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Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay 1 kg boned chicken, skinned (preferably from breast or thigh) 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce 1/2 onion, peeled and finely sliced 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed Pinch of chilli powder 20-24 bamboo satay skewers, soaked in water Peanut Sauce: 6 tablespoons smooth or crunchy peanut butter...

Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes 8 chicken breast fillets (1kg chicken thigh fillets) 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 teaspoons lime juice 2 teaspoons sesame oil Peanut Sauce: 100g roasted unsalted peanuts 3 spring onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon...

Chicken Sausage and Potato Bake

Chicken Sausage and Potato Bake Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 medium-size chicken sausages 300g jar pasta sauce 400g can crushed tomatoes 1.5kg potatoes, roughly mashed with 1/3 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup hot milk 100g mozzarella cheese, sliced 1. Preheat the oven to a moderate 180°C....

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup 500 grams chicken thighs 1/2 bunch celery 3 carrots 1 large onion 2 packets chicken noodle soup 1 tin chicken and corn soup chicken stock salt and/or pepper to taste Cut up vegies and chicken. Put into large boiler cover with chicken stock to whatever consistency you...

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul 6 chicken wings/legs/pieces 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, or fresh soup mix 1/2 cup rice, uncooked salt and pepper to taste fresh coriander, chopped 1 lemon 1. Boil chicken in water. 2. Add stock, vegetables, rice, coriander, salt, pepper and...

Chicken Stew (Age: 6 months +)

Chicken Stew Age: 6 months + 1 Chicken Breast 1 Carrot 1 Potato Cook all ingredients. Put through blender until smooth. Thicken with Baby Rice. Freeze extra into ice cube trays. Can replace chicken with beef or lamb and add extra pureed vegetables....

Chicken Stir-Fry

Chicken Stir-Fry Serves 4 1/4 cup orange juice 1 1/2 tablespoons cornflour 500g skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into strips 3/4 cup salt-reduced soy sauce 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger 1 carrot, thinly sliced diagonally 1 medium red capsicum, cut...

Chicken Strips

Chicken Strips Serves 4 2 chicken breast fillets 1/3 cup plain flour 1 garlic clove, crushed salt and pepper to taste 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups fresh bread crumbs 1/4 cup oil Cut chicken into strips approximately 1cm diameter and 10cm long. Toss chicken strips in flour, shake...

Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves 6 30g butter 2 tablespoons oil 2 onions, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 kg chicken thigh fillets sliced 250g mushrooms, sliced 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup tomato paste freshly ground black...

Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Fetta

Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Fetta 150g baby spinach, washed plus extra to serve 60g fetta crumbled 800g chicken breast fillets, tenderloins removed or 4 breasts 2 Tbsp plain flour 45g butter 1 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup chopped parsley steamed baby potatoes to serve Heat a saucepan on...

Chicken Velvet Soup

Chicken Velvet Soup 2 raw chicken breasts 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon dry sherry 1/2 cup cold water 1 tablespoon corn flour 4 cups chicken stock 2 egg whites 2 tablespoons oil 250g tin cream corn Chop chicken breast finely. Add salt, wine and cold water. Stir until well...

Chicken Veronica

Chicken Veronica 1kg chicken pieces 30g butter 1 Tbsp plain flour 1 cup water 1 tsp or 1 cube chicken stock 1/4 cup of sherry or brandy 1/2 – 1 cup of cream 1. Heat butter in pan. 2. Add chicken, cook until golden brown. 3. Stir together water,...

Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup honey dash of sherry clove crushed garlic dash of olive oil 1/2 to 1 teaspoon 5spice powder Marinate wings in fridge for a few hours or overnight for nicer result. Bake off in oven 180 C for about 45mins. Serve over...

Chicken with Brown Rice and Peas

Chicken with Brown Rice and Peas 1 Tbsp olive oil 6 oz boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped 1/2 Cup chopped onion 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 1/2 Cup low-sodium chicken stock 1/2 Cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed 1 Cup frozen sweet peas 1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil...

Chicken with Ground Nut Stew

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken with Ground Nut Stew olive oil 8 chicken thighs (cutlets) on the bone 1 large onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 bay leaves 1 tsp good quality curry powder (or to taste) 2 fresh thyme sprigs 1-2 tsp sambel oelek (or any other...

