Craving for a delicious beef stir fry? Give this popular Chinese favourite a go. It’s sweet, spiced, and perfect over steamed rice.Continue reading “Beef Stir Fry Recipe”
Now’s the time to dust off your bread maker and make these delicious American cinnamon rolls. These cinnamon rolls are as quick and easy as cinnamon rolls go. Enjoy them freshly baked with cream cheese icing running off the sides – yum!
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This Asian chicken stir-fry recipe is simple and healthy, but definitely not lacking in the taste department. Marinated chicken strips are stir-fried with red and green capsicums, which add colour and sweetness to the dish.
The instructions are easy to follow; even those with minimal cooking experience can make this! This Asian chicken stir-fry is best served over fried rice.
Tip: For a tastier chicken, marinate the chicken overnight.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re pretty sure a lot of you out there are clicking through websites in a panic, searching for ideas on what best to give your loved ones. We’ve rounded up 14 of the best food gift ideas to help you out. These are incredibly easy to make, need only minimal ingredients and most of all, are cute, creative ways to let people know how you feel about them.
Simply click on each photo or follow the links to go directly to the recipe you want and voilà! Bonne Saint-Valentin!
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This isn’t a gourmet recipe for pinto beans, but if you’re looking for a good, old-fashioned recipe then you’ve come to the right place. This slow cooker pinto beans recipe is tasty, saucy and easy to make. Plus, the slow cooker doesn’t exude much heat, so your kitchen is sure to remain cool this summer.
Beans are cooked with ham, but you can also opt for steak o’ lean or a package of bacon. Serve it with cornbread, garlic bread or summer vegetables for a full meal.
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The beauty of a stir-fry dish is that there are no hard-and-fast rules about what particular vegetables to use. Grab the vegetables you have in stock or make use of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Complement it with the right sauce, and voila, a quick, healthy dinner!
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A dozen or so of these refreshing treats is sure to liven up any get-together. These chocolate peppermint bites look amazing and only require four ingredients to make.
Tip: Keep the peppermint mixture lightly covered with a damp paper towel while making the balls to prevent it from drying out.
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Any Berry Jam
The Any Berry Jam Recipe is perfect for those times when you find yourself with an overload of excess berries and not enough time or people to consume them! Instead of letting all this delicious fruit go to waste, preserve them in a delicious jam recipe that tastes great with cheeses, on bread and even in cakes. Home made jam preserves make fantastic gifts too – thoughtful and delicious!
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Of all the delectable cake choices available, there is none more Australian than the Lamington! So bake up a storm this Australia Day (or any day) and indulge yourself in this delicious treat, one that has long since become a staple of Australian fetes, fundraisers and barbecues!
PREP TIME: 45 Minutes
COOK TIME: 18 Minutes
- 3 tablespoons self-raising flour
- 1/4 cup plain flour
- 2 tablespoons cornflour
- 3 eggs
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 3 teaspoons boiling water
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1 3/4 cups desiccated coconut
- Pre-heat the oven to 160°C.
- Lightly grease a deep 32cm by 18cm lamington pan with melted butter and line the base and sides of the pan with non-stick baking paper. Make sure to leave a 5cm overhang to make removing the sponge easier.
- Sift the two flours and cornflour together.
- Repeat the sifting process five times to aerate the flour thoroughly.
- Whisk eggs and salt in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer until pale and thick.
- Bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until no residue is left from the fork test. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan.
- Cover with foil and stand overnight.
- Remove the sponge from the pan and trim the edges.
- Then cut the sponge into 5cm squares.
- To make the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a medium heatproof bowl.
- Stir in the boiling water and mix well to combine.
- Place the coconut in a medium bowl.
- Using two forks, dip the sponge squares into the warm icing and then roll in the coconut.
- Keep an eye on the icing, if it begins to thicken place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until it goes back to the desired consistency.
- Place the lamingtons on a wire rack lined with non-stick baking paper for one hour to set.
- Classic Australia Day Lamingtons!
- Though it’s not imperative to leave the sponge to set overnight, if you have the time it’s preferable as it will allow the sponge cake to be firmer and easier to handle when coating.
Why order out for a pizza when you can make it from scratch in the comfort of your own home? Not only is this the healthier option, you’ll be able to customize your pizza to your own taste plus pizza-making can turn out to be a really fun, enjoyable way to bond with friends and family members.
Indulge yourself in this recipe for a three-cheese pizza that’s sure to melt in your mouth. It’s perfect for vegetarians and cheese-lovers alike, best eaten hot off the oven!
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