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Arancini

Arancini Makes 24 1L (4 cups) vegetable stock 75g butter 1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 295g (1 1/3 cups) arborio rice 125ml (1/2 cup) dry white wine 35g (1/3 cup) finely grated parmesan Salt & freshly ground black pepper 2 eggs, lightly whisked 6...

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush Makes: Approx 2 1/2 cups 2 large (1kg) eggplants 200g plain yogurt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/3 cup (80ml) tahini 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons salt Preheat the oven to moderately hot (200°C). Pierce the eggplants all over with a skewer or sharp knife, place on...

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush 2 large (1kg) eggplants 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons sea salt fresh pomegranate seeds, optional, for serving Cook eggplant on a heated grill plate (or grill or barbecue) for about 35 minutes, turning...

Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and Egg Pie Servings: 6 1 sheet shortcrust pastry 1 sheet puff pastry 1 large onion, chopped finely 250g bacon, chopped 9 eggs 2 Tbsp milk 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. 2. Grease a pie dish lightly. 3. Line pie dish with shortcrust pastry. 4. Trim any excess...

Baked Apples

Baked Apples Serves 12 1 cup dried fruits 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 80g butter 12 small Granny Smith apples, washed and cored 1 litre water 2 tablespoons sugar 1. Mix together the dried fruits, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. 2. Fill the centre of each apple...

Banana and Berry Smoothie

Banana and Berry Smoothie Serves: 2 375ml (1 1/2 cups) reduced-fat milk 200g container skim milk natural yoghurt 1 ripe small or 1/2 large banana, chopped 1/2 300g pkt frozen or 150g fresh raspberries 1 1/2 Tbsp oat bran 2 tsp honey, or to taste Place the milk, yoghurt,...

Banana, Blueberry and Maple Smoothie

Banana, Blueberry and Maple Smoothie Serves: 2 2 ripe bananas, peeled, coarsely chopped 150g (1 cup) frozen blueberries 4 scoops vanilla ice-cream 500ml (2 cups) chilled milk 2 Tbsp maple syrup Blueberries, extra, to serve Maple syrup, extra, to serve 1. Place the banana, blueberries, ice-cream, milk and maple...

Basic Creamy Sauce for Vol-au-vents

Basic Creamy Sauce for Vol-au-vents 60g butter 2 Tbsp plain flour 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/3 cup cream 1 Tbsp mayonnaise 2 tsp chopped parsley salt, pepper Melt butter in pan, add flour, cook few minutes, stirring. Remove from heat, stir in milk, blend until...

Basic Roux

Basic Roux A roux is made by combining equal amounts melted butter and flour with a liquid. Recipes will specify the exact quantities but the golden rule is to use equal amounts of flour and butter. Melt butter in a heavy-based saucepan over a moderate heat. Add flour all...

Beef and Ale Hot Pot

Beef and Ale Hot Pot 2 Tbsp sunflower oil 1kg braising beef, trimmed of fat and cubed 1 onion, chopped 3 Tbsp plain flour 500ml can brown ale, stout or barley wine 4 tsp wholegrain mustard 3 tsp brown sugar 2 Tbsp tomato puree 450ml hot beef stock 425g...

Beef and Potato Curry

Beef and Potato Curry 650g beef strips 2 Tbsp oil 1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges 1/3 cup massaman curry paste 600g potato’s, peeled and cut into 2.5cm pieces 400ml can coconut milk 1 cup beef stock 125g green beans, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths 1 small...

Beef Curry

Beef Curry Serves 12 2 kg blade or chuck steak 1/2 cup flour 1/3 cup curry power (or to taste) 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 large onions, peeled and finely chopped 8 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 pieces fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vinegar 2...

Beef Curry

Beef Curry Serve 6-8 2kg diced chuck steak 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 large onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/4 – 1/3 cup curry paste 1/4 cup tomato paste 4 medium potatoes, quartered 1 cup beef stock Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1....

Beef Goulash

Beef Goulash 1kg blade steak 1 cup plain flour seasoned with salt and pepper 2 large onions sliced 1 Tablespoon paprika 3 cups of water 3 teaspoons of beef stock powder 1 cup of red wine 1 tin crushed tomatoes 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste salt and pepper, to...