Chicken with Lemon and Coriander

Chicken with Lemon and Coriander Serves 4 1 x 1.2 kg chicken, quartered 2 tablespoons plain flour freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped coriander 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon cream 1. Dust chicken pieces with...

Chicken with Mushrooms

Chicken with Mushrooms 2 tablespoons oil 2kg chicken thigh fillets, diced 250g button mushrooms, sliced 2 small leeks, sliced 1 cup white wine 2 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon thyme, chopped 2 tablespoons plain flour 3/4 cup cream 3/4...

Chicken with Port Cream and Fettuccine

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken with Port Cream and Fettuccine 115g sun dried tomatoes 2-3 chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally 2 Tbsp butter 1 cup port 1 1/2 cups whipping cream Fresh fettuccine Fresh tarragon sprigs, optional as decoration 1. In a small bowl, soak tomatoes in warm...

Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic

Chicken with Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 2 kg chicken pieces, skin removed, bone in 1 cup white wine 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/3 cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper 3 small red chillies, finely chopped 2 teaspoons grated lemon...

Chicken with Vegetables

Chicken with Vegetables Serves 4 1 1/2 cups julienned carrot 1 cup julienned celery 1 red capsicum, julienned (about 1 1/4 cups) 1 medium leek, rinsed well and julienned (about 1 cup) 1 1/4 cups salt-reduced chicken stock 3 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 4 skinless,...

Chicken Yakitori Skewers

Photo by Kelli Chicken Yakitori Skewers Serves 6 1/4 cup (60ml) sake 1/4 cup (60ml) Japanese soy sauce 2 Tbsp mirin 2 Tbsp caster sugar 6 chicken thigh fillets, cut into 2cm pieces Ground white pepper, to season 2 green onions, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 2 tsp vegetable...

Chicken, Asparagus and Corn Pies

Chicken, Asparagus and Corn Pies 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 200g chicken, cooked and sliced 1/2 cup canned asparagus pieces, drained 1/2 cup creamed corn salt and pepper to taste 1. Heat oil in Frypan. Add chicken and cook until browned. 2. Combine ingredients; cool. 3. Make pies as per...

Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Risotto 2 teaspoons olive oil 400g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, thickly sliced 150g button mushrooms, halved 100g baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed 50g parmesan cheese, grated Basic Risotto 3 cups chicken stock 25g butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely...

Chicken, Mustard and Sage Casserole

Chicken, Mustard and Sage Casserole Serves 6-8 2kg thigh cutlets, fat and skin removed 1/3 cup plain flour 1/4 cup olive oil 3 large leeks, washed and sliced thickly 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 cup dry white wine 1kg kumara, peeled and cut into large chunks 1 cup chicken...

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...

Chicken, Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chicken, Pumpkin and Spinach Lasagne 500g butternut pumpkin, cooked and mashed pinch of nutmeg 75g thinly sliced prosciutto, roughly chopped 500g chicken mince 250g frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 2 cloves garlic, crushed 200g low fat ricotta fresh lasagne sheets 1/2 cup grated parmesan...

Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Chicken, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Serves 4 3 green onions, chopped 350g chicken mince 375g packet frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of moisture 4 fresh lasagne sheets 1 cup low-fat ricotta 2 cups tomato pasta sauce 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1. Preheat the oven to moderate 180°C....

Chicken, Sweet Corn and Bacon Soup

Chicken, Sweet Corn and Bacon Soup Serves 6-8 5 rashers bacon, rind and fat trimmed, finely chopped 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 3 trimmed celery sticks, finely chopped 3 x 420g can sweet corn kernels, rinsed, drained 1.5 litres salt reduced chicken stock 2...

Chickpea Salad

Chickpea Salad 1 tin of Chickpeas, drained 1 whole fresh tomato 1 large sprig of parsley juice of half a lemon olive Oil Add the tin of drained Chickpeas to a small salad bowl. Finely chop parsley and tomato, add to chickpeas. Squeeze Lemon Juice over mix and add...

Chilled Eggnog

Chilled Eggnog Makes: 6 6 eggs 1.2L milk 65g caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped 300ml thickened cream 6 scoops vanilla ice-cream 200ml Calvados or brandy Grated nutmeg or chocolate, to serve 1. Place the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla bean and seeds in a deep...

