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Almond & Passionfruit Custard Torte

Afternoon Tea / Baked Goods

      Ingredients   115 g butter130 g coconut sugar3 large free range eggs + 1 egg white100 g ground almonds45 g rice flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda3 tbsp freeze dried passionfruit powder1 tbsp milkWhole almonds, roughly chopped Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Grease and line a 22cm cake tin. Cream butter and sugar. Add the 3 eggs one at a time. Fold in almonds, flour, baking powder, baking soda, passionfruit powder and milk. Whisk egg white until soft peaks form. Gently fold through mixture.Pour into tin and smooth top. Sprinkle over almonds. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until skewer comes...

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Paté Cream Mushrooms

Breakfast / Brunch

I used exotic mushrooms however any variety will work.Ingredients250g mushrooms4 tbsp cream1 generous tbsp pate1 lemon2 tbsp Italian parsley, roughly choppedSea salt and pepperSourdough Heat a large fry pan over a medium heat. Add a tbsp of oil and gentle fry the mushrooms. Cook until tender and starting to brown. Whisk together cream and pate. Season.Stir pate mixture through mushrooms. Serve on toasted sourdough with a wedge of lemon and parsley.

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Leek and Potato Soup with Warm Winter Vegetable Salad

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Ingredients2 c leeks2 c potatoes2 garlic cloves4 c water or vegetable or chicken stockVEGETABLE SALAD1 shallot1 c teeny tiny baby potatoes1 zucchini, chopped small1 carrot, chopped small6 baby radishes, quartered1 c spinach, roughly chopped1/2 c italian parsley, roughly choppedFor the soup heat a tablespoon of oil in a large pot. Gently fry the leeks until some start to turn a little golden. They all need to be soft and fragrant. Add the garlic and cook for a further few minutes.Add the potatoes and water. Cover with a lid and cook over a low-medium heat for 40 minutes or until potatoes...

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Roasted Steel Cut Oats with Ginger Stewed Apple and Berries

Breakfast / Brunch

 Ingredients½ c steel cut oats½ tsp ground cinnamon2 tbsp almond milk1 apple, peeled and cored½ c mixed fresh or frozen berries1 tsp ground ginger1 tbsp coconut sugar1 tbsp lsaPreheat oven to 180 degrees. Place oats on a baking paper lined tray and roast for 15 minutes or until browned. Tip the oats into a small saucepan with 1½ c water + ¼ tsp sea salt. Bring to the boil and cook for 30 minutes. Add the cinnamon and almond milk. While the porridge is cooking combine the apple, berries, sugar and ginger in a small pan. Gently cook until the berries become a little...

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Chilli Pork and Coriander Wontons

Canapes Savoury

Ingredients500 g free range pork mince1/2 btw sweet chilli sauce1 tbsp kecap manis1 egg white2 tsp sesame oil1/2 c coriander, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 red chilli, finely chopped1 tbsp sesame seedsWonton wrappers, if frozen defrostedRice bran oilDIPPING SAUCE2 limes, juice of 2 zest of 11/2 c brown sugar3 tbsp soy sauce2 tbsp fish sauce1 red chilli, finely sliced1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)Combine all the dipping sauce ingredients in a bowl. Check season to taste, add more sugar if you like it sweeter etc. Keep in the fridge.Bring a large pot of water to the boil and reduce to a simmer.Heat...

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