Perfect cacio e pepe

Post: To Boldly Go INGREDIENTS: (Serves 2) 2 tsp black peppercorns 200g spaghetti (or pici, or tonarelli, if you can find them) 80g pecorino romano, at room temperature, finely grated METHOD: Toast the peppercorns in a very hot, dry pan until fragrant, then roughly crush. Bring a wide shallow pan of well-salted water to the […]

Buddha’s Hand Citron & Rosemary Infused Salt

Post: Buddha’s Hand INGREDIENTS: 8 oz coarse salt 1 Tbsp citron zest or slightly larger slices of rind sliced thinly with a vegetable peeler 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves separated METHOD: Place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix with your fingers, slightly crushing the rosemary leaves to release their scent and pressing the […]

Sweet Potato and Fenugreek Saute

Post: Fenugreek INGREDIENTS: 1 lb sweet potato 1 1/2 cups fresh fenugreek leaves, stems removed 2 tbsp oil1 tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp red chili powder (or to taste)salt, to taste METHOD: Peel and chop the sweet potato into 1 inch sections. Put the sweet potato sections into a pot, fill with cold water […]

Victoria Sandwich

Post: Victoria Sponge INGREDIENTS: 175g Self Raising Flour 175g Caster Sugar 175g Butter 3 Eggs 1 Tbsp Water   METHOD: Preheat the oven to 160oC. Grease and line two 7″ cake tins.Method: Sift flour into a bowl and set to one side Using an electric whisk beat together the butter and sugar until light and […]

Red Onion Jam

Post: Hiakai INGREDIENTS: 2kg red onions, peeled and thinly sliced 80ml olive oil 150ml red wine 80ml red wine vinegar 160g sugar 5g kosher salt 3g dried horopito pepper METHOD: Cook onions in olive oil until soft and almost to a ‘sec. Combine wine and vinegar and reduce to one fifth of original volume. Add […]

Clootie Dumpling

Post: Clootie Dumpling Serves: Many (6-8) INGREDIENTS: 4ozs self raising flour 4ozs breadcrumbs One cup raisins One cup sultanas, One cup currants 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder One teaspoon of ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon of grated nutmeg One teaspoon of cinnamon One teaspoon of allspice One cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 ozs […]

Kerala Christmas Fruit Cake

Post: Xmas Cakes Prep Time: 30 mins, Cook Time: 45 mins, Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins Yield: One 6″ cake, Cake Cuisine: Indian INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup chopped cashew nuts 1/4 cup black raisins 1/2 cup mixed dry fruits (dates, cherries, orange peels, etc) 1/2 cup white sugar (for sugar syrup) […]

Kānga Waru

Post: Matariki Prep Time: 20 mins. Cook Time: 35 mins. Total Time: 55 mins. Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS: 170g Cornmeal 100g Plain Flour 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 120g Caster Sugar 70g Butter – Melted 220g Purple Kumara (sweet potato) – Finely Grated 2 Tablespoons Milk METHOD: Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl […]

Cheesy Vegan Scones

Post: Yeast INGREDIENTS: 3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for the tray 1 tsp white wine vinegar 250ml almond milk 1 cauliflower stalk (around 100g) 300g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting ½ tsp baking powder 3 tbsp nutritional yeast ¼ tsp mustard powder ¼ tsp smoked paprika 3 thyme sprigs, leaves picked vegan onion […]


Post: Taro INGREDIENTS: 1kg Young Taro leaves 1 400g tin coconut cream 2 shalotts, chopped salt, pepper METHOD: slice young leaves into thin strips place in a pot with a little bit of water at the bottom cook the rukau, stirring until all water has evaporated pour in the coconut cream and add finely chopped […]