Apple Slice

Apple Slice 1 x packet of vanilla or butter cake mix 1 x cup of desiccated coconut 125g melted butter can of Pie Apple carton of sour cream (the smaller one) cinnamon # Mix cake mix and coconut together. Pour in melted butter and mix until combined. Press mixture...

Pineapple Slice

Pineapple Slice Base: 125g butter 125g sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder Topping: 1 x 440g tin crushed pineapple 80g custard powder 2 Tbsp sugar Base: # Cream butter and sugar, add egg. # Sift flour and baking powder and stir. #...

Pikelets with Cinnamon Apple Slices

Pikelets with Cinnamon Apple Slices Serves 4 1 cup self-raising flour 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 25g unsalted butter, melted 2/3 cup milk 1 tablespoon sunflower or vegetable oil For the Cinnamon Apples: 50g unsalted butter 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons lemon...

Apple Slice

Apple Slice 9 ounces butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 2 1/4 cups plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice 28 ounces can unsweetened pie apple 2 tablespoons sugar, extra Icing sugar 1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. 2. Stir...

Sour Cream and Apple Slice

Sour Cream and Apple Slice 1 Vanilla Cake Mix 100g Melted Butter 1 Cup of Coconut 1 Small Tin of Pie Apples 1 Egg 250g Sour Cream Cinnamon Combine melted butter, cake mix and coconut. Mix well. Spread over base of square tin and bake for 10 mins on...

Apple Cheesecake Slice

Apple Cheesecake Slice 2 cups rice crumbs 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon mixed spice 150g butter, melted 500g block cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup cream 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg 400g can gluten free pie apple Raw sugar and coconut, for sprinkling 1. Combine rice crumbs, sugar...

Apple Crumble Slice

Apple Crumble Slice 2 cups Rice Bubbles 3/4 cup wholemeal self raising flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup grated apple 125g dried figs, chopped 75g sultanas 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup low fat natural yogurt 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil 1 egg Topping:...

Apple Pie Cake (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Pie Cake (Thermomix) Topping: 85g plain flour 100g brown sugar (can use dark muscovado) grind sea salt 115g butter, cubed Preheat oven 175C. Grease a 33 x 22cm pan. (line with baking paper, coming up over 2 sides for easy removal). Firstly make caster sugar...

Apple Cobbler

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apple Cobbler Filling: 5 cups tart apples, peeled and sliced (approx 5 large) 1/2 – 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it) 2 Tbsp plain flour 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup water 1 Tbsp butter,...

Berry and Apple Tray Bake

Berry and Apple Tray Bake Serves 6 300ml thickened cream, plus extra to serve 175g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced, tossed with 2 tbs lemon juice 300g...

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...

Apple and Blackcurrant Ice Cream

Apple and Blackcurrant Ice Cream 250g (8 oz) cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced 250g (8 oz) blackcurrants 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar 4 Tablespoons water 4 eggs, separated 125g (4 oz) caster sugar 284 ml (1/2 pint) double cream, whipped frosted currant leaves to decorate (see below) 1. Place...

Apple and Raspberry Crumble

Apple and Raspberry Crumble (Gluten Free) Serves 4 Fruit Base: 5 large sized (900g) Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 20g butter 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1 cup frozen raspberries Crumble Topping: 1/2 cup CSR Pure Icing Sugar (Gluten Free) 1/3...

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Apple Pie Cheesecake 250g plain sweet biscuits 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 125g unsalted butter, melted Caramel topping to decorate Apple Filling: 2 tsp gelatine 2 Tbsp water 375g cream cheese at room temp 1/2 cup caster sugar 300ml tub thickened cream 180g white chocolate melted and cooled 400g...

Pineapple Lamb Stir-Fry

Pineapple Lamb Stir-Fry Serves 4 440gm tin pineapple pieces drained 600g thin hokkien noodles 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil 300g lamb backstrap, finely sliced 1 onion, sliced into thin wedges 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips 150g green beans, diagonally sliced 2 tablespoons oyster...

