Category: Tried and Tested

All-In-One Patty Cakes

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

Anzac Biscuits

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

Anzac Slice

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

Apple and Berry Crumble

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

Apple Bran Muffins (Low Fat)

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

Apple Crumble

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

Bacon, Cheese and Rice Pie

Bacon, Cheese and Rice Pie Preheat the oven to 200c. Grease a 20cm springform tin with melted butter. Cut the crusts off 6-8 slices of white toast bread. Spread each slice with butter. Line the tin with slices buttered-side down and corners sticking up. Place 2 cups of cooled...

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake 125 g plain chocolate biscuits 1/4 cup chopped almonds 90 g butter, melted 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar Filling: 500 g cream cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup soft brown sugar 125 g dark chocolate, melted 1/2 cup thickened cream 2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon grated...

Baked Sausages

Baked Sausages 500g sausages 2 rashers bacon 1 onion 2 tomatoes 1 cup water 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) tomato sauce 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) plain flour salt, pepper Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Separate sausages and pierce 3 or 4 times on each side. 2. Place...

Banana Cake

Banana Cake 1/2 Cup butter 3/4 Cup sugar 1 1/2 Cups self-raising flour 3 Bananas 2 Tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon Bi-Carb Soda 2 Eggs Cream butter and sugar; add eggs one at a time. Beat in well-mashed bananas. Sift flour and salt. Add alternately with milk in which soda...

Banana Muffins

Banana Muffins Makes 10 75g melted butter 250g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder half tsp bicarbonate of soda pinch of salt half tsp ground cinnamon half tsp ground nutmeg 115g caster sugar half tsp vanilla extract 2 large, ripe bananas 2 medium eggs 125ml milk 1. Heat the...

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...

Barbecue Glaze Meatloaf

Barbecue Glaze Meatloaf 500g bacon, trimmed 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 750g beef mince 250g sausage mince 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce sea salt and cracked black pepper Barbecue Glaze: 1/3 cup tomato sauce 2 tablespoons...

Basic Herb and Cheese Omelette

Basic Herb and Cheese Omelette Serves 1 2 free-range eggs 1 Tbsp water Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 10g (2 tsp) butter 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh curly parsley 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives 20g (1/4 cup) finely shredded Colby cheese 1. Measure and prepare all your...

Beef and Herb Puff Casserole

Beef and Herb Puff Casserole Serves 4-6 1 kg chuck steak 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 cup seasoned flour 2 onions, chopped 1 1/2 cups beef stock 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 small carrots, finely chopped 1 medium green capsicum, finely chopped Herb Puffs: 1 cup...

Beef Casserole

Beef Casserole 750g stewing steak 2 onions 1 carrot 2 stalks celery 1/2 capsicum (optional) 1 1/2 cups water 4 tablespoons flour (4x20ml spoons) salt, pepper 1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs 3 tablespoons (3x20mls) tomato paste 1 tablespoon (1x20ml spoon) Worcestershire sauce Preheat oven 150C. 1. Remove excess fat from...

Beef Rendang (Dry Fried Curry)

Beef Rendang (Dry Fried Curry) 1.5 kg chuck, blade or round steak 2 med onions, roughly chopped 6 cloves garlic 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped 500 mls thick coconut cream 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground tumeric 3 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp ground coriander 1 stem fresh...

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...

Blanc Mange

Blanc Mange 600mls milk 4 tablespoons sugar (4x20ml spoons) 3 tablespoons cornflour (3x20ml spoons) Vanilla essence 2 tablespoons coconut (2x20ml spoons) (for decoration – optional) 1. Blend cornflour in 1/2 cup milk. 2. Place remainder of milk in a saucepan, bring to boil and remove from stove. 3. Add...

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...

Boston Baked Beans

Boston Baked Beans Serves 6 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 4 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 1 large garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 2 Tablespoons tomato paste 1/3 cup golden syrup 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce 2...

Braised Steak and Onions

Braised Steak and Onions 1kg round steak plain flour 2 Tbsp oil 60g butter 4 onions, quartered 1 Tbsp plain flour, extra 2 1/4 cups water 1 small beef stock cube, crumbled 1 sachet hearty beef cup-a-soup 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley Remove excess fat from steak, cut...

