I am often asked why I am so passionate about food. There are a lot of reasons, but one that sits high on the list is the social aspect of food. Eating together is a great way to spend time with people and to share: thoughts, ideas and, of course, food. Things taste better when they are shared and I love to cook things to savour with others. But not everyone fancies themselves in the kitchen like I do and need to look to others for the provision of special treats. So when Springhill Pantry, a family business that started in country Victoria over 25 years ago, asked if I would like to try their new share slices I said yes.
The share slices come in a square slab that can be divided up into whatever size suits your appetite. For the launch of the range there are three unique flavours to choose from – all perfect with a cuppa.
The Raspberry and Almond is delicate and buttery and full of raspberries and Australian grown almonds. For something a little different, the Whatleys (who are the sweet tooths behind Springhill) suggest crumbling it into ricotta and piping into cannoli shells.
The Apricot Apple and Hazelnut is wonderful crumbled over the top of warm poached fruit
The Chocolate Brownie has plump crimson raisins mixed into its chocolatey goodness and is taken to another level if you warm it and add a scoop of the best vanilla ice-cream you can find.
You find out more about Springhill Pantry and where to get their share slices here