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...

Berry and Apple Tray Bake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Berry and Apple Tray Bake 300ml thickened cream, plus extra to serve 175g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced, tossed with 2 Tbsp lemon...

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Photo by Megan Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Serves 6-8 20g unsalted butter, melted 2 Tablespoons firmly packed soft brown sugar 440g can pineapple rings in natural juice 90g unsalted butter, extra, softened 1/2 cup (125g) caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 cup (125g) self-raising flour...

Pineapple Pork

Pineapple Pork 2.3kg pork roast 1 onion, sliced 1 red capsicum, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, chopped 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 can crushed pineapple in natural juice, drained, or 1 fresh pineapple, sliced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon soy sauce 6 slices fresh ginger, or 1 teaspoon ground...

Apple Streusel Cake

Apple Streusel Cake 120g butter 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 green apples, peeled, cored, sliced into thin rings 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 1/3 cups self-raising flour 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt...

Cherry and Apple Crumble

Cherry and Apple Crumble Serves 6 425g can whole pitted cherries, drained 800g can pie apple 470g packet butter cake mix 100g butter, thinly sliced and chilled 1/3 cup coconut 1/2 cup flaked almonds 1/3 cup brown sugar custard or ice-cream, to serve 1. Combine cherries and apples in...

Apple Snow

Apple Snow 6 medium apples 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind or a pinch of cinnamon 2 egg whites Peel, core, and slice the apples thinly. Add water, cover and simmer until soft. Add sugar, stir until smooth, light and sugar is dissolved;...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble 100g sugar 50g butter or margarine 100g flour 100g almond meal pinch of cinnamon 4 or 5 apples, cored and sliced castor sugar 1. To make crumble: mix the sugar, butter, flour, almonds and cinnamon together with the fingertips until the mixture is like fine breadcrumbs (or...

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Serves 4-6 500g cooking apples (Granny Smith) 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon sugar 3-4 cloves 1/4 cup SR flour 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons coconut 2 tablespoons brown sugar Pre heat oven 190C. Peel, core and slice apples and place in pie dish with sugar, water and...

Pineapple Cheesecake

Pineapple Cheesecake Crumb Crust: 200g plain sweet biscuits 160g butter, melted Filling: 250g cream cheese 400g can sweetened condensed milk 2 teaspoons gelatine 1/3 cup cold water 425g can crushed pineapple, drained 2 teaspoons lemon rind 1/3 cup lemon juice Brush a 20cm round springform tin with melted butter...

Apple and Banana Porridge

Apple and Banana Porridge Serving size: Serves 4 1 1/3 cups (120g) rolled oats 2 apples, grated 1/4 cup (60ml) low-fat milk 2 bananas, sliced honey or maple syrup, to serve Combine oats and 3 cups water in a saucepan and cook according to packet directions. Add apple for...

Apple and Strawberry Crumble

Apple and Strawberry Crumble 2 Tbsp reduced-fat margarine, plus extra to grease 3 cooking apples (such as Granny Smiths) peeled, cored, sliced 2 Tbsp pure floral honey* 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 1 cup (100g) rolled oats 2 Tbsp soft brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1. Preheat the oven...

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Brown Betty 5 slices of bread, cut into 1cm cubes 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, melted 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 4 medium cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped In a medium bowl, mix bread with...

Bread and Apple Pudding

Bread and Apple Pudding 3 slices white bread 30mL milk 2 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1 grated green apple cinnamon 1. Tear bread into small pieces, place in a bowl and add milk. 2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, sugar, apple and cinnamon. 3. Combine all ingredients...

Apple and Raspberry Charlotte

Apple and Raspberry Charlotte Serves 6-8 125g butter, softened at room temperature 1kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced 110g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, thawed 12 slices white toast bread, crusts removed Icing sugar, to serve 1. Preheat the oven...

French Toast with Caramelised Apples and Pecans

French Toast with Caramelised Apples and Pecans Serves 4 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and each cut into 8 wedges 1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans 4 eggs 65ml (1/a cup) pure cream 2 tablespoons caster sugar 4 slices white toast bread...