Bread and Butter Pudding

Bread and Butter Pudding Serve hot or cold with stewed or canned fruit and cream. Substitute any dried fruit of your choice in this recipe. 6 thin slices white bread 40g butter 3 eggs 1/4 cup caster sugar 2 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 cup sultanas...

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken Serves 4 1 kg (2 lb) chicken thigh fillets 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup (60 ml / 2 fl oz) lemon juice 1 cup (8 fl oz) yoghurt 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 cm (1 1/4 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated 1 green...

Butterscotch Dumplings

Butterscotch Dumplings Serves 6 1 cup self-raising flour 60g butter, chopped 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon golden syrup ice-cream, to serve Butterscotch Sauce: 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 30g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Lightly grease a shallow...

Cannelloni with Tasty Mince Filling

Cannelloni with Tasty Mince Filling This recipe is not suitable to freeze. 8 cannelloni shells 1/4 teaspoon oil 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese Tasty Mince Filling: 1 teaspoon oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 small onion (80g), finely chopped 300g lean minced beef 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1...

Caramel Banana Pudding

Caramel Banana Pudding Serves 8 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 3/4 cup mashed banana (2 medium bananas) 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 egg whites 1/2 cup apple sauce (in jar) 3/4 tsp bi-carb soda 1 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 cups water Pre-heat oven to 180c – fan forced....

Cauliflower Bake

Cauliflower Bake 600g cauliflower, cut into florets 2 Tbsp (40g) butter 1/4 cup (40g) plain flour 1 2/3 cups (425ml) milk 2 tsp mild English or Dijon mustard 1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup grated tasty cheese 1. Preheat the oven to 200c....

Cheese and Herb Pastry Hats

Cheese and Herb Pastry Hats Makes 12 Cheese and Herb Filling: 125g (4 oz) ricotta cheese 3/4 cup (100 g/3 1/2 oz) grated Emmenthal or Gruyere cheese 2 spring onions, chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/3 cup (20 g/3/4 oz) chopped herbs, such as parsley, chives or oregano 6...

Cheesecake

Cheesecake Crumb Crust: 250g plain sweet biscuits 125g butter Filling: 250g packaged cream cheese 1/2 cup castor sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 eggs pinch salt Crumb Crust: 1. Crush biscuits finely. Melt butter. 2. Combine biscuit crumbs and butter. Mix well. 3. Press crumbs...

Cheesy Gnocchi Bolognaise

Cheesy Gnocchi Bolognaise Serves 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 750g lean beef mince 600ml bottle Italian tomato pasta sauce 625g packet fresh gnocchi 150g Tasmanian Heritage St Claire Swiss-style cheese, grated Preheat oven to 200°C. Heat oil in a non-stick...

Cheesy Mushroom Chicken

Cheesy Mushroom Chicken 90g butter 4 chicken breast fillets 1 1/2 Tbsp plain flour 2 cups milk 1/2 cup cream 1 cup grated tasty cheese 500g mushrooms, sliced Melt butter in frying pan, add chicken, cook on both sides until tender; remove from pan, keep warm. Add flour to...

Cherry Ripe Cheesecake

Cherry Ripe Cheesecake 250g packet chocolate ripple biscuits, finely crushed 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 100g butter, melted 65g Cherry Ripe bar, chopped, to decorate Filling: 4 x 65g Cherry Ripe bars, chopped 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup thickened cream 3 drops pink food...

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...

Chicken and Cheese Stack

Chicken and Cheese Stack 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken 1 cup grated tasty cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese, extra Crepe Batter: 1/2 cup plain flour 2 eggs 1 tablespoon oil 3/4 cup milk White Sauce: 30g butter 1...

Chicken and Spinach Lasagne

Chicken and Spinach Lasagne Serves 6 600g skinless chicken breasts, diced 1 cup onion, diced 1 tsp crushed garlic (in jar) 1 pkt (45g) chicken soup mix 2 cups skim milk 1 Tbsp reduced fat margarine 2 Tbsp plain flour 1/4 tsp dried tarragon 1 x 250g tub low...

