When I first started collecting family recipes, the one I really wanted to know was how my mother made her roast turkey, it was so good! The turkey breast was never dried out, but always tender and full of flavor. Her method? First she buys the best turkey she can (organic, free-range, etc.) and then she cooks the turkey breast-side down. She also cooks the turkey stuffing separately, not in the cavity, which makes it easier to cook the turkey more evenly.
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1/4 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
- 1 cup water
- 750ml soda water
- Ice cubes, to serve
- Sprigs mint, to serve
Combine sugar, mint leaves and water in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat without boiling until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 mins.
Pour into a small jug and place in the fridge until chilled. Strain through a sieve into a large serving jug. Add soda water, ice cubes and mint leaves and stir before serving.