Chilled Mulled Wine

Chilled Mulled Wine Serves: 4 1L (4 cups) light red wine (such as pinot noir or tarrango) 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar 1 orange, quartered, each quarter thinly sliced crossways 10 whole dried cloves 2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks 1 vanilla pod, split 2 Tbsp Cointreau liqueur 8 strawberries,...

Chilled Mulled Wine

Chilled Mulled Wine Serves: 12 You can prepare this recipe to the end of step 2 up to 2 days ahead. Continue from step 3 just before serving. 250ml (1 cup) fresh orange juice, strained 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar 2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks 8 whole cloves 2...

Chilled Mushrooms in Curry Sauce

Chilled Mushrooms in Curry Sauce Serves 6 350g (12oz) closed cup mushrooms, halved 50g (2oz) blanched almonds, toasted 200g pack of washed and ready-to-eat continental four leaf salad For the curry sauce: 200g carton of fromage frais 2 teaspoons curry paste 2 tablespoons mango chutney 2 tablespoons fresh lime...

Chilli and Honey Beef

Chilli and Honey Beef 4 boneless beef sirloin steaks (800 grams) 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 teaspoon bottled crushed garlic Combine ingredients in a large bowl, stand, covered for 10 minutes. Cook beef on heated oiled grill...

Chilli Bean and Vegetable Combo

Chilli Bean and Vegetable Combo 1/3 cup olive oil 400g baby eggplant, thickly sliced 2 large onions, chopped 6 garlic cloves, crushed 2 large red capsicum, chopped 1 x 750ml Italian-style tomato cooking sauce 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 small red chillies, finely sliced 400g zucchini, sliced 300g kumera,...

Chilli Chicken Appetizers

Chilli Chicken Appetizers 4 medium nectarines or peaches 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken 2 teaspoons Thai garlic-chilli sauce or chilli sauce 2 teaspoons snipped fresh cilantro 1. Cut the nectarines into quarters and remove the pits. Carefully scoop out some of the fruit, leaving a 1/4-inch border inside the...

Chilli Chicken with Asparagus

Chilli Chicken with Asparagus 1/3 cup oyster sauce 1/3 cup sweet chilli sauce 500g fresh thick rice noodles 2 tablespoons peanut oil 600g chicken breast fillets, trimmed, thinly sliced 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths 1 long red chilli, deseeded, thinly sliced lengthways 2 garlic cloves, finely...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne Serves 12 1 kg dry red kidney beans 1 kg steak, cut into thin strips 1/3 cup flour 2 teaspoons chilli powder 2 teaspoons salt 2 large onions, chopped 1 x 425 can tomatoes 1 litre water 4 cloves garlic Wash the beans well. Toss the...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1kg lean minced beef 2 glasses red wine 2x400g cans chopped tomatoes 3 tbsp tomato puree 2 red chillies, thinly sliced, or 3-4 tsp dried chilli flakes 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne Serves 4-6 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1.5kg mince beef 1 tablespoon ground cumin 3 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup beef...

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne 2 tablespoons oil 2 kg premium beef mince 1/4 cup pre-packaged chilli con carne seasoning mix 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic 3 cups beef stock 1/3 cup tomato paste 1 1/2 cup red wine 2 x 420g cans Mexican chilli beans Sour cream, for serving 1....

Chilli Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne 500g minced beef 1/2 tin kidney beans 1/2 tub (70g) tomato paste 1-2 cups of beef stock 1/2 tin diced tomatoes 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp hot chilli flakes Pinch of Salt Sprinkle of Pepper 1...

Chilli Con Queso

Chilli Con Queso 3 spring onions – chopped 2 tsp crushed garlic chilli to taste (2 – 6 tsp crushed chilli) 1 large tub sour cream 1 packet grated cheese In a pot fry the spring onions in butter, add sour cream and grated cheese, keep the heat low...

Chilli Crab

Chilli Crab Serves 4 4 small or 2 medium raw blue swimmer crabs 1 tablespoon oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger 3 red chillies, chopped 1/2 cup tomato puree 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon fish sauce 140 ml...

Chilli Jam Beef Stir-fry

Chilli Jam Beef Stir-fry 6 large mild red chillies, seeds removed 1 tbsp roughly chopped ginger 1 onion, quartered 3 tsp shrimp paste 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp vegetable oil 650g (21oz) beef strips 4 green onions (scallions), sliced 200g (7oz) green beans, trimmed Place the chillies, ginger,...