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole 6-8 pieces chicken (approx 1kg) 2 onions garlic (optional) 2 stalks celery 1 can soup (400g) see below 1/2 capsicum 1 chicken stock cube 2 teaspoons parsley Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Chop onions, celery and parsley. Open can soup. 2. Place in casserole dish. Add chicken...

Chicken Diane

Chicken Diane Serves 4 8 (880g) chicken thigh fillets 2 tablespoons parsley 90g butter 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/3 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons cream salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1. Trim chicken of excess fat and sinew. 2. Finely chop parsley....

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala Serves 4 4 (460g) chicken breast fillets 2 tablespoons oil 60g butter 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 cups chicken stock 1/3 cup marsala 2 teaspoons plain flour 1/4 cup cream 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1. Trim chicken of excess...

Chicken Sausage and Potato Bake

Chicken Sausage and Potato Bake Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 medium-size chicken sausages 300g jar pasta sauce 400g can crushed tomatoes 1.5kg potatoes, roughly mashed with 1/3 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup hot milk 100g mozzarella cheese, sliced 1. Preheat the oven to a moderate 180°C....

Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves 6 30g butter 2 tablespoons oil 2 onions, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 kg chicken thigh fillets sliced 250g mushrooms, sliced 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup tomato paste freshly ground black...

Chicken Veronica

Chicken Veronica 1kg chicken pieces 30g butter 1 Tbsp plain flour 1 cup water 1 tsp or 1 cube chicken stock 1/4 cup of sherry or brandy 1/2 – 1 cup of cream 1. Heat butter in pan. 2. Add chicken, cook until golden brown. 3. Stir together water,...

Chicken with Lemon and Coriander

Chicken with Lemon and Coriander Serves 4 1 x 1.2 kg chicken, quartered 2 tablespoons plain flour freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped coriander 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon cream 1. Dust chicken pieces with...

Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Risotto 2 teaspoons olive oil 400g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, thickly sliced 150g button mushrooms, halved 100g baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed 50g parmesan cheese, grated Basic Risotto 3 cups chicken stock 25g butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely...

Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Serves 4 3 green onions, chopped 350g chicken mince 375g packet frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of moisture 4 fresh lasagne sheets 1 cup low-fat ricotta 2 cups tomato pasta sauce 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C....

Choc Caramel Bites

Choc Caramel Bites Makes 24 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup ground almonds 65g butter, melted 380g can Top N Fill Caramel (see note) 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 60g butter 150g dark chocolate Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease two, 12 x 1 1/2...

Choc-Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Choc-Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies 125g butter, softened at room temperature 200g (1 cup) firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg, lightly whisked 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted 1 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate 1 cup extra crunchy peanut butter 1. Preheat the oven to...

Chocolat Burfie

Chocolat Burfie (Chocolate and Milk Squares) Makes 20 1 x 400g (14oz) can condensed milk 75g (3oz) butter 110g (4oz) cocoa powder 4 Tablespoons mixed chopped nuts 1. Pour the condensed milk into a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the butter and cocoa. 2. Cook on a gentle heat, stirring constantly,...

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake 6 Tbsp butter 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cups Self-Raising Flour 1/2 tsp bicarb soda 2 Tbsp cocoa 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup boiling water 1. Beat butter and sugar to a cream. 2. Add lightly beaten egg and vanilla. Beat...

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 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 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 and 3/4 cups self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 125g chocolate chips 60g walnut pieces Cream together butter and sugars and vanilla. Add lightly beaten egg gradually, beating well...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 1/2 cups SR flour 1/2 cup custard powder 1/2 cup butter 4 tablespoons milk 1/4 cup chocolate pieces 2 tablespoons granulated nuts 1/2 cup sugar 1. Set oven to 160C. 2. Collect all utensils and ingredients. 3. Grease oven tray. 4. Sift together flour and...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies 125g margarine 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 tablespoon vanilla 1 egg 1 3/4 cup SR flour 125g chocolate chips 1. Preheat oven 200c. 2. Grease a scone tray. 3. Cream margarine and brown sugar. 4. Whisk egg and vanilla – slowly add to creamed mixture. 5....

