Chai-Ola

Introduction Spiced Iced Tea syrup – organic black tea and organic fairly traded raw sugar, with our handmade spice elixir and fresh citrus. Not too sweet, and a deliciously different mocktail or mixer. Lovely with either still and fizzy water, served ice cold. Ingredients Organic Fair-traded Raw Sugar 34% Fresh Fijian Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Coriander,…

Lemonade

Introduction This is truly lemonade the way I make it on my kitchen bench; 1 big juicy Meyer lemon, half a small lime, 2 spoonfuls of sugar.  I dissolve the sugar in the freshly squeezed juice, twist the peel from the lemon into the glass, add ice and water to taste. Our Handmade Lemonade syrup…

GOLDEN PUMPKIN DHAL

This is my go-to vegan dish. I’ve been making variations on it for over 40 years. It’s cheap, easy, incredibly healthy, and really versatile. Dhal the word actually means a pulse that has been skinned and split. We are familiar with green and yellow split peas, which are just the older versions of my favourite…

RHUBARB & GINGER CRUMBLE

SERVES 6 You need a large deep baking dish made of glass or ceramic for this crumble, well buttered. 2 or 3 bunches of rhubarb – you want about  5 cups of diced raw fruit altogether. 3 tablespoons of Hakanoa Ginger Syrup OPTIONAL – 2 tablespoons extra sugar for the rhubarb 1 & 1/2  cups…

PROBIOTIC GINGER BEER WORKSHOP

INTRODUCTION I am going to show you how to make the ginger beer that started Hakanoa Handmade Drinks. It was our signature drink for our first 5 years, and I can tell you categorically making it this way is not a viable money-making proposition! It is delicious, fun to make, and you do not need…

WHAT MAKES A PERFECT GINGER BEER?

THE HAKANOA BLIND TASTE TEST – YOU TELL US WHAT MAKES THE PERFECT GINGER BEER! We ran this tasting at the Ferment! Festival March 27th & 28th 2019 and the Better Food Fair April 6th & 7th 2019 in Auckland NZ. A total of 385 people took the tasting and completed 1 ballot each. All…

GOLDEN PUMPKIN PIE

This is the most delicious version of the traditional American dessert pie. It’s richly spiced deeply flavoured pumpkin custard tart, with a melt-in-the-mouth crust and a lemon cream-cheese topping. STAGE 1 Bake pumpkin with a little sugar & spice until tender.  1 kg grey-skinned pumpkin cut into chunks, de-seeded and washed, in a roasting pan…