Gran’s Apple Pie

Recipe and Photo by Kelli Gran’s Apple Pie 2 good Tablespoons of butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups SR flour a little water 800g tin apples a little extra sugar to taste egg and milk for eggwash Pastry: Beat butter and sugar. Add egg, then add flour....

Whoopie Pies

Photo by EmmCee Whoopie Pies Makes six For the Pies: 115g soft butter 200g brown sugar 1 egg 5ml vanilla essence 225ml buttermilk 60g cocoa powder 5g bicarbonate of soda 190g plain flour For the Filling: 450g Philadelphia cream cheese 150g butter 300g sifted icing sugar 10ml vanilla essence...

Macadamia Choc Coconut Pie (Thermomix)

Macadamia Choc Coconut Pie (Thermomix) 50g macadamia nuts 20g dark brown sugar 200g caster sugar 80g cubed cold butter 140g plain flour 45g rolled oats 400g coconut cream 230g milk 70g corn flour 70g water 160g dark coverture chocolate Topping: 1 vanilla bean 30g sugar 250g mascarpone cheese 60g shredded...

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...

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie Serves 8 Shortcrust Pastry: 150g (1 cup) plain flour 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar 75g cold unsalted butter, coarsely chopped Lemon Curd: 3 lemons, juice and finely grated rind only 45g cornflour 3 egg yolks 150g caster sugar 80g unsalted butter Italian Meringue: 330g caster sugar...

Sheppards Pie

Sheppards Pie Serves 4-6 Meat Layer: 20ml (1 Tablespoon) oil 1 large (200g) onion, diced 1 large (165g) carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 kg raw minced lamb or beef (or 800g chopped cooked meat) 60ml (3 Tablespoons) tomato paste 12g (1 Tablespoon) plain flour 250ml (1 cup)...

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...

Beef and Guinness Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Beef and Guinness Pies Filling (makes approx 4 pies): 600g braising beef (e.g. chuck), cut into small cubes 4 Tbsp plain flour oil 1 large onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 5 cloves garlic, sliced finely 4 bay leaves 3 tsp fresh thyme leaves 2 Tbsp...

Cottage Pie with Potato Gnocchi

Cottage Pie with Potato Gnocchi Serving Size: Serves 1 125g potato gnocchi 1/4 cup grated tasty cheese fresh snipped chives, to garnish Filling: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 eshallot onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 small zucchini, grated 1 small carrot, grated 2 fresh bay leaves 250g...

Vanilla Shortcrust Pastry for Mince Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Vanilla Shortcrust Pastry for Mince Pies Pastry for approx 18 pies, 1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour 1 Tbsp caster sugar 1/4 tsp baking powder 180g cold unsalted butter, chopped 1/3 cup (80ml) iced water 1 tsp vanilla extract Place flour, sugar and baking powder...

Greek Ham Pies

Greek Ham Pies 500g puff pastry, 300g ham, cut into dice 2 red capsicums, sliced thinly 3 spring onions, finely chopped 250g feta cheese 125ml flour 500ml milk 250ml olive oil or sunflower oil 3 eggs 60ml finely chopped fresh dill or parsley Extra egg yolk for brushing Heat...

Banoffee Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Banoffee Pies Serves 6 1 x 250g pkt granita biscuits (Arnott’s brand) 125g butter, melted 2 bananas 1 x 300ml ctn double cream Caramel Filling: 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 70g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 50g butter 1. Place the biscuits...

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...

Cheesecake Mince Pies

Cheesecake Mince Pies Makes 24 Pastry: 1 1/2 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons custard powder 1/4 cup icing-sugar mixture 125g cold butter, chopped 1 egg-yolk 2-3 tablespoons cold water Filling: 1 x 250g packet cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon caster sugar 1 x...

Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and Egg Pie 9 bacon rashers, finely chopped 2 medium brown onions, thinly sliced 3 sheets frozen puff pastry 11 eggs salt and pepper to taste extra 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon milk cracked black pepper to serve fresh parsley to garnish 1. Grease a 26cm-round pie...