Chocolate Croissant Puddings

Chocolate Croissant Puddings Serves 6 2 frozen croissants, thawed 1/2 x 200g block dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 4 eggs 2 cups milk 1/2 cup caster sugar Strawberries, to decorate Hot Chocolate Sauce: 200g block dark cooking chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup cream 1. Grease 6 ovenproof dishes (3/4 cup...

Chocolate Fudge Pudding

Chocolate Fudge Pudding Serves 4 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups boiling water 2 teaspoons butter, softened pure icing sugar and double cream or ice-cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an...

Chocolate Mint Squares

Chocolate Mint Squares 1 cup sugar 150ml can evaporated milk 2 teaspoons liquid glucose 15g (1/2oz) butter 100g packet white marshmallows 250g (8oz) dark chocolate 125g (4oz) dark chocolate, extra oil of peppermint or peppermint essence (see note) 1. Combine sugar, milk, glucose and butter in a medium-sized heavy-based...

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding 60g butter 1/2 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 cup self-raising flour 1 tablespoon cocoa 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1 tablespoon cocoa, extra 2 cups boiling water 1. Combine butter and milk in large pan; stir over heat until...

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...

Classic Banana Cream Pie

Classic Banana Cream Pie 8 Servings 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, chilled and cut in pieces 1/4 cup cold water 1 egg yolk 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil Banana Cream Filling: 2 large eggs 1/2 cup superfine...

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 Chicken and Asparagus Bake

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Bake Serves 4 350g penne pasta 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 single chicken breast fillets, sliced 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 5cm pieces 300g sour cream 1/2 cup (125ml) chicken stock 1 1/2 cups grated...

Creamy Chicken with Pastry Shapes

Creamy Chicken with Pastry Shapes Serves 4 50g butter 2-3 chicken breast fillets (500g), chopped 1 leek, finely sliced 1 tablespoon plain flour 3/4 cup (185 ml) chicken stock 1/2 cup (125 ml) cream 3/4 cup (65g) button mushrooms 1 sheet puff pastry 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1. Preheat...

Crisp Coconut Biscuits

Crisp Coconut Biscuits 1/2 cup butter 1 cup castor sugar 1 egg 2 cups SR flour 1 cup coconut 1/2 cup sugar, extra 1 tablespoon water 1. Set oven 180C. 2. Collect all ingredients and utensils. 3. Grease oven tray, beat egg lightly. 4. Cream butter and sugar together....

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...

Crustless Chocolate Tart

Crustless Chocolate Tart 2 cups milk 1/2 cinnamon stick, optional 1 tsp each lemon and orange rind, in thin strips 30g butter 1/2 cup plain flour 1 Tbsp cocoa 3/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup caster sugar 2 eggs, separated 1/2 tsp imitation vanilla essence Mocha Sauce: 250g chocolate,...

Cup Cakes

Cup Cakes If the cup cakes are to be iced and smooth tops are required, bake in a moderately hot oven, at 190°C. For peaked tops, necessary for butterfly cakes, increase the heat by 10’C and place the cakes in the hottest part of oven, usually near the top...

Curried Chicken

Curried Chicken 300ml light thickened cream 1 Tbsp mild curry powder 1 1/2kg chicken drumsticks 2 tsp brown sugar 1 chicken stock cube 3 tsp cornflour 3/4 cup water Pour cream into a large shallow dish, stir in curry powder. Add chicken drumsticks, turning to coat evenly with cream...

Curried Chicken Rolls

Curried Chicken Rolls 2 tsp canola oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 small clove garlic, crushed 2 tsp mild curry paste 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 455g/1 lb minced chicken meat 3 tbsp dried breadcrumbs 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 2 sheets...

Curried Seafood with Coconut Milk

Curried Seafood with Coconut Milk Serves 4 225g small ready-prepared squid 225g raw tiger prawns (jumbo shrimp) 400ml (1 2/3 cups) coconut milk 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded 30ml (2 Tbsp) Thai fish sauce 450g firm white fish fillets, skinned, boned and cut into chunks 2 fresh green...

Custard Tart

Custard Tart 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup self-raising flour 1/4 cup caster sugar 90g butter 1 egg 2 teaspoons water, approximately ground nutmeg Custard: 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 cups milk 1. Sift flours and sugar into bowl, rub...

