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Fire Place Mantel

This is what you’ll need Material List: Tools: Meranti or Saligna 20mm (No Pine – the heat of the fire will buckle it) Cordless drill drivers Leg fronts – 150mm x 1150mm – 2 pieces IXO with angle head Leg sides – 80 mm x 1150 mm – 4 pieces Router Skirt front – 150mm […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Chocolate Glazed Petit Fours

Makes about 14 two-bite petit fours. Ingredients 1 cake layer from chocolate mousse torte recipe ½ recipe of Chocolate Glaze from chocolate mousse torte recipe Décor items for petit fours, such as silver dragees, coloured sugars, gold dust, candied orange peel Method Cut the cake layer into 2-bite rounds using a 1 ½-inch round cookie […]

Chuck's Day Off

Fried Chicken

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: 4 servings (2 pieces per person) Ingredients 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper (30 g) 3 tablespoons black pepper (45 g) 4 tablespoons kosher salt (60 g) 2 teaspoons onion powder (10 g) 2 teaspoons garlic powder (10 g) 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder (10 g) 2 cups all purpose flour (220 g) […]


Roast Beef with Yorkshire Puddings

There’s nothing nicer than sharing a home- cooked roast with family and friends, especially if light and airy (popover-like) Yorkshire puddings are part of the meal. For the best results, make sure the oil in the tin is very hot before adding the batter, and avoid opening the oven door during cooking as it can cause […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Flourless Shortbread with Applie Pie Preserves

Ingredients Shortbread Makes 1 8-inch pan Cuts into 16 shortbread squares 1/3 cup gently packed chopped dates (about 8) 2 Tbsp honey ¼ tsp vanilla extract 1 cup brown rice flour ¾ cup ground almonds ¼ cup tapioca starch ¼ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ cup cool unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 cup loosely packed […]


Pumpkin Brownie Pudding with Peanut Butter Sauce

Chef: Jo Whitton  Serves: 12-16 Time: 1 hour Ingredients: Pudding 200g butternut or pumpkin, peeled, deseeded and cut into 2cm pieces (or 200g orange sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces) 140g coconut milk ½ tsp vanilla powder or extract 80g honey ½ tsp fine sea salt 1 tbsp gelatine powder, optional 70g unsalted […]

Ask Tanya

Gardening Tips – Episode 9

Tips Prune all plants that have finished flowering in the garden to rejuvenate them and encourage new growth. You need to dead head any flowering winter annuals such as pansies – to make sure that they carry on flowering and giving you brilliant colour


Tomato consommé

I never thought I’d include this kind of recipe in one of my books, as it’s more of a posh restaurant kind of dish. However, it’s so simple to make and incredibly fresh and delicious, I didn’t want to let personal style get in the way of a cracking recipe. I’ve based this soup on […]