Almond Meringue Torte recipe

  COOK 1.5 | SERVES 10 Meringue nut layer 75g (½ cup) roasted almonds 4 egg whites 250g (1½ cups) icing sugar 1 tbsp white vinegar 30g (¼ cup) unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder Filling 600ml (2½ scant cups) thickened (whipping) cream 75g (½ cup) roasted almonds, chopped 100g dark chocolate, finely chopped 135g (1 cup) […]

Asian style lettuce cups: Beef + Lamb NZ

Delicious and bursting with flavour, these Asian style lettuce cups are perfect served as a healthy lighter meal. We also like to use smaller lettuce cups to create bite sized tasty morsels and serve on a large platter at the next summer barbecue gathering. If you like to add a bit of heat be plentiful […]

Perfect panforte recipe

I always don a clean pair of dishwashing gloves to mix this dense festive Italian fruit cake, as it’s very heavy to mix with a spoon and you need to work fast so the toffee mixture doesn’t set before it’s mixed through the fruit and nuts. The recipe scales up easily and you can play […]

All a pickle: Gordon’s Pickles

Someone once said, “Good pickles are crisp, enduring and devilishly hard to make”. That person clearly had not met the team at Gordon’s Pickles. They are passionate experts on pickles of all shapes and flavours from sliced and whole gherkins with dill or chilli and honey, to traditional pickled onions.   One of the company’s […]

Paprika Spiced Cutlets

Prep: 30 mins | Cook: 18 mins | Serves: 8     INGREDIENTS Lamb 2 x Quality Mark 8 bone lamb racks, trimmed of any silver skin oil for rubbing Smoked paprika mayonnaise 3 egg yolks 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup olive oil lemon juice, to taste 1 teaspoon good quality smoked paprika (we […]

Passionfruit slice: Two Raw Sisters

  Ingredients base ¾ cup dried coconut ½ cup almonds ½ cup buckwheat or rolled oats ¾ cup dates, softened in boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes, then drained 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract Pinch of sea salt filling ½ cup cashew butter […]