How to cook a traditional apple crumble with perfect crunch, a jammy filling and warming tradition in one dish Calling all cooks: learn how to cook a traditional apple crumble for your next family gathering. You will sprinkle chunks of tart granny smith apples with sugar. Dust them with warm spices to evoke scents of … Continue reading Learn how to cook a traditional Apple Crumble with spiced apples
Who has memories of a traditional bread and butter pudding. Maybe stodgy and heavy served with cream in the darkness of a Grandparent’s home mid-winter. That is my initial memory of a bread and butter pudding. Before it became trendy, something to cook with creativity and a reason to save up bread to build an … Continue reading Traditional Bread and Butter Pudding |3 top tips for using butter at home
Prepare these super salad dressings in advance and keep in glass jars in the fridge. When you need to create a quick salad, the dressing is done and ready to enhance all the delicious seasonal flavours you have thrown together in the bowl. It’s a game changer.
Whilst this roasted vegetable salad is time consuming to make, it is well worth the effort. You need to roast off all the vegetables on separate trays to get your timings right! This is one of the most popular salads I have ever made and I have been making it for years. Use your favourite … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Salad
This morning I shared some top tips for Christmas menus on Radio New Zealand with Jim Mora. Here is the audio link for you to enjoy. Vanessa Baxter Top Xmas Tips
These sausage rolls are a favourite and they are super simple to make. You can change around the filling when you make them at home to suit your family. You can use exotic filling ingredients or a good quality plain pork sausage. Kids can make them too – giving you a break!
Here’s how to turn an ordinary scone into an exceptional one with just a ‘lil ale help. You may love to crack a cold one but we reckon you will be buying beer especially to create these beer scones before long. The scones are light and full of flavour and so easy to make. We … Continue reading Quick and Easy Beer Scones
Learn how pumpkin and kumara are the perfect match in this belly warming soup for your soul. Substitute the kumara with sweet potato if needed. If you prefer a milder spice add more vegetable and coconut milk to the mixture. If you like things hot then that’s where extra chilli fits in! Freeze in batches … Continue reading Pumpkin Kumara Soup
This Homemade Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise is delicious. If you are in a hurry just jump immediately to stage 5 and make a regular home style mayonnaise instead. If you have a blender or thermomix this is even easier to make. Mix all ingredients together except the oil. Drizzle oil in as the machine does the … Continue reading Homemade Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise
Let’s talk sandwiches. School Sandwich I gave up on sandwiches for a while – I had lived on Vegemite and Kraft cheese sandwiches at school for so long. It was the ultimate school lunchbox go to sandwich in Australia in the late 70’s. I am sure I thought that I was cool having the cheese … Continue reading Sandwiches: the classic chicken sandwich