Category: Baking, Sweets, Desserts

3 Minute Sponge

3 Minute Sponge 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup castor sugar 3 eggs 3 tablespoons melted butter Beat all the ingredients together for 3 minutes then put in a buttered baking dish and bake in moderate oven (350 F, 180 C) for about 30 to 40 minutes. Submitted...

4 Minute Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley 4 Minute Cake 3 cups self raising flour 2 cups sugar 250gm butter, slightly melted vanilla 4 eggs – place 2 eggs in a cup (250ml). Fill to the top with milk. Do the same for the other 2 eggs. Combine ingredients in a large...

5 Cup Slice

5 Cup Slice 1 cup sultanas 1 cup choc bits 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts 1 cup desiccated coconut 1 cup condensed milk 100g dark chocolate melted (for decoration) 1. Preheat oven to 200 Degrees C 2. Grease and Line 20 x 30cm lamington tin 3. Sprinkle pan evenly...

Afternoon Snack Muffins

Afternoon Snack Muffins 2 cups SR flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 1/2 cup brown sugar 200g tub of flavoured yoghurt 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup light olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped fruit (pear, apples, etc) cinnamon sugar, optional 1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C...

All-In-One Patty Cakes

All-In-One Patty Cakes 3 tablespoons butter (3 x 20ml spoons) 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 3/4 cup S.R. flour (sifted) vanilla 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) Preheat oven to 190C. 1. Grease and flour cake tin. 2. Measure all ingredients into small bowl. 3. Mix well by...

Allergy-Free Pudding and Fruit Cake

Allergy-Free Pudding and Fruit Cake This recipe, which is free from gluten, dairy products and eggs, makes 1 fruit cake or pudding. Recipe can be made one month ahead; keep refrigerated. 2 1/4 cups (360g) sultanas 1 1/2 cups (250g) chopped raisins 1/2 cup (75g) dried currants 1 1/2...

Almond and Chocolate Cupcakes

Almond and Chocolate Cupcakes Makes about 12 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour 2/3 cup caster sugar 125g unsalted butter, softened 3 eggs 1/3 cup milk 2 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup almond meal 1/2 cup white chocolate bits 2 tubs purchased vanilla frosting 2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted...

Almond Biscuits

Almond Biscuits 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1 egg vanilla blanched almonds 1. Set oven to 180C. 2. Collect utensils and ingredients. 3. Grease trays. 4. Melt butter in saucepan and cook until light brown colour. Allow to cool. 5. Lightly beat egg...

Almond Cakes

Almond Cakes 200g blanched almonds 200g plain flour, sifted 250g caster sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon a little orange flower water grated rind 1 lemon, 1 orange, 1 tangerine Honey and extra almonds Lightly toast the almonds, grind coarse and mix with flour, sugar, cinnamon, rinds and a little orange...

Almond Jam Biscuits

Photo by Julie O’Malley Almond Jam Biscuits 185g butter, chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup (60g) almond meal 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1/2 tsp baking power Jam Preheat oven to 160°C. Beat butter, extract, sugar and egg yolks...

Almond Jam Cookies

Almond Jam Cookies 185g butter, softened, chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup almond meal 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 4 Tablespoons jam 1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. 2. Beat butter, vanilla, sugar and egg yolks with an...

Aloha Cheesecake

Aloha Cheesecake 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons milk 2 large eggs 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts 1 kiwi, sliced # Combine vanilla wafer crumbs and melted butter; press onto the bottom...

Amanda’s Fudge Brownies (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Amanda’s Fudge Brownies (Thermomix) This is the recipe that has been keeping my kids happy for years now and it makes a big pan of dense, fudgy brownies. 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup cocoa...

