Year: 2015


Lemon & strawberry shortcake

The Rugby Pantry has joined up with our friends at Lewis Road Creamery to share one of our recipes  from our cookbook which has now been released. We have always been fans of the Lewis Road Creamery products and this recipe highlights their delicious cream, milk and worlds best butter. Why do we love their products? Because they are simply delicious and come from our very own NZ! Nothing better than local produce. So here it is guys! Enjoy … If you’re in need of a fast, simple dessert, here is your answer. There is something wonderful about the combination of lemons and strawberries. You can also use other berries such as raspberries and blueberries. Preparation Time: 10 minutes • Cooking Time: 25 minutes • Serves 4 Ingredients 1¼ cups self-raising flour ¼ cup white sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 free-range egg ¾ cup Lewis Road Creamery organic homogenised milk 1 tablespoon vanilla essence zest and juice of ½ lemon 50g Lewis Road Creamery premium NZ butter 1 punnet strawberries, sliced 2 cups Lewis Road …


The Rugby Pantry Cook Book

We are so excited to announce that we have teamed up with Upstart Press to publish our first ever cook book! We have been working hard since October to put together a collection of our favorite recipes. You can expect simple, delicious food that’s achievable at home, and lots of kiwi classics too. The Rugby Pantry cook book is out in September and we can’t wait to share it with you all…. Daisy and Amber x

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White Choc and Macadamia Cookies

This is such an easy recipe which doesn’t require fancy equipment and just a bit of elbow grease! You can add whatever you like to the dough (Choc chips, cranberries, nuts) to please every palate. Makes about 18 biscuits You’ll need- 125g room temp butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup soft brown sugar 1 room temp egg 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1 tablespoon corn flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup white choc chips 1/2 cup chopped macadamias Preheat your oven to 180 bake and line 2 trays with baking paper. Using just a large bowl and a spoon or hard spatula, cream your butter with the 2 sugars until a light brown mixture forms. Add your egg and vanilla and mix well. Sift in the flour, cornflour, salt and baking soda and stir together until a soft dough forms. Add your nuts and white choc and stir to combine. Using a tablespoon or your hands, form the dough into about 18 balls and place with …

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Chia Seed Porridge

I got this fantastic wee recipe from my sister Laura who made it for me when I last visited in Auckland. It was so good and so easy I have been making it most days for lunch!! With the winter chills fully setting in this porridge is a great and very healthy way to warm up ya tummies!! Good for the kiddies too! Prep time- 2 minutes (30 min to soak) Cooking time – 2 minutes Serves – 2 people Ingredients 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1 tbsp LSA 2 tbsp shredded coconut 2 tbsp dried apricots (chopped) 2 tbsp dried cranberries 1/2 cup of either milk, almond milk or cream 2 tbsp runny honey 1 banana Method In a microwave safe bowl soak the oats and chia seeds in boiling water for 30 minutes. Water should be sitting around a thumb nail above oats and chia. When all water has been absorbed, cook in microwave for 2 minutes. Add LSA, coconut and dried fruit and mix …

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Wild Duck & Mushroom Ravioli

I’m putting it out there but I actually think ravioli is my favourite food! Again this recipe uses dumpling wrappers as a cheat which helps make preparing an entree super quick!! Wild Duck & Mushroom Ravioli Preparation time- 15 minutes Cooking Time – 5 minutes Makes – 12 ravioli (serves 4 people as an entrée) Ingredients 24 dumpling wrappers 1 duck breast 4 button mushrooms ½ onion 1 tsp. chicken salt ½ tsp. smoked paprika 3 tbsp. olive oil Salt & pepper 1 egg (for egg wash) 1 pastry brush Sauce 2 tomatoes (fresh) ½ can chopped tomatoes ½ cup basil leaves 3 tbsp. olive oil ¼ cup cream ½ tsp. ground turmeric ½ tsp. cayenne pepper (for added heat) Salt & Pepper ¼ cup Parmesan cheese Method Chop duck up into tiny pieces and finely chop button mushrooms and onion. Add to a small bowl along with seasonings and olive oil. Mix together. Crack an egg into a small bowl and lightly beat. Place dumping wrappers onto a flat surface and coat two in …

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Venison with Roast Veggies & Red Wine Jus