Curried Steak Pie

Curried Steak Pie Serves 4 1 cup plain flour 25g butter 1/4-1/3 cup water 1kg chuck steak 2 tablespoons oil 2 large onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons mild curry powder 2 tablespoons plain flour 1/2 teaspoon beef stock powder 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup milk 1...

Aussie Meat Pie

Aussie Meat Pie 500g / 1lb chuck or blade steak 2 tablespoons flour Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup water 1 x 375g / 12 oz packet frozen puff pastry, thawed Beaten egg to glaze Trim gristle and fat from steak, cut into thin shreds, then...

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...

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Chicken and Mushroom Pie Use a mixture of dried and fresh mushrooms for this pie. Serves 6 15g (1/4 cup) dried porcini mushrooms 50g (1/4 cup / 4 tbsp) butter 30ml (2 tbsp) flour 250ml (1 cup) chicken stock, warmed 50ml (1/4 cup) whipping cream or milk 1 onion,...

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...

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...

Mini Beef and Beer Pies

Mini Beef and Beer Pies 1 tbsp vegetable oil 3 rashers rindless bacon finely chopped 1 onion finely chopped 500g beef mince 1/4 cup plain flour 375 ml bottle beer 1 cup beef stock shortcrust pastry puff pastry 1 egg beaten Preheat oven to 200C. Lightly spray muffin tin...

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie 1 1/2 cups plain flour 3 teaspoons icing sugar 140g butter 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons water, approximately Filling: 1/2 cup cornflour 1 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 1/4 cups water 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 3 egg yolks 60g unsalted...

Spinach and Fetta Pie

Spinach and Fetta Pie Serves 8 3 x 250g packets frozen spinach, thawed, drained 250g fetta cheese, crumbled 250g ricotta cheese 1/4 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan cheese 6 green onions (green shallots), chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon finely chopped...

Steak and Kidney Pie

Steak and Kidney Pie Serves 6 1 kg (21b) chuck steak, trimmed 250 g (8 oz) kidneys 1 large onion, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 cup (250 ml/8 fl oz) beef stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 teaspoons soft brown sugar...

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...

Savoury Meat Pie

Savoury Meat Pie Pastry 2 cups S.R. flour 6 tablespoons butter (6 x 20mls spoons) 80-100mls cold water pinch salt 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) 1/2 cup flour extra Filling meat filling as for savoury mince Preheat oven to 190C. 1. Grease pie dish. 2. Sift flour and salt into...

Cheesy Beef Pie

Cheesy Beef Pie The crust of the pie is well flavoured mince , good to serve either hot or cold. Mince Crust: 500grams of mince 1 small onion grated 2 tablespoons of low carb tomato sauce 1 teaspoon of dried oregano Salt pepper to taste Filling: 1 tablespoon of...

Aussie Meat Pies with Pea Mash

Aussie Meat Pies with Pea Mash 1 tbsp oil 1 kg diced beef 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 med onion chopped 1/4 cup plain flour 3 1/2 cups beef stock 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 frozen shortcrust pastry [thawed] fresh herbs to garnish Pea Mash:...

Savoury mince

Savoury mince 500gms lean minced beef 1 onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 Tbsp gravy powder 1-2 tsp curry powder (more or less if desired) Salt to taste Water Sauté mince in a little oil until browned. Add onion and garlic and stir until...

Lemon and Lime Cheesecakes (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lemon and Lime Cheesecakes (Thermomix) Serves 4 Base: 125g Granita bisc, broken in pieces as you drop them in the bowl 1 tsp ground mixed spice + small grind sea salt 40g softened butter, in chunks Place all ingredients into TM bowl. Pulse Turbo 2-3 times...

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,...

