Asparagus Quiche

Pastry 2 1/2 cups plain flour 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup (227g) butter, chilled and cubed 1/2 cup water Filling 6 eggs, whisked 200ml milk 4 bunches of Asparagus, chopped 2 medium red onions 3 cloves garlic, grated Olive oil 1 cup parmesan, grated 1 cup cheddar, grated 1 tsp paprika 1 bunch chives, chopped…

White Bread

Thanks to thebrowneyedbaker.com With the flooding here in Townsville, the shops have been empty and unable to get trucks in to restock so I thought a bread recipe that you can do at home is just the thing we need. Ingredients4.5 teaspoons dried yeast3/4 cup plus 2 2/3 cup warm water1/4 cup caster sugar3 tablespoons…

Muffins

Preheat oven to 205°C or 185°C Fan forced Ingredients2 cups self-raising flour1 cup milk1/4 cup vegetable/canola oil1 egg1/4 tsp salt3/4 cup sugar Or 2 cups plain flour3 tsp baking powder1 cup milk1/4 tsp salt1/4 cup vegetable/canola oil1 egg3/4 cup sugar That’s the base recipe, sift the flour, salt and sugar together (add the baking powder…

Florentine biscuits

There are so many recipes out there for these beautiful biscuits. I have used many and tried and failed lots of times before finding this one from Mary Berry. It is the only one I use and it hasn’t failed me yet. 👍 Ingredients100g butter100g golden syrup100g demerara sugar50g almond slithers50g Walnuts, chopped small100g candied…

Bechamel Spinach baked Eggs

Serves 3 Ingredients3 eggs, room temperature50g butter1/4 cup flour2 cups semi skimmed milk2 tsps grated garlic500g spinach1 tsp dijon mustard79g grated parmesan cheese2 tsps olive oil Bread to serve Method Preheat oven to 180°c. In a frying pan add the olive oil and then the garlic. Gently cook for 2 to 3 minutes taking care…

Lamb and Stout Pie

Adapted from a Foodnetwork.com recipe Ingredients1kg lamb mince1/2 cup carrots, chopped1/2 cup onions, chopped1/2 cup celery, chopped2 tbsps fresh rosemary, finely chopped2 tbsps fresh thyme, finely chopped2 cups stout3/4 cup breadcrumbs1 cup beef stockSalt and pepper1 egg, lightly whisked2 tbsps oil1 cup potatoes, skin on, chopped to small pieces and drained. Pastry2 1/2 cups plain…

Speedy Seafood Pie

This is a no fuss, simple dinner that is great when you are time poor and can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. Change it up using different fish and add Dill to the sauce instead of Parsley. Feeds 6 to 8. Ingredients 700g fresh marinara mix (seafood mix) 1.5kg potatoes…

Roasted Tomato Soup with Herbed Croutons and Chorizo.

T here are soup aficionados out there who gave a very complicated recipe for gaining the most amazing tasting tomato soup. This is my go to recipe and it has not changed in all the years I have been making it, so I am happy to share it knowing some may find it too simple.Try…

Rainbow Cake

Ingredients750g unsalted butter750g self raising flour750g caster sugar9 large eggs2 tsp vanilla extract9 tablespoons whole milk6 colour pastes1 tsp vanilla essence Buttercream You can make it yourself with butter, icing sugar and a little milk, or buy it ready made. Whichever suits you and the time you have. Method Preheat oven to 170 °C. Line…