Sponge Kisses

  I found a gorgeous patty pan tin in a second-hand store and just had to make something in them.  This easy, light cupcake type mixture was perfect as the little cakes kept the shape well.  Paired with cream and the plum curd they make an impressive afternoon tea treat.  If you don’t happen to…

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Baked Cheesecake with Plum Curd

  This classic cheesecake is brilliant with fresh berries or my plum curd dolloped on top! 200g biscuit crumbs (I used gingernuts) 80g butter 500g cream cheese, soft 250g sour cream ½ cup sugar 4 eggs 3 tbsp cornflour zest and juice of a lemon   Crush the biscuits until you have fine breadcrumbs. I…

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Plum Curd

  This is a great way to use up your egg yolks left over from making meringues (see page X).  Use it to sandwich a classic sponge together with lashings of whipped cream, dollop over ice cream, or smear over a classic cheesecake. 300ml plum puree* 6 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 125g butter, chopped…

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Water Saving Tips

Hamiltonians, along with all New Zealanders, thirst for water increases dramatically over the summer months. As there is no significant increase in stormwater, it is believed this increase in use goes into our gardens, lawns and keeping cool. Regardless of whether we are in a drought or not, this huge increase in demand puts a…

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AEROPRESS

Words VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images BRYDIE THOMPSON If great coffee wherever you go is a priority this summer, Josie Evans from Excelso Coffee says the AeroPress is the way to go. This nifty little bit of kit is perfect for the bach, motorhome, camping … In fact, you might just like it so much that…

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