Beef in Red Wine

Beef in Red Wine Serves 12 2 kg blade or chuck steak, trimmed 1 cup flour Salt and pepper to taste 125g butter 2 onions, peeled and finely chopped 1 leek, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 tablespoons chopped parsley...

Beef Macaroni

Beef Macaroni 600g mince 3/4 cup grated carrot 3/4 cup grated zucchini 1 small onion finely diced 1/2 cup frozen peas 1 can tomato soup 2 tsp chicken stock powder 2 Tbsp tomato paste 3 cups macaroni noodles Sauce: 1 Tbsp marg 3 Tbsp flour 1 1/2 cups skim...

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Serves 6-8 2kg chuck or round steak, cut into thin strips 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup tomato paste 1 cup beef stock 500g mushrooms, sliced 300ml sour cream Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Dust beef in flour,...

Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 (200g each) scotch fillet steaks 8 sheets frozen ready-rolled puff pastry, partially thawed 220g chicken-liver pate 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped 1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Heat oil...

Berry Mascarpone Christmas Gateau

Berry Mascarpone Christmas Gateau Serves 10 2/3 cup Frangelico liqueur 3 x 120g punnets raspberries 250g punnet strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 1 Tbsp caster sugar 300ml thickened cream 2 x 250g tubs mascarpone 2 tsp vanilla bean paste Extra 1/2 cup caster sugar 3/4 cup roasted hazelnuts, chopped...

Black Forest Trifle Cake

Black Forest Trifle Cake Serving Size: Serves 8 400g fresh cherries, pitted 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup water 2 x 250g packet chocolate rollettes 1/2 cup sweet sherry 250g tub mascarpone 1/2 cup thickened cream 2 tablespoons icing sugar mixture dark chocolate curls, strawberries, cherries and whipped cream,...

Blackberry and Barley Lemonade

Blackberry and Barley Lemonade Serves 8 250gm blackberries (see note) 550gm (2 1/2 cups) caster sugar 50gm (1/4 cup) pearl barley, rinsed under cold water 250ml (1 cup) lemon juice (about 6 lemons) Lemon slices, to serve Place blackberries in a large heatproof bowl and set aside. Combine sugar,...

Braised Chicken with Pumpkin, Sage, and Walnuts

Braised Chicken with Pumpkin, Sage, and Walnuts Serves: 4 1 small chicken or 1 medium chicken, cut into serving pieces (or your favourite mix of chicken parts) salt and pepper 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp butter 1/2 cup diced onions 1 cup diced carrots 2 1/2 cups peeled...

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding Serves 12 8 slices bread, buttered 1 cup mixed dried fruit 1/2 cup sugar 4 x 60g eggs 5 cups milk 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 litre water 1. Layer half of the bread slices, buttered side up, in a greased heatproof dish which will...

Brown Stock

Brown Stock bouquet garni (6 fresh parsley sprigs, 2 fresh thyme sprigs and 2 bay leaves) 2kg shin, shank or neck beef bones 3 litres water 4 whole cloves 2 onions, halved crossways 2 carrots, coarsely chopped 1 small turnip, diced, if desired 2 celery stalks with leaves, coarsely...

Burgundy Beef Stew

Burgundy Beef Stew Serves 4 2 Tbsp olive oil 750g braising beef, trimmed of fat and cubed 1 onion, chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 Tbsp plain flour 300ml Burgundy Red Wine 300ml beef stock 1 Tbsp tomato puree 2 bay leaves 150g baby carrots 250g leeks, trimmed, cleaned...

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad 1 Tbsp olive oil 3 bacon rashers, rind and excess fat trimmed, coarsely chopped 20g butter 1 garlic clove, crushed 3 slices white crusty bread, crusts removed, cut into 1cm cubes 1 cos lettuce, washed, dried, torn 40g shaved parmesan Dressing: 1 egg 80ml (1/3 cup) extra...

Caesar Salad with Crispy Bacon

Caesar Salad with Crispy Bacon Serving Size: Serves 4 2 cos lettuces 8 anchovy fillets (about half a can) 4 rashers bacon, diced 4 slices bread, cubed 1 clove garlic, sliced in half Vegetable oil, for frying 4 hardboiled eggs (See Tip), halved Shaved or grated parmesan cheese, to...

