Smoked Duck with Christmas Spiced Pickled Cherries

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Christmas Canapés
Makes: 24
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

2 x 200g duck breasts, skin on

Smoking Mixture
1 tablespoon black tea leaves
1 tablespoon herbal tea (eg an […]

Almond Gazpacho with Seared Scallops


Christmas Canapés
Makes 18 shot glasses
Preparation 10 minutes + one hour refrigeration
Cooking 2 minutes

2 cups (220g) white sourdough bread, crusts removed, cut into cubes
1 cup (160g) […]

Roast Beef Rib with Spiced Salt and Anchovy and Parsley Béarnaise


Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 30 minutes (plus 20 minutes standing time)
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

2.5kg standing rib of beef with 5 bones (bone in rib […]

White Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse with Berries in Sparkling Shiraz Syrup

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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 20 minutes (plus 2 hours setting time)
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

200g white chocolate
½ cup (140g) mascarpone cheese
300ml cream
3 punnets berries, such as strawberries […]

Honey Glazed Ham with Mustard Fruits and Cranberry Relish

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Serves a crowd
Cooking Time: 80 minutes
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

1 x 7kg leg of ham
¼ cup whole cloves
½ cup (175g) honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon (20ml) […]

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 […]

Macadamia Crusted Salmon with Macadamia Couscous


This recipe is as easy as it is delicious. The macadamia crust dresses up the salmon for Christmas entertaining. On a hot day you could […]

Smoked Trout Mousse with Cucumber Salad


Makes: 8
Preparation Time: 30 minutes (plus 2 hours refrigeration time)
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

1x 500g whole smoked trout
1-2 titanium strength gelatine leaves
3 eggs, separated
¼ cup (60ml) […]

Frozen Christmas Pudding


This is a wonderful alternative to a traditional hot Christmas pudding, ideal for warm climates. It’s also a great way to help charities – buy […]

Little Christmas Cakes with Royal Icing


Makes 24
Preparation and Cooking Time: 20 minutes

150g (1 cup) mixed dried fruit
75g (½ cup) chopped dates
75g (½ cup) chopped prunes
35g (¼ cup) slivered almonds
60ml (1/4 […]