Milk Rock

Milk Rock 3 cups white sugar 1 cup milk 1 cup chopped almonds 60g butter 1 tsp vanilla Boil the milk and the sugar, add the butter and boil until a little dropped in a cup of water will almost set. Beat for 2-3 minutes, then add vanilla and...

Rocky Road Cheesecake

Rocky Road Cheesecake Serves:10 1 1/4 cup chocolate ripple biscuits 1/2 cup thickened cream 1/4 cup caster sugar 1/4 cup dessicated coconut 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter 100g cup red glace cherries, chopped 2 cups marshmallows, halved 2 teaspoons gelatine dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water 200g chocolate milk...

Rocky Road Chocolate Brownie Slice

Rocky Road Chocolate Brownie Slice Melted butter, to grease 200g milk chocolate, coarsely chopped 150g butter, chopped 270g (1 1/4 cups) caster sugar 115g (3/4 cup) plain flour 35g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder 3 eggs Topping: 80g mini baking marshmallows 120g (3/4 cup) unsalted peanuts 50g (2/3 cup) shredded...

Baileys Rocky Road Fudge

Baileys Rocky Road Fudge Makes: 12 slices 50ml Baileys Irish Cream liqueur 200g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 20g unsalted butter 1/3 cup (100g) sweetened condensed milk 50g chopped unsalted pistachio kernels 75g roughly crushed shortbread biscuits 200g mini marshmallows (or regular marshmallows, chopped) 150g white chocolate, roughly chopped...

Snickers Rocky Road

Snickers Rocky Road 4x60g snickers bars, chopped coarsely 1 cup (35g) Rice Bubbles 150g toasted marshmallows, chopped coarsely 1 cup (150g) roasted unsalted peanuts 400g milk eating chocolate, chopped coarsely 2 tsp vegetable oil Grease 19cm x 29cm slice pan. Line base and two long sides with baking paper;...

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes 2 cups self raising flour 1/4 tsp mixed spice 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup caster sugar 2 Tbsp sultanas 2 Tbsp currants 1 Tbsp mixed peel 1 egg, beaten 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven to 220’C (425’F). Sift flour and spice. Rub butter into flour with fingertips....

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes Makes 9 large or 12 medium rock cakes. 225g self-raising flour 115g butter or margarine 1/2 tsp fine salt 1/2 tsp mixed spice 50g caster sugar 125g currants and sultanas 1 large egg 2 tbsp milk 3 tbsp Demerara sugar (for sprinkling) Preheat the oven to 200C....

Rock Cakes

Rock Cakes 1 cup S.R. flour 3 tablespoons butter (3x20ml spoons) 1/4 cup sugar 1 egg (small) 3 tablespoons milk (3x20ml spoons) * 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind * 1/4 cup sultanas * 1 teaspoon peel * OR 1/3 CUP MIXED FRUIT Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Sift flour...

Rocky Road Brownies

Rocky Road Brownies Makes 16 squares 2/3 cup cocoa 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 4 egg white 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Topping: 3 teaspoons skim milk 1/4 cup dark chocolate bits...

Rocky Road Slice

Rocky Road Slice 800g milk chocolate (not cooking chocolate) 100g chopped marshmallows 100g roasted unsalted peanuts 70g glazed cherries 1/4 cup toasted desiccated coconut Line 25cm loaf tin with baking paper. Melt chocolate and stir coconut through. Place 1/4 choc mix on base of pan, then sprinkle on handful...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – S

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 sablée: a rich short biscuit similar to shortbread, that it delicate in texture. safflower oil: the vegetable oil that contains the highest proportion...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – R

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 radicchio: burgundy-leaved lettuce with white ribs and slightly bitter flavour. ragout: a French term for stew made of meat, fish, or vegetables. raisin:...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – P

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 paella: a Spanish rice dish originating in the town of Valencia. There are hundreds of recipes for paella, all claiming to be authentic....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – O

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 oak leaf lettuce: also known as Feuille de Chene. Available in both red and green leaf. Green oak leaf lettuce, also known as...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – L

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 laksa paste: bottled paste containing lemon grass, chillies, galangal, shrimp paste, onions and turmeric. lamb’s lettuce: also known as mâche, corn salad or...

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...

Mango and Berry Shake

Mango and Berry Shake Serves: 4 1 large mango (about 500g), peeled, stoned and cut into wedges 2 cups rockmelon chunks 300g frozen unsweetened raspberries 1 1/2 cups (375ml) soy milk 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground ginger Working in...

Rice Custard

Rice Custard Serves 12-14 3 cups rice 2 litres boiling water 6 x 60g eggs 2 cups sugar 1 1/2 litres milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 60g butter Nutmeg to taste 1 cup raisins Wash rice thoroughly under cold running water. Cook in boiling water for 20 minutes. Drain...

Sago Pudding

Sago Pudding Serves 12 1 cup sago 2 cups milk 2 cups sugar 2 cups sultanas 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespoon bi-carbonate of soda 2 x 60g eggs 2 litres water Soak sago in milk overnight. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Place mixture...

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...

Lemon and Lime Delicious Pudding

Lemon and Lime Delicious Pudding 180g butter 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 2/ 3 cup self-raising flour, sifted 1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon rind 1 1/2 tablespoons grated lime rind 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup lime Juice 4 x 60g egg yolks 1 1/2 cups milk 4 x...

Lamb Korma Curry

Lamb Korma Curry 2kg leg of lamb, boned and trimmed 2 tablespoons ghee (or butter) 2 tablespoons oil 4 onions, peeled and sliced 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup natural yoghurt 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1...

Gingered Lamb Curry

Gingered Lamb Curry 2 tablespoons oil 2 kg lean lamb, cubed 2 large onions, chopped 400g eggplant, diced 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 cup grated fresh ginger 2 small red chillies, finely chopped 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground turmeric 1 tablespoon green curry...

Barley Soup with Sugared Parsnips

Barley Soup with Sugared Parsnips 1 cup/200g pearl barley 8 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons oil 2 large onions, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 medium carrots, sliced 2 medium (400g) potatoes, peeled and chopped 2 celery sticks, sliced 2 bay leaves, halved 3/4 cup milk Pepper and...

Beef Rendang

Beef Rendang 2 tablespoons oil 2kg lean gravy beef (shin), cubed 2 large onions, chopped 2 tablespoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 2 strips of lemon rind 1/2 cup Rendang curry paste 2 cups beef stock 2 cups coconut milk 1/4 cup lemon juice...

Curried Pumpkin with Spinach

Curried Pumpkin with Spinach 2 tablespoon oil 2 medium onions, sliced 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 3 small green chillies, finely sliced 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons brown mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons ground turmeric 2 cups...

Individual Christmas Puddings

Individual Christmas Puddings 100g butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon golden syrup 2 x 60g eggs 1 1/2 cups (375g) self-raising flour, sifted 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup milk 1/3 cup brandy 1/2 cup (100g) mixed dried fruit 1/2 cup (100g) finely chopped dates 1. Cream butter,...

Chocolate Malt Self-Saucing Pudding

Chocolate Malt Self-Saucing Pudding 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup malted milk powder 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 3 x 60g eggs, lightly beaten Sauce: 150g dark chocolate, melted 3...

Chunky Fish Chowder

Chunky Fish Chowder 2 large leeks, trimmed, cleaned and sliced 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 1/2kg white boneless fish fillets, cubed 1 litre chicken stock 1 cup milk Salt and pepper, if desired 300ml cream 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots 1. Place prepared...

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...