Modern New Zealand

mini éclairs with vanilla cream

Mini éclairs with vanilla cream

Éclairs are best made on day of serving, but do not fill until ready to serve. Unfilled éclairs can be frozen. Note
Marinated sardines

Marinated sardines

Ask your fishmonger to butterfly the sardines. It is correct that the sardines are not cooked in this recipe. Note
salmon rissoles

Salmon rissoles

Seasoned flour is plain flour with added seasonings of choice such as salt, pepper, mustard, herbs. Note
potato and proscuitto salad

Potato and proscuitto salad

To get ½ cup of pomegranate pulp, use a medium pomegranate. To remove the pulp, cut pomegranate in half, then hit the back of the fruit with a wooden spoon ­ the seeds usually fall out easily; if not, dig them out with a spoon. Discard the shell and white pith. Note

Mini Christmas puddings

Top puddings with a slice of glacé orange. It is available from gourmet and health-food stores. If the six 30cm squares of unbleached calico have not been used before, soak them in cold water overnight. The next day, boil them for 20 minutes then rinse in cold water. Puddings can be cooked in two boilers […]
roasted vegetable tart

Roasted vegetable tart

Garlic is easy to roast and has a more mellow taste than it does raw or fried. Make it and freeze it by the tablespoon wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Roasted garlic beaten with softened butter adds a whole new dimension of flavour to mashed potato or steamed corn cobs. Note
one teddy and his bed

One teddy and his bed

One-year-olds may be too young to eat the cachous, but they’ll certainly love the cake. Tiny heart-, star-, moon- and other-shaped cutters are sometimes sold as aspic cutters. Note