Blog Bread Sticks

B's Blog Bread Sticks These are really fun to make. You need to make sure you have an adult to help you with the oven - to keep safe. Sometimes I put jam and Nutella in the middle and they are super yummy! INGREDIENTS 1 packet savoury pastry...

Bianca’s Slow Cooked S’more

Bianca's Slow Cooked S'more Cake What’s the best part about a bonfire at the beach? Making S’mores with your friends! So…I thought, why not try and make S’mores at home in a slow cooker? TOPPINGS 1 packet marshmallows ½ packet Chocolate Thins ½ cup chopped chocolate...

Berry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks

Berry and Yoghurt Ice Blocks Now is a good time to head to Blueberry Corner to pick up your fresh raspberries or some of their famous blueberries! If you live out of town, next time you visit the Bay of Plenty, a visit to Blueberry Corner, near sunny Whakatāne, is a...

Bianca’s – Marshmallow Slices

Bianca's - Marshmallow Slices Mum has had this recipe for years and we had so much fun making it….I loved watching the marshmallow transform. I can’t wait to experiment with different colours. You will need: Flat sponge tray- lined with baking paper Raspberry jam...

Healthy Summer Meal – Chicken Kebabs

Chicken Kebabs INGREDIENTS Fresh chicken breasts Skewers (if using wooden skewers soak in water for 3 hours first). Chopped fresh pineapple Chopped (in thick slices) zucchini Cherry tomatoes Chopped haloumi cheese Chopped red onion NB. Cut all ingredients into roughly...

Bianca – Dark Chocolate cases filled with Lemon Yoghurt

Bianca's Blog - Dark Chocolate cases filled with Lemon Yoghurt Filling ideas: Cream Lemon yoghurt Mousse These will be nice for Christmas day! These are always fun to make with friends. My friend Kylah taught me how to make these and this is my friend Manaia Hall who...

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