Antipasto Pull-Aparts

Photo by Alecia Antipasto Pull-Aparts 1 pack Lauckes crusty white bread mix (600g) 2 teaspoons yeast (provided with bread mix) 380ml water 2 tablespoons sliced olives 50g feta, crumbled 3 tablespoons semi-dried tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon store-bought garlic butter (or homemade) 1. Make the bread...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits Makes approx 40 biscuits 125g butter, chopped coarsely 2 tablespoons golden syrup 3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 tablespoon water 1 cup (90g) rolled oats 1 cup (90g) desiccated coconut 1 cup (150g) plain flour 3/4 cup (165g) brown sugar 1. Preheat oven to 160°C or 140°C...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup coconut 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda 2 tablespoons boiling water 1. Set oven to 150C. 2. Collect utensils and ingredients. 3. Grease biscuit trays, sift flour. 4. Place...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits Makes about 20 large or 40 small biscuits. 100g (1 cup) rolled oats 150g (1 cup) plain flour, sifted 90g (1 cup) desiccated coconut 150g (3/4 cup) brown sugar, firmly packed 125g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1 teaspoon bi-carbonate soda 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C...

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits 1 cup coconut 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup butter 1 level tsp bi-carb soda 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup sugar 2 Tbsp golden syrup 2 Tbsp boiling water Mix dry ingredients. Melt butter and syrup together in a small saucepan. Dissolve soda in boiling water....

Anzac Biscuits

Photo by Rozy Anzac Biscuits 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup coconut 125g butter 2 Tbsp golden syrup 1/2 tsp bicarb 1 Tbsp boiling water 1. Combine oats, shifted flour, sugar and coconut. 2. Combine butter and syrup, stir over a gentle...

Anzac Slice

Photo by Julie O’Malley Anzac Slice 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup caster sugar 3/4 cup desiccated coconut 2 Tbsp golden syrup 125g butter 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda 1 Tbsp hot water 300g dark chocolate, melted Preheat oven to 160c. Combine oats, flour, sugar...

Anzac Slice

Anzac Slice 400g Anzac biscuits 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 75g butter, melted 1/2 cup condensed milk 1 1/4 cups icing sugar 2 Tbsp passionfruit pulp Process Anzac biscuits in a food processor in several batches until they are finely crumbed. Transfer biscuit crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in...

Apple and Berry Crumble

Photo by Mem Apple and Berry Crumble Serves : 6 6 Pink Lady apples, skin on and cut into wedges 1 Tablespoon caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated 1 Tablespoon water 400g frozen or fresh mixed berries Crumble Topping: 1 cup plain flour...

Apple and Blackcurrant Ice Cream

Apple and Blackcurrant Ice Cream 250g (8 oz) cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced 250g (8 oz) blackcurrants 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar 4 Tablespoons water 4 eggs, separated 125g (4 oz) caster sugar 284 ml (1/2 pint) double cream, whipped frosted currant leaves to decorate (see below) 1. Place...

Apple and Blueberry Friands

Apple and Blueberry Friands 1/2 cup wholemeal plain flour 1/4 cup white self-raising flour 1/2 cup icing sugar 100g almond meal 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup soy or dairy milk 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup pie apple (no added sugar), roughly chopped 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)...

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

Apple and Cinnamon Cake 1 cup plain flour 1 cup almond meal 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 125g melted butter 1/3 cup milk 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 2 apples, peeled and sliced 1 Tbsp caster sugar, extra 1 tsp cinnamon, extra 1/4...

Apple and Oat Bran Muffins

Apple and Oat Bran Muffins 2 cooking apples diced small 1/2 ripe banana mashed 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 oz / 30 grams butter 1 egg 2 cups Self Raising flour 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp bi-carb soda 1/2 to 3/4 cup hot water (retained...

Apple and Raspberry Charlotte

Apple and Raspberry Charlotte Serves 6-8 125g butter, softened at room temperature 1kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, thawed 12 slices white toast bread, crusts removed Icing sugar, to serve 1. Preheat the oven...

Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Apple and Raspberry Crumble (Gluten Free) Serves 4 Fruit Base: 5 large sized (900g) Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 20g butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1 cup frozen raspberries Crumble Topping: 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1/3...

Apple and Strawberry Crumble

Apple and Strawberry Crumble 2 Tbsp reduced-fat margarine, plus extra to grease 3 cooking apples (such as Granny Smiths) peeled, cored, sliced 2 Tbsp pure floral honey* 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 1 cup (100g) rolled oats 2 Tbsp soft brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1. Preheat the oven...

