The Kiwi Cook - Sauces, Dressings and Ingredients

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Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon

This month, the Daring Cooks got a little saucy! Jenni from The Gingered Whisk taught us the basics of how to make the five mother-sauces and encouraged us to get creative with them, creating a wid…

Orange & Cardamom Creme Anglaise

Orange and Cardamom Creme Anglaise - a light and silky custard, perfect for dressing up any number of desserts.

Kiwifruit Chutney

Tangy Feijoa Chutney - the perfect partner to any number of dishes.

The Kiwi Cook | Fragrant Rose Syrup |

Home-made rose syrup - a wonderful fragrant addition to baking, desserts, cocktails and confectionery.

Steak with Bearnaise Sauce

Sometimes you just need to tuck into a big, thick, juicy piece of steak. Do I hear an ‘Amen’? I don’t do it very often – in fact it’s pretty rare that I go and …

Almond Paste

In a recent Daring Kitchen challenge, I needed some almond paste and searched frantically (and in vain I might add) for some in the local supermarket. So I resorted to an internet search and found .

Lemon Curd

Why waste your money on store-bought Lemon Curd when you can so easily make your own lemony deliciousness for a fraction of the cost!

Rough Puff Pastry | The Kiwi Cook

Rough puff pastry, flaky pastry, blitz pastry, or quick puff pastry… whatever you want to call it, it’s my all-time favourite pastry to make. Not to mention one I just couldn’t live without. From mode

Creamy Citrus Vinaigrette

For whatever reason, it seems to be hugely expensive to buy a good vinaigrette. When my favourite Lemon and Orange vinaigrette went off the market I decided to make my own. This is pretty darn clos…

Honey Mustard Dressing

It’s quick and easy to make, but this Honey Mustard dressing will make your salad zing with flavor!

Caramel Sauce

This was a first for me – making a bona fide caramel sauce. I’ve made a basic caramel a few times, but not with the added cream and butter.

Date Puree

Date Puree - a natural, healthy sweetener and thickener, useful in so many ways!

Vanilla Sugar

It’s such a simple tip that it barely warrants a post, but it’s a secret worth sharing!