Baking

Roast salmon fillets with salsa verde, potato and rocket salad and heirloom tomato salad

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Serves 8

Preparation 15 minutes

Cooking 45 minutes

 

2 x 1kg salmon fillets, skin on, cut from two sides of the same fish

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Roast turkey with Italian sausage seasoning and vegetables

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Serves 10

Preparation 40 minutes

Cooking 4¾ hours

 

1 x 4kg turkey

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

50cm square muslin or ham skin or prosciutto or thinly-cut bacon

100g butter, […]

Sago Christmas pudding with custard and brandy butter

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Serves 6

Preparation 20 minutes

Cooking 3 hours

 

1/3 cup (65g) sago (seed tapioca)

1 cup (250ml) milk plus 1 tablespoon (20ml) extra

125g butter

1/2 cup (110g) sugar

1 teaspoon bi-carb […]

Little Christmas cakes with eggnog buttercream

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Makes 20-22

Preparation 10 minutes

Cooking 15 minutes

 

1 cup (150g) mixed dried fruit

½ cup (75g) chopped dates

½ cup (75g) chopped prunes

¼ cup (35g) slivered almonds

1 orange, zested […]

Honey glazed ham with mustard fruits and cranberry relish

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Serves a crowd

Cooking 80 minutes

Preparation 20 minutes

 

1 x 7kg leg of ham

¼ cup whole cloves

½ cup (175g) honey

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon (20ml) dry sherry

2 […]

Nectarine and Macadamia Tart

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I love summer fruits and nectarines and macadamias make good friends. Based on a frangipane tart, macadamias in the pastry and the filling take it […]

Vanilla Slice

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Makes 12

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 30 – 35 minutes + cooling time

2 sheets butter puff pastry, thawed
1½ cups (375ml) milk
1½ cups (375ml) cream
60g unsalted butter, chopped
2 […]

Steamed banana and ginger pudding with coffee ginger glaze and bruleed bananas

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Using fresh ginger rather than ground ginger powder gives this pudding a modern edge. If your ginger is a little fibrous it is best to […]

Strawberry Tart

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The real secret to this tart is really good butter puff pastry. There are a couple of commercial brands on the market, or you can […]

Chocolate Sponge Kisses with Rose and Raspberry filling

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I love the combination of the rose and raspberry in the filling to make a modern and elegant sweet treat for a high tea.

 

Makes 35 […]