Chilli Lentil Pies

Chilli Lentil Pies 1/2 cup brown lentils, cooked 1 red chilli 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 stick celery, finely chopped 1. Place lentils, chilli and tomato paste in a Food Processor. Blend until smooth. Stir celery through the mixture. 2. Make pies as per instructions. Note: This recipe is...

Chilli Oil

Chilli Oil 10 birds eye chillies 2 cups extra light olive oil Remove the tops from the chillies and roughly chop. Place in the bowl of a small food processor along with the olive oil. Process until the chilli is finely chopped. Pour into a saucepan and cook on...

Chilli Potato Soup

Chilli Potato Soup 2 slices bacon 3/4 cup chopped onion 3 medium potatoes, diced 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups boiling water 2 1/2 cups milk 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt A few pepper grains Fry bacon in a skillet until crisp. Drain on...

Chinese Fortune Cookies

Chinese Fortune Cookies Makes about 30. Store up to two days in an air-tight container. 3 egg whites 50g icing sugar, sifted 40g unsalted butter, melted 50g plain flour written fortunes 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Draw three 8cm circles on...

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...

Choc Balls

Choc Balls 1 packet Milk Arrowroot biscuits (crushed) 2-3 tsp cocoa 1 can condensed milk 1 cup desiccated coconut 1. Mix everything together and roll into balls. 2. Roll in desiccated coconut. 3. Set in fridge for 1/2 hour....

Choc Banana Bread

Choc Banana Bread 2 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 125g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup caster sugar 4 ripe bananas, mashed [i only use 2 if they’re big] 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 175g/1 cup good quality chocolate chips Preheat oven to 180 C...

Choc Caramel Bites

Choc Caramel Bites Makes 24 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup ground almonds 65g butter, melted 380g can Top N Fill Caramel (see note) 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 60g butter 150g dark chocolate Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease two, 12 x 1 1/2...

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies 2 cups of flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 Tbsp vanilla essence 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 cups choc chips 1. Heat oven to 165C. Line baking tray with paper...

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies 150g unsalted butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup caster sugar 1 egg yolk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 1/2 cup S.R Flour 1 cup of choc chips Pre heat oven to 180c. Cream together butter, egg yolk and sugars until light and creamy. Add flour...

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies 2 1/2 cups plain flour 250g unsalted butter, softened 1 1/4 cups caster sugar 1 egg lightly beaten 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 250g of mixed choc bits 1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper; sift flour and set aside. Cream...

Choc Crunch Slices

Choc Crunch Slices Makes about 12 60gm butter 200gm dark cooking choc roughly chopped 1/4 cup golden syrup 200gm plain biscuits broken into pieces (Marie, Milk arrowroot etc) 1 tbsp icing sugar (optional) Place butter, choc and syrup in a heatproof bowl. Stir over simmering water till choc and...

Choc Hazelnut Profiteroles

Choc Hazelnut Profiteroles 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1 cup (250ml) water 80g butter, chopped pinch salt 4 eggs, lightly beaten 150g dark chocolate 200ml thickened cream 2 tablespoons Frangelico 300ml thickened cream, extra 2 tablespoons icing sugar 1 tablespoon Frangelico, extra 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped 1. Preheat...

Choc Hazelnut Slice

Choc Hazelnut Slice No Cooking Required Base: 250g plain sweet biscuits (eg arrowroot or milk coffee) 125g butter 150g flaked almonds 1/2 tin condensed milk 2 tablespoons golden syrup 1. Melt butter, golden syrup and condensed milk. Pour over crushed biscuits and almonds. Mix well. 2. Press mixture into...

Choc Honey Joys

Choc Honey Joys 100g butter 1/4 cup caster sugar 2 tablespoons honey 2 (50g) choc coated honeycomb bars, roughly chopped 4 cups cornflakes Preheat oven to 180°C. Line patty tins with brightly coloured patty papers. Place butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan. Stir until butter melts and sugar...

Choc Honeycomb Slice

Photo by Julie O’Malley Choc Honeycomb Slice 250g malt biscuits 4 x 50g Violet Crumble bars 600mL thickened cream 395g can NESTLÉ Sweetened Condensed Milk  Grease and line two 18 x 28cm lamington pans with baking paper. layer biscuits over base of prepared pans.  In an electric mixer, whisk...

