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Parmesan Crisps with Avocado Salsa

These deliciously crispy parmesan crisps make a wonderful starter. Parmesan is the only cheese that can be baked and combined with creamy avocado makes a festive surprise. PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutesCOOKING TIME: 8 minutes each tray CHEF’S TIP: More adventurous cooks may choose to shape the parmesan rounds into miniature cups to fill with the […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Duck Breasts with Citrus Port Cherry Sauce

PREP TIME: 10 COOK TIME: 25 SERVES: 4 servings Ingredients 4 boneless duck breasts Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large or 2 small shallots, minced 1/4 cup ruby port wine 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, plus 1 teaspoon orange zest 1/2 cup pitted frozen black cherries, thawed and roughly chopped Directions […]


Kids Party Food – Lemon Cup Cakes

Ingredients • 125g soft butter• 1tsp vanilla essence• 3/4cup castor sugar• 2 eggs• 1-1/2cups soft flour selfraising• 1/2cup milk• 1cup icing sugar• 2 tbsp Yogurt• 1 lemon• yellow colouring Method Pre heat oven 180C – cream the butter, sugar, vanilla essence and add eggs one at a time.Sift in the flour alternately with the milk. […]


Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup

Total Time: 15 minPrep: 10 minCook: 5 minYield: makes about 15 pancakes Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 heaping teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch salt 1 1/3 cups whole milk 2 eggs 10 slices bacon or approximately 4 ounces wafer-thin-cut pancetta 1 to 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, for […]

Cook Yourself Thin

Turkish delight chocolate brownies

Makes 16 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 40 minutes Ingredients 400g sweet potato, baked in their skins until soft, then cooled 3 free range eggs 140g light muscavado sugar 60g dark muscavado sugar A pinch of salt 150g dark chocolate 70 per cent, melted and cooled 100g ground almonds 2 tsp chickpea flour 70g […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Seared Tuna Nicoice

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients For the Salad: 1 pound of baby potatoes, halved a handful of fresh green beans, cut into 2 or 3 pieces each 1 pint of cherry tomatoes For the Dressing: ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil 1 cup of pitted black olives, Kalamata style is best the zest and juice of […]


Lemon Tart

This recipe was given to me by a friend, Kathleen Forrest, and I adore it because it’s really light and creamy, and not quite as heavy and intense as many other lemon tarts, yet it is still wonderfully fresh and zesty. Serves 4-6 Ingredients Pastry 175g (7ozs) flour 100g (4ozs) butter (from the fridge) 25g […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Dulce de Leche / Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes Makes 18 cupcakes Dulce de Leche*: Ingredients 1 300 mL tin sweetened condensed milk 1 cup whipping cream 3 Tbsp brown sugar Cupcakes: 18 flat-bottom ice cream cones ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature 1 cup packed light brown sugar 3 large eggs at room temperature 1 […]