Apple Blueberry Friands

Apple Blueberry Friands 1/2 cup plain wholemeal flour 1/4 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup icing sugar 100g almond meal 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup Sanitarium So Good Soyaccino soymilk 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup pie apple (no added sugar), roughly chopped 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) 5...

Apple Bran Muffins

Apple Bran Muffins 2/3 cup milk 2 teaspoons vinegar 1 cup shreds of wheat bran cereal 2 eggs beaten 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup all purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup peeled finely chopped apple 1 teaspoon wheat germ toasted...

Apple Bran Muffins (Low Fat)

Apple Bran Muffins (Low Fat) Makes 12 muffins 2 cups all-bran cereal 1 1/4 cups skim milk 1 1/4 cups self raising flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup chunky apple sauce or finely chopped fresh apple...

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty 5 slices of bread, cut into 1cm cubes 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 4 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped In a medium bowl, mix bread with...

Apple Cheesecake Slice

Apple Cheesecake Slice 2 cups rice crumbs 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon mixed spice 150g butter, melted 500g block cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup cream 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg 400g can gluten free pie apple Raw sugar and coconut, for sprinkling 1. Combine rice crumbs, sugar...

Apple Cinnamon Cake

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Apple Cinnamon Cake 6 – 7 Granny Smith apples 3 tsp cinnamon 4 Tbsp sugar 2 3/4 cups flour, sifted 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup apple juice 2 1/2 tsp...

Apple Cobbler

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Cobbler Filling: 5 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced (approx 5 large) 1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) 2 Tbsp plain flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup water 1 Tbsp butter,...

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler Servings: 8 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 cups thinly-sliced pared apples 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 well-beaten egg 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/3 cup melted butter 1. Place apples in bottom of a greased...

Apple Coconut Pie

Apple Coconut Pie 125g butter 2 cups coconut 1/2 cup plain flour 1/4 cup sugar 410g can pie apples Melt butter. Place in large bowl and stir in coconut, flour and sugar. Press half the mixture into pie plate (base diameter of 18cm). Top with apples and sprinkle with...

Apple Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce

Apple Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce 2 apples – peeled, cored and chopped 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 3/4 cup...

Apple Cream Cake

Apple Cream Cake 400g tin of pie apple 1 Cup self raising flour 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 3/4 Cup castor sugar 1/2 Cup ground almond meal 3/4 Cup cream 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla essence 2/4 cup of slivered almond for the top 1. Preheat...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Base (Apple Mixture): 1/2 cup water 4-6 large green cooking apples 1/4 cup sugar 2-3 Cloves (if liked) Topping: 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup sugar (brown or white) 3 Tablespoons butter (3 x 20ml spoons) 1/2 cup rolled oats (optional) 1 Tablespoon...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 250g dried apples 1 and 1/2 cups raisins 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup slivered almonds 1 punnet strawberries 2 kiwifruit 1. Soak apples and raisins, in separate bowls, overnight, in cold water (or 1 and 1/2 hours in hot water). 2. Place strained...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 8 medium size Golden Delicious apples 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup sultanas juice of 1/2 lemon 250g plain flour 100g self-raising flour 250g Demerara sugar * pinch salt 250g softened butter 1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Peel, and core the apples. Mix them with the sugar and...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Serves 4-6 500g cooking apples (Granny Smith) 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon sugar 3-4 cloves 1/4 cup SR flour 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons coconut 2 tablespoons brown sugar Pre heat oven 190C. Peel, core and slice apples and place in pie dish with sugar, water and...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 100g sugar 50g butter or margarine 100g flour 100g almond meal pinch of cinnamon 4 or 5 apples, cored and sliced castor sugar 1. To make crumble: mix the sugar, butter, flour, almonds and cinnamon together with the fingertips until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs (or...

Apple Crumble Slice

Apple Crumble Slice 2 cups Rice Bubbles 3/4 cup wholemeal self raising flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup grated apple 125g dried figs, chopped 75g sultanas 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup low fat natural yogurt 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil 1 egg Topping:...

