Category: Recipes with Photos

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...

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...

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...

American Style Ribs

Photo by Julie O’Malley American Style Ribs 3.5kg slabs American style pork ribs BBQ Sauce: 2 1/4 cups (560ml) tomato sauce 1 1/2 cupls (375ml) apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil 1/2 cup (125ml) worcestershire sauce 3/4 cup (165g) brown sugar 1/3 cup (95g) American style mustard...

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

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...

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 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 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, 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 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 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...

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, 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...

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 Pumpkin Pesto Pasta

Photo by EmmCee Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta Serves 4 1kg kent pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 2.5cm pieces Olive oil spray Salt and freshly ground black pepper 400g dried penne pasta 300g short-cut bacon, thinly sliced 125g (1/2 cup) basil pesto Shaved parmesan, to serve 1. Preheat oven...

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...

Baked Eggs, Italian Style

Photo by Julie O’Malley Baked Eggs, Italian Style 2 serves 2 tomatoes (334g), chopped 1 zucchini (101g), finely chopped 1/2 red capsicum (78g), finely chopped 1 cloves garlic (3g), crushed 2 teaspoons olive oil (10g) 8 kalamata olives, pitted (24g) 4 cage free eggs (236g) 60g reduced fat cheddar,...

Baked Lemon and Coconut Meringue Cheesecake

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Baked Lemon and Coconut Meringue Cheesecake Serves 8 330g Nice biscuits 120g unsalted butter, melted 500g cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar 4 eggs, plus 2 extra egg yolks 1/2 cup (125ml) lemon juice Zest of 1 lemon Meringue Topping:...

Baked Rice Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Baked Rice Pudding Serves 4 2 cups (500ml) milk 300ml thin cream 1/2 cup (110g) medium grain (calrose) rice, rinsed, drained 1/2 cup (100g) caster sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped Pinch of ground nutmeg, plus extra to sprinkle 2 strips...

Balsamic Beef and Glass Noodle Salad with Rocket and Parmesan

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Balsamic Beef and Glass Noodle Salad with Rocket and Parmesan Serves 4 400g piece lean rump steak 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar 200g glass noodles (bean thread vermicelli) 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved lengthways, thinly sliced on the diagonal...

Balsamic Chicken with Crispy Mint and Pine Nuts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Balsamic Chicken with Crispy Mint and Pine Nuts Serves 3 3 single chicken breasts, skin on 1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar Sauce: 2 tsp olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup white wine 1...

Banana Bread

Photo by Rebecca Payn Banana Bread 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 125g butter, melted, cooled 2 eggs, whisked 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base and side of an...

Banana Bread and Butter Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Banana Bread and Butter Pudding Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 4 slices white toast bread softened butter 1 large reasonably firm banana, peeled and sliced (or 2 medium sized ones) 450 ml milk 85g brown sugar plus extra for sprinkling a good pinch of ground cinnamon 2...

Banana Bread with Nut Crumble

Photo by Jox Banana Bread with Nut Crumble Makes: 10-12 slices 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 125g butter, melted, cooled 2 eggs, whisked 3 ripe bananas, mashed Nut Crumble: 1 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp coconut 2...

Banana Fritters

Photo by Alecia Banana Fritters 2 cups SR flour 1/2 teaspoons bi-carb soda 1 1/2 cups water 4 bananas flour oil for deep frying # Sift flour and bi-carb soda into bowl; add water and mix to a smooth batter. # Peel bananas, cut into three. Roll lightly in...

Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Loaf (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Loaf (Thermomix) Butter, for greasing 280g almonds 3 bananas, (approx. 275 g) 120g caster sugar 4 eggs 70g moist coconut flakes 1 1/2 tsp Gluten Free Baking Powder 120g Fresh Raspberries 30g flaked almonds 200g pouring (whipping) cream, to serve 2 tbsp...

Banoffee Cheesecake

Photo by Mem Banoffee Cheesecake 70g unsalted butter, melted 3 tsp powdered gelatine 100g wholemeal biscuits, broken 2 eggs, separated 75g caster sugar 225g mascarpone 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds removed 300ml thick cream, whipped 2 bananas, sliced Toffee Sauce: 150ml thickened cream 75g unsalted butter 150g brown sugar...

