Baked Eggs, Italian Style

Photo by Julie O’Malley Baked Eggs, Italian Style 2 serves 2 tomatoes (334g), chopped 1 zucchini (101g), finely chopped 1/2 red capsicum (78g), finely chopped 1 cloves garlic (3g), crushed 2 teaspoons olive oil (10g) 8 kalamata olives, pitted (24g) 4 cage free eggs (236g) 60g reduced fat cheddar,...

Apricot and Cinnamon Cake

Photo by Julie O’Malley Apricot and Cinnamon Cake Serves 8 140g (5 oz) self-raising flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 50g (1 3/4 oz) caster sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 tblsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 85g (3 oz) unsalted butter, melted 350g (12 oz) apricot halves Topping: 40g...

Gluten Free Coconut Cake

Photo by Sares Gluten Free Coconut Cake 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups GF flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp xanthan gum (if your GF flour has xanthan then leave it out) 1 cup canola oil 1 cup coconut milk (not low fat)...

Greek Almond Biscuits

Photo by Sares Greek Almond Biscuits 3 cups almond meal 1 cup caster sugar 3 drops almond essence 3 egg whites, lightly beaten 1 cup flaked almonds # Combine the almond meal, sugar and almond essence in a large bowl. Add the egg whites and stir until the mixture...

Gateau Opera

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Gateau Opera Serves 6 85g caster sugar 3 eggs 3 eggwhites 100g almond meal 30g plain flour, sifted 1/4 tsp baking powder 150g dark chocolate, melted, cooled Butter Cream: 55g caster sugar 2 egg yolks 3 tsp instant coffee powder 140g unsalted...

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...

White Choc Macadamia Cookies

Photo by Sares White Choc Macadamia Cookies Makes approx 24 cookies depending on size. 125g butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 3/4 cups self raising flour 1 cup white chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts 1. Preheat oven...

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...

Sponge Cake

Photo by Sares Sponge Cake 4 large Eggs 1 cup castor sugar 1 1/2 cups fielders cornflour 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp Baking powder 125g Margarine (not butter) 1. Beat eggs and sugar in large bowl for 20 minutes (hand beater). 2. Sift cornflour and baking powder 3 times...

Pistachio and Rosewater Cupcakes

Photo by EmmCee Pistachio and Rosewater Cupcakes For the Cupcakes: 225g unsalted butter, softened 225g caster sugar 225g self-raising flour 4 eggs 1 tsp rosewater For the Icing: 200g cream cheese 175g icing sugar, sieved 2 Tbsp rose water 3 Tbsp chopped pistachios 1. Preheat the oven to 175°C...

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Photo by EmmCee Vanilla Sugar Cookies Makes around 25 – 30 medium sized cookies 200g castor sugar (OR 100g castor sugar and 100g icing sugar) 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 450g plain flour 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature 1. In a bowl or kitchen mixer with...

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo by EmmCee M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes about 30 125g unsalted butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 lightly beaten egg 1 3/4 cup SR Flour 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup M&M’s 1. Preheat oven to 180C...

Gingerbread

Photo by EmmCee Gingerbread 675g self raising flour 3 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons ground clove 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 185g chopped butter 220g firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup treacle 2 eggs lightly beaten 1. Using a food processor mix the flour, spices...

Sicilian Vinegar Chicken

Photo by EmmCee Sicilian Vinegar Chicken 1 onion 100ml olive oil 1 chicken (approx. 2-2.25kg, skinned and jointed into 8 pieces) *can use chicken pieces instead Maldon salt and black pepper 250ml chicken stock 125ml dry white wine 125ml red wine vinegar juice of half a lemon handful of...

Quinoa and Haloumi Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cream

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Quinoa and Haloumi Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Cream 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 small sweet potato, finely chopped and roasted 1 small red onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 3 piquillo whole roasted peppers, chopped 100g grated...

Hot Cross Buns

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Hot Cross Buns 4 cups good quality plain flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons bread improver 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk 15g dried yeast 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 60g soft butter 1 egg 1 cup sultanas...

Summer Berry Tart

Summer Berry Tart Photo by Michelle @ Love the Taste This is one of my favorite summer recipes. Everyone loves it, its such a refreshing way to end a summer meal and share with great company. Tart Crust: 1 cup plain flour 1/4 cup almond meal 1 1/2 Tablespoons...

