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From a foodies point of view at this time of year, it’s ALL about the chocolate. Am I right? So, in honour of all things chocolate, here’s a recipe that’s close to my heart. Firstly, because it’s only made from two ingredients, and secondly, because every time I make these little cups, I think –

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Just in time for autumn parties, at Peter Rowland Catering, we had to share one of our favourite desserts for long lunches on sunny afternoons. Simply add cream and berries! Ingredients: Meringue  12 egg whites (360 g) 620 g castor sugar 1/2 tsp vinegar Topping 500 ml cream 50 g sugar 1 vanilla bean, scrapped 2

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If you’re searching for a fun and colourful treat to serve at a bridal shower or hen’s lunch, look no further. These lollipops are flavoured with rosewater essence and decorated with varying colours of sprinkles – both which could be customised for your wedding. Just imagine, you could flavour the lollipops with peppermint essence and

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At Peter Rowland Catering, we just can’t get enough of these delicious fish tacos! Great for a summer meal, it is a classic dish from the Baja Peninsula that is simple to make, healthy and full of flavour. Get your friends and family involved in the preparation for added fun, and team it with a

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Love is certainly in the air this week.  And what better way to celebrate than with these sweet love heart cupcakes? The beauty of this recipe is that it creates cupcakes the are deliciously light and airy, but still have the crumbly consistency of a cake. The key to creating the silky texture is to follow the

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I don’t know about you, but my favourite part of a high tea has always been the scones. I think it must be because there’s something comfortable, predictable and balanced about a scone. Not too sweet, not too savoury – just simply good. This lemonade scones recipe has only three main ingredients, and can be whipped

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The festive season always calls for yummy treats! Whether you need inexpensive presents for your co-workers or to take a hostess gift along to one of your many Christmas get-togethers, finding a homemade gift that is simple to create is a godsend at this time of year. This recipe for white chocolate, pistachio and cranberry rocky road

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Today marks the first day of a sparkly new series here at Polka Dot Made. Each month, we’ll be sharing with you the best recipes for bridal showers, high teas and wedding day breakfasts. So yummy! A delicious array of sweet and savoury plates that guests and bridal parties will swoon over – beginning today,

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When planning food for a pre wedding event (think engagement party or kitchen tea), there is no doubt that ‘mini’ desserts are always a winner! Add chocolate and you’ll have guests raving about the sweets for days to come! These mini chocolate pavlovas are easy to make and will look gorgeous spread out on platters with

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At Peter Rowland Catering, we love this hearty winter dish – it’s great for plated weekend dinners with friends!  Ingredients: (Serves 6) 1.5 kg good-quality blade or chuck steak, trimmed of fat, cut into 3cm cubes 375 ml good-quality red wine (Merlot is ideal!) 2 tbs olive oil 1 tbs unsalted butter 1.5 medium onions, chopped

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At Peter Rowland Catering, this is one of our favourite winter recipes; the delicious curry combined with the aromatic kaffir lime scented rice is just perfect for sharing. Pair it with a glass of wine (or two!) and enjoy dinner in with friends this weekend! Roast duck curry with grilled pineapple, sweet potato, red capsicum,

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What’s a ‘Wintervention’ we hear you ask? An excuse to get all your besties in the one place and roll out this dinner party menu. Our menu is so simple you can keep drinking wine, instead of being stuck in the kitchen. Read on and enjoy…… When was the last time you went to a

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I have always loved the idea of sugar cookies – just the name is so romantic to me! And with such a sweet and simple treat it seemed like a match made in heaven to lightly emboss these biscuits with some gorgeous lace, creating a pretty addition perfect for a kitchen tea or dessert table. So why not

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When we first moved to Scotland we had no idea we were moving into an area that was once known as the ‘berry capital of Europe’. But come Summer time, as the road side stalls sprang up everywhere it quickly became apparent that finding berries was not going to be a problem! I had never

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I adore donuts! They are my weakness – a simple hot cinnamon donut any day of the week will do me just fine. I recently bought a mini-donut maker from Big W for under $20 and since then it has been a bit of a treat. I am still experimenting with flavours and recipes, so

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