Ginger Loaf with Pear and Butterscotch Sauce

In combination this is a wonderful dessert, but there is nothing stopping you slicing a piece of ginger loaf for afternoon tea or pouring the butterscotch sauce over good old vanilla ice cream. 125g butter ¾ cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup flour 1½ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp baking powder Cream the butter […]

Homemade Gnocchi

  Recipe Bar Centrale, Images Brydie Thompson Light and fluffy, gnocchi is a delicious, inexpensive crowd pleaser for any Italian lunch you have planned. With ripe tomatoes bursting with flavour, in season my pick would be to cook some fresh tomatoes up with garlic, basil and olive oil and simply season with some fresh chili, […]

But First, Dessert

Words Denise Irvine, Images Brydie Thompson My apple mousse dessert is perfectly formed – it looks just like a beautiful green and pink apple – and it seems sacrilege to dig in and spoil its good looks. The reward, though, is a burst of lovely flavours and textures: lightly stewed apple with a hint of […]

Honey Pie

Recipe and Images Kathy Paterson Honey is the flavour bomb here so make sure you use a honey you really love. Serves 8-10 Pastry 250g (2 cups) plain flour pinch of salt 1 tablespoon caster sugar 125g cold butter, diced 1 egg yolk 50ml cold water Filling 200g good quality ricotta 4 tablespoons honey ½ […]

Harriet’s How To – Kiwi Carrot Cake

Words Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee Decaires Sarah Tuck’s Big Bad Carrot Cake was my gateway into what I would now deem my favourite cake flavour. I had turned my nose up at the idea of carrot cake my whole life, because why on earth would you put veggies in a cake? Now I’ve been converted […]

The Essential Roast Chicken

Recipe and Images Kathy Paterson Serves 6 (if served with plenty of vegetables)   Ingredients: 1 x free-range chicken (size 14) 50g butter, softened 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley 2 tsp fresh sage leaves, finely chopped, plus 3 extra small sprigs finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon salt and pepper   Sage […]

Salsa Verde Lamb Chops

Recipe Harriet Boucher, Images Ashlee DeCaires The girls in my family love crumbed lamb chops; Dad not so much. They were often on the menu on his Tuesday bike nights. I’ve stepped them up a level by marinating them in salsa verde to add the extra zing we all need in winter. Ingredients ½ cup […]

Wholesome Black Bean Nachos with Cashew Cheese

Healthy Kelsi: Simple, vibrant plant-based food by Kelsi Boocock, photography and recipes by Kelsi Boocock, published by Bateman Books, RRP$39.99, Release Date 13 September, to purchase check your local bookstore for possible click and collect options (outside of Auckland) and also Fishpond and Mighty Ape for online and contactless delivery.