Category: Julie O’Malley

Pesto Chicken Pasta With Pumpkin

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pesto Chicken Pasta With Pumpkin Serves 4 45g (1/4 cup) pine nuts 1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 2cm pieces 1/2 cup olive oil 240g cherry truss tomatoes 400g dried spaghetti 3 chicken breast fillets 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves 1 small garlic...

Pesto, Semi-Dried Tomato and Bocconcini Bruschetta

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pesto, Semi-Dried Tomato and Bocconcini Bruschetta Serves 6 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 6 slices ciabatta 100g (1/2 cup) bought basil pesto 100g semi-dried tomatoes, drained on paper towel 200g cherry bocconcini, drained, halved Small fresh basil leaves, to serve Sea...

Pistachio and Rosewater Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pistachio and Rosewater Cake 200g unsalted pistachio nuts, shelled 5 eggs, separated 150g caster sugar 50g pistachio nuts – extra (for the topping) Syrup: 90ml water 70g sugar 1/2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp rosewater 1. Preheat oven 180 C. Grease and line a 20cm...

Profiteroles

Photo by EmmCee Profiteroles Serves 10 Choux Pastry: 50g unsalted butter 3/4 cup (185ml) water 3/4 cup (90g) plain flour, sifted twice 3 eggs, lightly beaten Filling: 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup (90g) caster sugar 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence...

Pumpkin and Corn Quesadilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pumpkin and Corn Quesadilla with Fresh Tomato Salsa 100g pumpkin, chopped coarsely 1 Tbsp water 1/4 cup (40g) corn kernels 1/4 tsp chilli flakes 1 clove garlic, crushed 25g grated extra-light cheddar 1 x 28g (17cm) corn tortilla 1 x 28g (17cm) corn tortilla 1/4...

Pumpkin Quiche

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pumpkin Quiche Pie Crust: 1/2 cup wholemeal SR flour 1/2 cup wholemeal Plain flour 125g butter 1 egg yolk 2 tsp lemon juice, if needed Filling: 500g pumpkin, boiled or steamed until tender, cooled 2 rashers bacon, chopped 3 shallots, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed...

Rainbow Acai Bowl (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Rainbow Acai Bowl (Thermomix) serves 1 130g coconut yoghurt 35g frozen blueberries, 30g frozen raspberries 1 tsp each: acai powder, white chia seeds 50g mango flesh 1/4 ripe banana, sliced 2 strawberries, hulled, sliced 1 1/2 tbsp fresh blueberries 1 tbsp pistachios, toasted and chopped 1...

Roast Potato and Carrot Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Roast Potato and Carrot Salad Serves 2-3 2 large carrots, peeled and cut in chunks 10 baby potatoes, skin on, cut into halves or quarters depending on their size 2 Tbsp honey combined with 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp dried chilli flakes fresh rosemary...

Roasted Rhubarb Shortcake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Roasted Rhubarb Shortcake Rhubarb: 500g (18 oz) fresh rhubarb 50ml Grand Marnier juice of 1 orange 60gm (2 oz) muscovado sugar Shortcake: 60g (2 oz) butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup milk 240g (8 1/2 oz) SR flour Rhubarb: Preheat oven to 170C...

Rollini with Semi-Dried Tomatoes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Rollini with Semi-Dried Tomatoes Serves 4 500g eggplant, cut into 2cm cubes 1/3 cup olive oil 500g San Remo Rollini pasta 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup semi-dried tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves # Preheat oven to 200°C. Line...

Salad with Asian Dressing

Photo by Julie O’Malley Salad with Asian Dressing Serves 4 2 cups cooked brown rice (150g uncooked), cooled 1 (500g) sweet potato, peeled, roughly chopped, roasted, cooled Seeds of 1 pomegranate 100g baby spinach leaves 1 large carrot, finely shredded 2 cooked chicken breast fillets, shredded 1 cup (100g)...

Scout’s Cupcakes

Photo by Julie O’Malley Scout’s Cupcakes Makes 12 2 eggs thickened cream vanilla essence 3/4 cup castor sugar 1 cup self-raising flour Into a 1 cup metric measuring cup place the eggs. Fill to brim with thickened cream. Beat for 1 minute. Add a splash of vanilla essence and...

