Chocolate Macaroons (Macarons Creoles)

We’re rather fond of Macaroons in our family.  Chocolate Macaroons (Macarons Creoles) Print Recipe Ingredients  150 grams bittersweet chocolate1 teaspoon vanilla2 large egg whites1 cup 140 g almonds, toasted and ground3/4 cup 150 g sugar50 grams bittersweet chocolate.2 tablespoons crème fraiche or heavy cream Instructions Preheat oven to 135º CMelt 100 grams chocolate with vanilla over very ...

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This is a variation on a pasta sauce recipe that Wendy Evans gave me. Creamy Mushroom Sauce Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  Olive oil1/2 teaspoon sage1/2 teaspoon rosemary500 g mushroomsblack pepper1/2 ThymeTin tomatoes1 Onion chopped300 ml cream Instructions Cook sage and rosemary until fragrantAdd mushrooms, black pepper, thymeCook 10 minutesAdd tomatoes and onionCook 20 minutes. Add cream ...

Tortillas – Mexican Pancakes

These are great. Soft and resilient. The only tortilla recipe I’ve ever used where the tortillas hung together once stuffed full of goodies. Tortillas - Mexican Pancakes Marie Bray The only tortilla recipe I’ve ever used where the tortillas hung together once stuffed full of goodies. Print Recipe Ingredients  1/4 cup cornmeal fine1/2 cup cold water1/2 ...

Roast Chicken

As a child we always had a “Sunday Roast”. When I moved to the UK it became obvious this was a tradition inherited from our British forbearers. In my home we roasted beef and lamb but roast chicken was my favourite. Roast Chicken Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Roast Chicken1 x 1.5 kg chickenStuffing ...

Chicken Niblets (Wings)

Very yum. Party snack, or serve with rice tossed with fried mushrooms. I even made a Kosher version for Pesach lunch. Chicken Niblets (Wings) A tasty party snack or serve as a main with rice tossed with fried mushrooms. Print Recipe Ingredients  16 chicken wings125 g butter75- 100 mls soy sauce original said 20 teaspoons!!1 small ...

Spicy Pickled Onions

I grew up on pickled onions. I could, as a child, eat a whole jar in one sitting. It helped that my mum made bottles and bottles of them every year. This recipe came from Jane Bray. It is a bit different from my mums, have a hint of chilli. Makes it quite sharp.  Spicy ...

Mustard and Cheese Pita Bread Starter

Trevor Bryon and Wendy Evans knocked up a batch of these one day. Very tasty.  Mustard and Cheese Pita Bread Starter Trevor Byron Yum. Simple, but don’t eat them every day for a week like we did. Print Recipe Ingredients  Whole grain mustard sauceMelted butterPita breadGrated ParmesanOlives in rounds Instructions Mix mustard and butterSpread mustard butter inside ...

Hummus bi Tahina

Having lived in Australia for a few years I got used to having Hummus readily available. On my return to New Zealand I found I couldn’t buy it. So I made my own. I like some Tahina in the mix and I got sick of desperately searching for a Tahina recipe every time I wanted ...