Best Ever Maple Glazed Bacon Chicken

Best Ever Maple Glazed Bacon Chicken

Best ever maple glazed bacon chicken or turkey is succulent and loaded with flavour. The breast stays gloriously moist and the bacon adds its smoky goodness to the meat and flavours the juices for an outstanding gravy.  The bird is marvellously golden brown and glistening with a delicious maple syrup, orange juice and dijon mustard […]

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14 Warm and Cosy Desserts

Warm and Cosy Desserts

We’ve put this compilation of warm and cosy desserts together for our northern hemisphere friends who may not have seen these recipes yet as the season changes from warm, to cooler weather. These recipes are some of our most popular recipes and are the recipes we go to time, after time simply because they’re delicious, […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes

Light and fluffy spiced pumpkin pancakes with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg and drizzled with maple syrup and butter are just the thing for an indulgent weekend brunch. No ones saying they’re healthy, but boy do they taste good. They’re quick to put together or freeze beautifully for super quick,  easy delivery and the recipe […]

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How to Brine Chicken or Turkey

How to Brine Chicken or Turkey

How to brine chicken or turkey is a great method to deliver supremely moist,  plump and perfectly seasoned chicken or turkey, as it improves the poultries ability to retain moisture.  As the holiday season is rapidly approaching we know a lot of people are already starting to think about their menus, and turkey or chicken […]

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Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberry Sour Cream Cake

Strawberry sour cream cake is easy to make, perfect for entertaining and completely delicious using simple and inexpensive pantry staples. It’s loaded with strawberries, both in the centre and on top, plus it’s moist, and not too sweet. What’s not to like? Strawberries at our local supermarket are selling for just $1.30 a punnet so […]

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The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The Definitive Guide to Making Choux Pastry

The definitive guide to making choux pastry comes from failing to get a perfect choux pastry even though we researched recipes thoroughly, or so we thought. Recipe fails are not what we, or you want. Apart from being disappointing, it’s just damned annoying entrusting a recipe to follow, only to fail. So after many frustrating […]

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Creme Patissiere

Creme Patissiere

Creme patissiere, creme pat, or pastry cream is a rich and creamy king of custards. It’s thicker than creme Anglaise, which is a pouring consistency custard.  It’s simple to make and has many uses. We love to whip up a batch and fill choux pastry for eclairs, or profiteroles. Creme patissiere is one of those recipes […]

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Festive Chicken Terrine

Festive Chicken Terrine

Festive chicken terrine is flavoured with brandy, Dijon mustard, leeks and tarragon, and speckled with cranberries, dried apricots and pistachio nuts all wrapped in bacon. It’s easy to make, and economical for a large gathering and perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas spreads as it can be made three days in advance, and the flavour only […]

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Mille Feuille with Berries

Mille Feuille with Berries on a white plate with greenery in the background

Mille Feuille with berries looks super impressive and time consuming, but in fact is quick and easy. If you can thaw some pastry, make a custard, and slice some strawberries you’re on your way to putting this magnificent looking dessert together. The French term mille feuille (pronounced meel-foy) literally means a thousand leaves, referring to […]

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Walnut Snowball Cookies

Walnut Snowball Cookies

Walnut snowball cookies fall into the ridiculously easy to make category. They’re a rich, buttery, vanilla shortbread loaded with toasted walnuts, and rolled in icing (powdered) sugar for a melt in the mouth texture.  These cookies are perfect for baking any time of the year but especially around the holidays. It’s always a welcome sight […]

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