Honey Roast Peach Slab Pavlova With Honeycomb

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Honey Roast Peach Slab Pavlova With Honeycomb
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Slab Pavlova Base
  • 6 egg whites room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 330 g caster sugar 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 teaspoons White vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour
Honey Roast Peaches
  • 6-8 small ripe loose-stone yellow peaches
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or essence
Honey Comb
  • 125 g white sugar 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 100 g golden syrup 1/4 cup
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
Mascarpone Cream
  • 250 ml cream 1 cup, heavy cream in US
  • 200 g mascarpone
  • 250 g creme fraiche
  • 30 g icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
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Slab Pavlova Base
  • 6 egg whites room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 330 g caster sugar 1 1/2 cups
  • 2 teaspoons White vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour
Honey Roast Peaches
  • 6-8 small ripe loose-stone yellow peaches
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or essence
Honey Comb
  • 125 g white sugar 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 100 g golden syrup 1/4 cup
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
Mascarpone Cream
  • 250 ml cream 1 cup, heavy cream in US
  • 200 g mascarpone
  • 250 g creme fraiche
  • 30 g icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
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Honey Comb
  1. Line a small baking tin with baking paper (we used 20 x 20 but the exact size doesn’t matter)
  2. In a medium heavy based pan, heat the sugar and golden syrup over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, measure the baking soda into a small container, ready to use quickly, and have the baking tin nearby.
  3. Increase the heat and bring the sugar to the boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t burn. you’ll see it turn a slightly darker caramel colour.
  4. Add the baking soda and quickly stir to fully combine - the honeycomb will froth up and lighten.
  5. Quickly pour into prepared tin. Don’t worry about spreading it out evenly.
  6. Leave to set until cold and then break into pieces. If it has been a very humid day, you might find that it gets a bit sticky - just keep it in the freezer until you need it and it will much easier to snap and crumble
  7. You will probably have extra left over after using it for the pavlova - dip leftovers in melted chocolate to make them even better!
Slab Pavlova Base
  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Using a 20x 30cm tin or a ruler, trace out a roughly 20 x 30cm rectangle on your baking paper with a pencil - this gives you a guide for shaping the pavlova.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C (not fan bake).
  3. Wipe out your stand mixing bowl with a bit of lemon juice or vinegar to remove any bits of grease from last time you used it - you want your bowl and beater attachment to be super clean and dry.
  4. Add the egg whites and salt to the bowl and beat using the whisk attachment on high speed until frothy.
  5. Still on high speed, start adding the caster sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it is all absorbed and the egg whites are stiff and glossy. This should take about 10 minutes, and when you rub a bit of meringue between your fingers you shouldn’t be able to feel any sugar granules.
  6. Whisk in the vinegar. Sift the corn flour over the meringue and gently fold through with a spatula.
  7. Use a big spoon to drop dollops of meringue onto your traced rectangle. Use an offset spatular similar to spread it gently into a rectangle, creating a few swirls and peaks as you go.
  8. Place it in the oven. Immediately turn the heat down to 130°C and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off the oven and leave it in the oven without opening the door until completely cool, ideally overnight.
Honey Roast Peaches
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Halve and stone the peaches and place cut side up in a single layer in a rectangular roasting tray or baking tin with sides. In a small bowl, combine the honey, brown sugar, water and vanilla. Pour over the peaches.
  3. Roast for 30-40 minutes, basting the peaches with the honey syrup occasionally, until the peaches are tender and starting to caramelise around the edges.
  4. Set aside in a bowl to cool, including the honey syrup. Use at room temperature - if they are still hot they will start making the mascarpone cream runny.
Mascarpone Cream
  1. Whip the cream to soft peaks.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the mascarpone, creme fraiche, icing sugar and vanilla. Fold in the softly whipped cream.
To assemble
  1. Spoon the mascarpone cream over the cooled pavlova base.
  2. Top with the cooled caramelised peaches and shards of hokey pokey.
  3. Serve immediately
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Cherry, Roasted Chilli & Herb Salad

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Cherry, Roasted Chilli & Herb Salad
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Ingredients
  • 2 red chillies
  • 500 g fresh dark pitted cherries
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 cup ⁄2walnut halves toasted and roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1 ⁄2 tbsp. pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
Course Entree, Platter
Servings
as a side
Ingredients
  • 2 red chillies
  • 500 g fresh dark pitted cherries
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 cup ⁄2walnut halves toasted and roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 1 ⁄2 tbsp. pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
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  1. Heat oven grill to high. Place chiles on a baking sheet; grill, turning as needed, until charred and tender, 4-5 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap; let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Discard stems, skin, and seeds from chiles; finely chop and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add cherries, coriander, walnuts, oil, molasses, juice, salt, and pepper; toss to combine.
  5. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

You can make pomegranate molasses by reducing 2 cups of cranberry juice over a medium heat until around 1/2 cup remains - It will thicken more on standing, so don't over reduce.