Chamomile, Carrot and Orange Drink

Chamomile, Carrot and Orange Drink Serves: 2 2 chamomile teabags 250ml (1 cup) boiling water 3 (about 380g) carrots, chilled, cut lengthways into quarters 2 oranges, chilled, peeled, halved, cut into wedges, seeds removed Ice cubes (optional), to serve 1. Place the teabags in a heatproof jug and add...

Char-Grilled Octopus and Haloumi Salad

Char-Grilled Octopus and Haloumi Salad 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 1 tablespoon oregano leaves salt and pepper 1.25kg baby octopus, cleaned 200g haloumi, drained and cut into 1cm-thick slices 3 roma tomatoes, cut into wedges 150g green beans, trimmed and blanched...

Cherry Ripe Mud Cakes

Cherry Ripe Mud Cakes Makes 9 125g butter, chopped 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder 3/4 cup water 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 cup caster sugar 3/4 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1 egg, whisked 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 1 x 85g Cherry Ripe bar, chopped roughly 1....

Cherry, White Chocolate and Almond Muffins

Cherry, White Chocolate and Almond Muffins 2 1/2 cups (375g) plain flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar 1/2 cup (60g) almond meal 90g unsalted butter, melted 1 egg 1 1/4 cups (310ml) buttermilk 1 1/2 cups (200g) pitted fresh or frozen cherries, halved 150g white...

Chicken and Leek Casserole

Chicken and Leek Casserole Serves 4 1/4 cup plain flour 8 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, halved crossways 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, sliced 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup white wine 100g button...

Chicken and Olive Casserole

Chicken and Olive Casserole Serves 4-6 2kg chicken pieces, skin and fat removed 1/2 cup plain flour 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 medium tomato, roughly chopped 1 cup pitted green olives 1 bunch baby carrots, top and tailed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh...

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore 10 pieces of chicken thighs/drumsticks 2 large onions, sliced thinly 5 large potatoes, cut in quarters 4 mushrooms, sliced 1 can crushed/diced tomatoes 4 tsp salt 4 tsp black pepper 4 tsp oregano 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup water Olives to serve 1. Mix all these...

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore 600g skinless chicken thigh fillet, excess fat trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes 150g mushroom, sliced 1 whole capsicum, (red or green), de-seeded, sliced 1 medium onion, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 Tbsp tomato paste 400g canned tomatoes, chopped 1 small glass red wine, (100ml) 3/4...

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad Serves 4 1 (about 250g) single chicken breast fillet 1 egg 50g rindless bacon rashers, cut crossways into thin strips 30cm baguette (French breadstick), diagonally cut into 1cm-thick slices 1 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated, washed, dried 150ml Caesar salad dressing 1. Heat a non-stick frying...

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein 120g chicken mince 1/2 onion, diced 1 stick celery, sliced 1/2 cup green beans, sliced (can be frozen) 1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage 1/2 carrot, grated 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 chicken stock cube 3/4 cup water Gently fry onion, celery and chicken. Sprinkle over curry...

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein Serving Size: Serves 4-6 500g minced chicken (add a couple rashers of bacon if desired) 1 Tbsp curry powder 2 cloves garlic 1 onion 1 packet chicken noodle soup 500ml chicken stock plus extra water if needed Cauliflower florets (approx 1 cup) Green beans (approx 250g)...

Chicken Croquettes

Chicken Croquettes Serves 3-4 2 cups finely diced cooked chicken or turkey 2 tablespoons grated or very finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 egg, beaten 3/4 cups...

Chicken in a Pot

Chicken in a Pot Serves 10-12 4 carrots, sliced 4 onions, peeled and sliced 4 stalks celery 2 kg chicken pieces 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup chicken stock or white wine 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or oregano Place half of the carrots, onion...

Chicken Marengo

Chicken Marengo 2 kg chicken pieces or drumsticks 2 tablespoons flour Salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 litres chicken stock 1/3 cup brandy 4 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped 24 mushrooms, chopped 2 bouquet garni 2 tablespoons chopped...

