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Loaded Hot Cross Buns

Iga Easter Hotcross

Slice and butter 12 hot cross buns. Cook in batches, buttered side down in a large frying pan over medium heat.
Meanwhile melt30g butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add2 tbsp brown sugar and stir to combine. Add2 bananas, cut into slices and cook for 2 minutes each side until caramelised. Remove from heat.
Whisk300mlthickened cream until soft peaks form. Dollop cream on half the bun bases, add banana and drizzle with leftover caramelised butter from pan.
On the remaining bun bases, spread berry jam, add 1 tbsp ricotta, sliced berries and sprinkle with a little icing sugar.

Spiced Lamb Cutlets

Iga Easter Lamb Cutlets

1. In a large bowl combine 3 tsp cumin, 3 tsp paprika, 1 tsp ground coriander and 1/2 tsp cayenne pepperwith5 crushed garlic cloves, 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup red wine vinegar.
2. Add 18 lamb cutlets, coating them with the marinade, cover and chill for 2 hours.
3. Bring back to room temperature before cooking. Heat barbecue grill on medium and cook lamb for 3-4 minutes on each side. Allow to rest.
4. Season and sprinkle with fresh coriander and parsley leaves.

Baked Feta with Pear, Fig, Honey and Walnut

Nelly Recipe Cheese 1

Elegant, effortless and flavoursome. Be warned! This mediterranean inspired mezze is super addictive! A salty, sweet and nutty dish, served as an impressive hors d’oeuvre or a main, to please 1 or a crowd!  Suggested ingredients; 1/3 cup EVOO 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes  1/2 cup of mixed olives 200g creamy feta (featuring Epiros Greek

Christmas Glace Fruit Choc Dipped Biscotti

Nelly Recipe 1

Ingredients  125g softened unsalted butter 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract Pinch of salt 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups pistachio-roughly chopped 1 cup mix Nut Market glace fruits-roughly chopped 2 1/2 cups SRF  Chocolate coating 350g chocolate chips 50g butter Salt flakes for finishing Method Preheat oven to 170°C

The Purple Platter

Hawthorne Purple Platter 03

Our chef Nelly has shared with us her recipe to cooking some of her favourite purple vegetables. All things purple – A sweet, smokey, and crunchy ensemble with a hint of exotic spices. Ingredients Your favourite purple veggies EVOO Honey Mediterranean spice Seasoning (Dukkah, sumac, Ras El Hanout) Fennel seeds Red shallots Garlic Lime juice