Category: Julie O’Malley

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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 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 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, 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 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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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, 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 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 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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Fettuccine with Zucchini, Feta and Prosciutto

Photo by Julie O’Malley Fettuccine with Zucchini, Feta and Prosciutto 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 4 cloves garlic, crushed 500g (5 small) zucchinis, coarsely grated 1 lemon, zested, juiced 1 Tablespoon torn marjoram leaves 1/4 cup torn mint leaves 20g butter 200g feta, crumbled 10 slices prosciutto, torn Pasta...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Flourless Chocolate Cake 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup water 150g dark eating chocolate, melted 150g butter, melted 1 1/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup hazelnut meal or almond meal 4 eggs, separated 1. Preheat oven to 180/160c fan forced. Grease deep 20cm...

Fudge Brownies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Fudge Brownies 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup oil 4 eggs 1/4 cup cold water Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Pour into greased 13″x9″x2″ pan and...

Glazed Kiwi and Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust

Photo by Julie O’Malley Glazed Kiwi and Lime Tart with Pistachio Crust 115g finely ground pistachio nuts 8 digestive biscuits, crushed 55g caster sugar 1 Tbsp lime zest (about 1 lime) 85g unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 large egg yolks 400g tin condensed milk 120ml fresh lime juice...

Goat’s Cheese and Fig Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Goats Cheese and Fig Tart 2 sheets (25 x 25cm) ready-rolled frozen puff pastry, just thawed 2 x 150g pkts goat’s cheese (South Cape brand) at room temperature 4 (about 50g each) fresh ripe figs, ends trimmed, thickly sliced lengthways 2 Tablespoons red gum honey...

Golden Syrup and Pecan Steamed Pudding

Photo by Julie O’Malley Golden Syrup and Pecan Steamed Pudding 1/2 cup golden syrup 1/2 cup roasted pecans, roughly chopped 125g butter, softened 1/2 cup caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup S.R.Flour 1/2 cup milk Custard, ice cream or cream to serve #...

Grated Chocolate Roll

Photo by Julie O’Malley Grated Chocolate Roll 4 eggs, separated 1/2 cup caster sugar 2 Tbsp hot water 60g dark chocolate, grated 1/2 cup SR flour 1-2 Tbsp caster sugar, extra Vanilla Cream: 3/4 cup thickened cream 2 tsp icing sugar mixture 1 tsp vanilla extract/essence Grease 25 x...

Green Beans Amandine

Photo by Julie O’Malley Green Beans Amandine 3 cups green beans, trimmed 6 slices bacon 2 cloves minced garlic 1 medium red onion, sliced 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese # In a...

Green Pasta Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Green Pasta Salad Serves: 6 500g green fettuccine 250g cherry tomatoes 2 small Lebanese or pickling cucumbers 250g rocket 1 medium red onion, finely sliced 250g bocconcini black olives for garnish Basil Pesto: 1 cup fresh basil leaves 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 1 tablespoon...

Hellenic Grain Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Hellenic Grain Salad Serves 2 1/2 bunch coriander, chopped by hand 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped by hand 1/4 red onion, finely diced by hand 1/2 cup freekah (or cracked wheat or quinoa) 1/4 cup Puy lentils 1 Tbsp each – toasted pumpkin seeds, toasted slivered...

Honey Coconut Cake with Caramel Icing

Photo by Julie O’Malley Honey Coconut Cake with Caramel Icing 1/2 cup coconut 125g butter 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 2 eggs 2 Tablespoons honey 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 cup milk # Line a selected tin with baking paper and grease (19cm x 29cm lamington pan,...

Honey Glazed Pork

Photo by Julie O’Malley Honey Glazed Pork Serves 2 2 pork fillets 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 Tbsp tomato sauce Pinch salt 1 Tbsp soy sauce 2 1/2 Tbsp honey Combine all marinade ingredients in a container long enough for the fillets to lie straight. Add whole fillets (slice...

Iced Cinnamon Scrolls

Photo by Julie O’Malley Iced Cinnamon Scrolls 1/4 cup lukewarm water 1 cup milk, slightly warmed 125g butter, softened 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup sugar 5 cups plain flour pinch of salt 2 x 7g sachets dried yeast 1/3 cup currants 1/3 cup sultanas 80g butter, softened 3/4...

Indonesian-Style Fried Rice with Prawns and Chilli Peanut Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Indonesian-Style Fried Rice with Prawns and Chilli Peanut Sauce Serves 4 2 cups (400g) long-grain rice 1 fresh red birdseye chilli, finely chopped 2 Tbsp lime juice 2 Tbsp kecap manis (see notes) 1/3 cup (55g) toasted peanuts, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup (80ml) peanut oil...

Italian Broccoli and Salmon Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Italian Broccoli and Salmon Bake 250g penne 300g broccoli , cut into large florets 25g butter 25g plain flour 600ml milk 100g mascarpone 8 sundried tomatoes (preserved in olive oil), drained and thickly sliced 2 Tbsp small capers (optional) rinsed to remove excess salt or...

