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Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lasagne 500g beef mince 250g veal or pork mince 1 leek washed and diced 2 onions diced 4 cloves garlic (at least) chopped finely 3 stalks of celery diced 1 zucchini grated handful of mushrooms chopped 1 large jar of tomato passata 6-8 capsicums roasted...

Lattice Slice

Lattice Slice 2 packets Lattice biscuits 250g cream cheese 250g unsalted butter 250g caster sugar 1/2 cup boiling water 1 teaspoon gelatine Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in cheese. Dissolve gelatine in boiling water and add to mixture. Mix well. Line tin with foil and place one...

Layered Chocolate Sponge

Layered Chocolate Sponge 1 x 175g sponge cake 6 x 62g tubs NESTLE Diet Chocolate Mousse 3 tsp cocoa powder, sifted 3 Tbsp diet strawberry jam 1/4 cup (60ml) water 200g fresh seasonal berries cocoa powder, extra, to serve 1. Use a serrated knife to cut cake horizontally into...

Lazy Pumpkin Scones

Lazy Pumpkin Scones 300g can creamy pumpkin soup 250g long life cream 2 tablespoons of castor sugar 3 cups SR flour 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder 1. Stir together can of soup, long life cream and castor sugar. 2. Sift in 3 cups of SR flour and 1 heaped...

LCM’s

Photo by barbieclone LCM’s 2 1/2 cups of Rice Bubbles 1/2 cup of 100’s and 1000’s 1 pkt of Marshmallows 60g of Butter Mix Rice Bubbles and 100’s and 1000’s in a medium bowl. Melt butter and Marshmallows. Mix together. Pour in deep tray and pat down. Place in...

Lemon and Cardamom Drops

Lemon and Cardamom Drops 1 large egg 100g pure icing sugar 50g ground almonds 100g ground rice 1tsp cardamom finely grated rind 1 large lemon extra icing sugar for coating Preheat oven to 180C. Whisk egg and icing sugar until very pale. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly....

Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken 1.3-1.8kg roasting chicken 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 tbsp butter juice of 1 lemon 1/4 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp fresh parsley (1 tsp of dried) 1/4 tsp thyme leaf Rinse chicken and pat dry, remove any excess fat. Place onion in...

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...

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...

Lemon and Passionfruit Curd

Lemon and Passionfruit Curd Makes about 2 cups 1 1/2 cups lemon juice grated rind of 1 lemon 2 cups caster sugar 180g butter, chopped 6 eggs, beaten pulp of 2 passionfruit 1. Place juice, rind and sugar into a small saucepan. Heat gently, stirring, until sugar has dissolved....

Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil 1/4 cup sugar or 1 tbsp Sucaryl (preferable) 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup skim or Shape milk rind and juice of 1 lemon 1/4 cup poppy seeds 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1/2 cup...

Lemon and Sour Cream Syrup Cake

Lemon and Sour Cream Syrup Cake Serves 8 melted butter, to grease 125g butter, at room temperature 215g (1 cup) caster sugar 2 eggs 1 x 300g ctn sour cream 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon rind 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour 150g (1 cup) plain flour 60ml (1/4 cup)...

Lemon and Yogurt Cake

Lemon and Yogurt Cake 2 medium lemons 100g butter 100g caster sugar 2 eggs 160g (2/3 cup yogurt) 175g sifted SR flour extra 50g caster sugar 1. Preheat oven to 180C. 2. Grease a 20cm ring pan with melted butter. 3. Finely grate lemon rind and reserve juice. 4....

Lemon Banana Tart

Lemon Banana Tart Pastry: 1 heaped tablespoon butter 2 good tablespoons sugar 2 cups self-raising flour 1 egg Filling: 1 cup sugar 1 large lemon 1 cup water 6 bananas 2 teaspoons custard powder Pastry: 1. Beat butter and sugar, add egg then flour. Press into large tart plate...

Lemon Butter

Lemon Butter Lemon butter can be made up to 4 weeks ahead; store in refrigerator. This recipe is unsuitable to freeze or microwave. 4 eggs 165g (3/4 cup) sugar 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 125ml (1/2 cup) lemon juice 1/4 cup water 125g butter, chopped Combine all ingredients in...

