Kale with Garlic Sauce

20160129_153926Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch of Kale
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tsp grated ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chilli (optional)

Method

  • Rinse and dry Kale, remove stems and thinly slice. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine the water, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar and chilli. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Fry the kale for about 3 minutes. Keep stirring until leaves are wilted. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan and set over a medium heat. Stirring constantly for about 3 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  • Pour over the kale and toss lightly to coat.

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Classic Toll House Cookies

Ingredients

  • 250g softened butter
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 375g pack of dark chocolate buds

Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 celsius.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Add eggs one at a time and stir them in.
  • Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into the mixture and stir through.
  • Add in dark chocolate buds and fold it all in.
  • Scoop out about 1 tablespoon in size and place on a tray lined with baking paper. Press ball down to flatten (optional).
  • Cook for 9 minutes then remove and allow to cool slightly before moving them to a cooling rack.
  • Stored in an airtight container, these cookies can last several days.

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Happy Australia Day Pancakes

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp White sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Assorted toppings;
    • Maple syrup, Honey, Jams etc.
    • Australia Day Special: Spread with Nutella and sprinkle with desiccated coconut.

Method

  • In a large bowl, Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the beaten egg, milk and oil. Mix well until smooth.
  • Heat a lightly oiled non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Pour your desired amount of batter onto your frying pan. Cook until bubbles appear on surface. Flip carefully and serve.

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The Best Pan Seared Lamb Cutlets

20160115_141619Ingredients

  • 16 Lamb Cutlets
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp sea salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • 3 Cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • I Diced Onion
  • 1 small Chilli Finely chopped

Method

  • Pound your Lamb with a meat mallet.
  • In a bowl combine Garlic, Onion, Lemon, Olive Oil, Rosemary, Salt and Pepper.
  • Give it a stir and add it to your lamb.
  • The lamb cutlets can marinate up to 1 day ahead, covered and refrigerated.
  • On a medium heat, Pan Fry the lamb for about 3 minutes on each side then set aside to rest for another 3 minutes.

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Christmas Cookies

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  • 140g Icing Sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 250g Butter
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 375g Flour

Icing Ingredients

  • 235g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Egg White
  • 3 Tsp Cold Water

Method

  • Mix together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla and the egg yolk, setting the egg white aside for the icing.
  • Cream together the mixture and add in the flour a little bit at a time until it forms a dough.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 190oC.
  • Spread flour on the worktop and roll out the dough with a rolling pin.
  • Using your christmas cookie cutters, cut out shapes and put them on a lined baking tray.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes until they are lightly golden brown.
  • Carefully slide them off the tray and onto a cooling rack.
  •  While your cookies are cooling down, mix the icing sugar with the egg white, and add a teaspoon at a time of cold water.
  • Spoon the mixture into a piping bag with a thin nozzle, and pipe onto the cooled cookies.

Special Spiced Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice
  • 500g mince beef / lamb
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • Salt, pepper, mixed spiced, pinch of nutmeg, cardamon
  • Blanched almonds   to garnish
  • Olive oil

Method

  • Cook the onion over a medium heat for 5 minutes then add the garlic and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the mince and cook until browned, breaking up any lumps with the back of the spoon then add all the spices and stir well for about 10 minutes
  • Wash and drain the rice
  • Place rice in a pot covered in water and mix about 2 tablespoon olive oil stir well.
  • Mix the rice with the meat
  • Add the stock to the mixture bring to boil then reduce the heat to as low as possible
  • Cook for – 25 minutes
  • Fry the almonds and stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve garnished with yogurt salad