Seasonal Fruit Brekkie Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Seasonal Fruit Brekkie Bake Serves 1 1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced into rounds 1 red apple, peeled, cored, halved and sliced into half moons 1 tsp raisins 1 strawberry, cut into quarters, lengthways 2 tbsp rolled oats combined with 1 tsp honey (can use...

Silverbeet and Pumpkin Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Silverbeet and Pumpkin Lasagne 1 bunch silverbeet, sliced 1/2 pumpkin, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 2 cups milk 2 cups tasty cheese, grated 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated 1 1/2 cups parmesan cheese, grated 4 cloves garlic, crushed Salt...

Spaghetti with Garlic Butter, Bacon and Prawns

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spaghetti with Garlic Butter, Bacon and Prawns Serves 4 60g unsalted butter, softened 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 cup chopped basil, plus extra to serve 400g spaghetti 1 Tbsp olive oil 4 bacon rashers, chopped 500g green prawn meat, roughly chopped...

Spaghetti with Garlic Cream Prawns

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spaghetti with Garlic Cream Prawns Serves 2 About 20 raw prawns, peeled, deveined, tail on or off Approx 6 cloves of fresh garlic depending on size – crushed 2 spring onions chopped (approx half a cup) 1 cup chopped mushrooms 2 rashers shortcut bacon, finely...

Speedy Minestrone

Photo by Julie O’Malley Speedy Minestrone Serves 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium brown onion, sliced thinly 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 bacon rashers, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 1 medium carrot, chopped 1 large potato, peeled and chopped 2 cups bottled tomato pasta sauce 300g butter beans,...

Spiced Salmon with Parsnip Puree and Orange Butter Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spiced Salmon with Parsnip Puree and Orange Butter Sauce 500ml (2 cups) orange juice 6 medium (800g) parsnips 90g butter 1 tablespoon grated orange rind 4 tablespoons cream 2 teaspoons sumac 1 tablespoon plain flour 6 (about 125g each) salmon fillets 1 tablespoon light olive...

Spiced Treacle Biscuits

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spiced Treacle Biscuits 340g butter, softened 1 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup treacle 2 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla paste (or 1 tsp vanilla extract) 480g flour 1 Tbsp bicarb soda 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground allspice 1/2 tsp ground cloves...

Spices of the Orient Teacake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spices of the Orient Teacake Teacake: 60g butter, softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar 1 egg 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/3 cup (80ml) milk 20g butter, melted, extra Spiced Nuts: 2 tbsp finely chopped pistachios 2 tbsp finely chopped blanched...

Spicy Tomato and Chickpea Soup (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spicy Tomato and Chickpea Soup (Thermomix) Serves 4 2 tsp of yellow mustard seeds 3 tsp fennel seeds 3 tsp coriander seeds 2 tsp of cumin seeds (or 1 tsp ground) 4 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 medium onion, chopped Pinch salt 2 tsp sugar...

Spring Berry Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Spring Berry Tart 1 cup (150g) plain flour 2 Tbsp caster sugar, plus 1/3 cup (75g) extra 90g cold, unsalted butter, chopped 2 – 3 Tbsp iced water 1 3/4 cups (350g) low fat ricotta 1/4 cup (60ml) light cream 2 eggs grated rind of...

Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce 225g dates, pitted and chopped 450ml water 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 90g soft butter 225g caster sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 225g self-raising flour, sifted Caramel Sauce: 150g brown sugar 250ml pouring cream 200g butter, chopped...

Stir Fried Pork with Honey Noodles and Vegetables

Photo by Julie O’Malley Stir Fried Pork with Honey Noodles and Vegetables 440g thin hokkien noodles 2 tsp peanut oil 400g pork fillet, very thinly sliced 1 onion, peeled, cut in half and sliced 12 green beans, sliced in half lengthways 4 spring onions finely sliced 1 carrot, julienned...

Strawberry Mousse

Photo by Julie O’Malley Strawberry Mousse 1 punnet strawberries (250g), washed, hulled 1/2 cup castor sugar 1 1/4 cup cream 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/3 cup boiling water 2 tsp gelatine 2 egg whites Place strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and cream into electric blender. Place boiling water into small...

Strawberry Shortcake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Strawberry Shortcake Pastry: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup caster sugar Pinch salt 100g butter 3 egg yolks 1/2 tsp grated orange peel Filling: 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup flour 2 drops almond essence 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups hulled strawberries,...