Banoffee Pie

Photo by Mem Banoffee Pie Serves 8 Prep time 30 minutes Chilling time 2 hours 35 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes 1 1/4 cups (185g) plain flour, sifted 125g cold butter, chopped 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 egg yolk 395g can sweetened condensed milk 60g butter, chopped 1/2 cup...

Banoffee Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Banoffee Pies Serves 6 1 x 250g pkt granita biscuits (Arnott’s brand) 125g butter, melted 2 bananas 1 x 300ml ctn double cream Caramel Filling: 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 70g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 50g butter 1. Place the biscuits...

Banoffee Pies

Photo by Alecia Banoffee Pies Makes 8 250g pkt Arnott’s Granita biscuits 125g unsalted butter, melted 380g can caramel Top ‘N’ Fill 2-3 bananas 300ml thickened cream, whipped Grated dark chocolate, to garnish Lightly grease eight 10cm loose-bottomed tart pans. Place the biscuits in a food processor and pulse...

Basic Scones

Photo by EmmCee Basic Scones Makes 16 plain flour, for dusting 3 cups self-raising flour 80g butter, cubed 1 to 1 1/4 cups milk jam and whipped cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour. 2. Sift self-raising flour into...

Beef and Guinness Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Beef and Guinness Pies Filling (makes approx 4 pies): 600g braising beef (e.g. chuck), cut into small cubes 4 Tbsp plain flour oil 1 large onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 5 cloves garlic, sliced finely 4 bay leaves 3 tsp fresh thyme leaves 2 Tbsp...

Beef in Black Bean Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Beef in Black Bean Sauce Serves 4 2 teaspoons cornflour 1 Tablespoon soy sauce 1 Tablespoon black bean sauce 1 Tablespoon hot chilli sauce 1/4 cup chicken stock 1 1/2 Tablespoons peanut oil 750g beef rump steak, trimmed, very thinly sliced 1 medium brown onion,...

Beef Stroganoff

Photo by Mem Beef Stroganoff 2 Tbsp oil 500g beef, cut into thin strips 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 tsp paprika 420g Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup 2 Tbsp tomato sauce 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 150g button mushrooms, sliced 2 Tbsp sour cream 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley...

Berry and Apple Tray Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Berry and Apple Tray Bake 300ml thickened cream, plus extra to serve 175g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced, tossed with 2 Tbsp lemon...

Berry Frangipane Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Berry Frangipane Tarts 75g butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar 1 egg 3/4 cup (90g) almond meal 1 Tablespoon (corn) cornflour 150g fresh blueberries and raspberries 1 Tablespoon pure icing sugar Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease six 5.5cm x...

Best Ever Potato Salad

Photo by Mel Best Ever Potato Salad 6 Large potatoes 5 eggs 300g Praise creamy traditional mayonnaise 1/2 cup milk (low fat is fine) 3 shallots/spring onions, sliced 2 Tbsp parsley flakes Salt and pepper to taste Boil cut potatoes until you can slide a fork or skewer through...

Bill Granger Cinnamon Snail Scrolls

Photo by Julie O’Malley I made some Coffee, Pecan and Cinnamon scrolls this morning. Based on the Bill Granger Cinnamon snail rolls, I just tweaked the recipe a little to incorporate coffee and pecans. Bill Granger Cinnamon Snail Scrolls 14g dried yeast 1/4 cup lukewarm water 1 cup milk...

Black Forest Cheesecake

Photo by Alecia Black Forest Cheesecake Crumb Crust: 125g butter melted 250g plain chocolate biscuits (crushed) Mix and put into pie dish. Refrigerate. Filling: 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 Tablespoon gelatine dissolved, cooled 250g cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 300 ml thickened cream (whipped) 1 Tablespoon lemon juice...

Black-Bottom Cupcakes

Photo by Rebecca Payn Black-Bottom Cupcakes Topping: 250g cream cheese, room temperature 1 egg 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 cup choc chips Cupcakes: 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 cup caster sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarb soda 1 tsp salt 1 cup warm water 1 tsp...

Blueberry Tart

Photo by EmmCee Blueberry Tart 120g softened unsalted butter 150g caster sugar (2/3 of a cup) 2 eggs 2 Tbsp kirsch or brandy 200g almond meal 2 x 125g of fresh blueberries Icing sugar to dust Thick cream or ice cream to serve Shortcrust Pastry: 1 2/3 cups (250g)...

