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Magnificent mandarin recipes

Mandarins seem to overflow from the fruit bowl in winter. Make the most of an abundance of this citrus fruit with these zingy and zesty recipes!

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    Mandarin milk chocolate cookies

    These mandarin milk chocolate cookies are ideal with a glass of milk or a mug of tea, or as an after-dinner indulgence, try warming slightly in the microwave and sandwiching them with some ice cream


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    Mandarin chicken salad with toasted almonds

    This salad recipe is great as a weeknight meal, or makes a good filling for a wrap. The chicken can be made ahead and added to the salad cold, or hot straight from the pan


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    Mandarin and rosemary cake

    This decadent cake bursts with the flavours of rosemary and citrus! It’s gluten-free, making use of the humble potato and a little almond flour to produce a moist and delicious treat.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Mandarin syrup cake

    This mandarin syrup cake recipe creates a perfect little loaf of sweet citrusy goodness.

    Australian Table|

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    Mandarin and almond upside-down cake

    This spectacular cake tastes as good as it looks. Literally dripping with flavour, it's perfect to serve for a special occasion, such as a birthday or dinner party.

    Australian Table|

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    Mandarin Cake

    Mandarins are a burst of sweet freshness on a crisp winter’s day. During winter, they’re abundant and inexpensive to buy, and if you’re lucky enough you might have a mandarin tree at home dripping with deep orange orbs. Make the most of them!

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Sour cream pancakes with Suzette sauce

    These sour cream pancakes are lovingly drizzled with our Suzette sauce, in all its buttery and citrusy perfection. Ideal for a weekend brunch or special occasion breakfast, this recipe will have you drooling in delight!

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Gluten-free mandarin, polenta and macadamia cake

    Light, fluffy and moist, this divine mandarin, polenta and macadamia cake is packed full of flavour and is beautiful served sliced as morning or afternoon tea.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Upside-down mandarin polenta yoghurt cake

    This delicious and impressive looking mandarin upside-down cake is a little tricky to make but is oh so worth it. Better still it is gluten-free so everyone can enjoy it. Use a microplane to zest the fruit for best results.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Citrus frangipane tart

    In Nici's delicious citrus frangipane tart, you can use whatever citrus you can find for this recipe, at least three different types is good to get the right pattern.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Mandarin and sultana cheesecake

    This beautiful mandarin and sultana cheesecake from Nici Wickes is an incredible autumn dessert that brings such comfort over the cooler months.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Buttery turmeric and mandarin roast chicken

    Experiment with a delicious new flavour profile with this turmeric and mandarin roast chicken recipe. Vibrant, sweet and wonderfully buttery, this dish is sure to be your new Sunday favourite

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Mandarin fish and chilli jam

    Quick, easy and packed with flavour - this mandarin fish and chilli jam recipe is a weeknight winner. Serve topped with Thai basil, crispy noodles and with a side of steamed rice. Delish!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Frosted mandarin cakes

    These light and fluffy frosted mandarin cakes are perfect enjoyed for a sweet morning or afternoon tea treat, accompanied with a hot cup of tea or coffee


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    Cinnamon and fig baked apples with mandarin maple sauce

    Sink your spoon into these glorious baked apples, which are stuffed with hazelnuts, figs and prunes for your taste buds' delight. Serve with our ricotta cream and mandarin maple sauce for a warming dessert that is too good to pass up.

    New Zealand Taste|