Pressed Chicken with Black Olives

Pressed Chicken with Black Olives 1.6kg chicken sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper ¼ cup lemon-infused extra virgin olive oil 12 baby beetroot 1 cup black olives, very finely diced 1 pomegranate, seeded finely-grated zest and juice of 2 lemons 1 bunch thyme leaves charred red cabbage leaves, to serve METHOD 1 Preheat oven…

Wild Pears in Raspberry and Chinchona

Wild Pears in Raspberry Chinchona 1 cup muscat liqueur 2 cups raspberries 2 cups caster sugar 1 piece chinchona bark 6 ripe wild pears 600ml thickened cream 125g icing sugar seeds of 1 vanilla bean 2 Tbsp nigella seeds 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 1 Tbsp Demerara sugar METHOD 1 Combine the…

Beet-Stained Nicola Potatoes with Goats Cheese

Beet-Stained Nicola Potatoes with Goats Cheese 2 large beetroot, peeled and grated 4 bay leaves 1 tsp black peppercorns 8 Nicola potatoes, peeled ½ bunch parsley leaves ½ bunch thyme leaves ½ bunch dill sprigs 6 garlic cloves 2 tsp capers ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper ¼…

Passionfruit and Hibiscus Crema Catalana

Passionfruit and Hibiscus Crema Catalana pulp of 6 passionfruit 1½ cups caster sugar 1½ cups milk 1 cup cream 1 cinnamon stick thickly sliced zest of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp cornflour preserved hibiscus flowers, to serve METHOD 1 Combine the passionfruit pulp ad ½ cup caster sugar in a small saucepan and simmer gently for…

Amarena Cherry and Blueberry Torte

Amarena Cherry and Blueberry Torte ¾ cup Greek yoghurt 3 cups caster sugar 4 eggs 1½ cups plain flour ¾ cup almond meal 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp almond essence 1 tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup canola oil ½ cup Amarena cherries, chopped 1 cup sherry 4 punnets blueberries 6 figs METHOD 1 Preheat…

Seared Wagyu Striploin with Grilled Treviso

Seared Wagyu Striploin with Grilled Treviso 1 cup dried black beans 1L chicken stock 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper 1 cup cider vinegar 2 allspice berries 2 juniper berries 4 curry leaves ¼ cup caster sugar 2 red onions, finely sliced 1 head Treviso…

Yucatean Roast Duck in Pibil sauce

Yucatean Roast Duck in Pibil Sauce 1 whole duck 100g achiote paste juice of 2 limes 1 red onion, very finely diced 8 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 cups baby okra, halved 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 green chili, finely diced 1 bunch coriander leaves 2 pink grapefruit, segmented 1…

Peanut Butter and Malt Cake

Peanut Butter and Malt Cake Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 275g crunchy peanut butter 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature 225g dark brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla paste 4 eggs 2 cups self-raising flour ½ cup malted milk powder 150g sour cream 1 cup peanut butter chips METHOD 1 Preheat…

Apple and Rye Loaf

Apple and Rye Loaf Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 4 eggs, separated 1 cup vegetable oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 300g caster sugar 350g rye flour 2½ tsp baking powder 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp ground cloves 3 Granny Smith apples, grated METHOD 1 Preheat…