dessert

Bitter Chocolate & Marmalade Tartpremium
This sensational tart has a richly bitter-sweet chocolate & marmalade filling, encased in a chocolate pastry shell. Serve in thin slices – a little goes a long way! For the Chocolate Pastry: 1¼ cups flour ¼ cup cocoa 120g butter, cut into small pieces 1 Tb caster sugar 1 egg yolk 1-2 Tb cold water […]
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Easter Celebration Lunchpremium
EASTER CELEBRATION LUNCH Herb & Beetroot-Cured Salmon *** Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder *** Fig & Roast Cauliflower Salad *** Berry Brownie Cake with Easter Meringue Topping Before the world turned upside-down I collaborated with fellow food stylist & recipe writer, Justine Kiggen, to create an Easter Celebration Lunch. It may be that this is now something […]
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Sweet Treats for the Festive Seasonpremium
Fresh Berries with White Chocolate Yoghurt, Fennel Seed Brittle and Sugared Shortbread Stars Here’s a couple of simple suggestions for sweet treats to have on hand for elevating fresh berries to a simple yet sensational dessert.  All components can be made ahead and dessert pulled together in minutes. White Chocolate Yoghurt INGREDIENTS 100g white chocolate […]
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26/09/2019
Louis Boeglin Pâtisseriepremium
Louis Boeglin Pâtisserie hand-crafted cakes and desserts are divinely dangerous, meticulously crafted and utterly delicious. What an absolute pleasure to shoot these gorgeous products so beautifully made by French pâtissier, Louis Boeglin for his new website and social media.      Photography:  Harriet Harcourt
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Upside-down Gingerbreadpremium
The third in a comfort food collaboration with Kate Flower; my recipe for Upside-down Gingerbread. A wonderful blast from my past, this unassuming-sounding dessert cake is definitely comfort food in my book! Pears and walnuts join hands with brown sugar and butter to form the crowning glory atop a darkly spicy and intensely flavoursome cake. A […]
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Roasted Peaches with Ginger Crumbs & Orange Mascarponepremium
This delicious dessert (or brunch?) recipe for roasted peaches was made using a particular gingernut biscuit that most New Zealanders will identify with – made extra hard especially for dunking, and advertised with a catchy little tune that’s impossible not to think of if you are “of a certain age”! Of course, if you can’t easily get hold […]
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Roasted Peach Tart with Vanilla & Cardamompremium
 Roasted Peach Tart with Vanilla & Cardamom, served with Raspberries & Crème Fraîche 1 x 24cm sweet short-crust pastry shell, baked blind (see notes) (for a good all purpose pastry recipe, see below) For the filling: 4-5 ripe but firm peaches 3 Tb caster sugar 1 tsp cornflour 1 vanilla pod 1 tsp cardamom seeds, crushed To […]
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02/05/2016
Chocolate & Beetroot Cake – with Jude Blereaupremium
I spent a happy morning in wholefood chef and author Jude Blereau’s kitchen recently, photographing her Chocolate and Beetroot Cake for a Mother’s Day blog post. And yes, once we had finished we had a cup of tea, a girly chat and – of course – a (large) piece of cake! Yum! Creamy Chocolate & […]
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Fruity Anzac Biscuits & Autumn Anzac Crumblepremium
Anzac Day fell on a Monday this year, which gave us a bonus three-day weekend. We were invited to friends’ for lunch the day before, and as I had offered to take a dessert, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and make use of the biscuit mixture which I had been planning to […]
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Dr Katherine – Simply Foreverpremium
I had the pleasure of doing a lot of work with and for Dr Katherine Iscoe last year – from food styling for her new book ‘Simply Forever’, and her website ‘DrKatherine.com’; to testing some of her recipes for both; and testing, styling and photographing the featured recipes – amongst others.  What a delicious job! […]
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Fragrant Scented Strawberries with Orange Creampremium
Light, yet luscious.. fresh strawberries are marinated in a light champagne & orange blossom syrup, and accompanied by orange-spiked whipped cream, with a touch of pistachio to finish. (..a Valentine’s Day dessert for a non-chocolate lover, perhaps?) For the Strawberries: 25g caster sugar 150 ml sparkling wine 1 Tb lemon juice 2 Tb approx. orange […]
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Grilled Peaches with Lemongrass Syrup and Ginger Crème Fraîchepremium
This versatile and delicious dessert recipe would also be a great addition to a special breakfast or brunch menu. 1½ cups sugar juice of 1 lime 2 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled & sliced 6 cm piece lemongrass, sliced 1 cinnamon quill 6 ripe peaches, cut in half 500g crème fraîche 100g glacé ginger, chopped […]
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