Chicken, Pecan and Apple Salad with Grilled Polenta

Chicken, Pecan and Apple Salad with Grilled Polenta Serves 4-6 2 bay leaves (fresh or dried) 6 black peppercorns 1/2 brown onion 2 x 4cm pieces lemon peel 2 chicken breasts, on the bone 1/2 cup lightly roasted pecans, roughly chopped 2 Granny Smith apples, cored, sliced into fine...

Apple and Cinnamon Cake

Apple and Cinnamon Cake 1 cup plain flour 1 cup almond meal 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 125g melted butter 1/3 cup milk 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 2 apples, peeled and sliced 1 Tbsp caster sugar, extra 1 tsp cinnamon, extra 1/4...

Apple Cobbler

Apple Cobbler Servings: 8 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 4 cups thinly-sliced pared apples 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 well-beaten egg 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/3 cup melted butter 1. Place apples in bottom of a greased...

Banana and Pineapple Cake

Banana and Pineapple Cake 3 medium over-ripe bananas 2 tsp lemon juice 2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup undrained crushed pineapple 1/4 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp imitation rum essence icing-sugar mixture...

Apple (Age: 4 months +)

Apple Age: 4 months + Choose a sweet variety of eating apple and peel, halve, core and slice 2. Put them into a saucepan, cover with water and cook on a low heat until they are soft; approx 10 minutes. Then puree. (For a more healthier way, steam the...

Apple and Raisin Compote (Age: 5 months +)

Apple and Raisin Compote Age: 5 months + Heat 3 tablespoons of fresh orange juice in a saucepan. Add 2 eating apples, peeled, cored and sliced and 15g (0.5oz) of washed raisins. Cook gently for about 10 minutes until soft, adding a little water if necessary. Puree in a...

Mashed Apple (Age: 4 months +)

Mashed Apple Age: 4 months + 2 fresh apples Wash and peel fruit, then slice, removing core. Place in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of boiling water. Simmer gently with lid on until tender, or microwave. When apple is cool, fork mash until smooth. Place 1-2 tablespoons in...

Cheese and Pineapple Spike

Cheese and Pineapple Spike Tin pineapple slices or chunks A piece of cheese Cherries (glace, tinned or fresh) 1 large potato Tin foil, cocktail sticks (skewers), knife, sieve, 2 plates 1. Wrap the potato in foil. 2. Carefully open the tin of pineapple. Using the sieve, pour off the...

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...

Apple Currant Cookies

Apple Currant Cookies Makes about 3 dozen 1 cup apple cider 1 cup currants 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups dark-brown...

Fruit Coconut Bubble Slice

Fruit Coconut Bubble Slice 2 cups (140g) shredded coconut 3 cups (90g) Rice Bubbles 2/3 cup All-Bran 1 cup (250g) chopped glace apricots 1/2 cup chopped glace pineapple 1 cup (125g) chopped pecans or walnuts 125g butter 1/2 cup coconut cream 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup raw sugar Grease...

Muesli Slice

Muesli Slice 125g butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp honey 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apples 1/2 cup sultanas 1/2 cup self raising flour # Preheat oven to moderate. Grease and line 20cm x...

Tropical Hedgehog Slice

Tropical Hedgehog Slice Serves: Makes 30 Pieces 175 grams butter 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup coconut 1/4 cup cocoa sifted 2 large eggs, beaten 1 tsp orange essence or oil 250 grams plain biscuits, roughly crushed 1 cup dried papaya, roughly chopped 1 cup dried pineapple, roughly chopped 1....

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...

Crumble Cake with Berries

Crumble Cake with Berries Serves 6 170g plain flour 85g caster sugar 85g unsalted butter 1 egg yolk 900g apples, peeled, cored, roughly chopped 110g light brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 250g fresh or frozen mixed berries (redcurrants, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) Topping: 1 1/2...