Apple Currant Cookies

Apple Currant Cookies Makes about 3 dozen 1 cup apple cider 1 cup currants 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups dark-brown...

Apple Gelato

Apple Gelato Serves 4 1 cup cream 1 cup milk 4 egg yolks 125g caster sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 Granny Smith apples, cored and grated (skin on) 1. Place the cream and milk in a saucepan and heat until just below boiling point. 2. In a mixing...

Apple Muffins

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Muffins Best eaten fresh 2 C SR flour 1/2 tsp salt 4 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup milk 1 egg, beaten 1 cup grated apple 125g butter, melted Topping: 2 Tbsp caster sugar 1 tsp cinnamon # Sift flour, salt, sugar and...

Apple Pie Cake (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Pie Cake (Thermomix) Topping: 85g plain flour 100g brown sugar (can use dark muscovado) grind sea salt 115g butter, cubed Preheat oven 175C. Grease a 33 x 22cm pan. (line with baking paper, coming up over 2 sides for easy removal). Firstly make caster sugar...

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Apple Pie Cheesecake 250g plain sweet biscuits 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 125g unsalted butter, melted Caramel topping to decorate Apple Filling: 2 tsp gelatine 2 Tbsp water 375g cream cheese at room temp 1/2 cup caster sugar 300ml tub thickened cream 180g white chocolate melted and cooled 400g...

Apple pie with a Difference

Apple pie with a Difference 125g butter slightly softened 1 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda dissolved in 1 tablespoon white vinegar 2 cups self-raising flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 800g can pie apple 1. Cream butter and sugar together until light...

Apple Shortcake

Apple Shortcake 1/2 lb. SR flour 1/4 lb butter 2 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp water 1 egg Stewed apple Mix butter and sugar together, add egg then water, lastly add flour. Roll thin. Spread one half with cold strained stewed apple then put other half of cake on top,...

Apple Slice

Apple Slice 9 ounces butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 2 1/4 cups plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice 28 ounces can unsweetened pie apple 2 tablespoons sugar, extra Icing sugar 1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. 2. Stir...

Apple Slice

Apple Slice 1 x packet of vanilla or butter cake mix 1 x cup of desiccated coconut 125g melted butter can of Pie Apple carton of sour cream (the smaller one) cinnamon # Mix cake mix and coconut together. Pour in melted butter and mix until combined. Press mixture...

Apple Snow

Apple Snow 6 medium apples 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind or a pinch of cinnamon 2 egg whites Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly. Add water, cover and simmer until soft. Add sugar, stir until smooth, light and sugar is dissolved;...

Apple Streusel Cake

Apple Streusel Cake 120g butter 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 green apples, peeled, cored, sliced into thin rings 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 1/3 cups self-raising flour 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt...

Apple Teacake

Apple Teacake 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup sugar 1 egg 125g butter, melted 2 green apples, cored & cut into large chunks (don’t peel) cinnamon, vanilla and/or nutmeg to taste 1. Preheat the oven to 190C. 2. Mix everything together. 3. Pour into a springform tin. 4. Bake...

Apple, Oat and Sultana Muffins

Apple, Oat and Sultana Muffins 6 granny smith apples, peeled and diced boiling water 2 cups oat bran 2 cups wholemeal plain flour 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp mixed spice 1 cup sultanas grated rind of 1 lemon 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup...

Apple, Pecan and Gingerbread Cake

Photo by Sares Apple, Pecan and Gingerbread Cake 150g butter 150g brown sugar 150g golden syrup 200ml milk 1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 2 eggs, lightly beaten 75g pecan nuts, roughly chopped 3-6 pieces crystallised...

Apricot and Almond Tart

Apricot and Almond Tart Pastry: 150g plain flour 100g chilled butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sifted icing sugar 2 tablespoons iced water Filling: 500g tin of apricots 200g softened butter 200g caster sugar 3 eggs 200g almond meal 100g flaked almonds 1. Mix flour, cinnamon, butter and icing...

