Banana Health Loaf

Banana Health Loaf 125gm butter, soft 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed 1 large egg 2 tsp lemon juice 1 cup banana, mashed 1/2 cup yoghurt 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup chopped dates Grease and line...

Raisin Zucchini Bread

Raisin Zucchini Bread 2 1/2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt 125gm butter, soft 2 eggs 3/4 cup raw sugar 1/2 cup yoghurt 1 cups chopped raisins 1 cup firmly packed zucchini 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 1/4 cup sunflower seeds extra sunflower seeds Sift flour,...

Hearty Italian Vegetable Soup

Hearty Italian Vegetable Soup Serves: 4-6 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 medium eggplant, diced 2 small zucchini, diced 2 medium carrots, diced 10 green beans, topped, tailed and cut into lengths 4-5 canned, peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped 2 litres vegetable stock...

Provencal Vegetable Soup

Provencal Vegetable Soup Serves: 4 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium carrots, diced 2 large potatoes, diced 1/2 butternut pumpkin, diced 2 large zucchinis, diced 1-2 leeks, diced freshly ground salt and pepper 2 litres chicken (or vegetable) stock 1 1/2 cups penne 2-3 cans chopped tomatoes, drained a...

Whole Orange Cake

Whole Orange Cake 1 large orange 185g butter, melted 3 eggs 1 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 cups self raising flour Place the whole orange (yes WHOLE skin and all – take out pips if you want) in food processor and process until pureed. Add other ingredients and process...

Orange Poppyseed Cake

Orange Poppyseed Cake 180g butter, soft 220g caster sugar 3 eggs, one at a time 1 Tbsp orange rind, grated fine 1/2 cup milk 300g self raising flour, sifted 100g poppyseeds Syrup: 1/2 cup sugar 1/cup orange juice Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time, with...

Orange and Poppyseed Cake

Orange and Poppyseed Cake 1/3 cup poppy seeds 3/4 cup milk 200g butter, softened 1 Tbsp finely grated orange rind 3/4 cup castor sugar 3 eggs 2 cups plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1 cup freshly squeezed...

Tomato Pasta Sauce

Tomato Pasta Sauce 5 x 800g cans tomatoes (or 10 x 400g cans), pulsed in a food processor or blender (to break up, but not puree!) 1 cup olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 stock cubes 1 tub tomato paste Continental parsley, finely chopped (approx. 1/2 a bunch) 3...

Chocolate Oat Bars

Chocolate Oat Bars 125g butter, melted 1 cups (220g) firmly packed brown sugar 1 eggs, beaten lightly 1 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 1/4 cups (187g) self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups (135g) rolled oats Filling: 150g chocolate, dark white or milk chocolate, chopped half a can sweetened condensed milk about...

Chocolate and Cinnamon Flan

Chocolate and Cinnamon Flan Servings 4 215g (1 cup) caster sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) water 500ml (2 cups) milk 100g dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 eggs 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Strawberries, washed, hulled, quartered, to serve 1....