Lemon Butter Coconut Slice

Lemon Butter Coconut Slice 2/3 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self-raising flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup caster sugar 150g butter, melted 1 x 280g jar lemon butter 2 tablespoons sour cream extra 1/4 cup desiccated coconut strawberry sprigs to decorate 1. Grease a 20cm x 30cm lamington...

Lemon Cheese Dip

Lemon Cheese Dip 250g Cream Cheese, Room temp 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 little onion, chopped Seafood sauce Crab meat and chopped parsley Mix cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and onion together. Press on to a plate. Spread with seafood sauce and then crab meat....

Lemon Cheesecake Slice

Lemon Cheesecake Slice 375g pkt scotch finger shortbread biscuits 250g cream cheese softened 1/2 cup lemon juice can condensed milk 300ml thickened cream 1 choc flake Line base and sides 25cm x 30cm tin with foil. Arrange biscuits in single file. Beat cream cheese and lemon juice in small...

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken 700g chicken breast fillets 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 2 gloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons peanut oil 250g dried thin egg noodles 1 medium brown onion, sliced thinly1 medium red capsicum, sliced thinly 1 trimmed stick celery, sliced thinly...

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken 8 chicken fillets 1/2 tsp sugar oil for deep frying flour for coating Sauce: 1 clove garlic 2 tsp grated fresh root ginger 3 Tbsp sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice 5 slices lemon, halved 1 Tbsp dry sherry 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 cup water 2 Tbsp...

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken Serves 4 4 x 120g chicken breast (women) or 4 x 220g chicken breast (men) 2 lemons 3 cloves garlic, crushed 4 shallots, sliced 2 tablespoons basil, fresh and finely chopped 2 tablespoons chives, fresh and finely chopped 2 tablespoons rosemary, fresh and finely chopped 1 large...

Lemon Coconut Cake

Lemon Coconut Cake 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup caster sugar 4 large eggs 2 cups shredded coconut 1 cup self raising flour sifted Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup water Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon rosewater (optional) Cream butter and sugar until light...

Lemon Coconut Slice

Lemon Coconut Slice 250g (8oz.) milk arrowroot biscuits 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 125g (4oz.) butter or margarine 1 tsp. Grated lemon rind 1 cup coconut 1. Place condensed milk and butter in a small saucepan, stir over low heat until combined. 2. Crush biscuits, add lemon rind and...

Lemon Curd Butterfly Cakes

Lemon Curd Butterfly Cakes Makes 12 175g self-raising flour, sifted 110g butter, softened at room temperature 110g caster sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 dessertspoon lemon juice Grated rind of 1 lemon 110g purchased lemon curd Icing sugar, to dust 1. Preheat oven to 190°C (conventional). Line...

Lemon Curd Ice Cream

Lemon Curd Ice Cream 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar 3 egg yolks 600ml thickened cream 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 300g good-quality lemon curd (see note) Limoncello liqueur (optional), to serve 1. Stir sugar in a small pan with 150ml water over low heat until dissolved. Increase heat to medium...

Lemon Delicious

Lemon Delicious 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 tbsp margarine 2 cups milk 4 eggs 4 tbsp flour juice of 2 lemons Cream butter and sugar. Separate whites from yolks of eggs, add yolks to mixture then add flour and lemon juice, the milk; fold in stiffly beaten egg white....

Lemon Dream Bars

Lemon Dream Bars 1/3 cup butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup flaked coconut 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice...

Lemon Fairy Cakes

Lemon Fairy Cakes 125g reduced-fat canola spread 3/4 cup (155g) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour 1/2 cup (125ml) skim milk Filling: 100g extra-light sour cream 150g tub NESTLE Diet Yogurt Treats Lemon Tart 1 Tbsp icing sugar mixture, plus extra...

Lemon Fizz

Lemon Fizz Utensils: lemon squeezer Tablespoon chopping board knife 2 straws tall glasses Ingredients: 2 lemons soda water 2 Tablespoons icing sugar ice cubes Method: 1. Ask an adult to cut the lemons in half. 2. Squeeze the juice from 2 lemon halves into each glass. 3. Add 1...