Cherry and Almond Fruit Buns

Cherry and Almond Fruit Buns Makes 20 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar, plus 1 tsp extra 7g sachet dried yeast 4 cups (600g) bread flour, plus extra, for kneading 125g butter, chilled, plus 60g extra, softened 2 eggs 1 cup (160g) natural almonds, plus extra chopped almonds, for decorating...

Black Forest Cupcakes (Thermomix)

Black Forest Cupcakes (Thermomix) Yields 24 cupcakes Cake: 50g rice 250g almonds or hazelnuts (or combo) 250g dark chocolate in pieces 1 tsp Gluten Free baking powder 150g butter (softened) 6 eggs 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 150g raw sugar Syrup: 170-200g syrup drained from tin or jar of cherries 1...

Samosas

Samosas Pastry: 450g (1 lb) maida or plain (all-purpose) flour 1 teaspoon salt 4 Tablespoons oil or ghee Filling: 400g (14 oz) potatoes, cut into quarters 80g (1/2 cup) peas 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 2 Tablespoons oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground...

Macaron Cooking with Sares

Posted in Taste Forum – Bake Club 2011 – February Macarons All Photo’s and Instructions © by Sares Macaron Cooking with Sares Don’t worry – they aren’t as hard as you may think and everyone will think you’re a genius for making them! WARNING: If you don’t like following...

Black Forest Cheesecake

Photo by Alecia Black Forest Cheesecake Crumb Crust: 125g butter melted 250g plain chocolate biscuits (crushed) Mix and put into pie dish. Refrigerate. Filling: 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 Tablespoon gelatine dissolved, cooled 250g cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 300 ml thickened cream (whipped) 1 Tablespoon lemon juice...

Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts

Photo by Julie O’Malley Asparagus and Gruyere Tarts Savoury Shortcrust Pastry: 150g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into 1.5cm cubes 300g plain flour, chilled 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp vinegar, chilled with 85ml water Remove butter from fridge 20 mins before you start mixing, the butter should be just...

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 – 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 – 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 – E

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 egg noodles: are made of wheat flour and eggs, and are widely available both fresh and dried. The thin round variety are used...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – D

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 dacquoise: a cake made of nut meringues layered with whipped cream or butter cream. The nut meringue disks are also referred to as...

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...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – B

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 baba: a small cake made from enriched yeast dough, often flavoured with candied fruits, and soaked with a rum or Kirsch syrup after...

Arancini

Arancini Makes 24 1L (4 cups) vegetable stock 75g butter 1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 295g (1 1/3 cups) arborio rice 125ml (1/2 cup) dry white wine 35g (1/3 cup) finely grated parmesan Salt & freshly ground black pepper 2 eggs, lightly whisked 6...

Summer Fruits Brulee Tartlets

Photo by Julie O’Malley Summer Fruits Brulee Tartlets Serves 4 Pastry (this is enough for 8 tarts, so freeze half): 2 1/4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup ground almonds 1 Tbsp icing sugar 160g chilled butter, diced 1 egg yolk approx 3 Tbsp chilled water, could be a bit...

Pumpkin Quiche

Photo by Julie O’Malley Pumpkin Quiche Pie Crust: 1/2 cup wholemeal SR flour 1/2 cup wholemeal Plain flour 125g butter 1 egg yolk 2 tsp lemon juice, if needed Filling: 500g pumpkin, boiled or steamed until tender, cooled 2 rashers bacon, chopped 3 shallots, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed...

Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza For the Sweet Dough: 3 cups plain flour 1 tsp powdered yeast 2 tsp vanilla powder 1/4 Cup caster sugar 2/3 cup yoghurt 2/3 cup warm milk 3 tbsp melted butter For the Filling: 1 cup strawberry jam 1/2 cup sliced roasted almonds 300g fresh strawberries 1/2...

Salmon Coulibiac

Photo by Jean Misko Salmon Coulibiac Serves 4 2 eggs 2 tsp vegetable oil 2 large (about 250g each) salmon fillets, skin removed, halved crossways 4 sheets (24 x 24cm) reduced-fat puff pastry, just thawed 2 green shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced crossways 2 Tbsp drained capers 1 Tbsp...