Mem’s Pork Stew

Mem’s Pork Stew 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 Tablespoons butter 2kg Pork Chops (any type) 5 rashers bacon, roughly diced 1 leek, trimmed, and diced 500g potato, roughly diced into small cubes 1 cup apple cider 1/4 cup plain flour 2 cups bacon stock 300g button mushrooms, sliced 1....

Sunrise Cheesecake

Sunrise Cheesecake 1 x 85g packet Aeroplane Original Mango Jelly 1 x 85g packet Aeroplane Original Pineapple Jelly 2 cups (500ml) boiling water 1 x 250g packet sweet plain biscuits, finely crushed 150g butter, melted 500g light cream cheese 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 x 270g can coconut cream...

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...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – V

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z vacherin: a crisp, sweet meringue shell used as a serving vessel for fruit and ice cream. vanilla: bean dried, long, thin pod from...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – T

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z tabasco sauce: a thin spicy sauce made of vinegar, red peppers, and salt. This sauce is commonly used with Creole food, chilli con...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – N

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z naan: leavened Indian bread; traditionally baked by pressing it onto the inside wall of a heated tandoor (brick oven). nachos topping sauce: consists...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z macadamias: native to Australia, rich and buttery nut; store in refrigerator because of high oil content. macaire: a potato pancake made with seasoned...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – F

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z falafel: a Middle Eastern speciality consisting of small, deep-fried croquettes or balls made of highly spiced, ground chickpeas. They’re generally tucked inside pita...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z cabernet vinegar: aged red wine vinegar made from the must of cabernet sauvignon grapes. cachous: small, round, cake-decorating sweets available in silver, gold...

White Sangria Punch

White Sangria Punch Makes: 2.5L (10 cups) 1 x 750ml btl chilled dry white wine 1L (4 cups) chilled clear apple juice 60ml (1/4 cup) brandy 1 red apple, halved, cored, thinly sliced crossways 1 orange, halved lengthways, thinly sliced crossways Ice cubes, to serve Combine the wine, apple...

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium carrot, peeled, sliced 1 medium celery stalk, sliced 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (around a kilogram), cut into bite-size pieces 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/3 cup Italian Dressing 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tsp grated ginger 1...

Spiced Red Cabbage

Spiced Red Cabbage 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 450ml hot vegetable or chicken stock 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp tomato puree 1 tsp fennel seeds, roughly crushed 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (optional) 625g red cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced 2 apples, cored...

Cajun Vegetable Kebabs

Cajun Vegetable Kebabs (vegan) 250g firm tofu, cubed 165gm jar Cajun flavour base 2 baby eggplants, sliced 2 small zucchinis, sliced 1/2 red capsicum, cut into 2 1/2cm chunks 1/2 green capsicum, cut into 2 1/2cm chunks 250g cherry tomatoes 1 small pineapple, cubed 1 tbsp olive oil 1....

Fruity Friands

Fruity Friands Makes 12 1 cup finely ground almond meal 1 1/2 cups CSR Soft Icing Mixture (Gluten Free), sifted 1/2 cup Orgran Gluten Free plain flour, sifted 2 teaspoons Orgran Gluten substitute 185g butter, melted 6 egg whites, beaten until frothy 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind Alternative...

Blueberry Crumble Pizza

Blueberry Crumble Pizza Serves 6 1 quantity Basic pizza dough (see bellow) 1/3 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread 2 cups frozen blueberries, partially thawed ice-cream or thickened cream, to serve Crumble: 1/2 cup plain flour 60g butter, chilled, chopped 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 tablespoons slivered almonds 1. Preheat oven to...

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Scallops

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Scallops Serves 8 24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 24 large sea scallops, trimmed and well drained Juice and zest of 2 limes 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil 2 Tbsp grill seasoning or coarse salt and black pepper 2 tsp hot red-pepper flakes 24 slices centre-cut...

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake

Scrumptious Chocolate Cake 1 1/2 cups (170g) gluten-free self-raising flour 1/2 cup (45g) cocoa powder 3/4 cup (115g) lightly packed brown sugar 175g milk-free margarine, melted 1/2 cup (140g) apple puree 1-2 tablespoons vanilla soy or rice milk 3 tablespoons raspberry pure fruit spread 200g strawberries, sliced 75g plain...

