Caprese Salad

Step 1: Making the Broth The broth is used to flavour the cheese. Boil 2L of water and one cup of rock salt until the salt is dissolved. Cool before placing in the fridge. The salted water can be kept for up to two months in the fridge, unused....

Pasta Al Forno

PASTA • 1 packet of Penne pasta 1 Cook according to directions on packet and set aside. 2 Drizzle a little olive oil over the top once cooked and drained to stop it sticking. Pasta Sauce Ingredients: • 3 cans of chopped tomatoes • Olive oil • ½ small onion...

Mini Tiramisu Pods

INGREDIENTS • 1 packet Sponge Fingers • 1 tub cream cheese • 3 eggs – separated (mix egg yolk with ½ cup of caster sugar) • 3 cups strong Espresso coffee (cooled with ¼ cup of sugar) • Frozen berries • 1 King size block white chocolate (chopped...

Raw Fish – A Kiwi Favourite

INGREDIENTS • 3 fillets fresh fish (I use Snapper) – cleaned and diced into small strips or squares • Juice of 5-6 fresh limes or 4-5 fresh lemons • 1 red onion – finely diced • 1 red capsicum – finely diced • ½ cucumber – diced • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes • Salt and...

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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