Mango Pancakes

Mango Pancakes Serves 4 to 6 Pancakes: 3/4 cup plain flour 3/4 cup powdered sugar 4 tablespoons shredded fresh coconut 2 mangoes, pureed 1/2 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup cooked and cooled rice 1 to 2 tablespoons oil Filling: 1 mango, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cream 2 tablespoons powdered...

Oyster Mushroom and Herb Omelette

Oyster Mushroom and Herb Omelette POINTS value | 3 Servings | 1 Preparation Time | 5 min Cooking Time | 5 min Level of Difficulty | Moderate vegetarian | It is easy to buy small packs of fresh herbs now and they make delicious, quick fillings. Sliced fresh tomatoes...

Coriander, Macadamia and Tofu Ravioli

Coriander, Macadamia and Tofu Ravioli 1/4 cup roasted macadamias, roughly chopped 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 spring onion, chopped 300g silken tofu, drained and lightly mashed 1 Tbsp thick soy sauce 1 Tbsp rice wine or sherry 2 tsp brown sugar 3 cup water 1 cup white...

Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate Cake: 225g dark chocolate, broken into pieces 110g butter 150ml milk 10ml vanilla essence 2 eggs, separated at room temperature 225g dark brown sugar 150ml sour cream 250g self raising flour 5g baking flour Filling: 400g dark chocolate, broken into pieces 200g butter 50ml brandy Strawberry...

Spinach and Corn Pasties

Spinach and Corn Pasties 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 medium potatoes (400g) diced into 1cm pieces 1 small brown onion (80g) chopped finely 250g frozen spinach, thawed, drained 2x310g cans creamed corn 3 sheets ready-rolled shortcrust pastry 2 tablespoons milk Heat half the oil in large frying pan; cook...

Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Cheesy Chicken Rolls 1/2 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese 1 x 2 1/2 ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1 tablespoon snipped chives 1 tablespoon snipped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped pimiento 4 medium (12 ounces total) boned skinless chicken breast halves 1 tablespoon fine dry...

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Slice

Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Slice 2 x 200g packets malt biscuits 600ml carton thickened cream 395g can sweetened condensed milk 3 x 85g Cherry Ripe chocolate bars, chopped 1. Line a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan with baking paper or plastic wrap. 2. Arrange a layer of biscuits on...

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice

Chocolate Cheesecake Slice Makes: 10 pieces 250g plain chocolate biscuits, crushed 90g butter, melted 3 tsp gelatine 2 Tbsp hot water 250g cream cheese 395g can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup cream, whipped 125g Dark Melts, melted 1. Combine biscuit crumbs and butter, press firmly...

Honey and Macadamia Baked Cheesecake

Honey and Macadamia Baked Cheesecake 1 1/4 cups macadamia nuts, roughly chopped 150g sweet plain biscuits (such as Nice) 100g butter, melted 500g cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup honey 3 eggs 2/3 cup sour cream 1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease and line base and...

Double Chocolate and Vanilla Shortbread

Double Chocolate and Vanilla Shortbread Vanilla Shortbread 150g gluten free plain flour 1/2 tsp salt 50g caster sugar 125g gluten free, dairy free margarine 1 tsp vanilla essence (check it’s gluten free, otherwise use the seeds of a vanilla pod or just leave it out). Chocolate Shortbread 125g gluten...

Sweet Potato and Salmon Quiche

Sweet Potato and Salmon Quiche 250g orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces olive oil cooking spray 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 cups baby spinach 3 sheets filo pastry 210g can red salmon, drained, skin and bones removed 1/2 cup low-fat feta cheese,...