Lemon Gelati

Lemon Gelati Serves 4-6 1 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice, strained 2 egg whites, lightly beaten Heat sugar and 2 cups water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring, for 5 minutes until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or...

Lemon Loaf

Lemon Loaf 125g butter, softened 1 1/2 cup castor sugar 1 large lemon, rind finely grated, juiced 2 eggs 1 1/2 cup self raising flour 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven to 180C (170C for fan forced). Grease a large loaf pan. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and 1...

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...

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...

Lemon Muffins (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lemon Muffins (Thermomix) Makes 12 Muffins 2 cups (340gms) Self Raising Flour 3/4 cup (150gms) sugar 75gms butter – melted 1 cup (250mls) milk 1 large egg rind of one lemon or two small lemons 60mls lemon juice 55gms extra sugar Place lemon rind and sugar...

Lemon Poppy Seed Friands

Lemon Poppy Seed Friands 5 eggwhites, lightly beaten 125 reduced-fat canola spread, melted 1 cup (100g) almond meal 3/4 cup (125g) icing sugar mixture 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour 1 Tbsp poppy seeds 150g tub NESTLE Diet Yogurt Treats Lemon Tart 3 Tbsp breakfast marmalade, melted, to ice 1....

Lemon Pudding Surprise (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lemon Pudding Surprise (Thermomix) Makes 6 individual bowls or one big one 2 lemons, zest of 1 and juice of both 200g granulated sugar 4 eggs, separated 25g butter 50g plain flour 500g milk Boiling water for the oven 1. Preheat oven 180 C. 2. Place...

Lemon Self-Saucing Pudding

Lemon Self-Saucing Pudding 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 egg 40g butter, melted 1/2 cup skim milk 2 lemons, rind finely grated, juiced 1 tablespoon cornflour 1 tablespoon custard powder 1 1/2 cups boiling water icing sugar, to serve Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Combine...

Lemon Sherbet

Lemon Sherbet 1 cup cream 2/3 cup icing sugar 1 cup yoghurt Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon In a bowl or container suitable for freezing whip the cream until stiff. Fold in the rest of the ingredients. Place in the freezer and stir ever 45 minutes until...

Lemon Slice

Lemon Slice 1 pkt Marie biscuits 125g butter half tin condensed milk 1 cup coconut rind of 1 lemon Icing: 2 cups icing sugar lemon juice Crush the biscuits in a food processor or with a rolling pin. Mix the smashed biscuits with the coconut. Melt the butter and...

Lemon Slice

Lemon Slice 1 pkg. Marie biscuits, crushed 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 2/3 cup melted butter Icing: 2/3 cup icing sugar 2 to 3 tsp. hot water 1 tbsp. melted butter Lemon juice, to taste Mix ingredients of base together and press into a lightly greased 30×25-cm. tin. Combine Icing...

Lemon Slice

Lemon Slice 1 pkt sweet biscuits, crushed 1 cup coconut Rind of 1 lemon 1 can condensed milk 120g butter, melted Mix all ingredients together. Press into a lined slab tin. Refrigerate until firm. Ice with lemon icing....

Lemon Slice with Passionfruit Icing

Lemon Slice with Passionfruit Icing Makes about 20 slices. 200g (1 1/2 cups) plain flour, sifted, plus 40g extra 30g icing sugar 135g butter, cubed 220g (1 cup) caster sugar 4 eggs, beaten 70ml lemon juice Passionfruit Icing: 150g (1 cup) icing sugar 2 tablespoons butter, softened 4 tablespoons...

Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Lemon Sour Cream Cake Three bar tins approx 150mm x 60mm x 70mm, or one medium springform pan approx 19cm. Line with paper. 220g butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 3 Tbsp fresh lemon zest 3 cups of sifted flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp baking...

Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Lemon Sour Cream Cake 250g Butter 2 teaspoon grated Lemon Rind 2 1/4 cups Caster Sugar 6 eggs 1/4 cup Self Raising Flour 2 cups Plain Flour 3/4 cup Sour Cream # Cream butter, lemon rind and sugar until light and fluffy. # Beat in eggs one at a...

Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart 170g packet biscuit base mix 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 80g butter, melted 1 tablespoon plain flour 1/2 cup fresh strained lemon juice 1 tablespoon lime juice 6 x 60g eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup caster sugar 1/2 cup thickened cream Icing sugar mixture, to serve Combine biscuit...

