Recipes

Undercover Chef Tip – Butter It Up

By luisa / September 12, 2022

Undercover Chef Tip – Butter it Up for Baking Nothing is worse than starting a recipe and realising you need softened butter in a hurry. So how do you make your butter soft without risk of melting it or needing a micro wave? Grating it finely allows it to melt quickly into your mixes or […]

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Chocolate Swiss Roll

By luisa / April 27, 2022

Chocolate Swiss Roll Prep Time: 10 mins     Cook Time:  15 minutes   Yield: 8 serves Ingredients 3 eggs ½ cup caster sugar ½ cup plain flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 tbsp boiling water Chocolate cream 300ml thickened cream 1 tbsp icing mixture 1 ½ tbsp. cocoa powder Method Grease and line large baking tray with […]

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Zucchini Brownies

By luisa / April 26, 2022

Zucchini Brownies Ingredients         2 cups zucchini, grated         1/2 cup melted and cooled coconut oil (or canola oil)         1/2 cup rice malt syrup         2 large eggs, at room temperature         1 teaspoon vanilla extract         1 3/4 cup plain flour         1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder         1/2 teaspoon salt         1 […]

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Top Ten Beginner Baking Tips

By luisa / July 5, 2021

Learning to bake can be a daunting task! My top ten tips are designed to give you some clarity of what you need to consider to ensure your first foray into baking is a success Read the recipe from start to finish – it can be tempting to skim a recipe and just plunge in […]

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Bar Snacks – Spiced Nuts

By luisa / September 25, 2020

Ingredients 1/4 tsp Coriander, ground 2 tsp Rosemary 1/4 cup Maple syrup 1/4 tsp All spice 1/2 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Cumin, ground 2 1/2 cups Nuts, Mixed 2 tbsp Butter Method Preheat oven to 180°C. If nuts are not already roasted, place on lined baking tray and spray with oil – bake for 5 minutes until golden. If already roasted, skip this […]

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Overnight Oats – Peanut Butter and Banana

By luisa / September 13, 2020

Overnight Oats – Peanut butter and Banana Ingredients ½ cup rolled old fashioned oats ½ cup milk of choice (cows, soy, nut milks) ¼ cup yoghurt of choice (dairy or non dairy) 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) Method Place all ingredients into a large glass container and mix until combined. Cover the glass container with a lid or plastic […]

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Bar Snacks – Cheesy Zucchini Chips

By luisa / September 11, 2020

Ingredients 1 medium zucchini 1 teasp garlic powder 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs 1 cup grated cheese blend – Parmesan and mozzarella Method Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a baking tray with baking paper Slice the zucchini into thin rounds In a medium shallow dish, whisk together the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper Process […]

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Italian Crostoli

By luisa / August 16, 2020

Ingredients 500g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cupicing sugar, plus extra for dusting 1 orange, rind grated  1 lemon, rind grated ¼ cupunsalted butter, softened 1 tbsp grappa (Italian brandy) 3 eggs vegetable oil for deep-frying Method Combine the flour, aking powder and vanilla Rub in the butter […]

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Triple Layer Berry Cheesecake

By luisa / August 16, 2020

Triple Layer Berry Cheesecake Ingredients 100g butter melted, plus extra for the tin 200g digestive biscuits 2 gelatine leaves 50g raspberries 50g caster sugar, plus 2 tbsp 350g strawberries 500g full-fat cream cheese 250ml double cream few drops red or pink food colouring 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste 50g white chocolate melted Method Butter and line the base and […]

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Moroccan Filo Rolls with Fattoush Salad – Dinner sorted

By luisa / August 16, 2020

Moroccan lamb filo with Fattoush Salad Prep Time:  30 minutes    Cook Time:  40 minutes    Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 brown onion finely chopped 500g lamb mince 3 garlic cloves crushed 1 carrot grated 6 dates chopped 1 tbsp Moroccan spice mix 200g baby spinach leaves 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup plain yoghurt 1/8 cup […]

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