I love the intangible feeling of Christmas – that big, warm, swelling feeling that rises up inside you. The closer we draw to Christmas (9 days and counting) the more palpable this feeling becomes. It’s in the shop windows, it’s in the Christmas trees – strung with lights that twinkle in darkened lounge windows and [...]
Much to the delight of the blog team we have a new member, Genevieve. Genevieve has just started in product development for cooking products as a product evaluator. She hails from Samoa where her mother owns her own catering business and with a food science background we’re expecting big things!
Biscotti are twice baked (once as a loaf and then a second time as slices) to make for one incredibly crunchy sweet cookie that just begs to be dunked into hot coffee or tea. The absence of any butter or oils in the mixture means you can definitely have more than one.
This recipe comes to us from Sarah, one of the founders of this blog who sadly no longer works here at Fisher & Paykel. Sarah is a fantastic cook and in her spare time makes and sells beautiful handmade chocolates. Read Sarah’s thoughts on her recipe below:
These truffles are completely chocolate free, using the much underrated and underused carob. When I started my quest for an interesting carob recipe, my boyfriend screwed his face up in disgust. After a childhood of carob treats due to an eccentric mother who had a passion for looking after her
Being of the non-religious, sweet toothed persuasion, Easter for me is a celebration of chocolate in all its delicious forms. In my humble opinion, these chocolate mousse-filled chocolate eggs are a good place for the party to begin. A perfectly made mousse is deliciously rich, silky-smooth and decadent.
I will be the first to admit that this recipe caused a bit of a stir! It evoked some strong reactions from our willing testers, the majority of whom, thinking they were being offered chocolate truffles, were taken by surprise, discovering their intense sesame flavour and nutty texture. Testers’ opinions were very much
Happy Valentine’s Day readers! Each year, February 14th creates its fair share of controversy; there are the believers and the non-believers and there are the gift receivers and the non-receivers. I can understand those that don’t agree with this tradition, those that make the stand that every day should be
Writing my Christmas posts has prompted me to think about what it is that makes Christmas so special for me. I am not at all religious, nor am I much of a traditionalist, however every Christmas Eve I slip into the back of the local church just as midnight mass begins. There is something about [...]
These truffle recipes come to us from Sophie (a.k.a. Fabulous Sophie (because she is)), our marketing guru Sydney-side. When I first started at Fisher & Paykel, Sophie was based down here in Dunedin, and she always brought a little ray of sunshine (and glamour) into the office. I have fond memories of these truffles made [...]
The 1st December marks a very special day in Auckland’s Christmas calendar. On this auspicious evening every year just as dusk turns to dark in one of our central city streets, a row of houses light up with the spirit of Christmas. Draped in curtains of Christmas lights these houses are transformed and it is [...]
You may remember that I gave an introduction to the fruit trees which grow next door to us, and to the generous offer made by our friendly neighbours to help ourselves to their fruit. This recipe is one which makes the most of the winter/spring bounty produced by their tangelo tree. I am partial to [...]
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