Hawaiian Chicken Pies

Hawaiian Chicken Pies 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 200g chicken tenderloin, sliced 50g ham, chopped 50g drained pineapple pieces, diced 50g grated cheese 1. Heat oil in Frypan, cook chicken until browned. 2. Combine ingredients; cool. 3. Make pies as per instructions....

Herbed Pork Pies

Herbed Pork Pies 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 300g pork fillet, sliced 1/2 tablespoon apple sauce 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 1. Heat oil in Frypan. Add pork fillet and cook for 3 minutes; cool. 2. Combine with remaining ingredients. 3. Make pies as per...

Gourmet Mash

Gourmet Mash Suitable for freezing 1 zucchini 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese Sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese Natural yoghurt for extra liquid, if needed 1. Cut the zucchini into thick slices and steam until soft. 2. While still hot, blend with ricotta cheese and sprinkle of Parmesan to taste. 3....

Diabetic Mince Pies

Diabetic Mince Pies Filling: 1/2 cup of dried apricots 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates 6 dried figs chopped 2 apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced juice of half a lemon 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg 1 cup of sultanas 12 prunes seeded and chopped almonds 1/2 cup of brandy...

Curried Beef Filipino Style

Curried Beef Filipino Style 1 1/2 lb. cubed cut beef 2 med. chopped onions 2 crushed garlic cloves 2 chopped celery stalks 1 finely chopped tomato 2 green and red peppers 2 c. coconut milk 1 tbsp. flour 2 tbsp. curry powder 1 tbsp. cooking oil 3 c. beef...

Thick Pan Pizza

Thick Pan Pizza Homemade Pizza Dough: 3 cups flour 1 active dry yeast 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons oil Homemade Pizza Sauce: 1 tablespoon oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 small onion, diced 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce 1 8 ounce can chopped tomatoes...

Basic Pancakes

Basic Pancakes 2 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 tbsp oil 1 cup milk Sift dry ingredients in bowl and stir in liquid ingredients with wire whisk or spoon until mixed. Do not beat. Rub griddle or fry pan with...

Teriyaki Steak

Teriyaki Steak Serves 4 4 thick slices Scotch fillet or rump steak (150g each) Freshly ground black pepper 4 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 medium green capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced 1 medium red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced 3 cups cooked rice for serving Spring...

Fruit and Vegetable Fingers (Age: 10 months +)

Fruit and Vegetable Fingers Age: 10 months + 1 x Apple 1 x Orange 1 x thick slice of tasty cheese 1 x Carrot 1 x Celery stick 1 x Potato chunk 1 x Broccoli chunk 1 x Cauliflower chunk 1 x Pumpkin chunk Fruit Fingers: Peel one apple...

Kidz Pizza Fingers (Age: 12 months +)

Kidz Pizza Fingers Age: 12 months + 1 small pita bread/half an English muffin 1 tablespoon pasta sauce or Little Kids Macaroni and Meatballs 220g sliced finely diced ham 1/2 cup grated cheese Optional extras = sliced mushroom, crushed pineapple, diced green and red pepper, sliced tomato Spread pita...

Tropical Smoothie (Age: 8 months +)

Tropical Smoothie Age: 8 months + 1 slice mango, washed, skin removed 1/3 banana, washed, skin removed 2 tbsp high-fat (above 3%) plain yogurt 1 tbsp unsweetened apple juice (approx) In a small bowl, mash mango and banana with fork. Using blender or food processor, puree fruit, yogurt and...

Nibblies (Age: 12 months+)

Nibblies This recipe’s suitable to toddlers aged at least 12 months and makes great party food. Sweet: 1/2 cup yoghurt sultanas 1/4 cup coconut fruits 1/2 cup puffed corn 1/2 cup apricot slice, sliced 1/4 cup chopped dried apple Savoury: 1/2 cup soya crisps 1/2 cup peaz (extruded dried...