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Nectarine and peanut chicken salad

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Nectarine and peanut chicken salad
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  • 1  skinless chicken breast
  • 50 g watercress
  • 2 nectarines
  • 8 g asparagus spears
1/2 cucumber
2 tomatoes or 10 cherry tomatoes
50sugar snaps
2 tablespoons chopped fresh corinader
  • 1/2 red chilli peppers chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons oil
marinade
  • 40 ml soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • tablespoon juice and lemon zest of 1/2 lime
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  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
peanut sauce
  • 1 clove garlic  minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped chilli pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lime
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 100 g peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • black pepper and salt
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1  skinless chicken breast
  • 50 g watercress
  • 2 nectarines
  • 8 g asparagus spears
1/2 cucumber
2 tomatoes or 10 cherry tomatoes
50sugar snaps
2 tablespoons chopped fresh corinader
  • 1/2 red chilli peppers chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons oil
marinade
  • 40 ml soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • tablespoon juice and lemon zest of 1/2 lime
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  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
peanut sauce
  • 1 clove garlic  minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped chilli pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lime
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 100 g peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • black pepper and salt
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  1. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl.
  2. Cut the chicken into thin strips, put in a clean bowl and toss with 3/4 marinade. Place in the fridge.
  3. Cut the nectarines into small pieces and toss with the rest of the marinade.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan, sauté the garlic and the ginger over low heat. Add the chili pepper and stir, pour coconut milk and bring to a boil. Combine with the rest of the ingredients and cook over low heat until the peanut butter has melted and the sauce is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the sugar snaps in salted water. Cut the tomatoes and the cucumber into small pieces.
  6. Preheat your grill pan to high heat. Rinse the asparagus under cool water and remove the woody stems. Drizzle with oil and grill for 10 minutes until soft.
  7. Grill the nectarines for 2-3 minutes or until light char marks appear, flip and grill another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Thread your chicken onto the skewers. Grill until the chicken is cooked through and light grill marks appear, turn from time to time so the meat doesn’t burn.
  9. Arrange the watercress on the plates, add cucumber, tomatoes and sugar snaps. Add the grilled asparagus and nectarines and top with the chicken. Drizzle generously with peanut sauce, add the chopped peanuts, chili pepper and fresh corinader. Enjoy!
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Berry Pizza Christmas Wreath

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Berry Pizza Christmas Wreath
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  • 1 tube of refrigerated cookie dough - or if you make your own around 450g.
  • 1 250 g PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons of lemon or lime juice
  • various washed berries your choice - we used raspberries blackberries, blueberries & strawberries
  • fresh mint for wreath garnish
Course Dessert
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  • 1 tube of refrigerated cookie dough - or if you make your own around 450g.
  • 1 250 g PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons of lemon or lime juice
  • various washed berries your choice - we used raspberries blackberries, blueberries & strawberries
  • fresh mint for wreath garnish
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  1. Grease a pizza pan, and the sides of a small ovenproof bowl.
  2. Preheat your oven - per cookie mix instructions
  3. With the bowl in the centre spread your cookie mixture evenly on your pizza pan around the bowl - like you would a pizza dough. Cook according to packet directions.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mix your soften cream cheese, sugar, milk & lime juice together with a hand mixer.
  5. Once your cookie crust has cooled completely, spread your cream cheese mixture on top of your crust.
  6. Arrange your fruit on top of your cream cheese mixture.
  7. Add your fresh mint for garnish.
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FESTIVE LEG OF LAMB WITH MINTY FETA SAUCE