Strawberry Sorbet

Photo by Julie O’Malley Strawberry Sorbet 450g fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled 150g sugar 1 tsp kirsch (optional) 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice Pinch salt # Slice the strawberries and toss them in a medium bowl with the sugar and kirsch if using. Stir until the sugar begins...

Sultana Grape Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sultana Grape Cake 3 large eggs 150g castor sugar 4 Tablespoons olive oil 60g butter (melted) 5 tablespoons of milk 200g plain flour 1 teaspoon of baking powder grated zest of 4 lemons a good grating of nutmeg 3 cups fresh sultana grapes (2 1/4...

Summer Fruits Brulee Tartlets

Photo by Julie O’Malley Summer Fruits Brulee Tartlets Serves 4 Pastry (this is enough for 8 tarts, so freeze half): 2 1/4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup ground almonds 1 Tbsp icing sugar 160g chilled butter, diced 1 egg yolk approx 3 Tbsp chilled water, could be a bit...

Sweet Blueberry Foccacia (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sweet Blueberry Foccacia (Thermomix) 140g warm water 2 tsp dried yeast 1/4 cup white sugar 280g bread flour 25g olive oil Pinch of salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tblsp raw sugar 150g blueberries or combo with raspberries Measure out the 1/4 cup sugar and put...

Sweet Potato, Feta and Basil Quiche (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Sweet Potato, Feta and Basil Quiche (Thermomix) Pastry: 75g plain flour 75g self raising flour 20g butter, melted 120g cream Filling: 250g sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 150g feta cheese, crumbled 2 tablespoons basil leaves, shredded 1 garlic clove, peeled 2...

Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Thermo White Choc and Macadamia Cookies (Thermomix) 200g macadamia nuts, unsalted 200g butter, room temperature 100g raw sugar 80g brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 300g plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 200g white chocolate buttons Place nuts in TM bowl, chop for 2...

Two-Cheese and Tomato Pie

Photo by Julie O’Malley Two-Cheese and Tomato Pie Serves 4 3 eggs, lightly whisked 250ml (1 cup) milk 80g (1 cup) coarsely grated cheddar 140g (1 cup) pastry mix 1 bunch spring onions (globe onions), trimmed, thinly sliced 3 bacon rashers, rind removed, coarsely chopped 1 tbs shredded parmesan...

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Ultimate Chocolate Cake For the cake: butter for greasing cake tin 175g fine dark chocolate 115g butter 3 tbsp water 3 eggs 140g caster sugar 85g ground almonds 55g SR flour pinch salt For the topping: 115g fine dark chocolate 2 tbsp sour cream For...

Vanilla Shortcrust Pastry for Mince Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Vanilla Shortcrust Pastry for Mince Pies Pastry for approx 18 pies, 1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour 1 Tbsp caster sugar 1/4 tsp baking powder 180g cold unsalted butter, chopped 1/3 cup (80ml) iced water 1 tsp vanilla extract Place flour, sugar and baking powder...

Vanilla Slice

Photo by Julie O’Malley Vanilla Slice 2 sheets puff pastry 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup custard powder 600ml milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp gelatine 1/3 cup hot water 300ml thickened cream Orchard Icing: 1/2 pkt Orchard white icing dessicated coconut to sprinkle on top Passionfruit Icing:...

Vietnamese Sautéed Beef

Photo by Julie O’Malley Vietnamese Sautéed Beef Serves 6 60ml (1/4 cup) oyster sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp fish sauce 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tsp caster sugar 1 tsp sesame oil 800g beef fillet, cut into 2.5cm pieces Olive oil spray 2 red onions, halved,...

Wagon Wheels

Photo by Julie O’Malley Wagon Wheels 60g butter 100g (1/2 cup) firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla essence 225g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour, sifted 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 1/2 cup water 3/4 tblsp gelatine powder 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 tblsp raspberry jam 150g...

Watermelon and Berry Salad with Buckwheat

Photo by Julie O’Malley Watermelon and Berry Salad with Buckwheat 2 tablespoons raw buckwheat kernels 2 tablespoons shredded coconut 2 tablespoons pistachios, coarsely chopped 800g seedless watermelon, skin removed, cut into wedges 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 125g fresh raspberries 190g (2/3 cup) natural yoghurt, to serve Preheat the oven...