I acquired a nice recipe that I really enjoyed while I was there. It is lemon honey and if you like lemon desserts you will really like this. I liked to just put it on toast but it would also be really good on pancakes, waffles, or ice cream. I would recommend halving the recipe to try it your first time.
Lemon Honey Recipe:
1 and 1/4 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
zest of 1 lemon
220 grams of butter diced (2 sticks)
6 eggs beaten
Heat sugar, butter, lemon juice and zest over a double boiler until the butter has melted. Then add the eggs. Stir until the mixture thickens 3-5 mins (took me more like 8). Pour into 3 or 4 medium sized sterilized jars.
|A batch of lemon honey in front of the vineyard.|
|The prettiest cat I have ever seen - seriously it was a show cat.|
|I never really knew why people liked boxers until I met this dog - so sweet!!|
|A view from a short hike in the area (east coast of the North Island)|
|A lovely cafe I stopped at on my way to a new farm.|