Semifreddo with Seasonal Fruits

Recipe Bar Centrale, Images Brydie Thompson This light and refreshing dessert will please kids and grown-ups on a warm sunny day. You can use any fresh seasonal fruits, but I would recommend strawberry and mint. 3 eggs 2 egg yolks ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 cup caster sugar 500g fresh strawberries, halved (or quartered if […]

Peach & Blackberry Crumble

Make the most of late season peaches with fresh blackberries in this free form crumble. ¾ cup flour ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp cinnamon 100g butter, chilled, chopped ½ cup slivered almonds 4–6 peaches (Golden Queen are my favourite) 2 cups fresh blackberries Mix the flour, sugar and spices in […]

Blackberry & Apple Crumble Cake

Recipe Vicki Ravlich-Horan, Images Brydie Thompson Blackberries and new season apples are a wonderful combination. If you can’t find Granny Smith apples, opt for a tarter variety than the modern sweet apples. This cake is a delicious afternoon treat served with a dollop of cream but equally delicious for dessert with a scoop of vanilla […]


Recipe VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images ASHLEE DECAIRES This twist on the classic English summer pudding uses rich brioche bread (I used one from Volare). You could also use a Christmas Panettone (available from Vetro). Filled with gorgeous white chocolate ice cream and served with fresh berries, it is a real showstopper that will easily feed […]


Recipe VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images ASHLEE DECAIRES Making home-made ice cream won’t save you money but it is worth it! An ice cream maker definitely makes it easier. You can either buy a stand-alone machine, or many food mixers have ice cream attachments as added extras. If you don’t have a machine you can still […]


Recipe: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Photography: Brydie Thompson This easy creamy ice cream rippled with cherry can be whipped up without the need for a fancy ice cream machine. 250g cherries ¼ cup sugar 1 cup cream 200g mascarpone 1 tin condensed milk Halve and pit the cherries. Place in a small pot with the sugar […]