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Recipes

Flower pot Christmas cake recipe

Next time you bake a Christmas cake for a friend, try baking one in a terracotta flower pot. Once the cake is devoured, they can reuse the pot to plant up their favourite plant.   Ingredients 1.5kg mixed fruit 1/2 cup of your favourite sherry/brandy/rum 2 tbsp apricot jam 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 5 eggs 250g butter, melted …

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Vegetable couscous salad

  Quick, healthy vegan salad to grill up in minutes.  Ingredients 1 cup couscous grilled vegetables of your choice such as squash or zucchini cherry tomatoes coriander shallots lemon, wedges Prepare           Grill vegetables and tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil. Prepare couscous as per directions on the packet. Combine couscous and vegetables together in …

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Canadian Blueberry Cake

  INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cup plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup castor sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 4 eggs 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup blueberries ICING 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted 1 tablespoon lemon juice   Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Line loaf tin. Combine flour, …

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Pork belly with Davidson’s plum sauce

The mix of tangy and sweetness of this Davidson’s plum sauce will add an authentic Australian spark to your dessert or succulent meat dishes.   Ingredients Cooked squares of pork belly. Plum Sauce 500g Davidson’s plums, washed and diced 2 cups brown sugar 1 cinnamon stick ¾ cup water ½ tbsp unsalted butter Pinch of salt ¾ cup light red …

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Fig salad with walnuts and fetta

Lettuce leaves, mixed varieties 3 or 4 figs (quartered) Walnuts, handful Persian fetta Olive oil Balsamic Vinegar Shaved prosciutto (optional)   In a decorative bowl, loosely place mixed lettuce leaves of your choice at the base. Sprinkle over the top of the lettuce quartered fig wedges, chopped walnuts and fetta. Drizzle generously with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. For an …

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Bean & Fetta Salad

  2 cloves garlic, chopped finely 500g fresh green beans 1/4 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped Greek Fetta, crumbled Dukkah Extra-virgin olive oil Heat frying pan and lightly fry to soften garlic. Add green beans into the pan and stir constantly to heat and cook slightly. Place green beans on a serving plate, sprinkle with fetta, walnuts and dukkah. Drizzle …

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Mexican quinoa salad with lime chilli dressing

This quick and easy Mexican salad made ahead will turn your next meal into a fiesta.   Ingredients           1 1/2 cups of quinoa 2 1/4 cups water 1 green capsicum 1 cup black beans Punnet cherry tomatoes 1 cup corn kernels 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup coriander Chilli lime dressing 1/3 cup …

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Tomato Galette recipe

Ingredients 2 cups plain flour 2 tsp. salt 120g chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 700g tomatoes, sliced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 cup firm cheese (cheddar, or Gouda), finely grated 1 large egg, beaten Sea salt & ground black pepper Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tbsp. finely chopped chives   Method Pulse flour and 1¼ …

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Brazilian Passionfruit Syrup Cake

A simple sponge cake oozing with the sweet tanginess of passionfruit.   Ingredients 4 eggs, separated 330g (1½ cups) caster sugar 100g unsalted butter, softened 300g (2 cups) plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 250ml passionfruit pulp (about 12 passionfruit)   Passionfruit syrup 60ml passionfruit pulp  (about 3 passionfruit) 220g (1 cup) caster sugar   Prepare Preheat oven to 180°C. …

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Chicken & Vegetable Soup recipe

Warm the cockles of your soul with this tasty and wholesome chicken and vegetable soup.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 large carrot, peeled, diced 2 sticks celery, diced 2 small zucchini, diced 1 1/4 cups dry soup mix, rinsed 8 cups chicken stock 1kg skinless chicken thigh Dill …

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