Chicken Parisienne

Chicken Parisienne Serves 12 12 chicken breasts Salt and pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon paprika 1 cup dry white wine 2 x 440ml cans cream of chicken soup 1 x 440g can sliced mushrooms 2 cups sour cream 1 teaspoon paprika, extra Sprinkle chicken breasts lightly with salt, pepper...

Chicken Salad With Avocado

Chicken Salad With Avocado Serves: 4 2 shallots, quartered 1/2 cup (125ml) dry white wine 4 tablespoons lemon juice 4 black peppercorns pinch of salt 2 skinless chicken breast fillets (about 300g) 2 large avocados 2 small celery stalks 1 small Lebanese cucumber 2/3 cup (170g) light sour cream...

Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Fetta

Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Fetta 150g baby spinach, washed plus extra to serve 60g fetta crumbled 800g chicken breast fillets, tenderloins removed or 4 breasts 2 Tbsp plain flour 45g butter 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup chopped parsley steamed baby potatoes to serve Heat a saucepan on...

Chicken, Mustard and Sage Casserole

Chicken, Mustard and Sage Casserole Serves 6-8 2kg thigh cutlets, fat and skin removed 1/3 cup plain flour 1/4 cup olive oil 3 large leeks, washed and sliced thickly 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup dry white wine 1kg kumara, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 cup chicken...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne Serves 12 1 kg dry red kidney beans 1 kg steak, cut into thin strips 1/3 cup flour 2 teaspoons chilli powder 2 teaspoons salt 2 large onions, chopped 1 x 425 can tomatoes 1 litre water 4 cloves garlic Wash the beans well. Toss the...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne Serves 4-6 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1.5kg mince beef 1 tablespoon ground cumin 3 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup beef...

Chocolate and Banana Brownie

Chocolate and Banana Brownie 1/2 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 85g chocolate 2 very ripe bananas, mashed 4-6 Tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped toasted nuts # Grease cake tin # Heat the oven to 180 degrees...

Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownie 500g butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 3 eggs lightly beaten 100g white cooking chocolate melted 1 cup plain flour Melt butter and sugar. Add cocoa, eggs, flour and melted chocolate. Mix thoroughly and pour into a greased slice tray. Place in 180C oven for...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 125g butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 185g chocolate chips Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla. Add lightly beaten egg gradually, beating well after each addition. Mix in sifted...

Chocolate Cinnamon and Pear Tart

Chocolate Cinnamon and Pear Tart Pastry: 50g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 100g plain flour 25g cocoa 50g caster sugar 1 egg Filling: 2 pears, fresh or canned Icing sugar for dusting 100g dark chocolate, melted 2 eggs, separated 300g mascarpone 100g caster sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon...

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge 450g chopped chocolate 1 can condensed milk 50g butter Place all ingredients into a saucepan over a low heat. Melt until smooth. Pour into greased slice tray and place in fridge until set. Cut and eat....

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies Makes 16 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 3/4 cup cocoa 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 tablespoons sunflower oil 200g thick reduced fat vanilla yoghurt 120g apple puree 200g...

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate Raspberry Cake To Prepare Tins: 1 Tbsp softened butter 1 Tbsp flour 2 tsp cocoa Cake: 150g unsalted butter 6 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup cocoa Raspberry Cream: 300ml thickened cream 1/4 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup fresh or frozen...

Cinnamon Donuts

Cinnamon Donuts Makes 25 3/4 cup milk 2 x 7g packets dry yeast 1 cup caster sugar pinch of salt 4 1/2 cups plain flour 220g butter, chilled and cut into small cubes 3 eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons cinnamon vegetable or light olive oil, for frying 1. Heat...

Classic Tomato Sauce

Classic Tomato Sauce 12 tomatoes (4 cans 440g tomatoes) 1 tablespoon oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 small onions, chopped 1 cup red wine 2 tablespoon chopped oregano, basil or marjoram cracked black pepper Place tomatoes in a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Drain, peel...

Coq Au Vin

Coq Au Vin Serves 10-12 2 kg chicken pieces 6 slices bacon, trimmed and diced 10 small onions, sliced 8 small onions, peeled and quartered 500g mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed Salt and pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon dried thyme 16 small potatoes, scrubbed and halved 2...