Blueberry Yoghurt Crumble Cake

Photo by Mem Blueberry Yoghurt Crumble Cake Serves 8 125g butter, softened 2/3 cup caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 3/4 cup self-raising flour 1 cup Vaailia French Vanilla Yoghurt 1 apple, peeled, cored, sliced thickly 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 60g butter, extra, chilled, chopped 1/2...

Broccoli Pie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Broccoli Pie 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed) 1 head broccoli (cut into flowerets) 5 eggs 1 cup grated cheese 1 big cup natural yogurt 2-3 rashes bacon (chopped) 1. Place puff pastry on pie dish. 2. Cook broccoli for few minutes – drain and distribute...

Butter Chicken

Photo by Rebecca Payn Butter Chicken 500g chicken thigh fillets, quartered 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 Tbsp butter 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp sweet paprika 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp finely chopped ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground) 1/4 tsp chilli powder 1...

Buttered Rosemary Rolls

Photo by Julie O’Malley Buttered Rosemary Rolls Frozen, Unbaked Dinner Rolls (or homemade roll dough) Melted Butter, Regular, Salted Fresh Rosemary, Coarsely Chopped Coarse Sea Salt # Spray a small iron skillet with cooking spray (or coat with olive oil). Place frozen rolls in the skillet, leaving plenty of...

Caramel Banana Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Caramel Banana Tart 1 sheet shortcrust pastry, thawed 300g fresh, reduced-fat ricotta 110g pkt goat’s cheese 60g (1/3 cup) icing sugar mixture 40g butter 55g (1/4 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) thickened cream 3 small bananas, peeled, thinly sliced diagonally 45g (1/4...

Caramel Crunchy Chocolate Slice

Photo by barbieclone Caramel Crunchy Chocolate Slice Base: 1 cup SR flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup coconut 125g butter, melted 1 cup cornflakes or rice bubbles 1 tbsp cocoa Filling: 1 tin (300ml) condensed milk 30g butter 2 tbsp golden syrup (optional) Topping: Milk cooking chocolate Base:...

Carrot and Pineapple Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Carrot and Pineapple Cake 3 cups plain flour 2 cups white sugar 1.5 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups peeled and grated carrots 1 x 450g tin undrained crushed pineapple 1.5 cups Sunflower oil 4 eggs 1 cup of halved pecans #...

Carrot Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Carrot Cake 1 cup self-raising flour 1 tsp bicarb soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 1/2 cups grated carrot 1/2 cup sultana’s 1/2 cup chopped glace ginger – optional (can replace with sultana’s) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 2 eggs,...

Cherry Ripe Mud Cake

Photo by Mem Cherry Ripe Mud Cake Serves 12. 250g butter, chopped 1 Tablespoon instant coffee granules 1 2/3 cups (400ml) coconut milk 200g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 3/4 cup (110g) self-raising flour 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder...

Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chia Cacao Coconut Clusters 2 tbsp Nature’s Way Super Coconut Oil 1/3 cup honey 1?2 cup peanut or almond butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups shredded coconut 1 tbsp Nature’s Way Super Chia Seeds 1?4 cup Natures Way Super Cacao Powder 1?4 cup chopped...

Chicken and Mango Salad

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chicken and Mango Salad Serves 4 4 (about 120g each) chicken breasts, fat and sinew trimmed 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60ml (1/4 cup) rice vinegar 1 lime, juiced 1 Tbsp caster sugar 2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly...

Chicken and Vegetable Pies

Photo by Rebecca Payn Chicken and Vegetable Pies Makes 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 30g butter 500g chicken breast fillet, cut into 2cm chunks 1 leek, white part only, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 Tbsp flour 1/3 cup (80ml) white wine or water 1 cup (250ml) chicken...

Chicken in Garlic Sauce

Photo by Kelli Chicken in Garlic Sauce Serves 6 1 kg boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1 Tbsp sweet paprika 2 Tbsp olive oil 8 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1/4 cup fino sherry (dry) 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 bay leaf 2 Tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley # Trim any excess fat...

