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Homemade Chai Latte Ice Cream

Recipes

Ingredients 2 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 3/4 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract or one whole vanilla bean pinch of salt 5 chai tea bags 5 egg yolks special equipment – ice cream maker   Instructions    Bring the milk, 1 cup of the cream, honey, vanilla, and salt just to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the honey. Remove from heat and set the chai tea bags in the cream mixture. Let steep, uncovered, for a half and hour, then remove and discard the tea bags then let the cream mixture cool for 15 minutes. In a separate bowl, whisk...

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Five Tips to Master your Gift Wrapping

DIY

Step One Choose a hard surface, like a table top to wrap your gift. Wrapping on carpet will cause wrinkles and it’s a little bit more difficult. Step Two Choose a colour theme to ensure your wrapping paper, ribbon and card all compliment each other. If you’ve chosen a neutral wrapping paper then you could work with a more textured twine or metallic ribbon. If you’ve chosen a bright and vibrant wrapping paper, then you may choose to stick with a block colour ribbon and a simple card design. Step Three Cut the right size piece of paper. This sounds...

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How To Make Christmas Crackers

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A little Christmas spirit…

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We don’t really drink Eggnog here in Australia – as it is more suited to the Northern Hemisphere winter… But what if it was iced? Enjoy this as a cooling new tradition. Ingredients: 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar2 cinnamon quills2 eggs3/4 cup (185ml) pure (thin) cream3/4 cup (185ml) milk100ml each brandy, rum & sherryIce cubesGround or freshly grated nutmeg, to dust Place sugar and cinnamon quills in a saucepan with 1/2 cup (125ml) cold water. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer for 1 minute, then remove and cool. Combine 100ml of the syrup in a blender with eggs, cream,...

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Our favourite Gingerbread Recipe

Every Christmas Little Miss Branchette and I make big batches of Gingerbread for family and friends. Our go-to recipe is by Donna Hay, hands-down. It is the never fail option for us and it’s sooo delicious! So yummy infact,we have enquiries from the family on when the Gingerbread will be ready. The nagging has begun! GINGERBREAD MEN GARLAND by Donna Hay INGREDIENTS: 125G UNSALTED BUTTER, SOFTENED ½ CUP (90G) BROWN SUGAR ⅔ CUP (230G) GOLDEN SYRUP 2½ CUPS (375G) PLAIN (ALL-PURPOSE) FLOUR, SIFTED 2 TEASPOONS GROUND GINGER 1 TEASPOON BICARBONATE OF (BAKING) SODA   METHOD Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Place...

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