Italian Chicken Meatloaves with Mash

Photo by Julie O’Malley Italian Chicken Meatloaves with Mash 500g chicken breast mince 200g pork mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed Pinch dried chilli flakes 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 Tablespoons pine nuts,...

Italian Meatball Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Italian Meatball Bake Serves 4 2 cups dried spiral pasta 500g lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 green onions, finely chopped 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely shredded 1 large carrot, trimmed, peeled, grated 1 large zucchini, trimmed, grated 150g button mushrooms, grated...

Jam Coconut Slice (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Jam Coconut Slice (Thermomix) 300g plain flour 180g sugar 120g butter 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 250g jam (any flavour you like) 160g desiccated coconut Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and line a rectangular slice tray (18cm X 28cm) with baking paper. Mix the...

Jamie Oliver’s Storecupboard Lentil Soup

Photo by Julie O’Malley Jamie Oliver’s Storecupboard Lentil Soup Serves 4 to 6 Fresh Ingredients: 6 rashers of quality smoked streaky bacon, chopped 2 red onions, peeled and chopped 2 carrots, scrubbed and chopped 3 sticks of celery, trimmed and chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced a...

Jerk Paste (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley (Sticky Jerk Salmon with Mango Slaw) Jerk Paste (Thermomix) Spice Mix: 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 3 tsp black peppercorns 1/2 tsp each: ground cinnamon, ground coriander, freshly grated nutmeg 1 tsp ground allspice Place all the spice mix into a spice grinder. Process until powder like....

Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lasagne Oil and butter (enough to cover the base of the pan you are using) 1 med to large carrot diced 1 med to large onion diced Couple of sticks of celery diced 500g beef mince 2 to 3 anchovy fillets 1/2 a 700g bottle...

Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lasagne 500g beef mince 250g veal or pork mince 1 leek washed and diced 2 onions diced 4 cloves garlic (at least) chopped finely 3 stalks of celery diced 1 zucchini grated handful of mushrooms chopped 1 large jar of tomato passata 6-8 capsicums roasted...

Lemon and Lime Cheesecakes (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lemon and Lime Cheesecakes (Thermomix) Serves 4 Base: 125g Granita bisc, broken in pieces as you drop them in the bowl 1 tsp ground mixed spice + small grind sea salt 40g softened butter, in chunks Place all ingredients into TM bowl. Pulse Turbo 2-3 times...

Lemon Muffins (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lemon Muffins (Thermomix) Makes 12 Muffins 2 cups (340gms) Self Raising Flour 3/4 cup (150gms) sugar 75gms butter – melted 1 cup (250mls) milk 1 large egg rind of one lemon or two small lemons 60mls lemon juice 55gms extra sugar Place lemon rind and sugar...

Lemon Pudding Surprise (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lemon Pudding Surprise (Thermomix) Makes 6 individual bowls or one big one 2 lemons, zest of 1 and juice of both 200g granulated sugar 4 eggs, separated 25g butter 50g plain flour 500g milk Boiling water for the oven 1. Preheat oven 180 C. 2. Place...

Lime, Paprika and Honey Glazed Chicken

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lime, Paprika and Honey Glazed Chicken 2 Tbsp plain flour 2 Tbsp sweet paprika salt flakes freshly ground black pepper 8 chicken chops (trimmed thigh pieces with the skin on) 2 red onions, each cut into 8 wedges 2 Tbsp flavourless oil 2 tsp freshly...

Mango, Almond and Honey Breakfast Smoothie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mango, Almond and Honey Breakfast Smoothie 2 Servings 1 mango 400ml skim milk 1/2 cup low-fat natural yoghurt 2 tablespoons almond meal 1 tablespoon Manuka honey Ice cubes Peel and chop mango and place in a blender with skim milk, low-fat natural yoghurt, almond meal,...

Meatballs in Tomato and Yoghurt Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Meatballs in Tomato and Yoghurt Sauce Meatballs: 1 onion 500g lamb mince 2cm piece of ginger, grated 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg ~ Grate the onion, put it in a sieve and use...

Microwave Lamingtons

Photo by Julie O’Malley Microwave Lamingtons 1 cup flour 2/3 cup caster sugar 1 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 90g butter, melted on defrost power for 2 mins 1/3 cup milk 2 large eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp grated orange or lemon rind, optional...

Microwave Pear Pudding

Photo by Photo by Julie O’Malley Microwave Pear Pudding 100g SR flour 100g brown sugar 100g unsalted butter, softened 2 eggs Handful of sultanas 3 tsp ground cinnamon 2 x 400g cans pears in syrup, drained and roughly chopped Icing sugar to dust Put flour, brown sugar, butter and...

Middle Eastern Orange Cake with Marmalade and Orange Flower Cream

Photo by Julie O’Malley Middle Eastern Orange Cake with Marmalade and Orange Flower Cream 1 Orange 3 Eggs 250g Caster Sugar 55g Plain Flour, Sifted 5ml (1 tsp) Baking Powder 200g freshly ground Almonds Icing sugar for dusting For The Cream: 55g Fine-shred Orange Marmalade 125g Mascarpone Cheese 30ml...