Cuddureddi Christmas Biscuits (Sicily)

Cuddureddi Christmas Biscuits (Sicily) Makes 25 2 3/4 cups plain flour 1/2 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 125g butter, cubed, chilled 1/2 cup milk 1 cup dried figs 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 cup Sunbeam Sultanas 30g good-quality dark chocolate, grated 2 tablespoons...

Mushroom Flan

Mushroom Flan For the pastry: 150g (5 1/2 oz) plain flour 70g (2 1/2 oz) butter, cut into small pieces, or hard margarine For the filling: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped finely 225g (8 oz) closed cup mushrooms, sliced 50g (2 oz) Cheddar cheese, grated 1 tablespoon...

Savoury Zucchini Boats

Savoury Zucchini Boats Makes 30 5 large zucchini 1 large tomato, finely chopped 2 spring onions, finely chopped 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 2 slices of salami, finely chopped 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese 1. Cut each zucchini into three equal pieces (approx 4cm). Cut each piece in half lengthways....

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties 2 cups mashed potato 1 x 110g can pink salmon, drained 2 green onions, sliced 1 egg salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1. Combine ingredients, mash well. 2. Grease Pie Maker and place 1/2 cup of filling into dishes. Cook for 8 minutes or until...

Chocolate-Lime Cheesecake

Chocolate-Lime Cheesecake 7 oz (200g) chocolate wafer cookies 1/3 cup (75g) unsalted butter 26 oz (750g) cream cheese 1 cup sugar 4 whole eggs 2 yolks juice of 4 small limes (approx 3/4 cup) 8-inch (20-21cm) springform cake pan Aluminum foil Place a large overlapping piece of foil over...

Chocolate Tarts

Chocolate Tarts Makes 6 Butter, for greasing 200g toasted hazelnuts 125g dark cooking chocolate, roughly chopped 60g unsalted butter, melted Filling: 250g dark cooking chocolate 100g unsalted butter 3 eggs, separated 2 Tbsp caster sugar 1. Use the butter to grease 6 x 8cm loose-bottom fluted flan tins. Roughly...

Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Tart Serves 8-10 Shortcrust Pastry: 150g (1 cup) plain flour 2 tablespoons icing sugar 2 tablespoons cornflour 100g chilled butter, grated 1 egg yolk Filling: 300g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces 100m1 thickened cream, plus extra to serve 100g butter, chopped 3 eggs 150g caster sugar 1....

Chocolate and Hazelnut Turnovers

Chocolate and Hazelnut Turnovers 200g chocolate packet of hazelnuts 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon Puff Pastry Roll Water for brushing Chop chocolate into small pieces, put in a bowl. Bake hazelnuts on an oven tray in a moderate oven for 5-6 minutes. Remove, rub away skins with a tea...

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls The recipe makes about 24. 750g (11/21b) sausage mince 1 large onion 1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs salt, pepper 4 thick slices white bread warm water 2 x 375g (12oz) pkts puff pastry 1 egg-yolk 1 tablespoon cold water 1. Put sausage mince, peeled and grated onion, mixed...

Dirt Cake

Dirt Cake 560 g chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling 55 g butter, softened 224 g cream cheese, softened 120 g confectioners’ sugar 5 ml vanilla extract 218.4 g instant chocolate pudding mix 710 ml milk 336 g frozen whipped topping, thawed 15 gummi worms 1. Put the cookies...

Spinach and Chicken Pancake Stack

Spinach and Chicken Pancake Stack Serves: 4 1 cup wholemeal plain flour, (125g) 2 eggs, separated 1 cup low-fat milk, (250mL) nutmeg, pinch Filling: 500 g frozen spinach 1/2 cup spring onions, sliced 1 cup diced chicken, cold (250g) 1 cup ricotta cheese, (250g) 1/2 cup parsley , chopped...

Vegetable Pasties (Age: 6 months +)

Vegetable Pasties This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. The pasties make ideal party food and can be frozen. Pastry: 200 g butter 400 g plain flour pinch baking powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water Filling: 1 large potato 1/2 small onion 1/2 carrot 1/2...

