Sunday, April 8, 2012

Rosewater Meringues

I have latterly fallen in love with rosewater. These meringues have a nice closh of rosewater in them. I find it adds a kind of delicate element.

Mary's Lemon Pie

Mary's Lemon Pie

This is Mary Bollards easy lemon pie recipe. She is the queen of quick, easy and tasty, and this recipe is no exception.

125g Butter
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
4 Lemons, Juiced and zested
2 Cups Sugar
2 Tablespoons Flour
4 Large Eggs

1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

2. Combine butter, flour and icing sugar in the flood processor until it clings together and press into a pie dish.

3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes then bake blind bake for 10 - 15 minutes.

4. Place lemon, sugar, flour and eggs in a bowl and beat until combined.

5. Pour into the hot pastry crust and bake for a further 25 - 30 minutes until set.

6. To serve remove from the tin and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The New Red Roof Verandah, Christchurch

I am about to go back to Christchurch to graudate from Uni, therefore I was looking over my photos from my last few days in Christchurch. I found these photos. Above is Laura my old flatmate, good friend and follow blogger.

After the earthquake this cafe moved to a new red roof verandah and is good as ever! The cute little plates, delish iced chocolates and yummy brunches makes this cafe a good go to haunt.

I hope to go back when I go back down. If your in Christchurch stop in and see what you think!

502 Worcester Street, Linwood

The New Little and Friday, New Market, Auckland

The new Little and Friday in New Market is just as fab as the North Shore one. Lisa and I went on a busy Sunday morning for a bite to eat before buying (and assembling) her new rabbit cage. The rose water and orange cake I had after a lovely pie is above and below is the fruit tart with custard beneath that Lisa had. Both were accompanied by STRONG coffee from a hard night previous.

Little Peakish Cafe, Wellington

One of the girls at work recommended this cafe, Little Peakish Cafe, across from work in Dukes Arcade. Their crispy chicken panini is delish but perhaps a little greasy for everyday! However I think their sweet treats and coffee are the real winners

La Bella Italia, Petone, Wellington

Lydia and I went for dinner at La Bella Italia in Petone after work last friday. We enjoy some delish food! The highlights being the clam lingunie made with fruity olive oil and the rabbit rissoto.

We also had some yummy nibbly bits to start as well as the desserts pictured, which were a chocolate torte (which was like a bleeding heart) and a hazel nut meringue with a light custard.

Lydia and I really enjoyed it. We were served my the very charismatic owner a flamboyant Italian gentleman.

And we did a spot of shopping, as the restaurant is situated in a Italian food warehouse. I brought home some fabulous dried pasta. The food warehouse is open during the week for lunch and I believe only open on thursdays, fridays and saturdays for dinner (it was packed so it pays to book). The website is listed below:

I made this heart shaped Chocolate Eclair for Carter when he was here.