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Mum's apple & rhubarb pie

Ready in 1 hour 20 minutes, plus chilling

Enamel plates take me back to my childhood - my mother had them in v...     more...


Strawberry and Limoncello Sponge
Most sponges are best eaten the day they are made, but this one can be made a day ahead making it the perfect Christmas ...     more...

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar
Use only ripe, juicy strawberries for this, and aged balsamic vinegar - not cheap artificial stuff.
Ready in 30 minutes

Weeping Raspberry Fairy Cake
Time to prep 20 minutes
Time to cook 40 minutes
Although this cake is filled with lashings of cream, it is won...     more...

Plum pudding ice cream
Christmas in a mouthful! And, a bonus, this can be made several days in advance, the problem being that you just might s...     more...

Plum Crumble
The plums soften during cooking and when their crimson juice seeps through the crumble and bubbles around the edges, you...     more...

Feijoa Cake with Crumble Topping

Our Kiwi favourite backyard fruit tree, the feijoa, may hail from Brazil, but we have made it our own. Itís the intox...     more...


Creamy Apple Tart
A rich creamy layer under the apples in this tart makes a gorgeous contrast to the crisp pastry - Iíve taken a shortcut ...     more...

Ricotta hotcakes with strawberries & maple syrup
Ready in 30 minutes Try these for a festive brunch Ė the lightness of fluffy ricotta hotcakes, strawberries and Maple s...     more...

Exotic Fruit Salad
This salad is a blend of summer's gorgeous fruit given an exotic touch with a dash of muscatel vinegar. The sweet grapey...     more...

Plum Tart
Dark fleshed plums will give this tart a sweeter, sharper tang and a deeper colour than yellow-fleshed ones. If the plum...     more...

Orange & Red Onion Salad
Time to prep 25 minutes
Time to cook None
This salad is really refreshing and can be served as part of a tapas...     more...

Caramelized Fruit Kebabs
These kebabs look stunning and taste terrific. They're easily cooked in a grid pan, or heavy skillet, or more carefully ...     more...

MMum's Apple & Rhubarb Pie
Time to prep 40 minutes, plus chilling time
Time to cook 45 minutes
My mother was a dab hand at making pastry ...     more...

There will be some leftover pastry, but I recommend you start with a generous amount because it makes lining the flan ri...     more...

Rhubarb & Ginger Crumble
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes


Raisin Bread with Ricotta, Honey & Barbecued Peaches
Time to prep 10 minutes
Time to cook 5 minutes

These sweet toasts can also be made with croissants or slic...     more...

Chicken Skewers on Watermelon and Feta Salad
Fresh and juicy, with a salty lick of feta, this dish is perfect for lunch on a hot summer's day or for a shared platter...     more...

Fresh Apricot Trifle
Time to prep 15 minutes plus time to cool
Time to cook 20 minutes

There's always someone who grizzles abou...     more...

Glazed Pineapple
The sight of grilled pineapple with a caramelized glaze makes me think of summer, no matter what time of year it is. But...     more...

Tamarillo Chutney

Sticky Lemon Slice

Pepper & Pineapple Salad
This is gorgeously sweet and juicy and goes well with grilled chicken, pork, ham and duck.

You'll find this rec...     more...

Griestorte with Pears
Prep time 30 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes

This is a wonderfully light sponge cake with the surprise cru...     more...

Cranberry Sauce
Prep time 10 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes


Fresh Cherry Trifle
Time to prep 25 minutes
Time to cook None

This is designed for fresh cherries and the time to make it is...     more...

Pavlova with raspberries

Quick Strawberry Trifles
Time to prep 20 minutes, plus 15-20 minutes steeping time for strawberries
Time to cook None

There's littl...     more...

Golden Kiwifruit Salsa

Apple and Raisin Crumble
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Unskinned almonds have more flavor than skinned almonds. Try to...     more...

Apple & Boysenberry Crumble
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
If using frozen berries, thaw in a sieve over a bowl. The juice...     more...

Tamarillo & Blackberry Crumbles
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Choose ripe tamarillos for this crumble because firm ones are h...     more...

Feather-light Sponge Filled with Raspberries and Cream, decorated with Sugared Rose Petals
This sponge is best eaten the day it is made, but if you must make it ahead, keep it refrigerated but put the rose petal...     more...

Chicken & Honeydew Melon Salad with Tarragon
The chicken will stick to the pan at first, so don't attempt to move it. Once it is browned, it will be easy to move aro...     more...

Watermelon Salsa with Red Chili
This is great with barbecued chicken or as a sambal with Indian dishes. Watermelon is a different species to other me...     more...

Meringue Mountain with Strawberries
If you want to make the meringues ahead for Xmas, they will keep well in the freezer, but keep them in a rigid container...     more...

Four Fruit Crumble
The crumble can be made and cooked an hour or two before serving. The exotic perfume this crumble gives off as it cooks ...     more...

Feijoa and Banana Crumble

Feijoas in Red Wine Syrup
I adore feijoas. I find the banana-like, passion, fruity perfume totally intoxicating. When they are plentiful I use the...     more...

Quick Tiramisu with Raspberries
Time to prep 20 minutes
Time to cook none
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