Date Loaf

Date Loaf 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon bi carbonate soda 1 cup chopped dates 1 tablespoon butter (1 x 20ml spoon) 1 1/2 cups S.R. flour 1 cup boiling water 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) Preheat oven to 180C....

Diabetic Lemon Delicious

Diabetic Lemon Delicious Serves 4 Preparation time: 1 hour Cooking equipment: individual baking dishes, large baking dish for water bath. Oven temperature: 160C (325F) 3 eggs 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice rind of 1 lemon, freshly grated 1 tablespoon melted butter 3 tablespoons wholemeal plain flour 1 1/2 cups...

French Toast

French Toast 1 egg pinch salt 2 tablespoons cold milk 2 slices of white bread A little butter 1. Break the egg into the bowl and whisk with the fork. 2. Add the milk and salt. 3. Dip each piece of bread thoroughly into the egg mixture. 4. Put...

Ginger Nuts

Ginger Nuts 1 cup plain flour 1/4 teaspoon bi-carb soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 3 tablespoons butter (3 x 20ml spoons) 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon golden syrup (1 x 20ml spoon) 1 tablespoon butter greasing Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Sift flour, soda,...

Honey Jumbles

Honey Jumbles Honey Jumbles are best made a day before eating – overnight the colour will darken, flavor from the spices develop and improve, and the texture soften to a more cake-like consistency. Don’t worry if the icing seems a little patchy on some biscuits; this is caused by...

Honeyed Pork Stew

Honeyed Pork Stew 1 to 1.2kg boneless pork belly 1-1 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil 1 cup dried haricot beans, soaked in cold water overnight 2 cups (500ml) medium cider 600ml chicken stock 1 small onion, chopped 2 heaped teaspoon crushed garlic 1 Tablespoon tomato paste 1/3 cup honey 2...

Hundreds and Thousands

Hundreds and Thousands 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon milk 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg 2/3 cup SR flour 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons hundreds and thousands 1 tablespoon extra milk 1. Set oven to 180C. 2. Collect all utensils and ingredients. 3. Grease oven trays....

Ice-Cream

Ice-Cream 1 x 400g can condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 3 eggs separated 300ml cream Beat the condensed milk, egg yolks and vanilla essence for 3 minutes. Whip the cream until thick; and whisk the egg whites until very stiff. Fold all three mixes together then pour into...

Italian-Style Meatloaf

Italian-Style Meatloaf 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 brown onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1kg beef mince 3/4 cup (200g jar) sun-dried tomato pesto 2 1/2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs 1 lemon, rind finely grated 1 egg 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese 40g butter, melted dressed salad greens,...

Jam Drops

Jam Drops 6 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup sugar 1 3/4 cups SR flour 1 egg 1/2 cup jam 1. Set oven to 180C. 2. Collect utensils and ingredients. 3. Grease trays. 4. Lightly beat egg and vanilla. Sift flour. 5. Cream together butter and sugar. 6....

Lamb and Spinach Pie

Lamb and Spinach Pie Serves 6 Filling: 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 500g lamb mince 250g small button mushrooms, sliced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 3/4 cup tomato puree 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 cup chicken stock 6 large spinach leaves milk for...

Lamington Pavlova

Recipe and Photo by Sares Lamington Pavlova 6 egg whites 2 1/4 cups sugar pinch salt 1 Tablespoon cornflour 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 300ml cream 200g dark chocolate 1 punnet strawberries, sliced in half 1 cup strawberry jam 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1....

Lasagne

Lasagne Minced beef and cheese sauce mingle enticingly between layers of fresh pasta. Serves 4-6 375g fresh lasagne sheets Meat Sauce: 4 teaspoons olive oil 2 onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g lean minced beef 400g can tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 2 teaspoons white sugar...

Lemon Banana Tart

Lemon Banana Tart Pastry: 1 heaped tablespoon butter 2 good tablespoons sugar 2 cups self-raising flour 1 egg Filling: 1 cup sugar 1 large lemon 1 cup water 6 bananas 2 teaspoons custard powder Pastry: 1. Beat butter and sugar, add egg then flour. Press into large tart plate...