Hello lovley people. Izzy and I have been having a bit of chill time in Gizzy where he has been on a few hunting trips. We were lucky enough to return home with a huge bag full of venison steaks, sausys and patties. So here comes a lovely venny dinner for you hunters out there! Venison with Roast Veggies & Red Wine Jus Preparation Time – 15 minutes Cooking Time – 30 minutes Serves – 2 people Ingredients 4 x 150g venison steaks 1 tbsp. butter 2 cups fresh spinach 2 large potatoes 1 large kumara ½ onion Salt & pepper Olive oil Red Wine Jus 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup red wine 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 1/2 cup water Salt and pepper Method Prepare the roast vegies by peeling and cutting into small bite size pieces. Coat the veggies with olive oil and salt and pepper and place in an ovenproof dish or tray. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes …

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Beef burgers with Onion rings and Chunky Fries

Nothing better then a tasty burger with super juicy and tender patties! This version is so easy to prepare and is a nice treat for a mid week meal. For the patties- 800g beef mince 1 brown onion, grated 1 egg 1 teaspoon minced garlic Handful of chopped italian parsley 2 tablespoons worchester sauce 1 cup of breadcrumbs (I used Panko) Big sprinkle of salt and pepper For the onion rings- 1 brown onion, cut into 1cm slices and separated 1 cup of soda water 1/2 cup self raising flour 1 teaspoon garlic salt Canola oil for frying For the chips- 4 large potatoes, cleaned and sliced but with skin left on 1 tablespoon olive oil To serve- 8 brioche or sesame burger buns Iceberg lettuce, washed and trimmed 2 tomatoes, sliced Brie cheese, sliced Smokey BBq sauce Garlic aioli To make the patties, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together with clean hands. Form into patties and place on a baking paper lined tray. Refrigerate while you prep your other …

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Due to the chilly weather conditions around NZ at the moment, this is a repost for all you special people and my absolute favourite soup! Keep warm!!! Roasted Pumpkin Soup Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 55 minutes Serves 4 1kg buttercup (or other) pumpkin 2 potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon garlic and herb salt 1 onion, finely sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 30g butter 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup milk 1/2 cup coconut cream 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 4 rashers bacon 1/4 cup Parmesan 5 leaves fresh basil, chopped Preheat the oven to 180°C. Carefully slice the skin off the pumpkin and cut into medium-sized pieces. Peel the potatoes and cut into similar sized pieces as the pumpkin. Drizzle with olive oil, season with garlic and herb salt and place in the oven to cook for 45 minutes. Place the onion, garlic and butter in a non-stick frying pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until onion softens. When pumpkin and potatoes are cooked remove from oven, cool …

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Sashimi with Avocado Purée and Tamarillo Salsa

We were lucky enough to receive a lovely box of these beautiful tree tomatoes from our friends at Tasty Tamarillos. Tamarillos are low in calories and provide good dietary fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. This recipe is an absolutely stunning entree and very easy to put together. If you don’t like raw fish by all means pan fry a beautiful piece of salmon, tuna or fish as a replacement. Ingredients Fish Around 100g each of salmon, tuna loin and a nice buttery white fish (butterfish, monk fish, tarakihi, snapper) Avocado Purée 1 ripe avocado 2 tbsp sour cream 1 tbsp high quality olive oil 1/2 limes juice Pinch of salt & pepper Tamarillo Salsa 1 Tamarillo (peeled) 3 cherry tomatoes 1/4 red onion 4 basil leaves 1/4 red chilli (deseeded) 1/2 lime juice Method For the fish – skin and bone if needed and cut into slices approximately 0.60cm thick. You will need a nice sharp knife for this to get a smooth line. Don’t saw, just slice through. Set aside. For the avocado purée add …

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Ribs and Rugby! Great way to spend a cold Saturday night! This is a quick cheat recipe for pork ribs if you don’t have heaps of time. Easy glaze- 4 tablespoons soy sauce 4 tablespoons tomato sauce 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons cane sugar 2 teaspoons English mustard Pinch of cayenne pepper teaspoon of chilli flakes Good grind of black pepper and Rock salt Approx 1kg of pork ribs To make the glaze, cook all ingredients in a saucepan on low heat until the sugar melts, for just a few minutes. Remove as much of the white membrane from your pork ribs and brush both sides with the glaze on an oven tray, covering with tinfoil. Cook in a 180 fanbake oven for an hour or until tender. Amber