Middle Eastern Syrup Muffins

Photo by Julie O’Malley Middle Eastern Syrup Muffins Makes 12 2 1/2 cups (375g) self-raising flour 185g caster sugar Grated rind and juice of 2 oranges 1/2 cup thick Greek yoghurt, plus extra to serve 1/3 cup (80ml) milk 1 egg 100g unsalted butter, melted, cooled Syrup Zest and...

Mud Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mud Cake 150g dark cooking choc, melted 8 tsp coffee & chicory essence 125g unsalted butter 125g caster sugar 125g ground almonds 60g fresh breadcrumbs 4 large eggs, separated Icing: 200g dark cooking choc 125ml sour cream whipped cream to serve 1. Preheat oven to...

Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mushroom and Cashew Curry 45ml ghee or oil 2 onions, chopped 1-2 garlic cloves depending on their size, crushed 1 tsp chopped green chilli, add more if you like it hotter 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp tomato paste 500g button mushrooms, quartered...

Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Mushroom, Spinach and Gruyere Tarts Makes 4 small tarts 3/4 cup (110g) Plain flour 60g unsalted butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 eschalots, roughly chopped 1 cup chopped mixed wild mushrooms, such as field, oyster and swiss brown 2 firmly packed cups (50g) baby spinach...

Nut Bars (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Nut Bars (Thermomix) 1 1/2 cups of raw cashews 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted 1/2 cup almond butter 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup coconut flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups 60% or higher chocolate blitzed in thermomix. 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil Place...

Oat and Berry Acai Bowl

Photo by Julie O’Malley Oat and Berry Acai Bowl 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup traditional oats 1/2 ripe banana 1/4 cup frozen blueberries 1/4 cup frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon white chia seeds 1 teaspoon acai powder 100g mixed berries 1 tablespoon pistachios, chopped 2 teaspoons dried cranberries 2 teaspoons...

Osso Bucco

Photo by Julie O’Malley Osso Bucco olive oil flour salt and pepper 6-8 slices osso bucco (veal or beef) 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced carrot 1 cup diced celery 1 cup dry red wine 1 x 800g tin diced Italian tomatoes 1 500g jar tomato pasta sauce...

Passionfruit Curd Cupcakes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Passionfruit Curd Cupcakes Passionfruit Buttercake: 90g butter, softened 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar 2 eggs 1 cup (150g) SR flour 1/4 cup (60ml) passionfruit pulp (3-4 passionfruit) Passionfruit Curd: 2 eggs, beaten lightly 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup passionfruit pulp...

Passionfruit Soufflé

Photo by Julie O’Malley Passionfruit Soufflé Serves 6 1-2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened 50g caster sugar, plus extra to sprinkle 1 generous cup of crème patisserie pulp from 6 passionfruits 2 Tbsp whipped cream 6 egg whites a pinch of cream of tartar 1 Tbsp caster sugar icing sugar,...

Pavlova

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pavlova 5 large egg whites pinch of salt 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1 tsp cornflour 1 tsp white vinegar 1/2 tsp vanilla # Preheat oven to 200 C. # Beat egg whites and salt until stiff in a clean, dry bowl. Gradually add sugar...

Peach, Raspberry and Almond Crumble

Photo by Julie O’Malley Peach, Raspberry and Almond Crumble Serves 6 1.8kg peaches (about 12) 200g raspberries 100g demerara sugar 2 tsp amaretto Almond Crumble: 250g plain flour 180g chilled butter, cut into 1cm pieces 100g demerara sugar 30g flaked almonds To Serve: double cream or ice-cream 1. For...

Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Peanut Butter Ice-Cream Pie Serves 10 250g packet chocolate chip cookies (see note) 2 Tablespoons unsalted peanuts 50g butter, melted 1 litre chocolate ice-cream, softened 2/3 cup crunchy peanut butter (Chocolate fudge sauce) 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup pure cream 20g butter 1. Preheat...

Pear-Caramel Ice Cream

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pear-Caramel Ice Cream 3 medium sized ripe pears, peeled and cored 180g sugar 500ml heavy cream 1/8 tsp coarse salt A few drops freshly squeezed lemon juice 1. Spread the sugar in a large non reactive heavy bottomed saucepan. Cook the sugar over med heat...

Pepper Steak with Mushroom Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pepper Steak with Mushroom Sauce Serves 4 2 Tbsp crushed mixed peppercorns 4 x 150g sirloin or New York steaks 30g unsalted butter 2 Tbsp olive oil, plus extra to brush 2 eschalots, finely chopped 300g mixed mushrooms (such as Swiss browns and shiitakes), sliced...

Perfect Pasta

Photo by Julie O’Malley Perfect Pasta 1 onion 1 clove garlic 2 tbsp olive oil 400g tinned tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato puree salt and pepper pinch of sugar 340g rigatoni or penne 450g favourite sausages 30g bread 30g cheddar cheese 1. Set the oven to 220C. Peel the onion...

Persian Lamb with Pumpkin and Pomegranate Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Persian Lamb with Pumpkin and Pomegranate Sauce 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion halved and sliced 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 red capsicum coarsely chopped 3 red birds eye chillies, deseeded and coarsely chopped 1 tsp ground cumin 3 Tbsp pomegranate molasses 2...