Recipes by Di Swann
We love plums and the Black Doris variety are a particular favourite. This shortcake recipe is very easy − just throw the ingredients into a food processor and you’ll have it in the oven in less than 15 minutes. Serve with a large scoop of yoghurt or ice cream. Simply divine!
There are numerous recipes for making the perfect Pavlova. This one is not only simple but also failproof − even the most novice cooks will be able to create this truly iconic Kiwi dessert.
Hummus is very popular and many people don’t realise how easy it is to make. We’ve added some sweet roasted capsicums to make this delicious dip. Served with crispy potato skins, you can't go wrong!
I’m always looking for new salad ideas and this is the perfect addition to any summertime meal. Beetroot, peas, red onion and orzo pasta tossed together with a zesty lemon dressing – that should hit the spot!
Salads are usually summer fare, but we've used seasonal winter vegetables to create this delicious version. Serve hot, warm or cold − you'll love it any way.
Only 3 ingredients. Only 3 steps. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
This simple stir-fried rice is a handy side dish to many meat dishes − or add in cooked meat or chicken for a meal if you wish.
A hearty vegetarian meal. Perfect for a Sunday night meal in front of the fire.
Try your hand at bread making with this loaf, and enjoy the lovely aroma of baking bread throughout your home. It's sure to be a favourite.
This unusual combination of baby beetroot and Indian spiced tomatoes is a meal in itself, served with pilaf rice or naan bread.
As far as real chocoholics are concerned there’s only one thing better than chocolate cake – and that’s chocolate and berry cake. A brilliant combination.
You can make it faster than it would take to drive to your local Chinese takeaway!
We've given the old-fashioned Louise Cake a makeover. These little tarts are sure to impress.
Layers of potatoes, spinach, cottage cheese and red peppers with Wattie’s Pasta Bake Sauce.
A classic Greek combination of spinach, feta and filo pastry. If you’ve never used filo, give it a go – it’s pre-rolled paper thin, so all the hard work is done!
Treat someone special to breakfast in bed! Put the kettle on and fetch the paper while these tasty pots cook in the oven.
These days it’s unusual to have three course meals. Rather than serving an entrée, whet your guests' appetites with these tasty nibbles on a platter.
Some dishes are almost too easy! This one, using pasta shells and mixed bean salad, gets a medal for utter simplicity and another one for taste!
Individual baked rice custards with raspberry jam and meringue topping – if the Queen came for dinner, would the kids leave any for her?
Comfort food at its best. Enjoy the flavour of homemade lasagne to enjoy with the family any day.