This was a really yummy pork curry that I found, it is up to you really how hot you make it, it can be a mild curry or a hot curry, you take your pick.
1 tsp olive oil
500g pork (diced)
1 large brown onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (this will still give it a bite, but if you like your curry hot then just add more)
100g snow peas, ends trimmed
1/4 fresh pineapple skin & core removed, cut into 2.5cm cubes
1 cup uncooked long grain rice, cooked to serve
What you need to do to put it all together
1. Heat the oil in a large heavy based saucepan over
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Yummy Gingerbread Recipe
Run run as fast as you can you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man. I think most would be able to run faster than our hand cut gingerbread men.
Here is what you will need
150grams butter, chopped
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tspn bicarbonate of soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tbspn ground ginger
1 tspn mixed spice
1/2 tspn baking powder
3 cups plain flour
Here what you need to put it all together.
1. Place butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan over a medium heat. Cook, stirring, for about 3 mins or until you think the sugar has dissolved. Bring it to the boil, then remove from
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A Delicious Dessert!
Ok you are going to have to trust me that this is really really yummy, and that it looks fantastic. I made it the other night when friends came over for dinner, but of course got chatting and the like and completely forgot to take any pictures, so you will just have to use your imagination a bit with what it looks like.
Imagine you are at a classy restaurant and you choose sticky date pudding of the menu, it arrives in this fantastic bowl bigger than any bowl you have ever seen, it has this lovely, moist piece of pudding in the middle of the plate, drizzled all
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Traditional Australian Christmas Dessert
This is a really yummy dessert, in Australia it is a traditional dessert for Christmas Day. I am not sure where the tradition comes from, I can’t seem to find anyone that knows. It just seems to be that way, and we have one every year. You can have it at other times of the year of course.
You will need
6 Egg whites
1 1/2 cups (300g) caster sugar
2 tsp white vinegar
1 tb cornflour
300ml thickened cream
Fruit to decorate - Banana, Mango, Kiwifruit, Passionfruit, Berries (fresh or frozen).
- Make sure the bowl you are using is well washed and free of grease.
- Refrigerate eggs before separating: the yolks will separate
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Great for your Christmas Table
I made this for our Christmas table last year and it looked fantastic, it was pretty good to eat afterwards too. In the hot weather you have to be a bit careful, by the end of lunch it was leaning over a bit, the icing that was holding the stars together slowly softened.
TIP : Can make the stars the day before but need to assemble about an hour before putting on the table.
3 1/3 cups (500g) plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
150g unsalted butter, softened
175g dark brown sugar
Icing - you can make your own or
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A Yummy Apple Cake
I know I shouldn’t really follow the weight loss post with such a yummy looking cake. But as I have said before, every thing in moderation, you can have a small piece, it does have apples in it, and we all know that they have great health benefits.
140g softened butter
200g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten
200g self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
450g Granny Smith Apples (Green), peeled, cored and thickly sliced
Icing sugar to dust
Putting it all together
1. Heat oven to 180℃/350℉ or 160℃/320℉ fan forced. Line your cake tin, a deep, 20cm round tin.
2. Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl and beat
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Easy Way to Line a Cake Tin
So you have picked up a recipe for a cake and it says to line your cake tin, you say what the?, how do I do that. Well ask no more as I am going to run you through it step by step. It is very handy and very easy to do, no more cake stuck to the tin for you!
It might seem a bit tricky, but once you have done it the first time, it is easy peasy. You won’t turn back as the cake won’t get stuck to the tin and you can take the cake out of the tin and let
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As I mentioned in a previous post, my Dad is a chef, well we spent the weekend with them last weekend, and The little man and his Grandad decided to do a spot of cooking, they made these pinwheel biscuits. The little man had a great time and I think Grandad might have had just as much fun.
4oz Butter or Margarine
4oz caster sugar
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 oz cocoa
Putting it all together
1. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. add the egg a little at a time, beating after each addition.
2. Stir in the flour and mix to a fairly firm dough.
3. Divide the mixture in half.
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Easy Brownie Recipe
Ok, I didn’t really do anything out of the ordinary the last couple of weeks cooking wise, so I have cheated and asked my Dad, who is a Chef/ Hospitality Teacher, to send me one of his recipes to post this week.
So here goes, I hope that you enjoy, sorry there are no pictures.
175 grams Butter
300 grams Light Brown sugar
175 grams plain chocolate, broken into pieces
100 grams toasted chopped nuts
3 Eggs, beaten
2 ripe bananas, mashed
100 grams self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
1-teaspoon baking powder.
Putting it all together
1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line a 18×28cm Swiss roll tin with baking paper or greaseproof paper.
2. Put the butter, sugar
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Meatloaf Makes a Comeback
I know that I normally do the recipe on a Friday but today was my brother-in-laws birthday, Happy Birthday.
He really loves meatloaf, so we invited them over to our house to celebrate his birthday this evening, and I made him a meatloaf.
Here is a great recipe that I have been using for a while now, so now you can give it a go.
1 brown onion, peeled
1 garlic clove, crushed, or you can use the already crushed garlic in a jar
130g rind less bacon, finely chopped
500 grams beef mince
380 grams pork mince
3 tablespoons tomato sauce/ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
80 grams tasty cheese, finely grated
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