Curried Sausages

Curried Sausages Serves 4 4-8 thick sausages olive oil 1 celery stalk, sliced 1 med-large onion, diced 1 medium carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional) 1 heaped tsp ginger, freshly grated 2 tbsp curry powder 1 can diced tomatoes, drained a little 2 cups chicken stock salt and...

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes 1 1/2 cups (185 g / 6 oz) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (80 g / 2 2/3 oz) brown rice flour 1/3 cup (85 g / 2 3/4 oz) caster sugar 1/2 cup (140 g / 4 1/2 oz) apple puree 60 g (2 oz) milk-free margarine,...

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad Utensils: large bowl chopping board knife vegetable peeler wooden spoon Ingredients: 2 oranges your favourite fresh fruits such as: grapes banana peach pear apple melon kiwi fruit berries pawpaw pineapple Method: 1. Wash the fruit under the tap. Ask an adult to peel the pineapple and slice...

Peppy Pizzas

Peppy Pizzas Utensils: measuring spoons mixing bowl chopping board knife baking sheet wooden spoon can-opener plates eggslice Ingredients: 1 packet pita bread Sauce: 1 x 250 g can tomato paste 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon onion flakes 1 teaspoon basil Toppings: slices of capsicum, pepperoni,...

Pecan Candy Ring

Pecan Candy Ring 1/2 cup red glace cherries, halved 1/2 cup green glace cherries, halved 1 cup coarsely chopped glace pineapple 1 cup coarsely chopped glace peaches 1 cup White Choc Bits 1 tablespoon self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups pecan nuts 1 cup blanched almonds 1 3/4 cups flaked...

Tea Cake

Tea Cake 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup milk 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour Set oven at 190 C. Cream butter and sugar, and mix in egg. Add milk and flour alternately, one third at a time, mixing lightly. Place in a greased...

Tea Cake

Tea Cake 1/2 cup milk 3 tablespoons butter (3 x 20ml spoons) 1/2 cup sugar (caster) 1 egg 1 1/2 cups S.R. flour Extras: 1 teaspoon butter (topping) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) Preheat oven to 190C. 1. Grease sandwich tin. 2. Measure and...

Muesli Bars

Muesli Bars 2 cups rolled oats 5 ‘Weet-Bix’, lightly crushed 1 cup flaked almonds, toasted 1 cup dried fruit medley 1/2 cup honey 1 cup pineapple juice 2 egg whites Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 20 x 30cm slice tin. Place honey and pineapple juice in...

Fast Fruit Shake

Fast Fruit Shake Serves 4 1 cup natural reduced-fat yoghurt 1/2 cup skim milk 2 medium peaches or nectarines, sliced (about 2 cups) 1 cup fresh strawberries, or 1 cup frozen strawberries, partially thawed 1 banana, sliced 1 Tablespoon wheat germ (optional) 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond essence 1/4...

Party Punch

Party Punch Serving size: Serves 8 2 x 750ml bottles chilled medium-dry white wine 1 tablespoon dark rum 1/3 cup (80ml) peach schnapps 2 tablespoons triple sec 1 1/2 cups (375ml) apple and mandarin juice 3 star fruit (450g), sliced thickly 4 small peaches (460g), sliced thickly Combine wine,...

Juicy Fruit Punch

Juicy Fruit Punch 4 fluid ounces fresh orange juice 4 fluid ounces cranberry juice 2 fluid ounces apple juice 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice 2 fluid ounces lemon-lime flavoured carbonated beverage 2 fluid ounces sparkling water 1/4 cup sliced frozen strawberries In a bowl or pitcher, combine the orange, cranberry,...

Fresh Rice-Paper Rolls

Fresh Rice-Paper Rolls 1/2 pkt rice noodles 1/2 kilo cooked and peeled prawns rice paper bunch mint fine sliced lettuce (optional) snow pea sprouts (optional) * Soak noodles in boiling water until they are soft, drain and rinse under cold water. * In a frying pan or other large...