Recipe Tag: Fiona Lacelles Styling
Pear makes a lovely alternative to apple and really sings with all the spicy flavours of the gingerbread pastry. Best served warm and à la mode.
This is, for sure, a really decadent pie – rich, creamy and chocolatey. Serve it as I have, piled with whipped cream and scattered with the crisp chocolate cereal, or alternatively it could be warm from the oven with the whipped cream and chocolate cereal on the side.
This goes well with the kūmara black bean & herb croquettes. Click here to view kūmara black bean & herb croquettes recipe
Traditionally you would dip the floured croquettes in egg but using the aquafaba from the can of beans makes these a great vegan option. You can make them half size if you want smaller bite-sized treats, they just take longer to roll. Click here for mojo sauce
Posset is a rich and creamy dessert set with citrus juice. Here I have added preserved lemon and a hint of saffron, and served it with a simple crunchy wafer.
Sticky rice is my favourite dish at yum cha but it always comes with pork or chicken so, as I try to only eat free range, I either have to forgo my principles or miss out. So instead I make my own vegan version, packed with flavours and still ‘meaty’ with mushroom and eggplant. Add the chilli bean paste if you like a bit of heat.
It is best to use firm apricots for this as soft ones will collapse. If you have a very light, soft goat’s cheese you can forgo the crème fraîche. Trim the tough stalk of the fig leaves off with a sharp knife, trying not to cut through the leaf. I have served these with ice cream but if you wanted to serve them as more of a cheese course, you could have with a fruity bread or cracker and the honey syrup.
These tasty parcels are a great addition to a Pacific feast. They are best cooked and served immediately, though I have pre-cooked them then heated them quickly for 5 minutes in a hot oven and they were still great. Frozen banana leaves are available from Asian supermarkets. The mixture also makes great fritters if you simply want to fry in a little oil.