Italian cooking classes for winter

Escape to Europe with an Italian cooking class this winter at the Essential Ingredient Newcastle.

Twin Peaks Cherry Pie

In honour of the return season of the classic TV show Twin Peaks here’s a cherry pie recipe that’ll kill ya *

*not literally

Ingredients:

Pie crust

250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
250g unsalted butter, cold
125ml cold water
1 TBS caster sugar
1 tsp salt

Filling

800g pitted cherries – you can use fresh (you’ll need 1kg unpitted), frozen (thawed) or cherries …

Open Sandwiches By The Book

At The Essential Ingredient, you can find all you need to take your Scandinavian open sandwiches to the next level.

Sometimes it’s not just about the food. Sometimes it’s as much about the conversation. And that means serving dishes that won’t interrupt free flowing discourse.

For more than 15 years, The Novel Lovers book club has met every month …

May the Fourth Sale at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle

Happy Star Wars Day – May The Fourth Be With You.

If you’re ready to update your kitchen appliances, now is the time to do it.
For four days only, from Thursday May 4 to Sunday May 7, we’re taking up to 20% off all electricals. These ARE the appliances you are looking for.

With the money you …

Catalan Cream – a timeless classic

There is no better dessert than a well executed custard.

There’s something wonderful about rediscovering an old treasured recipe.

This one comes with thanks to Jenni, a long time  customer, who has held onto an Essential Ingredient newsletter from 2002 and brought in store to share with us.

There is no better dessert than a well executed custard – simple, elegant and satisfying,

Almost …

Cheers to better hydration

Hydration is just as important in the cooler weather as it is in summer, and even more so if you indulged in a little too much alcohol.  

It’s easy to lose track of just how much water you’ve had, but Australian designer Frank Green has made a water bottle that comes with its own app to keep you on …

Ice creams for adults

Looking for something other than chocolate this Easter? Maybe a treat for yourself?

Ice-cream isn’t just for kids and at The Essential Ingredient Newcastle we have a freezer full of newly delivered grown-up temptations: Serendipity Super Premium Ice Creams and Gelista Premium Gelati.