Apricot and Banana Cake

Apricot and Banana Cake Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 1 1/2 hours Makes a 23cm-round cake 1 cup (200g) dried apricots, roughly chopped 1/2 cup orange juice 2 cups plain flour 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 2 cups caster sugar 1...

Apricot and Cardamom Buns

Apricot and Cardamom Buns Makes 12 buns 20g dried yeast 100g caster sugar, plus a pinch 100g butter (chilled) 1/2 tsp salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 500g plain flour 1/2 tsp ground cardamom 200g dried apricots, chopped 100g apricot jam 1. Mix yeast with 200ml warm water and a...

Apricot and Cinnamon Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apricot and Cinnamon Cake Serves 8 140g (5 oz) self-raising flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 50g (1 3/4 oz) caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tblsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 85g (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted 350g (12 oz) apricot halves Topping: 40g...

Apricot and Coconut Slice

Apricot and Coconut Slice Makes: 24 squares 250 g plain sweet biscuits, crumbed 1 cup dried apricots, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut 300 ml Sweetened Condensed Milk 125 g butter 1 1/4 cups Milk Melts, melted 1. Line base of 18cm x 28cm baking tin with baking...

Apricot and Date Slice

Apricot and Date Slice Filling: 1 1/3 cups (250 g) pitted dates, chopped 1 1/3 cups (250 g) dried apricots, chopped 250 mL (1 cup) water 1/2 cup (130 g) shredded coconut Pastry: 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup wholemeal plain (all-purpose) flour 1/2 cup raw sugar 4 tablespoons...

Apricot and hazelnut friands

Apricot and hazelnut friands 60g (1/2 cup) plain flour 60g (1/2 cup) hazelnut meal 125g (1 cup) caster sugar 125g egg whites 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter Pinch salt 2 tbsp honey Dried apricots Extra melted butter for greasing the friand tins Preheat oven to 200C. Sift the flour...

Apricot and Passionfruit Tiramisu

Apricot and Passionfruit Tiramisu 7 ripe apricots (350g) 1/2 cup caster sugar 3/4 cup water 300ml tub thickened cream 250g tub mascarpone cheese 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 170g can passionfruit pulp in syrup 16 sponge finger biscuits halved apricots and fresh mint, to decorate 1. Cut apricots...

Apricot and Pear Crumble

Apricot and Pear Crumble Serves 4 125g no-soak dried apricots 450g pears – peeled, cored and sliced 1 Tbsp clear honey 50g fresh breadcrumbs 25g brown sugar 1 Tbsp plain flour 25g low-fat spread, melted Pinch ground nutmeg Put the apricots in a saucepan with the pear slices and...

Apricot Balls

Apricot Balls 200g dried apricots cut into small pieces 1/2 tin condensed milk 2 cups coconut Icing sugar (optional) to roll balls in # Mix the apricots with the condensed milk and coconut till all sticky. # Now roll into balls your preferred size. Roll in icing sugar if...

Apricot Balls

Apricot Balls Serves: 36 200g dried apricot halves 3/4 cup orange juice 1 cup skim milk powder 200g white chocolate, melted 3/4 cup desiccated coconut 1. Brush a 20cm slab pan with melted butter to grease. Line base and sides with non-stick baking paper. 2. Place apricots and juice...

Apricot Cheesecake

Apricot Cheesecake 155g plain sweet biscuit crumbs 75g butter, melted Whipped cream and strawberries to decorate Filling: 1 cup apricot nectar 1 Tbsp gelatine 375g cream cheese 1/2 cup castor sugar 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 x 300ml thickened cream Topping: 1 cup apricot nectar 1 Tbsp castor sugar...

Apricot Choc Caramel Slice

Apricot Choc Caramel Slice Makes: 24 Base: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup brown sugar 125 g butter, melted Filling: 75 g butter 1/4 cup golden syrup 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/4 cup coarsely chopped apricots Topping: 1/4 cup Milk Melts 1/4 cup White...

Apricot Chocolate Chip Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apricot Chocolate Chip Cake 1 cup chopped dried apricots 1 cup apricot nectar 125g butter/margarine 2/3 cup raw sugar 2 eggs, separated 1 1/2 cups coconut 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1. Grease deep 20cm round cake pan. Line base and...