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin Serves 4 – 6 2kg chicken pieces, skin and fat removed 1/2 cup flour 100g butter 2 tablespoon olive oil 12 pickling onions, peeled 4 rashers bacon, chopped 1 cup dry red wine 1/4 cup brandy 1 cup chicken stock 200g button mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon...

Coriander Crumbed Lamb Cutlets

Coriander Crumbed Lamb Cutlets 6 lamb cutlets 1 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley 1 tablespoon fresh coriander 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 cup plain flour 1. Crack fresh pepper on the chops and set aside. 2. Chop the herbs and place in a...

Corn and Ham Muffins

Corn and Ham Muffins 2 cup plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 egg 1 cup low fat milk 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup corn kernels, well drained 3 slice lite ham, chopped 1/4 red capsicum, chopped 2 tsp chives, chopped 1. Preheat oven to 180c (160c fan...

Corned Beef

Corned Beef Serves 6 1.5kg corned silverside 1 onion, finely chopped 10 peppercorns 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1. Place silverside into the slow cooker and barely cover with water. Add remaining ingredients. 2. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours or on HIGH for 4-6...

Corned Beef with White Sauce

Corned Beef with White Sauce Beef: 1 kg piece corned beef (silverside) 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 carrot, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns White Sauce: 2 tablespoons butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons...

Cottage Pie with Potato Gnocchi

Cottage Pie with Potato Gnocchi Serving Size: Serves 1 125g potato gnocchi 1/4 cup grated tasty cheese fresh snipped chives, to garnish Filling: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 eshallot onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 small zucchini, grated 1 small carrot, grated 2 fresh bay leaves 250g...

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes Serves 12 500g cooked crab meat 2 golden shallots, finely chopped 3 green onions, thinly sliced 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 4 drops Tabasco sauce 1 tsp lemon juice 2 eggs, lightly whisked 1/3 cup melted butter For dusting: plain flour 100g unsalted butter...

Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting 80g cream cheese, softened 60g butter, softened 3/4 cup icing-sugar mixture 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a small bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy....

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup Serves 12 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 750g mushroom, sliced 1 1/2 litres chicken stock 1 large onion chopped Salt and pepper, to taste 2 cups cream 2 cups milk 4 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons chopped parsley Melt butter in a saucepan and add mushrooms,...

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice

Creamy Caramel Nut Slice 1 cup coconut 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup brown sugar 125g butter, melted 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp golden syrup 1/2 cup cream 30g butter, extra 1/2 cup chopped nuts (any kind – unsalted) 100g chocolate milk melts, melted Preheat oven to...

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine Serves 4 450g dried fettuccine pasta 1 Tablespoon olive oil 650g chicken tenderloins, tendons removed 125g rindless bacon, diced 1 brown onion, diced 300g small cup mushrooms, sliced 420g can Heinz Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup 1/2 cup light thickened cream 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire...

Creamy Pesto Chicken with Gnocchi

Creamy Pesto Chicken with Gnocchi Serves 4 900g chicken thigh fillets 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 shallots (50g), chopped finely 100g fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced thickly 1/2 cup (125ml) dry white whine 1/4 cup (70g) sun-dried tomato pesto 300ml light cream 1/3 cup coarsely chopped...

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Pumpkin Soup Serves 4 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1.5kg pumpkin, diced 4 cups chicken stock Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup cream or sour cream to serve (optional) 1. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium heat, add onion and cook...

Crispy Chicken and Bamboo Lettuce Cups

Crispy Chicken and Bamboo Lettuce Cups Serving Size: Serves 4 2 teaspoons thai red curry paste 1/4 cup coconut cream 1 teaspoon palm sugar 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 tablespoons oil 600g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed 1/4 cup coarsely chopped coriander, and extra for garnish 2 tablespoons bamboo shoots,...

Crispy Fish in Chilli Sauce

Crispy Fish in Chilli Sauce 500g of fish 1 cup of plain flour 1/3 cup cornflour 1 egg white 3/4 cup water oil for deep frying Sauce: 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon grated green ginger 3 cloves of garlic 1/4 cup tomato sauce 1/4 cup chilli sauce 2 teaspoons...