Chicken Salad with Spiced Figs and Buffalo Mozzarella

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken Salad with Spiced Figs and Buffalo Mozzarella 4 x 200g chicken breast fillets (skin on) * 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 buffalo mozzarella balls ** or 6 bocconcini, torn into bite-sized pieces 4 prosciutto slices, torn 2 cups rocket leaves Spiced Figs: 1 cup...

Chicken with Ground Nut Stew

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken with Ground Nut Stew olive oil 8 chicken thighs (cutlets) on the bone 1 large onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 bay leaves 1 tsp good quality curry powder (or to taste) 2 fresh thyme sprigs 1-2 tsp sambel oelek (or any other...

Chicken with Port Cream and Fettuccine

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken with Port Cream and Fettuccine 115g sun dried tomatoes 2-3 chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup port 1 1/2 cups whipping cream Fresh fettuccine Fresh tarragon sprigs, optional as decoration 1. In a small bowl, soak tomatoes in warm...

Chicken Yakitori Skewers

Photo by Kelli Chicken Yakitori Skewers Serves 6 1/4 cup (60ml) sake 1/4 cup (60ml) Japanese soy sauce 2 Tbsp mirin 2 Tbsp caster sugar 6 chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2cm pieces Ground white pepper, to season 2 green onions, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 2 tsp vegetable...

Chicken, Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken, Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne 500g butternut pumpkin, cooked and mashed pinch of nutmeg 75g thinly sliced prosciutto, roughly chopped 500g chicken mince 250g frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 2 cloves garlic, crushed 200g low fat ricotta fresh lasagne sheets 1/2 cup grated parmesan...

Choc Honeycomb Slice

Photo by Julie O’Malley Choc Honeycomb Slice 250g malt biscuits 4 x 50g Violet Crumble bars 600mL thickened cream 395g can NESTLÉ Sweetened Condensed Milk  Grease and line two 18 x 28cm lamington pans with baking paper. layer biscuits over base of prepared pans.  In an electric mixer, whisk...

Chocolate and Custard Torte

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate and Custard Torte 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 1 x 600ml ctn thickened cream 4 egg yolks 200g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 100ml thin cream 4 bought hot cross buns, thinly sliced vertically 2 Tbsp warm water 2...

Chocolate and Port Fruitcake

Photo by Kelli Chocolate and Port Fruitcake 375g currants 375g raisins 340g pitted prunes 1 cup port 250g unsalted butter, chopped 1 Tbsp vanilla essence 1 cup dark brown sugar 4 eggs finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange 1/3 cup treacle 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2...

Chocolate Bombe Alaska

Photo by Jean Misko Chocolate Bombe Alaska Serves 4 400g chocolate sponge roll 75g dark chocolate, finely chopped 3 eggwhites 1 cup caster sugar chocolate icecream 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. 2. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut 4 x 2cm-thick slices of sponge roll. Place onto...

Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Photo by Mem Chocolate Cake in a Mug 4 Tablespoons self-raising flour 4 Tablespoons sugar 2 Tablespoons cocoa 1 egg 3 Tablespoons milk 3 Tablespoons oil 1 mug Place flour into mug, add sugar and cocoa; mix. Spoon in 1 egg; mix. Pour in milk and oil; mix well....

Chocolate Caramel Tart

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chocolate Caramel Tart Serves 6 395g can sweetened condensed milk 250g block Careme dark chocolate shortcrust pastry (or 1 large sheet regular shortcrust pastry) 225g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 eggs 150ml thickened cream, plus extra whipped cream to serve (optional)...

Chocolate Cheesecake

Photo by Mem Chocolate Cheesecake Serves 12 Melted butter, to grease 1 x 250g pkt plain chocolate biscuits, coarsely broken 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 150g butter, melted 250g dark chocolate, finely chopped 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 3 eggs 3 x 250g pkts cream cheese, at room temperature 2...

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie

Photo by barbieclone Chocolate Cheesecake Brownie Base: 185g butter melted 1/4 cup cocoa powder sifted 1 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1 cup plain flour sifted Cheesecake: 285g cream cheese softened 1/3 cup caster sugar 2 eggs icing sugar for dusting Preheat the oven to 160’C. Place the butter,...

Chocolate Coconut Granola

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Coconut Granola Serves: 15 Granola: 320g (3 cups) whole rolled oats (make sure they’re gluten free if required) 4 packed tbsp light-brown sugar 3tbsp honey 4tbsp coconut oil, melted 4 tbsp water 3 heaped tbsp cocoa powder (make sure it’s gluten free if required)...

