Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
Although I’m not a super big fan of citrus muffins, but these Orange Chocolate Chip muffins are pretty alright. And my daughter Dana loves them.

Dominic’s Spicy Apple Crumble – or is that a “Jack”? 2

Dominic's Spicy Apple Crumble - or is that a
In one of those strange sequence of events I bought my team at work some donuts and Dominic responded with a recipe for Apple Crumble. Dominic fancies a lot of crumble and a lot of spices and his recipe reflects this. But given the relish with which he described this masterpiece I’d say this is ...

Apricot Jam / Riba Mishmish

Robert makes a fantastic apricot jam. He always gives me some to take home from our family holidays.

Fresh Fruit Cake

Fresh Fruit Cake
Unlike the dried fruit cake recipes common in New Zealand, this cake has a wet mixture. Our recipe is based on one from an Israeli book, although we had to reduce the quantities significantly to fit in our 20 cm x 20 cm cake tin. 

Tarte Tatin (French Apple Tart)

Tarte Tatin (French Apple Tart)
Imagine going out to the pub and when you get home your new flatmate had left an exquisite homemade French apple pastry for you to sample. This was my introduction to Bernard’s cooking and to Tarte Tatin. Yum. I tweaked Bernard’s recipe a bit to cope with my 28 cm Tarte Tatin pan and with ...

Citrus Salad

My mum makes this salad when she putting on a buffet.

Karen’s Muffins

I was doing some courses for a while where the caterer (Karen) made fab muffins. Muffins are really simple to make. Mix the dry ingredients. Mix the wet. Mix the two together (briefly). Cook. With only 1/2 cup of sugar these are not very sweet, so you might want to use more. Makes 12.