Light Pancakes

Light Pancakes 1 1/2 cups self raising flour 2 eggs, seperated 1 cup water 1 cup cream 1 Tbsp melted butter 1. Sift flour into a mixing bowl. 2. Beat egg yolks until pale yellow, then mix with water. 3. Blend the egg and water mixture with flour, mixing...

Liqueur Coffee Cheesecake

Liqueur Coffee Cheesecake Preparation time: 50 minutes + cooling Total cooking time: about 1 hour Serves 6-8 150 g speculaas or spice biscuits, finely crushed 3/4 cup ground hazelnuts 100 g butter, melted 400 g cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 6 teaspoons plain flour 1/2 cup...

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad 1 cup macaroni 1/2 capsicum (preferably red) 1 stalk celery 2 eschalots or 1 onion 1 small can corn kernels (150g) 1. Fill a large saucepan 3/4 full with water and bring to boil. 2. Add macaroni and cook 10 mins. Test for tenderness. 3. Drain through...

Madras Beef Curry

Madras Beef Curry Serves 4 to 6 2 tablespoons ground coriander 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional) 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons grated ginger 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1kg chuck steak,...

Mars Bar Mud Cake

Mars Bar Mud Cake Serves 16 400g butter, chopped 400g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 cups caster sugar 6 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 2 x 60g Mars Bars, chilled, chopped double thick cream, to serve (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 160°C....

Mars Bar Slice

Mars Bar Slice 3 cups Kellogg’s rice bubbles 3x60g MARS bars, chopped 75g butter 1 teaspoon golden syrup 150g dark cooking chocolate, chopped 1. Place mars bars in heatproof bowl with butter and golden syrup. Microwave on high for about 1 1/2 minutes or until mars bars are melted....

Mars Bar Slice

Photo by barbieclone Mars Bar Slice 3 Mars Bars 90g butter 3 cups rice bubbles 200g melted chocolate Grease and line slice tin with baking paper. Melt Mars Bars with butter and mix with rice bubbles. Pour mixture into tin. Melt chocolate and pour over slice. Let slice set...

Marshmallow Cupcakes

Photo by Mem Marshmallow Cupcakes 125g butter 140g (2/3 cup) caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla essence 2 eggs 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour, sifted 50g (1/3 cup) plain flour, sifted 80ml (1/3 cup) milk 105g (1/3 cup) raspberry jam 125ml (1/2 cup) water 5 tsp gelatine powder 140g (2/3...

Meat Pie

Meat Pie Serves 6 Shortcrust Pastry: 3/4 cup plain flour 1/3 cup self-raising flour 90g butter, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons water Filling: 1 tablespoon oil 2 rashers bacon, chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 750g beef mince 2 tablespoons plain flour, extra 1 1/2 cups beef stock 1/2 cup...

Mem’s Chocolate Mousse

Mem’s Chocolate Mousse 200g Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate 2 Tablespoons Glucose 3 eggs separated 15g powdered gelatine 45ml hot water 150ml double cream To Serve: whipped cream strawberries 1. Put the chocolate and glucose into a bowl over a pan of hot water and melt (or microwave on low...

Mem’s Macadamia Baileys Mousse

Photo by Mem Mem’s Macadamia Baileys Mousse 250g Cadburys Macadamia Chocolate Block 4 eggs, separated 1 1/2 Tbsp Baileys 1 cup cream Chop chocolate roughly, put into top of double saucepan, stir over hot water until melted (be very careful as it will burn easy). Remove from heat, cool...

Mem’s Mums Pumpkin Soup

Mem’s Mums Pumpkin Soup 5 1/2 cups pumpkin chopped to 1/2 inch squares 2 onions, roughly diced 4 Tablespoons butter (or margarine) 4 cups water 1 cup milk 1. Cook onion and pumpkin in butter for 10 minutes. 2. Add water and cook gently until pumpkin is very tender....

Mem’s Pasta Pie

Mem’s Pasta Pie 400g Penne Pasta 4 bacon rashers, diced 1 cup diced spring onion 1 tin diced tomatoes 1 cup grated cheese 6 eggs 2 cups milk fresh herbs such as oregano, thyme, parsley Preheat the oven to 180c. 1. Grease a large casserole dish. 2. Cook the...