Blackcurrants for Sale
 
 

Blackcurrants for Sale

Get your blackcurrants here!! This year you will be able to buy packs of frozen blackcurrants or place orders for larger quantities – don’t forget to bring your chilly bin and a cold pack to get them home.    

Delicious Blackcurrant Salsas
 
 

Delicious Blackcurrant Salsas

Planning a BBQ this weekend?  Think about adding this to your feast…. Easy Blackcurrant Salsa Heat approximately two cups of blackcurrants (fresh or frozen) in a small amount of white vinegar (or lemon juice and wine).  Stir in 4 teaspoons of castor sugar, salt & pepper, and half a cup of diced red or spring … Continued

Miles of Talent!
 
 

Miles of Talent!

Creative and skilled Miles of Food owner and chef, Miles Drewery, has agreed to share some of his recipes using good local produce (including blackcurrants). Be in the audience in the function area at 4pm or 5pm to watch him cook and share his ideas. Just who is Miles Drewery? Miles’ first foray into the … Continued

Recipes revealed!
 
 

Recipes revealed!

Our cooking demo was a big hit with Mark Mehalski – chef at the wonderful Jellyfish Cafe and Bar on the Mapua wharf. For the Sarau Festival, Mark made two simple but incredibly delicious desserts using local blackcurrants –  the famous “Eton Mess”, and “Knickerbocker Glory”. And a mouthwatering “Pork Belly with Blackcurrants”. Click on the … Continued

Get Baking for the Bake-Off!
 
 

Get Baking for the Bake-Off!

Barkers of Geraldine, one of our major sponsors has some gorgeous recipes here! Check out some sumptuous blackcurrant recipes here from festivals gone by. If you would like to contribute to our recipe portfolio, we would love to hear from you – please send to jenny@saraufestival.co.nz (jenny@saraufestival.co.nz, Recipe of the week). “Currantly” our very special … Continued

Guest Chef 2013
 
 

Guest Chef 2013

Our 2013 Guest chef:  Mark Mehalski – now at the wonderful Jellyfish Cafe and Bar on the Mapua wharf. Returning to New Zealand after 20 years honing his craft in London, Valencia, Tel Aviv and Sydney, Mark has a passion for produce-driven, rustic food he describes as “decidedly Antipodean with a Mediterranean leaning”. The 2012 … Continued

Cooking Competition Results
 
 

Cooking Competition Results

BLACKCURRANT COOKING COMPETITION RESULTS: PRESERVES: 1st     Susie Lees with her Blackcurrant jam 2nd    Janette Stevens with her Blackcurrant and plum jam 3rd    Sue Walker with her Blackcurrant Jelly Highly recommended    Joyce Frye with her Blackcurrant Jam BAKING: 1st    Betty Rae with her Blackcurrant muffins 2nd    Susan Drew with her Blackcurrant muffins 3rd    Libby Hopper … Continued

Summer Pudding Recipe
 
 

Summer Pudding Recipe

Summer Pudding by Steve Richards of The Jester House Line a 1 litre glass bowl with stale toast slice white bread (crusts removed), (save enough to cover the top as well). In a pot warm 250g black currants with 100g sugar until the juices start to run Add 250g raspberries 250g blackberries 250g strawberries continue … Continued

Tasman Tart Recipe
 
 

Tasman Tart Recipe

Here is the recipe for Tasman Tart (Apple and blackcurrant shortcake) by Steve Richards of The Jester House: The pastry: Cream together 200g butter 125g castor sugar beat in 1 egg Add 350g flour 1teaspoon baking powder Mix until combined, knead lightly, wrap and refrigerate. Pastry will keep for several days in the fridge. The … Continued

Don’t Miss Demo!
 
 

Don’t Miss Demo!

Creative and skilled Jester House owner and chef Steve Richards has agreed to share some of his recipes using good local produce (including blackcurrants). Be in the audience in the function room at 5pm or 6pm to watch him cook and share his ideas.