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Cranberry & Orange Tea Cake

Cranberry & Orange Tea Cake

As the name implies, tea cake is cake to have with tea - not too rich, not too sweet; often quite simple and plain. Tea cakes require little time to make and are based on everyday ingredients. We make this cake regularly in our Armadale kitchen, but it is particularly popular in Winter, when oranges are at their best, and around Christmas, when the combination of cranberries and orange suits festive occasions.  Ingredients 190g butter, softened 210g caster sugar 3 eggs 190g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 150g fresh or frozen cranberries finely grated zest of 1 orange 100ml...

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Baked Apples Stuffed With Honey-Spiced Crumbs

Baked Apples Stuffed With Honey-Spiced Crumbs

This Baked Apples Stuffed With Honey-Spiced Crumbs dish can be whipped up easily with a few simple, delicious ingredients.  Our Honey Bunnies and Honey Bear biscuits add a depth of flavour to both sweet and savoury dishes, so you may want to keep a couple of packets handy in your pantry! Ingredients 6 apples 6 Phillippa’s Honey Bunnies or Honey Bears Biscuits 65g butter 40g caster sugar Method Slice 1cm off the top of each apple. Using a corer, remove the core leaving the base intact, about 1 cm. Place apples in a buttered baking dish. Press 1 tsp butter into each apple cavity...

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Phillippa's Herb Sauce

Phillippa's Herb Sauce

This Herb Sauce is so good, it makes everything taste fabulous. Serve it with BBQ lamb and a baguette or buratta cheese and toasted Pane Toscano. It's also good served with fish or chicken. You can also try it with iceberg lettuce wedges or diced, salt-boiled potatoes, and some chopped green beans, finished with parmesan or toasted pine nuts! Ingredients 1 cup parsley leaves 1 cup spinach (tightly packed) 1⁄4 cup tarragon or basil 1⁄4 cup minced chives 1 clove garlic chopped 2 salted anchovies 60ml lemon juice 20ml white wine vinegar 1⁄2 cup olive oil 1⁄2 cup pure cream Salt &...

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Devilled Eggs

Devilled Eggs

Devilled Eggs are easy to make and add a sophisticated, old school touch to any menu. Here are a couple of ways to make them - with a creamy dill stuffing and sprinkled with pickled red onions or caviar. Enjoy one or the other, or serve both and impress your guests! Ingredients  8 large eggs-hard boiled 1 large Tbsp chopped fresh dill* 100g crème fraiche (or sour cream) Salt and pepper 2 Tbsp finely diced red onion 1-2 Tbsp wine vinegar (white wine or champagne vinegar) Nigella seeds, optional *mustard powder, curry powder or other soft herbs (chives, chervil, parsley)...

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