Category Archives: Home Made

Tsoureki – Greek Easter Bread


This plaited bread is traditionally served with red Easter eggs that have been dyed to represent the blood of Christ, or red rosebuds. Is is also traditionally prepared with an essence drawn from the seeds of Mediterranean wild cherries, called mahlepi. Ingredients 500 gm plain flour / strong bread flour 21 gm dried yeast 125 ml […]

Salmon and Kimchi Tacos


Recipe by Jill Dupleix Ingredients 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tsp sugar 100g cucumber, finely sliced 1 tbsp olive oil 2 x 200g salmon fillets 100g prepared kimchi 8 crisp Mexican taco shells 100g wild rocket leaves 2 tbsp coriander sprigs Japanese togarashi or sesame seeds To Do Combine the vinegar and sugar, add the […]

Coconut, Banana & Choc Chip Tea Cake

Coconut Morning Tea Cake Recipe

Ingredients 2 ripe bananas 2 large eggs (lightly beaten) 2 cups dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 10 tablespoons coconut oil (needs to be slightly warmed to liquify) 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (plus more for sprinkling) 1/2cup dark chocolate chips 2 handfuls shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened) Method Heat oven […]

Classic Potato Salad Recipe

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Classic potato salad ideal for weekend barbecues, spring garden parties, or a family dinner. Ingredients 1kg evenly sized waxy potatoes, scraped clean 4 tsp white wine vinegar 1 tbsp French seeded mustard 2 tbsp sunflower or light olive oil 1 bunch of spring onions (about 8), trimmed 90g pickled cucumbers, gherkins or cornichons 3 hard-boiled […]

Blueberry Bread and Butter Pudding

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There are so many complicated bread and butter recipes, but sometimes keeping it simple is best and this recipe is evidence of that! From Smitten Kitten, I am loving this winter warmer which will delight everyone in the family. Ingredients 450g of sliced white bread or brioche 45g unsalted butter, softened or melted, plus a smidge […]

Cinnamon Swirls


No need for a trip to the patisserie when craving something sweet. For this simple recipe I always use Careme butter puff pastry, which once you have tried, you’ll never use anything else.   Ingredients Plain flour, for dusting 1 pack Careme butter puff pastry 75g unsalted butter, softened 75g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling […]

Roast Chicken and Potatoes with Baguette, Artichokes, Sage and Lemon

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I make this one dish chicken recipe all the time – it’s crucial to source a really good crusty baguette and of course buy the best free range chicken you can find. In this recipe, inspired by Four in Hand chef Colin Fassnidge’s chicken bread, the chicken’s juices run into the baguette as it cooks, giving […]

Macadamia and Vegemite Scrolls

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We love this gourmet take on the classic Vegemite Scroll. This recipe from Australia Macadamias is sure to be a winner at your next picnic or children’s school lunchbox. Ingredients 500g plain bread flour plus ¼ cup for kneading and rolling 1 sachet dried yeast 1 teaspoon fine salt 325ml warm water 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

Australia Day Menu

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Celebrate Australia Day with these classic Aussie recipes with a difference. This menu covers all the favourites: sausage rolls, pavlova, and lamingtons. Triple Chocolate Lamingtons 100 gm dark chocolate (56% cocoa solids), coarsely chopped 60 gm butter, coarsely chopped 8 eggs, at room temperature 300 gm caster sugar 180 gm plain flour 60 gm Dutch-process […]

Gingerbread Stuffing Recipe


Gingerbread Stuffing Recipe 500 grams onions (3 medium onions) 2 eating apples (approx. 325g / 11oz, peeled and cored) 4gm butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 750gm streaky bacon zest of 2 clementines or 1 orange 450 grams good shop-bought gingerbread loaves (such as mcvitie’s jamaica) loosely crumbled 2 large eggs (beaten) approx. ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper   Method Using a food processor or by hand, finely chop the onions and apples. Put the butter and […]