Posts Tagged ‘ quick ’

Pear and frangipane tart

December 2, 2011
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Pear and frangipane tart

Who doesn’t love a good tart? Having done a couple of other tarts before and conquered my constant bickering with pastry, I was pretty comfortable with tarts now and wanted to try a few different ones. I’ve done lemon, chocolate, snickers, you know, all the important food groups, but had never tried a frangipane tart and after a purchase of some pears that were basically just for show in our fruit bowl, I knew just what to do with them. I wasn’t actually paying attention to the recipe when I made this and baked the tart first. You are meant to bake it all together. In hindsight, this wasn’t such a bad this as my biggest fear is undercooked pastry and it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. Pear and frangipane tart Adapted from Delicious UK Ingredients Shortcrust pastry 225g plain flour, plus extra for...

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Zucchini Slice

May 2, 2011
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Zucchini Slice

There are a few things I miss from my childhood – not having to go to work, eating what I want and it not going to my hips, bubble-o-bills, trips to the Gong with the fam, not having to work (did I mention that?) and my mums zucchini slice. It wasn’t a grand meal but it was pretty awesome and reminds me of her. It has been passed down from my grandmother so who knows where it came from originally?? Recently I got mum to email me over the recipe and on our trip to the markets, dad and I went halves in a big box of zucchini so I decided to give it a go but of course I had to tweak it slightly to make it my own. The original recipe is actually really easy – literally mix all ingredients together and place in prepared dish. I...

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Prosciutto wrapped figs with blue cheese

April 28, 2011
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Prosciutto wrapped figs with blue cheese

It is with slight shame and embarrassment that I confess to never having cooked with fresh figs before. Iv never even bought them! I have made a biscotti recipe for my grandfather (who is diabetic) and included dried figs, but never fresh. So when I walked past a fruit stand on George Street I knew this was my time. They sat on the bench for a couple of days while I pondered over how to use them and had actually thought of using them on a pizza but once I mentioned pizza, Stud immediately asked for a Mexicana or something similar so I knew my dainty figs had no chance. I decided to do an Entrée of sorts before the pizza and stuff them with blue cheese then wrap them with prosciutto. This couldn’t be easier to do! Ingredients 4 figs Blue cheese 8 slices of very thin prosciutto...

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Chicken Wonton and Spicy Noodle Soup

April 11, 2011
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Chicken Wonton and Spicy Noodle Soup

Back when I was in high school, my dad did a Chinese cooking course. He was always so excited to come home and show off his skills, but they were wasted on mum and I. We didn’t like chilli, ginger, mushrooms, tofu…..well the list went on really. Fast forward 10 years (wow that makes me feel old!) and I can’t get enough of food, cooking and learning about both. I wish I had had gone to those classed with dad but I guess back then I would have failed to appreciate it. Im still on the lookout for a class we can go to together that’s in the area (St George or Canterbury) so if anyone out there has any suggestions, please let me know. Flicking through my magazines whilst completing my quarterly recipe cull, I came across a recipe for Chicken Wonton and Spicy Noodle Soup and decided...

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Jamie Oliver – 30 Minute Meals

April 7, 2011
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Jamie Oliver – 30 Minute Meals

I’ve been having slight blog withdrawals this past month. With work getting more hectic by the day and trying to plan a wedding, things have been super busy! By the time I get home from work or have had a day of details on the weekend, who has the time to whip up a gourmet meal for the family (mum and dad were over for dinner)? Well thanks to the in-laws and Jamie Oliver, I do  lol! Flicking through my Christmas present from Stud’s parents once again, I was pretty impressed with all the recipes and decided to make Tray-baked Chicken with Squashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach. Would it really take 30 minutes or does it only take 30 minutes for a chef Mr Oliver? We’re about to find out! The recipe itself was actually really easy to follow and although there are two side dishes, it explained in...

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