Christening

Homemade chilli oil

This spicy oil makes an attractive, useful gift. As well as giving pizza a kick, it is superb in vinaigrettes or wherever you use oil but yearn for a little extra heat. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

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  • Sugared cinnamon peanuts

    Like the hot, roasted, sugared nuts sold outside the marchés aux puces, the Parisian flea markets, these peanuts are gorgeous and fragrant. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

  • Smokey cashews

    Good-quality smoked paprika teamed with creamy cashews with a slight bite of heat makes these nuts a perfect pre-barbecue snack. Photography by Jani Shepherd/Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

  • 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|Aug 29, 2014

  • Ginger flower cookies

    These cute ginger flower cookies create a perfect Christmas or Christening gift. They also come out for high tea or afternoon tea!

    Australian Table|Aug 29, 2014

  • Summer berry pavlova

    Australian family gatherings or celebrations wouldn't be complete without a pav, especially in the warmer months when all our favourite soft fruit is super-ripe and cheap. Or top with any fruit you like - banana, kiwifruit, mango or hulled cherries are all good alternatives.

    Real Living|Jul 29, 2014

  • Cookies and cream

    The unforgettable taste of cookies and cream in a glass! A sweet dessert that is guaranteed to impress.

    Recipes Plus|Jun 29, 2014

  • Lace wedding cakes

    These lovely textured lace wedding cakes will make a stylish and sophisticated display on your big day. You can mix and match the colours of the plates, cakes, flowers and decoration to suit any occasion.

    Australian Women's Weekly|May 31, 2011

  • Little gift cakes

    Put these lovely little gift cakes on pieces of thick cardboard, measuring about 9cm-square, covered with special foil or glossy paper or wrapped with brightly coloured ribbons. They can be made a month ahead.

    Australian Women's Weekly|May 31, 2011