Chocolate Fudge

Photo by barbieclone Chocolate Fudge 3 cups brown sugar 1 tin condensed milk 250g cooking chocolate 140g margarine or butter Place all ingredients except for the chocolate in a glass bowl. Microwave on high for three minutes, stir and microwave again for another three minutes. Add chocolate pieces then...

Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Hazelnut Self-Saucing Puddings 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 50g dark chocolate, chopped 50g butter, chopped 1/4 cup (60g) chocolate-hazelnut spread 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (30g) hazelnut meal 1/3 cup (70g) caster sugar 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar 1...

Chocolate Icecream

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Icecream 450ml thickened cream 150g Nestle Plaistowe Couverture Deluxe Chocolate or one with min 60% cocoa, roughly chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 egg yolks 75g caster sugar Place the cream and chocolate into bowl over simmering water. Cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally...

Chocolate Mousse

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Mousse 125g dark chocolate 4 eggs, separated 1 Tbsp brandy 1 cup cream Chop chocolate roughly, put into top of double saucepan, stir over hot water until melted. Remove from heat, cool slightly, gradually add brandy and egg yolks. Beat until mixture is smooth...

Chocolate Roulade

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Roulade 3 eggs 1/2 cup castor sugar (with 1/3 cup removed for actual cake) 1/4 cup flour 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder 300ml whipping cream Vanilla Strawberry jam 6 strawberries Extra cocoa/icing sugar to dust 1. Preheat oven to 200c (180c fan forced). 2. Grease...

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding Melted butter, extra, to grease 150g self-raising flour 30g unsweetened cocoa powder 100g brown sugar 125ml milk 60g butter, melted 1 egg, at room temperature Icing sugar, to sprinkle (optional) Ice-cream or cream, to serve Chocolate Sauce: 100g brown sugar 30g unsweetened...

Chocolate Slice

Photo by barbieclone Chocolate Slice 6 crushed weetbix 1 cup sugar 1 cup coconut 2 cups self raising flour 250g butter, melted 2 tablespoons cocoa 1/4 teaspoon vanilla Icing: 200g Cooking Chocolate, melted # Preheat oven to 180C. Grease a large slice tray. # Mix all dry ingredients. Add...

Chocolate Slice

Photo by Mem Chocolate Slice 1 1/4 cups S.R. Flour 2 tablespoons cocoa (2 x 20ml spoons) 3/4 cup coconut 1 egg 1/2 cup caster sugar 6 tablespoons butter (6 x 20ml spoons) 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Sift flour and cocoa together. Add coconut...

Cinnamon and Apple Teacake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Cinnamon and Apple Teacake Melted butter to grease 180g butter, at room temp 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar 2 eggs 300g (2 cups) self raising flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 185ml (3/4 cup) milk 1 large red apple, quartered, cored, cut into 4mm thick wedges...

Cinnamon Pull Aparts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Cinnamon Pull Aparts 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour 1 1/ 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/ 2 teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon flake sea salt or kosher salt 1/ 4 cup brown sugar 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/ 4...

Coconut Beef Curry

Photo by Megan Coconut Beef Curry 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Tbsp curry paste red 500g beef sirloin steak or rump thin sliced 1 cup coconut milk 2 zucchini sliced 1 red capsicum chopped 125g cherry tomatoes 2 large spring onions sliced diagonally 12 fresh basil leaves 1. Heat...

Coconut Cookies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Coconut Cookies 125g butter 1 cup sugar (can use less) 2 eggs 1 cup coconut 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1. Melt butter. 2. Add sugar, eggs, coconut and flour; mix. 3. Roll into balls and place on a tray. Press down...

Coconut Ice

Photo by barbieclone Coconut Ice 4 cups icing sugar 3 cups coconut 1 tin condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence pink food colouring Mix all ingredients together. Separate into two bowls and add pink food colouring to one. Press into a loaf tin, refrigerate and cut into 3cm squares....

Condensed Milk Biscuits

Photo by Mem Condensed Milk Biscuits 500g softened butter 4 Tbsp sugar (optional for the real sweet tooth) 1 can condensed milk 4 cups self-raising flour (sifted) Cream together butter and sugar. Add condensed milk and fold in the flour. Drop onto baking paper (a tablespoon per biscuit) and...