Choc Mint Fudge

Choc Mint Fudge 500g cooking chocolate 400 can sweetened condensed milk 1 heaped Tbsp butter 6 drops peppermint essence (or cointreau or 1 tsp vanilla, or 1 tsp instant coffee) Line a tray with baking paper or alfoil. Melt chocolate, milk and butter in pan. Don’t boil, just mix...

Choc Mint Ice-Cream

Choc Mint Ice-Cream Makes 1 Litre 9 egg yolks 3/4 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 cups milk 450ml cream 2 teaspoons vanilla essence (or vanilla bean paste) Few drops green food colouring 200g packet choc mint slice biscuits, chopped 1. Place a large metal container in the freezer to...

Choc Mint Slice

Choc Mint Slice 250 grams plain biscuits (crushed) 125 grams butter (Melted) 1/2 tin condensed milk 1/2 cup coconut 1 tablespoon cocoa Topping: 5 drops peppermint essence 125g chocolate, melted Mix everything except the topping together press into a greased tray and chill for 1 hour. Melt the chocolate...

Choc Nut Bars

Choc Nut Bars 2 1/3 cups vanilla protein powder 30g square unsweetened chocolate 1/2 cup butter 120g cream cheese 30g chopped walnuts 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon peanut butter 1/4 cup Splenda (or 12 tablets) Melt butter, cream cheese, peanut butter and chocolate in bowl in microwave and mix...

Choc Pudding bar

Choc Pudding bar Serves 6 250g packet malt biscuits 3 x 80g Crunchie bars, refrigerated 395g can sweetened condensed milk 600ml thickened cream drinking chocolate, to serve (optional) 1. Line a 3cm deep, 26cm x 16cm (base) lamington pan with non-stick baking paper. Layer malt biscuits over base of...

Choc Truffles

Choc Truffles Makes About 20 225g good-quality dark chocolate, broken into small pieces 175ml double cream Icing sugar, to dust Cocoa powder, sifted, to roll Place chocolate in a large mixing bowl. Place cream in a saucepan and bring to the boil, then immediately pour over chocolate. Mix until...

Choc Yoghurt Mousse

Choc Yoghurt Mousse 1 cup milk 1 packet chocolate instant pudding 1 1/4 cups yoghurt 300ml cream Whipped cream and sliced fruit to garnish (optional) In a bowl combine the milk and the instant pudding. Whisk until smooth and thick. Fold in the yoghurt and the cream. Pour into...

Choc-Caramel Balls

Choc-Caramel Balls 150g butter 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4 cup cream 1 x 150g packet macaroons, finely crushed 1/4 cup crushed nuts 2 tablespoons coconut 300g dark chocolate 15g Copha 60g milk chocolate, melted 1. Melt butter in a medium, heavy-based pan. Add sugar, stir over low...

Choc-Caramel Brownies

Choc-Caramel Brownies 175g butter, chopped 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 2/3 cups plain flour 1 x 200g Jersey caramels, chopped vanilla ice-cream to serve extra cocoa powder for dusting chocolate curls and extra Jersey caramels to decorate Grease a...

Choc-Caramel Cake

Choc-Caramel Cake 125g butter, chopped 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup cocoa powder 3 x 40g Giant Caramello Koala chocolates, roughly chopped 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4 cup self-raising flour 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Dark melted chocolate to decorate Fresh berries and mint leaves to serve 1....

Choc-Cherry Coconut Slice

Choc-Cherry Coconut Slice 2 1/2 cups desiccated coconut 400g red glace cherries, halved 395g can sweetened condensed milk 100g copha, melted red food colouring, to tint 375g bag dark choc melts 1. Grease a 19cm x 30cm lamington pan. Line base and sides with baking paper. 2. Combine coconut,...

Choc-Chip Cookie

Choc-Chip Cookie 125g unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup loosely packed Brown Sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 tsp bicarb powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup choc chips 1/4 cup crushed walnuts (optional) Grease baking tray, preheat oven to 180c....

Choc-Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Choc-Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies 125g butter, softened at room temperature 200g (1 cup) firmly packed brown sugar 1 egg, lightly whisked 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour, sifted 1 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate 1 cup extra crunchy peanut butter 1. Preheat the oven to...

