Pear & Verjuice Syrup Cake

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The olive oil in this cake made it deliciously moist, which I cooked in the groves at Abilene Grove.

Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 […]

Pink Lady Apple and Coconut Cake

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The Pink Lady apple schnapps from Wild Brumby Schnapps distillery was so delicious I simply had to cook up this lovely cake to […]

Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon, Apples and Whipped Maple Butter

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I cooked this plate of decadence on Mornings on Channel 9 on 30 May 2013 in the Battle of the Chefs against Tom Kime and won!

Makes 6 […]

Dried Fig and Berry Compote with Ice Cream


Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

3 large oranges
¼ cup (60mls) honey
1 tbspn orange liqueur e.g. Grand Marnier or Cointreau
2 star anise or 1 tspn […]

Poached Peaches

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Poached Peaches

Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
sparkling or white wine
4 whole perfect peaches
thick cream, to serve


  1. Place sugar, water and wine in […]

Grapefruit delicious Pudding

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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

This recipe must be made close to serving.

30g butter, softened
1 teaspoon grated red grapefruit rind
½ cup (110g) caster […]

Berry Terrine


Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 25 minutes + overnight refrigeration

2 sachets of powdered gelatine
3/4 bottle of sweet white wine, Asti Spumante is best
50g caster sugar
juice 1 lime
1kg […]

Paul Kavanagh’s Pork Terrine, Pear & Potato Relish


Some time ago I went to a lovely degustation dinner held by the Trippas White catering group. I have known Brien Trippas for years and […]

Spotted Dog

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Recipe by Darina Allen from Ballymaloe Cookery School
From Lyndey Milan’s Taste of Ireland: episode 2, County Cork

Makes 1 loaf
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking […]

Pineapple and Lime Upside Down Cake


This recipe is such an old favourite and the addition of quatre epices makes an intriguing change.

Serves: 8
Preparation Time: 15 – 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 […]