Creamy Salmon, Leek and Tarragon Bakes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Creamy Salmon, Leek and Tarragon Bakes 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 20g butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 leek, pale part only, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp plain flour 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 tsp fresh tarragon, roughly chopped, or 1...

Crispy Batter

Photo by Julie O’Malley Crispy Batter 175g SR flour, sifted pinch salt 1 tsp paprika 250ml cold water oil for deep frying Place flour, salt and paprika in a bowl. Add water gradually, using a whisk to mix until smooth (Should be the consistency of double cream). Heat oil...

Crispy Calamari

Photo by Julie O’Malley Crispy Calamari Calamari tubes 2 Tbsp SR flour Batter (coats 4 – 5 tubes): 175g SR flour, sifted pinch salt 1 tsp paprika 250ml cold water oil for deep frying 1. Place flour, salt and paprika in a bowl. Add water gradually, using a whisk...

Crunchy Amber Torte

Photo by Jox Crunchy Amber Torte Cake: 125g butter 185g brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg + 1 extra egg yolk 185g self-raising flour 112ml milk Meringue: 2 egg whites 125g caster sugar Topping: 1 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup fine sliced almonds OR 1 Tbsp...

Crusty Dinner Rolls

Photo by Julie O’Malley Crusty Dinner Rolls 1 large egg plus enough water to equal 1 cup, whisked to combine 3 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted 3 1/4 cups bread flour 2 tsp caster sugar 2 tsp yeast Glaze: 1 large egg 1 Tbsp water Combine egg/water and melted...

Curtis Stone’s Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Photo by Julie O’Malley Curtis Stone’s Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks Makes about 20 cookies 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup natural chunky peanut butter (about 9 ounces / 280 grams) 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated...

Custard Orange Cake

Photo by Jox Custard Orange Cake 2 cup (250g) Self Raising Flour 1/3 cup (40g) Custard Powder 80g butter, chopped 1 1/3 cup (340g) Castor Sugar 3 eggs 2 tsp finely grated orange rind 1 cup (250ml) orange juice Cream Cheese Frosting: 125g cream cheese, softened 2 Tbsp icing...

Custard Powder Biscuits

Photo by Julie O’Malley Custard Powder Biscuits 125g butter, softened 1 cup caster sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 cup custard powder 80g white chocolate, roughly chopped 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper....

Decadent Chocolate Biscuits (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Decadent Chocolate Biscuits (Thermomix) 2 tablspoons dark rum, Triple Sec or orange juice 1 cup sultanas 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup caster sugar 150g butter 1 egg 2 cups plain flour 1 tablespoon cocoa 100g dark chocolate (Lindt goes nice) Soak the sultanas in the...

Deviled Chick Eggs

Photo by Kylie Evans Deviled Chick Eggs 6 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled 2 Tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp curry powder (optional) 1/4 tsp dijon mustard Salt and pepper to taste raisins/olives/peppercorns for eyes carrot slither for nose 1. Cut the top off the hard-boiled egg and scoup the yolks out...

Double-Decker Mud Cake

Photo by Jox Double-Decker Mud Cake 250g butter, chopped 150g white chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 1 cup (250ml) milk 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 eggs, beaten lightly 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon sherry...

Drunken Bean Tortillas with Salsa and Guacamole

Photo by Julie O’Malley Drunken Bean Tortillas with Salsa and Guacamole vegetable oil 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 2 small red chillies, seeded and sliced 2 rindless bacon rashers, diced 1 large onion, chopped a good pinch of cumin 2 pinches dried oregano 400g canned cannellini beans, rinsed and...

Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley   Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake 8.5 oz / 240g dark cooking chocolate, preferably 70% cocoa, broken into pieces 1 3/4 cup / 385g caster sugar (can use normal sugar) 9 oz / 250g / 2 sticks unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups / 312 ml milk...

Easy Date Loaf

Photo by chocone Easy Date Loaf 1 1/2 cups chopped pitted dates 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons margarine 1 cup water 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup self raising wholemeal flour 1/2 cup self raising white flour Place dates, sugar, margarine, water in saucepan. Bring to boil, reduce heat,...