Apple Cinnamon Cake

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Apple Cinnamon Cake 6 – 7 Granny Smith apples 3 tsp cinnamon 4 Tbsp sugar 2 3/4 cups flour, sifted 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup apple juice 2 1/2 tsp...

Greek Egg and Feta Pies

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Greek Egg and Feta Pies Serves 4 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed) 4 large eggs 30 g feta, crumbled 1 green onion, green part only finely sliced 4 black olives finely chopped 1. Preheat oven to 180 C. 2. Divide puff pastry...

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...

Chicken and Mango Salad

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chicken and Mango Salad Serves 4 4 (about 120g each) chicken breasts, fat and sinew trimmed 2 tsp grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, crushed 60ml (1/4 cup) rice vinegar 1 lime, juiced 1 Tbsp caster sugar 2 kaffir lime leaves, thinly...

Sumac Chicken with Persian Tomato Salad

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Sumac Chicken with Persian Tomato Salad Serves 4 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp sumac 2 tsp chopped thyme Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil 2 Tbsp pomegranate molasses 4 chicken breast fillets 6 vine-ripened tomatoes...

Balsamic Beef and Glass Noodle Salad with Rocket and Parmesan

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Balsamic Beef and Glass Noodle Salad with Rocket and Parmesan Serves 4 400g piece lean rump steak 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 cup (60ml) balsamic vinegar 200g glass noodles (bean thread vermicelli) 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved lengthways, thinly sliced on the diagonal...

Pasta Salad with Haloumi and Lemon

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Pasta Salad with Haloumi and Lemon Serves 4 5 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 1 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved 55g (1/3 cup) pitted black olives 1 zucchini, ends trimmed, coarsely grated...

Mangomisu

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Mangomisu Serves 6 500g mascarpone cheese 600ml thickened cream 1/3 cup (50g) icing sugar 2 egg yolks 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped 1/2 cup (125ml) Grand Marnier Juice of 2 oranges 300g savoiardi (sponge finger biscuits) 3 mangoes, flesh sliced 1cm...

Lamington Pavlova

Recipe and Photo by Sares Lamington Pavlova 6 egg whites 2 1/4 cups sugar pinch salt 1 Tablespoon cornflour 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 300ml cream 200g dark chocolate 1 punnet strawberries, sliced in half 1 cup strawberry jam 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1....

Blueberry Tart

Photo by EmmCee Blueberry Tart 120g softened unsalted butter 150g caster sugar (2/3 of a cup) 2 eggs 2 Tbsp kirsch or brandy 200g almond meal 2 x 125g of fresh blueberries Icing sugar to dust Thick cream or ice cream to serve Shortcrust Pastry: 1 2/3 cups (250g)...

Chocolate Caramel Tart

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Chocolate Caramel Tart Serves 6 395g can sweetened condensed milk 250g block Careme dark chocolate shortcrust pastry (or 1 large sheet regular shortcrust pastry) 225g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped 2 eggs 150ml thickened cream, plus extra whipped cream to serve (optional)...

Baked Lemon and Coconut Meringue Cheesecake

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Baked Lemon and Coconut Meringue Cheesecake Serves 8 330g Nice biscuits 120g unsalted butter, melted 500g cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup (150g) caster sugar 4 eggs, plus 2 extra egg yolks 1/2 cup (125ml) lemon juice Zest of 1 lemon Meringue Topping:...

Mango Lassi

Photo by A delicious. Year – Katren Mango Lassi Serves 4 2 large ripe mangoes or 4 frozen mango cheeks 1 cup (280 g) natural yoghurt 100ml milk Zest and juice of 1 lime Brown sugar or honey, to taste (optional) A sprig of mint, to garnish 1. Place...

Profiteroles

Photo by EmmCee Profiteroles Serves 10 Choux Pastry: 50g unsalted butter 3/4 cup (185ml) water 3/4 cup (90g) plain flour, sifted twice 3 eggs, lightly beaten Filling: 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup (90g) caster sugar 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence...

Lasagne

Lasagne Minced beef and cheese sauce mingle enticingly between layers of fresh pasta. Serves 4-6 375g fresh lasagne sheets Meat Sauce: 4 teaspoons olive oil 2 onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 500g lean minced beef 400g can tomatoes, chopped 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs 2 teaspoons white sugar...