Curried Tuna Lasagna

Curried Tuna Lasagna 1 packet San Remo Instant Lasagna 1 x 410g can tuna in brine 2 medium onions, chopped 1 x 425g can peeled tomatoes, drained small piece root ginger, grated pinch cinnamon 1 chicken stock cube 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon curry powder 2 bay leaves 1...

Danish Apple Cake

Danish Apple Cake 125g butter 1/2 cup castor sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 egg 1 cup self-raising flour 2 medium apples 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 Tablespoon brown sugar 1 dessertspoon lemon juice 2 Tablespoons sultanas 1 Tablespoon chopped walnuts Whipped cream to serve...

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs 4 eggs 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 pinch paprika, for garnish 1. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and boil eggs for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove...

Easy Coffee Cake

Easy Coffee Cake 125g butter 1 cup caster sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp instant coffee powder 3/4 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1/3 cup sour cream # Preheat oven to 160C. # Grease a 28x18cm baking tin and line bottom with...

Easy Fudge

Easy Fudge 1 can condensed milk 400g good quality chocolate 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) 1/2 cup pecans/walnuts/hazelnuts (optional, whatever you like) Over a very low heat melt the chocolate. Grab a wooden spoon and pour condensed milk into the melted chocolate. Now stir like crazy. Add...

Family Beef Casserole with Semi Dried Tomatoes

Family Beef Casserole with Semi Dried Tomatoes Serves 6-8 2kg chuck or round steak cut into 2cm cubes 1/2 cup flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 bunches of spring onion, stalk trimmed, peeled and left whole 3 carrots, diced 4 celery stalks, sliced 1/3 cup tomato paste 1/2 cup...

Fish Stock

Fish Stock 1 kg fish bones and trimmings 500g whitefish, such as cod 1 medium onion, thinly sliced crossways 1 leek, thinly sliced 1 carrot, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons lemon juice bouquet garni (10 fresh parsley sprigs, 1 fresh thyme sprig and 1 bay leaf) 2 litres water 12...

French Dressing

French Dressing 1 cup yoghurt 1 tsp French Mustard 4 Tbsp light olive oil salt and pepper, to taste 2 Tbsp lemon juice Combine all ingredients in a small bowl or jar. Beat or shake until thoroughly blended. Taste and adjust the seasoning....

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup Serves 16 4 litres beef stock 6 onions, thickly sliced 125g butter 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons sugar 4 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup brandy 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese Pour stock into Slow Cooker and set on HIGH. Cook onions slowly in a pan with...

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup Serves 4-6 20g butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 large onions, finely sliced 1 large clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon plain flour 4 cups beef stock 2 tablespoons brandy 1 Baguette, thickly sliced 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese or 1/2 cup parmesan 1. Heat butter and...

Fried Calamari With Mango Chilli Jam

Fried Calamari With Mango Chilli Jam 500g Fresh Calamari (Squid) 1/2 cup Corn Flour Salt and pepper 1 Large Fresh Mango 1 Fresh Chili 100g Brown Sugar or Palm sugar Mint Coriander Parsley Touch Ginger Juice and zest from 1 Lime Prepare squid by cleaning and cutting into desired...

Glazed Corned Beef

Glazed Corned Beef Serves 10-12 2 bay leaves 1 large onion, sliced 3 strips orange peel 4 whole cloves 2 litres water 2-2.5 kg corned beef Glaze: 4 tablespoons orange juice 4 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Place bay leaves, onion, orange peel, cloves and water in Slow...

Golden Syrup Dumplings

Golden Syrup Dumplings Serves: 4 2 Tablespoons golden syrup 2 cups water 250g butter 2 cups self-raising flour 2 teaspoons sugar pinch of salt 1. Put golden syrup, 50g of butter and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. 2. Take flour, salt, sugar and remaining butter...

Grapefruit, Lemon and Pineapple Juice

Grapefruit, Lemon and Pineapple Juice Serves: 2 1 grapefruit, peeled, halved, cut into wedges, seeds removed 1/2 ripe pineapple, peeled, cut lengthways into quarters 1 lemon, peeled, halved, cut into wedges, seeds removed 1. Use a juice extractor to process the grapefruit, pineapple and lemon, transferring the juices to...

