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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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Hot Cross Bun Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Hot Cross Bun Ice-Cream Sandwiches

It may seem counter-intuitive to make an ice-cream sandwiches with toasted Hot Cross Buns, but the caramelised crisp butter and sugar surface of the bun contrast so well with the ice-cream. The delight on little faces with just the mere mention of this concoction is worth it! Ingredients 1kg vanilla ice-cream 6 Hot Cross Buns Orange Butter Cream: 60g butter 1 tbsp sugar ½ tsp grated orange zest Method First press the vanilla ice-cream onto a tray about one centimetre thick and freeze overnight or until firm. Make an Orange Butter Cream by mixing the butter with the sugar and orange zest. Split...

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Currant & Lemon Crepes

Currant & Lemon Crepes

There is an art to making crepes. The batter needs to be quite runny so it can be spread thinly across the base of the pan to create a crepe that is fine and lacy. This takes practice and patience!  This delicious version of crepes uses plump currants, which add extra sweetness, balanced with a hint of bitterness from their skins. Introduced by Russian Immigrants, Currant & Lemon Crepes are popular in Wellington, New Zealand. We make them in our Armadale store every year on Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday. Cook as described stirring the mix before making each crepe to evenly distribute the...

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Phillippa’s Mince Pie Ice Cream

Phillippa’s Mince Pie Ice Cream

This is incredibly easy Mince Pie Ice Cream is ideal for our warm Christmas weather.  The recipe was shared with me by my great friend Lynne, who loves entertaining! Ingredients ½ doz Phillippa’s Mince Pies (no others will do!) 1 litre quality or homemade vanilla ice cream, softened Method Crush mince pies to resemble coarse breadcrumbs (ie. in a food processor) and fold them into ice cream. Re-freeze. So very simple, I like to serve this in pretty tea cups on saucers with warm Caramel Brandy Sauce, but it can also be drizzled with Pedro Ximénez Sherry or Muscat. Or...

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