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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Aside from being a healthier alternative to basic pizza dough, wholemeal pizza dough also comes with an exceptional nutty texture – another way to enjoy great pizza.
This wholemeal pizza dough recipe is delicious and crispy and can be made with dried mixed herbs. This recipe goes well with chargrilled vegetables or simply your own combination of toppings.
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You’ll miss out on half the fun of making homemade pizza if you’re going to experiment with different toppings but not tweak the dough’s basic recipe. Try this garlic and parmesan pizza dough for your next pizza night and see for yourself that the goodness of pizza starts from the base.
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Delicious and fancy desserts need not be complicated. Serve this easy dessert recipe after dinner or for special occasions.
This sponge pudding can be whipped up in less than 15 minutes and is light and tasty, with a delectable jam or golden syrup at the bottom.
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If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you know how difficult it is to find and enjoy a decent slice of pizza. A common complaint is that store-bought gluten-free pizza dough is often dried out and way more expensive than it should be, and though there are various gluten-free recipes available, it’s also equally difficult to find one that hits the right spot.
Well, this pizza dough recipe solves that problem. Crunchy and chewy, you’d be hardpressed to believe that this recipe is gluten-free. It is as good as, if not better than, regular dough that uses regular flour.
Try this gluten-free pizza dough recipe for your weekly fill of this favourite Italian dish.
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Healthy, home made grain bread…. Be patient with the proving, it may take up to 1½ hours. A very important step that ensures a good, moist, fine textured end result Continue reading “Soy Barley and Linseed Bread”