Greek Ham Pies

Greek Ham Pies 500g puff pastry, 300g ham, cut into dice 2 red capsicums, sliced thinly 3 spring onions, finely chopped 250g feta cheese 125ml flour 500ml milk 250ml olive oil or sunflower oil 3 eggs 60ml finely chopped fresh dill or parsley Extra egg yolk for brushing Heat...

Greek Style Lamb Shanks

Greek Style Lamb Shanks Serves 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 4 lamb shanks 1 onion, thinly sliced 4 tsp coriander seeds, roughly crushed 2 Tbsp plain flour 600ml chicken or lamb stock 150ml dry sherry, dry cider or dry white wine 4 bay leaves 2 tsp honey salt and...

Grilled Mushroom and Goat’s Cheese Salad

Grilled Mushroom and Goat’s Cheese Salad Serves 4 1/2 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 8 small flat mushrooms, stalks trimmed 120g mixed salad leaves 2 small cos lettuce or others 75g croutons 150g goat’s cheese (or feta), crumbled 2 lemons, juiced 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted, roughly...

Guacamole

Guacamole Makes 1 1/2 cups 2 ripe avocados, halved, stones removed, peeled 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1 ripe tomato, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 small fresh red chilli, deseeded, finely chopped 60mls (1/4 cup) fresh lime juice Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 1....

Herb-Crumbed Lamb Cutlets with Asparagus

Herb-Crumbed Lamb Cutlets with Asparagus 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley 1/2 cup mint zest of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon sea salt ground black pepper 125g plain flour 2 eggs lightly beaten 12 lamb cutlets 2 bunches asparagus 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped...

Honey Glazed Chicken, Melon and Avocado Salad

Honey Glazed Chicken, Melon and Avocado Salad 150g Chicken Breast 30g butter 10g honey 100g rockmelon or honeydew 50g celery 60mls lemon juice 40mls orange juice 60mls olive oil 10g sugar 5g Dijon mustard Salt and Freshly ground pepper 1 orange, zested and segmented 1 Avocado, ripe and firm...

Honeycomb

Honeycomb 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/3 cup golden syrup 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup water 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 1. Combine sugar, golden syrup, honey and water in a saucepan. 2. Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved. 3. Bring to the boil. Boil steadily to 132c...

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce 200g condensed milk 100g peanut butter 100g chocolate Melt while stirring. Pour over ice-cream....

Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian Goulash Serves 4 1 Tbsp sunflower oil 700g pork, diced 1 onion, chopped 150g button mushrooms, halved 2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground allspice 1 tsp caraway seeds 2 Tbsp plain flour 400g can chopped tomatoes 450ml hot chicken stock salt and pepper 1....

Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee Serves 1 3/4 cup trim milk 1 heaped teaspoon instant coffee or 1 shot espresso coffee 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 cup easiyo yoghurt 1 tablespoon vanilla ice-cream (optional) coffee or cocoa powder to garnish Blend together the milk, coffee, sugar, yoghurt and ice-cream. Pour into a chilled...

Iced Hazelnut Mocha

Iced Hazelnut Mocha Serves 2 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream 2 scoops chocolate ice-cream 250ml (1 cup) fresh hazelnut coffee, chilled for 30 minutes milk, to serve nutmeg, to serve Place 1 scoop of each ice-cream into each short glass. Pour over chilled coffee, then a dash of milk. Sprinkle...

Irish Stew

Irish Stew Serves 12 2kg lamb neck chops 1 kg potatoes, peeled and sliced 500g onions, peeled and sliced Salt and pepper, to taste 3 cups water 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs 2 bay leaves Trim any excess fat from chops. Place onions, potatoes then chops into Slow Cooker, then...

Italian Seafood Casserole

Italian Seafood Casserole Serves 4 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 400g can chopped tomatoes grated rind and juice of 1 lemon 450ml fish stock 1 Tbsp tomato puree 2 tsp caster sugar 500g pollack, haddock or hake, skinned and cut into large...

Just Plain Muffins

Just Plain Muffins Serves 12 1 cup skim milk 1 egg 1 Tablespoon polyunsaturated margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 3/4 cups plain flour 1 Tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1. Preheat oven to 200c. Spray a 12-muffin (5cm) pan with non-stick cooking spray....