Lemon-Lime Ricotta Cakes with Lemon Syrup

Lemon-Lime Ricotta Cakes with Lemon Syrup Makes 6 175g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 80g (1/2 cup) brown sugar, firmly packed 1 1/2 cups ground almonds 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs at room temperature 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon...

Lemon-Sauced Pudding

Lemon-Sauced Pudding 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp grated lemon peel 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp cooking oil 1 3/4 cups hot water 1/4 cup lemon juice 3/4 cup sugar Measure first 7 ingredients into a bowl and mix...

Lemonade

Lemonade Makes 1.5 litres 350ml lemon juice 220g (1 cup) caster sugar 1.25 litres soda water 2 lemons, thinly sliced 2 cups ice, plus more for serving 1. Add the lemon juice and sugar to a large jug or jar. Pour in about half the soda water, and stir...

Lemonade Scones

Lemonade Scones 1 x 375 ml can lemonade 1 x 300ml thickened cream 4 cups S.R.Flour Mix all ingredients together in large bowl, roll out on floured board and cut out scone shapes, brush with milk and put in oven 180′ gas until brown and cooked....

Lemonade Scones

Lemonade Scones 4 cups self-rising flour 1 1/4 cup cream 1 (12 ounce) can lemonade 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients in a bowl to a smooth dough. Put onto a floured board and cut out with...

Lemonade Scones

Lemonade Scones 250ml can of lemonade 250ml cream 3 cups self raising flour Mix ingredients until dough is firm. Bake in hot oven (220-230ºC) for approximately 10 minutes. Submitted by...

Lemongrass and Ginger Scented Chicken

Lemongrass and Ginger Scented Chicken Serves 4-6 1 tablespoon olive oil 2kg chicken thigh fillets, skin and fat removed 2 medium onions, sliced 3 cloves garlic, crushed 5cm piece ginger, peeled, sliced 2 large red chillies, seeded, sliced 2 stalks lemon grass, trimmed, bruised 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/4...

Lentil and Barley Soup

Lentil and Barley Soup Serves 4 1 tablespoon oil 1 large onion (150g), finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed, or 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 2 teaspoons curry powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon minced chilli 6 cups (1.5 litres) water 1.5 cups (375ml) prepared chicken...

Lentil and Coriander Spread

Lentil and Coriander Spread 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 tsp brown mustard seeds 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tsp ground turmeric 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 200 g (1 cup) brown lentils, rinsed, drained 1 small (about 125g) Desiree potatoes peeled,...

Lentil Bake

Lentil Bake 3/4 cup brown lentils 1/2 dessertspoon promite Black pepper 1 medium carrot 5cm piece zucchini 1 small cooking or eating apple 2 teaspoons dried thyme 2 teaspoons paprika 2 dessertspoons tahini Soy sauce Stuffing mix or Seasoned breadcrumbs 1. Soak brown lentils in water for about 1-2...

Lentil Feta Salad

Lentil Feta Salad 1 cup lentils du Puy (or regular brown or green lentils) 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoons lemon juice sea salt freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup shredded flat-leaf parsley 12 fresh mint leaves 1/2 red onion, finely sliced 1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced into...

Lentil Stew (Age: 8-10 months)

Lentil Stew (Age: 8-10 months) 25g dried red lentils 1 small potato, peeled and cubed 1/2 tsp tomato puree or tomato juice 1 small carrot, cubed 1. Place all ingredients in saucepan and just cover with water. Bring to the boil slowly and simmer until all liquid is absorbed...

Lettuce Cake with Lemon Frosting

Lettuce Cake with Lemon Frosting 1 cup lettuce, finely chopped 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp mace 1/8 tsp ginger 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup corn oil 1 1/2 tsp lemon peel, grated 2 eggs 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped Sift...

Light and Easy Boiled Fruit Cake

Light and Easy Boiled Fruit Cake 375g mixed fruit 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon mixed spice 1/2 cup water 125g butter 1/2 sherry 2 eggs 2 tablespoons marmalade 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup plain flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Place fruit, sugar, spice, water and butter...