Pear and Port Cheesecake

Pear and Port Cheesecake 200g sweet biscuit crumbs 2 1.2 tsp ground ginger 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar 90g melted butter 2 tsp gelatine Filling: 125g packet cream cheese 250 g ricotta cheese 1/3 cup caster sugar 2 eggs 1/4 cup cream Spiced Pears: 2 cups port 1 cup...

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 5 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup canned pumpkin 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon allspice whipped cream 1. Preheat the oven to...

Cornish pasties

Cornish pasties Originally the portable lunch of the Cornish working man, these pasties are great eaten hot, warm or cold and are ideal for a picnic or lunch box. Pastry: 60g/2oz butter, softened 60g/2oz lard, softened 2cups/250g plain flour, sifted 4 tablespoons cold water 1 egg, lightly beaten Filling:...

Pasty

Pasty Crust: 3 cups flour 1/2 cup shortening 1 teaspoon salt Cut the shortening into the salt and flour until it has the texture of cornmeal. For this you will need a pastry cutter, available at most grocery stores. Add water until the mix is dough-like. Filling: 6 medium...

Cornish Pasty

Cornish Pasty Feeds 4 300 g rump steak 250 g potatoes 1 onion, peeled 180 g Swedes or turnips sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley or thyme 1 tbsp water or stock Crusty hot water pastry (see recipe below) 1 tsp plain flour...

Vegetable pasties

Vegetable pasties This recipe’s suitable for babies aged 6-12 months and toddlers. The pasties make ideal party food and can be frozen. Pastry: 200 g butter 400 g plain flour pinch baking powder 1 egg 1 tablespoon cold water Filling: 1 large potato 1/2 small onion 1/2 carrot 1/2...

Apricot Choc Caramel Slice

Apricot Choc Caramel Slice Makes: 24 Base: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup brown sugar 125 g butter, melted Filling: 75 g butter 1/4 cup golden syrup 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/4 cup coarsely chopped apricots Topping: 1/4 cup Milk Melts 1/4 cup White...

Banana Coconut Slice

Banana Coconut Slice 200g plain biscuits crushed 1/2 tsp ground ginger 125g butter melted 1 banana sliced to serve. Filling: 650ml full cream milk 2 x 85g pkts vanilla instant pudding mix 2 med bananas 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup coconut toasted. Line 20 cm x 30cm tin...

Savoury Mince

Savoury Mince 500g mince 1 onion 1 carrot 1/2 cup peas or 1/2 cup corn or 1/2 cup capsicum 1 stalk capsicum 1 stalk celery 2 tablespoons tomato sauce (2 x 20ml spoons) 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (1 x 20ml spoon) 1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs 1 tablespoon fresh parsley...

Chinese Steamed Buns

Chinese Steamed Buns 1 1/2 teaspoons dried yeast 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 cup warm water 2 1/2 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 teaspoons peanut oil 1 shallot, chopped 250g Chinese barbequed pork, finely chopped 1 tablespoon oyster sauce...

Four Colour Shu Mai

Four Colour Shu Mai Skins, also called wrappers, can be purchased fresh or frozen in Chinese grocery stores. If they are unavailable, the wrapper skins for wontons or egg rolls (cut in quarters), can be used. 30 skins or wrappers (if purchased frozen, defrost and bring to room temperature)...

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...

Har gau

Har gau 150g green prawns, diced 1/4 cup bamboo shoots, diced 2 teaspoons Chinese cooking wine 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil 2 teaspoons cornflour pinch salt pinch sugar 1/2 cup corn flour 2 tablespoons rice flour 1 tablespoon potato starch boiling water # Combine all ingredients...

Warm Green Onion Dip

Warm Green Onion Dip This is for one large round loaf but there is no reason it could not be made for several small bread rolls. Pre Heat oven to 180C. 3 Rashers rindless bacon diced finely 4 Green spring onions sliced finely 300g carton sour cream 200g tub...