Choc-Raspberry Friands

Choc-Raspberry Friands 185g butter, melted 1 cup hazelnut meal 6 egg-whites 1 1/2 cups icing-sugar mixture 1/2 cup plain flour 100g white chocolate, chopped 1 x 125g punnet raspberries extra raspberries for decorating extra icing-sugar mixture for dusting 1. Grease 12 mini rectangular loaf pans or 12 holes of...

Choc-Weet-Bix Slice

Choc-Weet-Bix Slice Ingredients: 3 Weet-Bix (crushed) 1 cup Coconut 1 cup SR flour 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1/4 Cup Cocoa 125g butter or marg tsp vanilla In a saucepan, combine Butter, Brown Sugar, Vanilla and Cocoa. Stir over medium heat until Butter has melted and Brown Sugar dissolved. Mix...

Chocolat Burfie

Chocolat Burfie (Chocolate and Milk Squares) Makes 20 1 x 400g (14oz) can condensed milk 75g (3oz) butter 110g (4oz) cocoa powder 4 Tablespoons mixed chopped nuts 1. Pour the condensed milk into a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the butter and cocoa. 2. Cook on a gentle heat, stirring constantly,...

Chocolate Almond Balls

Chocolate Almond Balls Makes about 24 125g cream cheese 1 tablespoon brandy 1 cup Nutella 350g Madeira cake, crumbled 1/2 cup ground almonds, toasted 180g dark chocolate 15g copha 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted and chopped 1. Beat cheese with brandy until smooth. Beat in Nutella. Mix in cake...

Chocolate Almond Brownies

Chocolate Almond Brownies Gluten and Lactose Free 2/3 cup non dairy margarine 1 cup firmly packed soft brown sugar 2/3 cup carob chocolate buttons 1/4 cup gluten free plain flour 1/3 cup carob powder 1/4 tsp gluten free baking powder 3 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup almond meal fresh fruit...

Chocolate and Banana Brownie

Chocolate and Banana Brownie 1/2 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 85g chocolate 2 very ripe bananas, mashed 4-6 Tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped toasted nuts # Grease cake tin # Heat the oven to 180 degrees...

Chocolate and Banana Pizza

Chocolate and Banana Pizza 120g pizza dough 1/2 large banana, sliced 4-5 chocolate truffles vanilla ice-cream and icing sugar, to serve 1. Roll out pizza dough onto an 8-inch round tray. 2. Scatter banana and chocolate evenly over the pizza dough. 3. Preheat oven to its highest temperature, cook...

Chocolate and Banana Pizza with Vanilla Ice-Cream

Chocolate and Banana Pizza with Vanilla Ice-Cream 200g Bitter Chocolate Buttons (Or Shavings) 60g Butter 100ml Cream 50g Dough (Recipe Below) 4 Ripe Not Brown Bananas 1/2 Lemon 150g Pure Icing Sugar 1L Vanilla Ice Cream 1. Melt chocolate over double boiler or in microwave and stir in butter...

Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

Chocolate and Beetroot Cake 180ml sunflower oil, plus more for greasing 190g self-raising flour 60g cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 250g caster sugar 250g beetroot, cooked 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract For the Icing: 250g icing sugar reserved beetroot juice pink food colouring, optional 25g white...

Chocolate and Cinnamon Flan

Chocolate and Cinnamon Flan Servings 4 215g (1 cup) caster sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) water 500ml (2 cups) milk 100g dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 eggs 1 x 395g can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Strawberries, washed, hulled, quartered, to serve 1....

Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies 110g/4oz unsalted butter, softened 110g/4oz golden caster sugar 110g/4oz light muscovado sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla essence 170g/6oz plain flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 150g/5oz white chocolate, cut into small chunks 85g/3oz dried sweetened cranberries 1. Preheat the oven to 190C....

Chocolate and Custard Torte

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate and Custard Torte 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 1 x 600ml ctn thickened cream 4 egg yolks 200g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 100ml thin cream 4 bought hot cross buns, thinly sliced vertically 2 Tbsp warm water 2...

Chocolate and Espresso Baby Cakes

Chocolate and Espresso Baby Cakes 8-10 croissants (stale) 200g dark chocolate, grated 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed 4 eggs pinch salt 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup cream 100ml strong espresso coffee (ready brewed) 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur 2 tablespoons caster sugar butter for greasing...

Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffles

Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffles 75g (1/2 cup) whole hazelnuts 1 x 400g pkt bought chocolate cake, icing removed, crumbled 60ml (1/4 cup) Frangelico liqueur 2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Spread the hazelnuts over a baking tray. Cook in oven for...

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...

Chocolate and Nut Fudge

Chocolate and Nut Fudge 85g brazil nuts or toasted hazelnuts 8 large marshmallows 225g dark chocolate, broken up 25g butter, cubed 85g cream cheese 3 tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 450g icing sugar Oil a square 20.5cm tin. Sprinkle half the nuts and marshmallows in the tin. Put...

Chocolate and Orange Martini

Chocolate and Orange Martini chunks of chocolate for rimming 1 oz vodka 1/2 oz white creme de cacao dash of Cointreau or Grand Mariner To Make The Chocolate Rim: Place chunks of chocolate into a heat-safe bowl. Place this bowl over a pot of water. Heat and simmer the...

Chocolate and Orange Pizza with Vanilla Mascarpone

Chocolate and Orange Pizza with Vanilla Mascarpone Pizza Dough Topping: 1/2 cup of milk chocolate buttons 1/2 cup of white chocolate buttons 1 orange 150g castor sugar 1 cinnamon quill 1 star anise 1 vanilla pod 100g mascarpone 100ml cream 1. Mix the mascarpone with the vanilla and cream...

Chocolate and Pecan Brownies

Chocolate and Pecan Brownies Makes 20 pieces 100g pecans, coarsely chopped 150g Nuttelex dairy-free margarine 150g Lindt Excellence 70 per cent cocoa dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 35g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder 80ml (1/3 cup) hot water 150g good-quality white chocolate, coarsely chopped 270g (1 1/3 cups, firmly packed) brown...

Chocolate and Port Fruitcake

Photo by Kelli Chocolate and Port Fruitcake 375g currants 375g raisins 340g pitted prunes 1 cup port 250g unsalted butter, chopped 1 Tbsp vanilla essence 1 cup dark brown sugar 4 eggs finely grated rind and juice of 1 orange 1/3 cup treacle 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2...

Chocolate and Raspberry Ricotta Cake

Chocolate and Raspberry Ricotta Cake 250gm Ricotta Cheese 2 cups Self Raising Flour 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder 1 cup Caster Sugar 100g butter, melted 1 cup hot water 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen) 1. Sift flour and cocoa into a bowl. 2.Add sugar, butter, water and ricotta and...

Chocolate and Raspberry Sponge Roll

Chocolate and Raspberry Sponge Roll Serves 6-8 4 eggs, separated 115g (1/2 cup) caster sugar, plus 1 tablespoon extra to dust 75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flour, sifted 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, sifted 3/4 cup pure cream, whipped to firm peaks 1 punnet raspberries, rinsed Icing sugar, to dust 1....

Chocolate and Walnut Fudge

Chocolate and Walnut Fudge Makes: 32 pieces 395g can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar 100g unsalted butter, cubed 2 Tablespoons glucose syrup 200g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped 1. Grease a 4.5cm-deep, 7.5cm x 25cm (base) cake pan. Line with baking paper,...

Chocolate Apple Cake

Chocolate Apple Cake 225g caster sugar 100g butter or soft margarine or oil (vegetable, sunflower or light olive) 300ml apple puree 2 level tsp bicarbonate of soda 15g cocoa powder or carob 225g plain flour 2 level tsp baking powder 1/2 level tsp ground nutmeg (optional) 1/2 level tsp...

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate Banana Bread 1 cup mashed banana * 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar 2 eggs, beaten lightly 1/4 cup (60ml) extra light olive oil 1/4 cup (60ml) milk 2/3 cup (100g) self-raising flour 2/3 cup (100g) wholemeal self-raising flour 3/4 cup (90g) coarsely chopped toasted walnuts 1/4 cup (45g)...

Chocolate Banana Shake

Chocolate Banana Shake Serves 4 Place 3 chopped bananas, 2 Tablespoons drinking chocolate, 2 cups milk, 1 egg and 1 Tablespoon malted milk powder into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and top with drinking chocolate. Garnish with banana slices on a skewer and serve with a...