Light Mars Bar Slice

Light Mars Bar Slice 2 x 44.5g Mars Bars lite 50% less fat 3 cups Rice Bubbles 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1 tablespoon reduced fat margarine (Flora lite) 1 tablespoon skim milk cooking spray Icing: 3/4 cup icing sugar 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons skim milk...

Light Pancakes

Light Pancakes 1 1/2 cups self raising flour 2 eggs, seperated 1 cup water 1 cup cream 1 Tbsp melted butter 1. Sift flour into a mixing bowl. 2. Beat egg yolks until pale yellow, then mix with water. 3. Blend the egg and water mixture with flour, mixing...

Light Ricotta Cheesecake

Light Ricotta Cheesecake 250g plain sweet biscuits 125g butter, melted 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Filling: 250g ricotta cheese 250g cream cheese 3/4 cup caster sugar 2 tablespoons cornflour 3 eggs 1 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons grated orange rind 170g can (2/3 cup) passionfruit pulp Preheat oven to moderate...

Lime and Buttermilk Cake

Lime and Buttermilk Cake 250g butter, softened 2 limes, rind finely grated, juiced 1 cup caster sugar 3 eggs, separated 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 210ml buttermilk Lime Icing: 1 cup pure icing sugar, sifted 1 tsp milk 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice 1. Preheat oven to...

Lime and Chilli Beef Salad

Lime and Chilli Beef Salad Serves 4 450gm round steak sliced thinly cos lettuce 200gm rice vermicelli (or mung bean noodles) 2 celery sticks sliced thinly or grated 1 carrot grated 100gm bean sprouts 1/4 cup lime juice 4 shallots 1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce or 1 tsp chilli,...

Lime and Passionfruit Sponge

Lime and Passionfruit Sponge 185g self-raising flour 185g butter, softened at room temperature 185g caster sugar grated zest of 2 limes 3 eggs, beaten juice of 1 lime icing sugar, for dusting Filling: 250g mascarpone 3 passionfruit 3-4 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Grease...

Lime and Pistachio Tea Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Lime and Pistachio Tea Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 220g soft unsalted butter 180g caster sugar 3 eggs 200g self raising flour 90g plain flour rind of 1 lime, finely grated 1/4 cup lime juice 1/3 cup shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped Frosting: 200g cream cheese 110g caster sugar 1/2...

Lime Ginger Soda

Lime Ginger Soda 1 lime, sliced 1/2 thumb ginger, minced 3 Tbsp sugar 3 Tbsp water 1 cup sparkling water, cold Place the lime, ginger, sugar, and water into a pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Make sure all the sugar is dissolved and then remove...

Lime Roast Chicken with Rice Seasoning

Lime Roast Chicken with Rice Seasoning This recipe is free from gluten, dairy products and eggs. The rice seasoning can be doubled for a small turkey. Rice seasoning can be made a day ahead; season chicken just before baking. 1.6kg chicken 1 tablespoon lime juice 20g dairy-free margarine, melted...

Lime, Paprika and Honey Glazed Chicken

Photo by Julie O’Malley Lime, Paprika and Honey Glazed Chicken 2 Tbsp plain flour 2 Tbsp sweet paprika salt flakes freshly ground black pepper 8 chicken chops (trimmed thigh pieces with the skin on) 2 red onions, each cut into 8 wedges 2 Tbsp flavourless oil 2 tsp freshly...

Limoncello

Limoncello Makes: 1.3L 6 lemons 750ml (3 cups) vodka 225g (1 cup) white sugar 435ml (1 3/4 cups) water 1. Place the lemons in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 1 hour to soak. Drain. Pat dry. Finely grate the lemon. Combine lemon rind and...

Linguine with Chicken, Zucchini Broccolini in White Wine

Linguine with Chicken, Zucchini Broccolini in White Wine Serves 4 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 chicken breasts, on the bone, skin on 250ml (1 cup) white wine 250ml (1 cup) chicken stock 400g linguine 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 zucchini, sliced 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths...

