Veggie Kofta Korma

Photo by Sares Veggie Kofta Korma Serves 4-6 3 Tbsp peanut oil (use ghee if you prefer) 4 cardamom pods, crushed and pods removed 1 brown onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp fresh grated ginger 1 tsp turmeric 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1...

Turkish Delight (Thermomix)

Photo by Sares Turkish Delight (Thermomix) 1L water 900g sugar 225g cornflour 20ml rosewater 10ml lemon juice 6.5g cream of tartar red or pink food colour To Coat: 60g cornflour 225g pure icing sugar. # In a heavy based saucepan place 250ml water, sugar and lemon juice and heat until...

Strawberry Vacherin

Photo by Sares Strawberry Vacherin Serves 8 175g whole blanched almonds 5 egg whites 225g caster sugar 110g unsalted butter, melted, cooled 70g plain flour, sifted 300ml thickened cream, whipped 150g pure icing sugar, plus extra to dust 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g Toblerone chocolate 250g punnet strawberries 1....

Ricotta Hotcakes

Photo by EmmCee Ricotta Hotcakes 250g ricotta cheese 125ml semi-skimmed milk 2 large eggs, separated 100g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder pinch salt 2 tsp groundnut (or any flavourless) oil To Serve: 250g strawberries, chopped, slightly squashed or other berries of your choice Maple or golden syrup if...

Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crisp Basil

Photo by Sares – Using Romesco Sauce Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Crisp Basil Serves 4 300g fresh ricotta 100g creamy feta, crumbled 20g (1/4 cup) finely grated parmesan 1 egg, lightly whisked 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil Salt and freshly ground black...

Griddled Eggplants with Feta, Mint and Chilli

Photo by EmmCee Griddled Eggplants with Feta, Mint and Chilli 2 large eggplants, each cut thinly, lengthwise, into about 10 slices 4 Tbsp olive oil 250g feta cheese 1 large red chilli, finely chopped (deseeded optional for milder) large bunch fresh mint, finely chopped, with some saved for sprinkling...

Basic Scones

Photo by EmmCee Basic Scones Makes 16 plain flour, for dusting 3 cups self-raising flour 80g butter, cubed 1 to 1 1/4 cups milk jam and whipped cream, to serve 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour. 2. Sift self-raising flour into...

Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta

Photo by EmmCee Bacon and Pumpkin Pesto Pasta Serves 4 1kg kent pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 2.5cm pieces Olive oil spray Salt and freshly ground black pepper 400g dried penne pasta 300g short-cut bacon, thinly sliced 125g (1/2 cup) basil pesto Shaved parmesan, to serve 1. Preheat oven...

Apple, Pecan and Gingerbread Cake

Photo by Sares Apple, Pecan and Gingerbread Cake 150g butter 150g brown sugar 150g golden syrup 200ml milk 1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 2 eggs, lightly beaten 75g pecan nuts, roughly chopped 3-6 pieces crystallised...

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,...