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Chuck's Day Off

Caramel Balsamic Swirl Ice Cream

Chuck Hughes’ creamy caramel swirl ice cream drizzled with caramelized balsamic vinegar is an invigorating and sweet dessert that you’ll leave you wanting seconds. Easy, Moderate, Complex Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Inactive Prep time: 4 hours Yields: 6-8 servings Ingredients 4 cups 35 % cream (500 ml) 1 vanilla bean, cut […]

Décor

Love Shack

Love Shack is a six episode, half hour TV series following the journey of one of the favourite couples from the popular TV show, The Block, Dea and Darren Jolly, as they create their dream of a family farm on the Mornington Peninsula. Darren is a country boy, a professional home builder and ex AFL […]

Cooking with Nick Stellino

Cherry Almond Rice Pudding

Join Nick as he walks us through some of Nick’s Favourites. He prepares Veal Saltimbocca and much more. Serves 6 – 8 Ingredients 4 cups milk  1½ cups uncooked Arborio rice  Pinch of salt  3 egg yolks  ⅓ cup C&H® or Domino® sugar  2 teaspoons almond extract  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1 8-ounce can dark cherries, drained and cut […]

Alex's Day Off

Omelette with Fines Herbes

Total Time: 20 minPrep: 15 minCook: 5 minYield: 1 omeletLevel: Easy Ingredients 3 eggs, lightly beaten, room temperature 1 teaspoon tepid water 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Hot sauce, to taste Worcestershire sauce, to taste 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon washed, dried and chopped parsley leaves 1 small bunch chives, minced 1 tablespoon washed, dried […]

Fish the Dish

Deep Fried Prawn with Prawn Oil Tartar Sauce

If you want a chef to list his must haves in the kitchen, oil will be right there at the top. Chef Spencer Watts makes fish and shellfish dishes with intense flavor pops by using different kinds of oil. Serves: 2-3 as an Appetizer Difficulty: difficult Ingredients Fried Prawn: 1 lb (450 g) Large prawns, […]

Fearless in the Kitchen

Spiced Lentils with Raita

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 3 cups vegetable stock or water 1 heaping tsp. ground turmeric 1 tsp. brown sugar 1 cup red lentils, rinsed Coarse salt, to taste 2 tbsp. grapeseed oil ½ small onion, minced 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 Thai chile pepper, chopped, or to taste 5 green cardamom pods 1 tsp. cumin […]

At Home

Summer Tiramisu

Serves 10-12/ Vegetarian 150ml (5fl oz) water 200g (7oz) unbleached caster sugar 400g (14oz) mixed berries, fresh or frozen) 50ml (2fl oz) crème de cassis or crème de framboise 4 eggs, separated 250g tub mascarpone cheese 1 x 200g packet of boudoir biscuits (sponge biscuits) 50g (2oz) flaked or slivered almonds Make a syrup by […]

Cook Yourself Thin USA

Portabello Mushroom Benedict w/o Sauce

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 Portobello Mushrooms – gills removed 2 bags baby spinach 1 clove garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil Pinch nutmeg 1 tsp fresh lemon 1 tsp lemon zest ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper 4 eggs poached, 3-4 minutes Method Preheat oven 425 degrees Remove gills from mushroom – Place on […]