Liqueur Coffee Cheesecake

Liqueur Coffee Cheesecake Preparation time: 50 minutes + cooling Total cooking time: about 1 hour Serves 6-8 150 g speculaas or spice biscuits, finely crushed 3/4 cup ground hazelnuts 100 g butter, melted 400 g cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar 3 eggs 6 teaspoons plain flour 1/2 cup...

Liqueur Custard

Liqueur Custard 2 cups (500ml) milk 300ml thickened cream 1 Queen vanilla bean, split 6 egg yolks 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar 2 tablespoons Cointreau, Grand Marnier or brandy 1. Combine milk, cream and vanilla bean in a medium pan; bring to the boil, remove from heat. Stand 15...

Little Chocolate Christmas Puddings

Little Chocolate Christmas Puddings 700g plum pudding 250g dark eating chocolate, melted 1/2 cup (125ml) brandy 1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar 200g white chocolate melts glacé cherries, cut to resemble berries and leaves 1. Crumble pudding into a large bowl. Stir in melted chocolate, brandy and sifted icing sugar;...

Little Chocolate Fudge Cakes

Little Chocolate Fudge Cakes 125g dark chocolate, chopped 50g butter, chopped 4 eggs, separated 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 2/3 cups (200g) almond meal 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup (100g) chocolate bits...

Little Easter Biscuits (Koulourakia)

Little Easter Biscuits (Koulourakia) Cooking time: More than 1 hour 250g butter 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 teaspoon grated orange rind 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 2 1/2 cups (375g) plain flour 1 egg, extra 2...

Little Lemon Meringue Pies

Little Lemon Meringue Pies Serves 6 6 frozen Pampas sweet tart cases 160ml (2/3 cup) sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 egg whites 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the tart cases on a baking tray. Bake in oven for 10...

Little Lemon Meringues

Little Lemon Meringues Serves 6 6 frozen Pampas sweet tart cases 160ml (2/3 cup) sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 egg whites 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place the tart cases on a baking tray. Bake in oven for 10 minutes...

Little Meatballs

Little Meatballs 500g finely minced veal 1 onion, grated 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce 1 egg, beaten vegetable oil, for cooking 1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. 2. Roll into little balls in clean, cold hands. 3. Cook in a frying pan in...

Little Passionfruit Puddings with Passionfruit Sauce and Kiwifruit

Little Passionfruit Puddings with Passionfruit Sauce and Kiwifruit Serves 6 Pudding: 60g chopped butter 110g sugar 5 eggs finely grated rind of 1 lime 3 Tbsp passionfruit juice 6 Tbsp sifted plain flour Sauce: 125g melted butter 4 eggs 4-5 Tbsp passionfruit juice 150g caster sugar Place 60g chopped...

Little Pear and Cinnamon Muffins

Little Pear and Cinnamon Muffins 1 medium (230g) pear 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup self raising flour 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar, extra 1. Grease two small 12 hole muffin pans. Peel and halve pear,...

Little Rhubarb and Strawberry Cakes

Little Rhubarb and Strawberry Cakes Makes 12 cakes 2 cups unbleached self-raising flour 1/3 cup Fruisana (Fruit Sugar) 250 g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped 200 g rhubarb, trimmed and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 omega-enriched eggs 1 cup plain low-fat yoghurt 1/3 cup vegetable oil or...

Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea Serves: 6 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) water 3 cups ice cubes 80ml (1/3 cup) chilled vodka 80ml (1/3 cup) tequila 80ml (1/3 cup) white rum 80ml (1/3 cup) gin 60ml (1/4 cup) Cointreau liqueur 60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice 250ml...

Low Carb Orange Muffins

Low Carb Orange Muffins 3 egg yolks 3 tbsp cottage cheese 2 tsp orange rind, grated 3 tbsp soy flour, sifted 3 egg whites 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 1 pinch salt 1. Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly butter 12-hole muffin pan. 2. Cover and blend egg yolks,...

Low Fat Banana Muffins

Low Fat Banana Muffins Makes 12 muffins. 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1 cup castor sugar pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 egg whites 2 large ripe bananas mashed 1/2 cup extra light olive oil 1/4 cup low-fat yoghurt 1/4 cup pecan nuts roughly chopped...

Low Fat Blueberry Muffins

Low Fat Blueberry Muffins Makes 12 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup sugar 1 cup skim milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups blueberries, frozen or fresh Combine all the ingredients, except the blueberries....