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Course Main Dish
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  • 1 leg of spring lamb
Marinade
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp preserved lemon finely chopped
  • 6 anchovies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
SAUCE
  • 250 g soft feta cheese
  • 250 ml Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp mint tarragon, basil or dill leaves, chopped
  • extra mint for garnish
  • 1 pomegranate seeds only (or dried cranberries)
  • Cherries to garnish
Course Main Dish
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Ingredients
  • 1 leg of spring lamb
Marinade
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp preserved lemon finely chopped
  • 6 anchovies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp rosemary finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
SAUCE
  • 250 g soft feta cheese
  • 250 ml Greek-style yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp mint tarragon, basil or dill leaves, chopped
  • extra mint for garnish
  • 1 pomegranate seeds only (or dried cranberries)
  • Cherries to garnish
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  1. Pound the marinade ingredients using a pestle and mortar or whizz in a food processor until almost finely chopped. Cut 2cm-deep slashes in the lamb, then rub in the marinade. Cover and leave overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients, except the extra mint and pomegranate seeds, in a food processor or blender until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Preheat the oven or a charcoal barbecue to 190°C. If oven-roasting the lamb, place it in a small roasting pan in the middle of the oven. If using the barbecue, make sure the coals are glowing and place the meat directly onto the grill. Roast for about 70 minutes. Test with a skewer to ensure the juices are almost clear. Once the meat is cooked but still juicy, remove from the heat, cover with foil and leave to rest for about 15 minutes.
  4. Carve into neat slices and spoon over the sauce. Top with sliced mint leaves and pomegranate seeds. Fresh cherries will give a more festive look.
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Pork Fajitas with Smoky Cherry Salsa

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  • 1 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 6 teaspoons lime juice divided
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground chipotle pepper or smoked paprika divided
  • 650 g pork tenderloin trimmed
  • 1 medium white onion thickly sliced crosswise
  • 1 red or green capsicum quartered
  • 1 cup chopped pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 cup shredded Manchego or Cheddar cheese
  • 8 medium corn tortillas warmed
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon plus a pinch of salt divided
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • 6 teaspoons lime juice divided
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground chipotle pepper or smoked paprika divided
  • 650 g pork tenderloin trimmed
  • 1 medium white onion thickly sliced crosswise
  • 1 red or green capsicum quartered
  • 1 cup chopped pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 cup shredded Manchego or Cheddar cheese
  • 8 medium corn tortillas warmed
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  1. Preheat a BBQ or grill to medium-high.
  2. Mash 1 teaspoon salt and garlic in a small bowl with a mortar and pestle or a spoon until a paste forms. Mix in lime zest, 2 teaspoons lime juice and 1 teaspoon ground chipotle. Rub the paste all over pork place in a non reactive container, cover and place in fridge to marinate for 2 hours or overnight. Remove the pork from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Oil a BBQ or grill grill. Grill the pork, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reaches 65C, around 13 to 15 minutes. Grill onion and caspcicum, turning occasionally, until charred and tender, around 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the pork to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Combine cherries, corinader, the remaining 4 teaspoons lime juice, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon chipotle and pinch of salt in a bowl. Finely chop one slice of grilled onion and stir into the salsa.
  5. Thinly slice the remaining onion and pepper. Thinly slice the pork. Serve the pork and vegetables with the salsa and cheese on tortillas.
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Herb Stuffed Turkey Breast Wrapped In Bacon

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Herb Stuffed Turkey Breast Wrapped In Bacon
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Course Main Dish
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  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup low salt chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly ground pepper
  • 500 g streaky bacon rashers
  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast, butterflied
Course Main Dish
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup low salt chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly ground pepper
  • 500 g streaky bacon rashers
  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast, butterflied
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Pound the turkey breast to an even thickness.
  3. Combine the stuffing ingredients in a bowl. The stuffing should be moist, mounding nicely on a spoon, but should not be sopping wet. Add more broth if needed.
  4. Spread the stuffing evenly over the turkey breast.
  5. Roll up the breast lengthwise to create a cylinder. Arrange the bacon slices on a work surface in 6 tightly spaced parallel stripes, overlapping the ends of 2 slices to make each stripe.
  6. Place the rolled turkey breast in the centre of the bacon and then crisscross the bacon around the turkey. Tie the turkey with butcher’s twine to create a uniform roast and to secure the bacon.
  7. Cook in a roasting pan, until the internal temperature reaches 75 degrees C, turning occasionally to ensure the bacon gets crispy on all sides ( around 1 to 1.5 hours). Let rest for 10 minutes, remove the string, slice and serve.
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