Apricot Coconut Balls

Apricot Coconut Balls 1 1/2 cup dried apricots finely chopped 2 cup coconut; desiccated 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 cup icing sugar Mix apricots and coconut. Add condensed milk and blend well. Shape into balls and roll in icing sugar. Let stand until firm. Makes: 32 (1 1/4...

Apricot Coconut Cookies

Apricot Coconut Cookies No Bake 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 box apricots 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 cup coconut flakes Powdered sugar Cut apricots in small pieces. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, except powdered sugar, and mix well. Form cookie size balls and roll in powdered...

Apricot Fudge

Apricot Fudge 185g (6oz) brown sugar 250g (8oz) butter 400g (about 13oz) condensed skim milk 2 cups dried apricots, chopped 2 packets gluten-free rice cookies, crushed Slowly heat the sugar, butter and condensed milk until it’s smooth and well blended. Add the dried apricots and crushed biscuits. Mix well...

Apricot Mousse

Apricot Mousse Serves 6 250g dried apricots 1 1/2 cups water, divided 4 tablespoons sugar Finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange 3 teaspoons gelatine 2 tablespoons brandy or Cointreau, optional 1 x 200g carton vanilla reduced-fat yoghurt 1 egg white 6 tablespoons passionfruit reduced-fat yoghurt and fresh...

Apricot Nectar Cheesecake

Apricot Nectar Cheesecake 155g plain sweet biscuits 75g butter, melted 500ml apricot nectar 1 Tbsp gelatine 375g cream cheese, softened 110g caster sugar 1 Tbsp lemon juice 250ml cream 1 Tbsp sugar 3 tsp cornflour # Crush biscuits and mix with butter, press into the bottom of a 20cm...

Apricot Yoghurt Muffins

Apricot Yoghurt Muffins 60g butter 1/4 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 cup apricot yoghurt 2 cups self-raising flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) 1 1/2 tablespoons apricot jam 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 12 x 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan. 2. With...

Apricot Yogurt Cheesecake

Apricot Yogurt Cheesecake Preparation time 45 mins Cooking time 35 mins Serves 6 Melted butter, for greasing 250g butternut biscuits 100g macadamia nuts 90g unsalted butter, melted 200g dried apricots 3/4 cup boiling water 500g natural yogurt 1 Tbsp cornflour 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/3 cup honey 3 eggs,...

Apricot, Date and Pecan Slice

Apricot, Date and Pecan Slice 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/2 cup chopped Pecans 1/2 cup chopped dates 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup coconut 2 cups self-raising flour 170g butter Soak apricots in boiling water for 10 minutes. Sift flour. Add drained apricots, dates, coconut, Pecans and sugar....

Apricot-Coconut Squares

Apricot-Coconut Squares 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/4 cup white sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup dried apricots 1 cup water 2 eggs 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp lemon juice 1...

Asparagus and bacon Quiche

Asparagus and bacon Quiche Serves approximately: 6 people 8-10 Sheets of Filo Pastry 1 tablespoon of oil 1 onion chopped 2 cloves of crushed garlic 3 eggs beaten 1/2 cup of sour cream 3 strips of bacon 2/3 cup of milk 1/4 cup of grated Romano cheese 1 cup...

Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts Savoury Shortcrust Pastry: 150g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1.5cm cubes 300g plain flour, chilled 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp vinegar, chilled with 85ml water Remove butter from fridge 20 mins before you start mixing, the butter should be just...

Asparagus and Mozzarella Filo Pastries

Asparagus and Mozzarella Filo Pastries 1 pack filo pastry 50g melted butter 1 bunch Asparagus, blanched, refreshed and finely chopped 1/2 bunch silver beet, blanched, refreshed and finely chopped 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella Ground black pepper Salt 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Place a sheet of filo pastry onto a...

Asparagus, Zucchini and Goats Cheese Loaf

Photo by Julie O’Malley Asparagus, Zucchini and Goats Cheese Loaf 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed 3 zucchini, coarsely grated 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup self-raising flour 5 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup grated tasty cheddar cheese 1/3 cup frozen peas 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup chopped mint leaves...

