Cranberry and Coconut Shortbread

Ingredients 300g plain flour 250g chilled unsalted butter, chopped 100g caster sugar 150g dessicated coconut 150g dried unsweetened cranberries Method Preheat the oven to 180degrees and line a baking tray with wax paper. In a food processor add cranberries and blitz to chop small. Add the flour, butter, sugar and coconut. Pulse just until a…

Punjabi Vegetable Samosas

Ingredients Samosa pastry 1.5 cups plain flour 2 tablespoons veg oil 2 teaspoons cumin seeds Water Filling 3 tsps ghee or veg oil 1 tsp each of cumin and coriander seeds 1 small onion finely chopped 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger 2 teaspoons chopped green chillies, seeds removed 1 teaspoon each ground turmeric, ground cumin…

Donut Biscuits

Thanks to CupcakeJemma.com This is a fab recipe that’s a bit of fun, tasty and looks stunning. Ingredients 300g plain flour Pinch salt 100g caster sugar 250g cold unsalted butter, chopped Vanilla extract 1 tsp Nutella 200g icing sugar 1/2 egg white 4 to 5 tbsp water Pink food colouring paste Sprinkles Method In a…

Parmesan French Toast

Thanks to nigella.com French Toast is one of the easiest and tastiest things to eat. It is forgiving and can be used with pretty much any flavours that you like. This one is a real favorite, if you want a little more heat, add cayenne or chilli instead of the smoked paprika. Ingredients 6 slices…

Cheese Straws

In my house these are a winner every time. Double the recipe as they are going to go fast! Ingredients 1/2 cup softened butter 2 cups sharp cheese, grated (I often mix cheddar and parmesan) 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne or paprika Method Preheat the oven to 180° In…

Polenta Pizza with Cheese, Mushroom and Prosciutto

4 large flat mushrooms 1 tsp dried thyme Olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 100g proscuitto 260g polenta 500ml semi skim milk 500g water 20g butter, chopped 150g mozarella, roughly grated 60g parmesan, grated 60g feta, crumbled 200g chopped thick pancetta Method Preheat the oven to 200°C and line a baking tray with wax paper….

Dairy Free Chocolate and Raspberry Tart

Adapted from Babs Dunn from The Great Australian Bake Off Ingredients Pastry 350g plain flour 200g lard 100g icing sugar 50g pure cocoa powder 2 egg yolks 6 to 8 tablespoons cold water Zest 1 Orange 1 tsp table salt Method Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, icing sugar and salt in a processor. Add…

Cinnamon Buns

Dough 1 cup warm milk 1tablespoon dried instant yeast 2 tablespoons caster sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 large egg 3 cups plain flour plus extra Filling 1/2 cup salted butter softened 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon 1 cup brown sugar Icing 1 tablespoon milk or orange juice 2 cups icing sugar 2…

Strawberry Victoria Sponge Cake

Ingredients 230g self-raising flour, sifted 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 230g softened butter 230g caster sugar 4 eggs 300ml whipping cream 5 tablespoons strawberry jam 2 tablespoons icing sugar 250g strawberries, sliced Method Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two 20cm cake tins with wax paper. Cream together the butter and sugar until…

Hoki wrapped in Proscuitto

S Serves 4 4 Hoki ( or any thick white fish) 8 slices prosciutto 4 tablespoons smoked chipotle and tomato chutney (any choice of your fav chutney will be fine) Olive oil spray Method Preheat oven to 220°C Line a baking tray with foil or wax paper. Dry the fish with paper towel. Add a…