Author - kim

Mum’s the Word

It’s May and that means Mother’s day, and being a mother myself, I definitely rate this as one of the most important days of the year. If you are wondering how to make your mum, or the mother of your children (hello dads!), feel the love this mother’s day, look no further. Below I share a selection my favourite sweet treats that are satisfaction-guaranteed. They’re all pretty simple to make, so get the kids involved, and, remember to clean-up...

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PAVLOVA NEST An egg-cellent way to showcase your favourite Beacon Easter treats. INGREDIENTS: For the Pavlova: 6 large egg whites 1½ cups (300g) castor sugar 2 Tbsp (30ml) lemon juice 2 Tbsp (30ml) Maziena cornflour ½ tsp (3ml) Moir’s vanilla essence For the Filling: 3-4 mmmMallow Custard Eggs, chopped 3-4 mmmMallow Whippy Eggs, chopped 1 pack (6) Hens Eggs, halved 1 packs of Mister Sweets Speckled Eggs Fresh berries (optional) 1 pack (6) Hens Eggs Heavenly Milk Chocolate, grated, for serving METHOD Preheat oven to 120°C. Beat egg whites with a stand mixer until stiff peaks form, about...

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Easy like Easter!

Happy Easter Everyone, and welcome to our very first blog post! If, like us, the year seems to have run away with you (already) and you can’t believe the Easter Bunnies arrival is imminent, then fear not, we are here to share our fool-proof entertaining hacks with you. Our menu is a mix and match of delicious recipes and cheats that we can either throw together in a flash, make in advance or shop-in. This makes the whole experience...

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Oxtail in red wine

Oxtail in red wine Preheat oven to 180ºC. Roll the oxtail in the flour and shake off any excess. Heat half the olive oil in a casserole dish. Fry 3 – 4 pieces of the meat at a time until brown and set aside. You’ll see little black specks in the dish – this is the flour. Clean the casserole and heat the rest of the olive oil. Add the carrots, onions and garlic. Sauté for about 10 minutes until...

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Oven-baked sweet potatoes

Oven-baked sweet potatoes Peel the sweet potatoes (if they’re large, cut them into large chunks). Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the sugar and keep stirring until the sugar is melted. Simmer the butter and sugar mixture until it’s a light-caramel colour. Add the sweet potatoes and stir them through the caramel. (The caramel will harden as you add the potatoes, but the moisture in the sweet potatoes will make it runny again.) Add cinnamon stick and season...

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