Aussie Meat Pie

Aussie Meat Pie 500g / 1lb chuck or blade steak 2 tablespoons flour Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup water 1 x 375g / 12 oz packet frozen puff pastry, thawed Beaten egg to glaze Trim gristle and fat from steak, cut into thin shreds, then...

Avocado Bread

Avocado Bread 1 small Avocado 1 Egg, slightly beaten 1/2 cup Sour milk 1 cup Unbleached white flour 1 cup Whole-wheat flour 1/2 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp Baking powder Dash of salt 3/4 cup Sugar 1 cup Pecans, chopped Mix all ingredients except first 3 in large bowl....

Baby Carrot Pancakes

Baby Carrot Pancakes 100g flour 150ml milk 1 egg 1 tsp olive oil 50g grated carrot Make the pancakes by beating together the flour, milk, egg and oil until you have a thickish batter. Add in the grated carrot, and stir well. Heat a little vegetable oil until hot...

Baby Fruit Cakes

Baby Fruit Cakes Makes 16 150g butter 300g sultanas 300g currants 180g soft brown sugar 1 tsp ground mixed spice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 250ml water 2 eggs, well beaten 150g plain flour 150g self-raising flour 1. Heat the oven...

Baby Meringues

Baby Meringues 6 egg whites 2 cups caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tsp malt vinegar 1 tsp cornflour pink food colouring whipped cream to serve In a large bowl (not plastic) beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually, add the caster sugar very slowly. The mixture...

Bacon and Egg Pie

Photo by Denise C Bacon and Egg Pie 2 sheets shortcrust pastry 5 eggs (beaten) 4 rashes of chopped bacon Sliced tomatoes to layer 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms 1/4 cup of chopped parsley 1/2 cup of cream Salt and pepper Milk to glaze # Blind bake 1 sheet of...

Bacon and Tomato Pizza

Bacon and Tomato Pizza Parmesan Thin Crust Pizza Dough: 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F.) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese 2 cups bread flour 2 teaspoons instant active dry yeast # Add all the ingredients in the bread pan of...

Bagels

Bagels Makes 12 Bagels 25g fresh yeast 500ml lukewarm water 1 tbsp salt 2 tbsp honey, clear 750g – 850g strong bread flour egg white for brushing 1. Dissolve the yeast in the water and add honey and salt. 2. Add flour a little at a time and mix...

Bailey’s Cheesecake

Photo by Alecia Bailey’s Cheesecake 100g butter 250g digestive biscuits, crushed 600g Philadelphia cream cheese 1 mini shot of Bailey’s (15ml) 100g icing sugar 300ml double cream, whipped 100g grated chocolate Garnish: 200ml double cream, whipped cocoa powder, to dust 1. Melt the butter in a pan and add...

Bailey’s Fudge

Bailey’s Fudge 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup white sugar 3/4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup Irish Cream liqueur 2 1/4 cups icing sugar, sifted Grease an 8-inch square pan and line with parchment paper so...

Baileys and Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

Baileys and Banana Bread and Butter Pudding 1/2 a loaf of pre-sliced white bread (crusts removed ) 55g/2oz or pack of butter, softened 140g/5oz caster sugar seeds from 1 vanilla pod 8 free-range eggs 500ml/18fl oz double cream 565ml/1 pint milk 4 shots of baileys 5 bananas 4 tablespoons...

Baileys Balls

Baileys Balls 1 packet of Milk Arrowroot Biscuits (crushed) I tin small condensed milk 3/4 cup coconut 2 tablespoons of cocoa 6 (or more) tablespoons of Baileys Mix it all together and the roll into balls and cover with remaining coconut....

Baileys Choc Fudge

Baileys Choc Fudge Makes 16 Melted butter, to grease 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 100g butter, cubed 255g (1 1/4 cups, firmly packed) brown sugar 2 Tbsp glucose syrup 150g good-quality dark chocolate, finely chopped 60ml (1/4 cup) Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur 1. Brush a 20cm...