Everyone loves tiramisu. And here's a stunning variation, limoncello and white chocolate. Of course the secret, as with any tiramisu, is to make it the day before. Juice & zest of 3 lemons 3/4 cup limoncello 3/4 cup water 1 cup caster sugar Mix these together in a shallow dish, dissolving sugar. You can vary the … Continue reading What’s not to love?
Doctors and what-have-you do tell us not to eat too much before bedtime, and experience has taught me to avoid coffee and (too much) chocolate at night, but now I'm adding something else to the list ... rum raisins & prunes over ice cream! I made and bottled this 2 or 3weeks ago, after seeing … Continue reading Insomnia and ice cream
Packing up a holiday house after a few days’ stay, especially at this time of the year when you know no-one else is likely to be in residence for some time, there’s always the question of what to do with the left-over food. After all, no-one can plan so well that there are no leftovers. … Continue reading Baked custard
Thank goodness for my own blog! Here we are, down the Sounds again, and I could read the signals … a pavlova was wanted. But the recipe I’ve come to trust was in Wellington … this was the first one I used, the one contributed by S. Reynolds to, from memory, the Eastern Southland Hockey … Continue reading Pavlova – the last word
Has been ages since we entertained, but now that I’m back in the country it’s time to be a bit more hospitable. So, friends for dinner on the weekend and as usual going for an Italian-themed meal. I don’t know what it is, but there’s something about Italian food that I like. Actually, I do … Continue reading Tiramisu
Possibly it was a touch of guilt at going away again so soon after the last trip, and knowing how much L likes pavlova, that made me try another recipe before I left. This time I resorted to the good old Edmonds’ Cookbook. They did talk about using an electric mixer, which I didn’t, ‘cos … Continue reading Pavlova, take 4
My adventures with pavlova have been continuing. The Australian whanau were coming for lunch, so I decided on pizza (homemade) and pavlova … washed down with that world-famous (in NZ) beverage, Lemon & Paeroa. Actually, that last was an afterthought, and proved to be a successful novelty for the Aussies. But anyway, was tempted to … Continue reading Pavlova, take 3