Summertime, and the livin’ is easy – and so is the wonderful summer fruit at this time of year. Apologies to my friends overseas who are slogging it out in the snow and cold of winter; something to look forward to for you when the season changes? I make this Raspberry & Almond Slice often and with a punnet of fresh raspberries begging to be eaten, it was time to roll out this old favourite this week. Super easy, and quick to put together, especially when you have a pack of ready-rolled pastry in the freezer – my recipe for making your own sweet shortcrust pastry … Continue reading Raspberry and Almond Slice
Quick Apple Strudel Is it just me or does the winter season make you think of a warm pudding too? At our house we have really tried hard to eliminate those dreadful carbs during the week day evening meals – … Continue reading Quick Apple Strudel just for two
Last weekend I met my girlfriend at La Cigale Market in Parnell – she lives out South and I live on the North Shore, so nearly a half-way point, and a great place for a nice weekend brunch, and a … Continue reading Lemon Croissant Pudding for two – Decadent Indulgence!
‘Quark?’ I hear you say – what on earth is that? Quark means ‘curd’ in German and is thought to have originated in Central Europe–in fact it has been made since the Iron Age! Quark is a fresh, white cheese, very similar to Ricotta. It can be used in baking for both savoury and sweet pies, mousse and cheesecakes. It is also a good low-fat replacement for butter in scrambled eggs. The flavour is mild and milky; not surprising when you learn that it is made from pasteurised milk which has a starter culture added to it then some rennet to form the curd. It is … Continue reading No-Bake Lemon Quark Cheesecake
I woke up this morning and felt like chocolate – now I don’t have a really sweet tooth so I figured this was a call to action!