Festive Mocha Cupcakes
05
Dec

Festive Mocha Cupcakes

Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a standard-size muffin tin with paper liners. In a measuring cup, whisk the coffee powder into the brewed coffee until completely dissolved. Add the milk and vanilla essence; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate...
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23
Nov

Grilled Salmon and Vegetables

Directions Place the vegetables in a bowl and add the olive oil, season with salt and pepper and a splash of herb de Provence. Let sit for 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Prep the salmon fillets with a touch of salt and pepper. Put vegetables in a pan...
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23
Nov

Smoked Salmon, Dill & Lemon Paté

Directions Chop the smoked salmon into small pieces. Set aside. Blend the soft cheese and lemon juice in a food processor or blender. Season with black pepper. Add the smoked salmon and blend for a few seconds so paté it still chunky. If you like your paté smooth, blend more....
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23
Nov

Baked Brie with Figs

Directions Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the brie cheese on a baking sheet with parchment paper and top with figs and pecans. Bake the whole thing in the oven for 10-12 minutes until brie is soft and pecans are toasted. Remove from the oven and let it stand for...
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23
Nov

Stuffed Jalapeños

Directions Preheat the oven to 190°C. Slice the jalapeños in half lengthwise. Scrape out all the seeds and ribs from each jalapeño with a spoon. Mix together all the filling ingredients except the cheddar cheese strips. Pack the filling into the peppers and nestle a strip of cheddar cheese onto...
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23
Nov

Smoked Salmon Crostini

Directions Preheat oven to a low heat. Slice the baguette into round pieces and brush with oil. Put in the oven for around 10 mins until crisp and golden. Beat together the crème fraiche, horseradish and honey. Spoon mixture onto the baguette slices (which are now crostini), and top with...
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25
Nov

Icecream Sundae

Directions Make caramel sauce: Place sugar, butter and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 4 to 5 minutes or until melted and smooth. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Pour into a small jug. Meanwhile, make chocolate...
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25
Nov

Mince Pies & Cream

Directions MAKE THE MINCEMEAT IN ADVANCE In a large pan, dissolve the sugar in the ruby port over a gentle heat. Add the apples and stir. Add the cinnamon, ginger and cloves, currants, raisins and the zest and juice of the orange. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for...
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25
Nov

Eggnog

Christmas isn’t Christmas without eggnog! Directions Place the milk, eggs, sugar and vanilla pod in a medium pan and heat gently, without boiling, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. The eggnog can be chilled at this stage or served hot. To serve divide the...
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25
Nov

The Cheeseman Christmas Tree

Directions To make a guideline for your cheese tree, put together two wooden spoons together to form a narrow triangle. Start from the top of the triangle and place layers of the cheeses, grapes, cherries and olives, in any order you choose, until you get to the bottom of the...
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