Christmas, Pies & Tarts, Preserves

Brandy + Ginger Christmas Fruit Mince

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Just one recipe this week while I recover from my germs and catch up on my other jobs. It’s a good one though. At Christmas you are either on team dried fruit or you’re not. I…

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Preserves

Lemon + Vanilla Marmalade

 Prep Time : 30 + 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 1 1/2 Hours | Total Time : 2 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Jam Hello my lovelies! Jumping back into it with one for all my lemon loving friends out there. You never see marmalade made with just lemons. We’re totally going to make it a thing. It’s so…

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Preserves

Homemade Cultured Butter

 Prep Time : 5 + 60 Minutes | Cook Time : 0 Minutes | Total Time : Overnight | Difficulty : A bit messy Hello my lovelies! I’m a fan of butter. Especially on toast. There’s nothing like it. And I can’t go past a good DIY. Cultured butter tastes more buttery. If you can believe it. Which you should.…

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Preserves

[Small Batch] Golden Peach + Bourbon Chutney

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 45 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Apologies to the Kiwis this one is perfectly timed for the northern hemisphere. Or people who stash peaches in their freezer like me. Put it in your back pocket for later – summer will be here…

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Preserves

Pickled Carrot + Cumin Ribbons

 Prep Time : 15 + 5 Minutes | Cook Time : 5 Minutes | Total Time : 1 Hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! I have been meaning to share this recipe since I first made it when my friends came over for the scandi mid-winter feast. I was playing around with a different pickle to add to…

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Preserves, Sauces

Honey, Raspberry + Thyme Gastrique

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 30 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Gastrique. Sounds pretentious. But you should totally get in on the action. Quick and simple to prepare. Packed with balanced flavour. Ready for your salad, grilled meats, roasted meats. Your everything. Shake up with a little…

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Preserves

Honeyed Chai Butter

 Prep Time : 5 + 5 Minutes | Cook Time : 5 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! It’s spice week around here. I love sweet spices in everything. They’re popping up in some cakes later this week. Today they are getting together with honey to make an indulgent treat to improve…

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Preserves

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Peppered Pickles..

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! It’s all pickles all the time around here at the moment. It’s a great way to experiment with flavours with very little effort. I love classic cucumber pickles. I am the only one at home who…

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Preserves

Pickled Ginger. With Chilli.

 Prep Time : 15 + 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 5 Minutes | Total Time : 90 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Part two of the back to front week! My brain is back to front this week as well. A mix of information overload and upset routines. But we forge ahead. In style. I have…

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Preserves

Hot Wellington Sauce

 Prep Time : 15 + 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 2 Hours | Total Time : 3 Hours | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! When I saw the name of this recipe I absolutely had to make it. I pumped up the hot part with some fresh chillies and swapped the malt vinegar for apple cider. Malt vinegar…

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