BBQ’d Pork Hock with ‘Virginia Style’ Sauce

INGREDIENTS • 4 fresh pork hocks (uncooked, unsmoked, skin on) Rub for the Hocks: • 4 tsp ground cumin • 4 tsp ground fennel seeds • 4 tsp ground black pepper • 1 tsp cayenne pepper • 2 tsp salt Virginia Style BBQ Sauce: • 1 L cider vinegar • 750 ml...

My fav’ pasta dish!

But then again, I say that about every pasta dish I have! INGREDIENTS • 1 packet of whole wheat linguine or spaghetti • 5 TBSP Extra Virgin olive oil • 3 large cloves garlic, chopped • 2 cans crushed tomatoes • Handful of fresh basil • 2 kg...

Fav’ Christmas Cake

You can make it the night before and it is so moist! INGREDIENTS • 225 g butter • 225 g sugar • 450 g plain white flour • 3 eggs • 1 small cup of milk • 1 tsp of baking powder • 1.5 kg mixed dried fruit • 1 tsp golden syrup • 1 tsp vanilla...

Maple Cherry Truffles

INGREDIENTS • ¼ cup butter, softened • 1 TBSP maple syrup • 1 ½ cups icing sugar • 1 tsp vanilla essence • 1 cup chopped glazed cherries • 1 packet of chocolate melts • 2 tsp olive oil • Pot, heatproof bowl,baking paper, flat tray METHOD Soften butter and add maple...

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...

Snapper with Parmesan Egg Batter

Ingredients: • 4 x 125g (approx.) fish fillets, skin removed • ¼ cup flour - seasoned with salt and pepper – extra flour if making more than four fillets • 3 eggs • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese • Rice bran oil • 400ml jar mayonnaise • 3 spoons...

Plum & Almond Chocolate Brownie

We were so lucky to be given some yummy chocolate donated from Whittakers for our Long Lunch’s goodie bags. I took mine home and made this yummy Brownie. Ingredients: • 2 blocks of Whittakers Plum and Almond – Chopped into chunks • 250g butter...

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