Preserves

Plum, Hibiscus + Rose Jam

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Jammin’ Hello my lovelies! Can’t stay away from jam for long. Especially now I have my new copper jam pan. It is so beautiful. I made it a special spot on display in the kitchen. Sigh. It makes fabulous jam…

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Preserves

Apricot Twist Jam

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Jam Hello my lovelies! It’s jam season. I won’t shut up about it. Sorry not sorry. Apricot is my all time favourite jam. Today we are putting a zesty citrus twist on it. Sunshine in a jar. Apricots can be…

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Life

LIFE: Heat + Sweet

Hello my lovelies! It is still hot. Too hot for cool weather creatures like me. I’ve been busy making preserves which is probably not helping the heat. I’ve been going mad with caramels. And I caught up with some friends I don’t get to see very often. Sugar featured strongly this week.

Drinks

Sunshine Punch

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 5 Minutes | Total Time : 30 Minutes | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! This week is brought t you by desperately clinging to warmer days. Bright golden summery-seeming punch today. Golden sunny saffron rolls later on. Let me have this one. I’m wearing two layers of woollen socks. Homemade…

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Cakes

Berry, Yoghurt + Olive Oil Cake

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 60 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Sometimes you just want to pretend that it’s summer. And the way to do that is to go straight to the frozen section and grab some frozen berries to whip up this cake! I was totally winging it when…

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Pies & Tarts

Blueberry, Cream Cheese + Mint Crostatas

 Prep Time : 10 + 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I know, I know it’s like blueberry-palooza up in here but they’re just soooo good. And despite NZ exporting them by the tonne, they are ridiculously expensive here apart from a narrow window in summer. It’s a…

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Pies & Tarts

Blueberry + Lemon Custard Tart

Prep Time : 1 Hour | Cook Time : 20 + 10 Minutes | Total Time : 3 Hours | Difficulty : Moderate So gentle readers, this is the first recipe adapted from my adventures through Patisserie in an attempt to improve my overall skill and technique. It was a huge success – none of this clearly family sized tart…

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Ice Creams

No-Churn Baileys Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Freeze Time : 8 Hours | Total Time : 8 Hours | Difficulty : So Easy Unsurprisingly I’m an ice cream at any time kind of gal. We have team meetings at work that literally consist of going out for ice cream – going out for coffee is sooo last year dahling. So what…

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