Low Fat Hot Cross Buns

Low Fat Hot Cross Buns Makes 16 buns 14g dried yeast or 30g compressed yeast 1/2 cup castor sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups skim milk, warmed 4 cups plain flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon allspice 60g praised reduced-fat margarine 1 egg beaten 1 cup sultanas Paste...

Low Fat Malteser Fudge Slice

Low Fat Malteser Fudge Slice 1 Cup S.R. Flour 3/4 Cup Cocoa 120g Maltesers 2 eggs (lightly beaten) 3/4 cup sugar 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil 2 x 200g tubs Light Vanilla Fruche 1. Preheat oven to 180. Coat a lamington tin with cooking spray. 2. Sift flour and cocoa...

Low Fat Vanilla Slice

Low Fat Vanilla Slice 18 Lattice biscuits 750ml low fat milk 2 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons custard powder 1 egg yolk 4 teaspoons gelatine 65ml boiling water 4 tablespoons icing sugar 1 tablespoon lite sour cream 1 passionfruit Line a container with tin foil. Place 9 biscuits in the...

Low GI blueberry and banana bread

Low GI blueberry and banana bread 2 large ripe bananas, peeled (460g) 4 eggwhites or 2 whole organic eggs 1/2 cup (125ml) honey or pure maple syrup 125ml macadamia nut oil or grapeseed oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup (50g) vanilla protein powder or skim milk powder 2...

Lumberjack Cake

Lumberjack Cake 2 green apples 185g dates, chopped 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 cup boiling water 125g butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Topping: 60g butter 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/3 cup...

Luscious Mocha Fudge Cake

Luscious Mocha Fudge Cake 25 mins preparation 40-45 mins baking, plus cooling Serves 10-12 150g dark cooking chocolate, melted 8 teaspoons coffee and chicory essence 125g unsalted butter 125g (1/2 cup) caster sugar 125g (1 cup) ground almonds 60g (1 cup) fresh brown breadcrumbs 4 large eggs, separated ICING:...

Lychee and Carambola Chicken Breasts

Lychee and Carambola Chicken Breasts 2 thinly sliced chicken breasts vegetable oil 20ml soya sauce 150ml pitted, stewed lychees and their juice 150ml sliced, stewed carambola and juice 5ml minced, green ginger 40ml sherry or port 20ml cornflour and water Sauté chicken in oil for 2 minutes. Add soya...

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...

Macadamia and White Chocolate Biscotti

Macadamia and White Chocolate Biscotti 160ml (2/3 cup) honey 2 eggs 375g (2 1/2 cups) plain flour 35g (1/4 cup) cornflour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 x 100g pkt macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped 1 x 180g pkt white chocolate, coarsely chopped 1. Preheat oven to...

Macadamia Banana Pancakes

Macadamia Banana Pancakes Serves – 4 (makes 12-15) 1 x 325g buttermilk pancake mix 1/3 cup toasted unsalted macadamia nuts, finely chopped 1/2 cup mashed ripe banana Unsalted butter for cooking 1/4 cup extra macadamias, roughly chopped to serve Maple syrup to serve Macadamia Butter: 100g unsalted butter, whipped...

Macadamia Brownies

Macadamia Brownies Makes 24 pieces 150g unsalted butter, chopped 250g Dark Cooking Chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 cup plain flour, sifted 1/2 cup sour cream 1 cup macadamia nuts, cut in half 1. Preheat oven to 160ºC conventional...

Macadamia Caramel Slice

Macadamia Caramel Slice Melted butter, to grease 150g granita biscuits (Arnott’s brand) 75g butter, melted 100g macadamia nuts 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp golden syrup 50g butter, extra 150g dark chocolate, roughly chopped Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush an 18cm square cake pan with the...

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...

Macadamia Friands

Macadamia Friands Makes 10 friands 140g unsalted butter 160g unsalted macadamia halves 200g pure icing sugar 65g plain flour, sifted 5 egg whites Citrus Syrup: Juice of 2 limes, strained 100g caster sugar 1. Preheat the oven to 200C. 2. Grease 10 friand or 80ml muffin pans with butter....