Donna Hay: Basics to Brilliance – KIDS

Time Schedule

Tue 18:00 | Wed 23:00 | Thu 10:00 | Fri 14:00 | Sat 7:30 | Sun 14:00

Overview

In this 8-part series, food stylist, Donna Hay, will show viewers how to create exciting, tasty and creative variations from simple basic recipes that every home cook should learn and know.

“Once you’ve mastered a repertoire of simple recipes, and you learn how to make tweaks here and there, the possibilities are endless” Donna Hay

**Please note: Not all recipes from this show are available to us

08 – 14 Oct: Episode 1

Donna Hay is joined by her little helpers, Jimmy and Sarah, They make gooey caramel without the processed sugar and a chewy, crunchy choc peanut slice.

Episode 2
In front of their beachside shack, Lucy, Jada and Milla help Donna make classic milk-bar favourites at home for a wholesome, energising feast.

Episode 3
What sleepover is complete without pizza for dinner? Donna and Miel, Juno, Ayla and Salina get busy making their own.

Episode 4
Donna and her two helpers make bowls of pesto pasta with a twist – lots of broccoli and fresh herbs are the key ingredients, with punchy lemon and parmesan for flavour.

Episode 5
Donna and the girls, in their kitchen amidst the citrus trees, get busy making a lemony coconut and yoghurt cake.

Episode 6
After gathering cauliflower from the vegie patch, Donna and her helpers make everyone’s favourite – mac and cheese – with a healthy twist.

Episode 7
First things first, it’s time to make everyone’s favourite part of a Sunday lunch – dessert! Freya and Jayla help Donna make the pastry for their summer fruit tart.

Episode 8
What’s a bake sale without cupcakes? They’re everyone’s favourite, so Donna, Gracie and Natasha make a batch each, with various flavours of icing.

 

 

PREVIOUS SEASON EPISODES

 

EPISODE 1

In our first episode, Donna shares her secrets to making the perfect pork belly with the ultimate crackling, together with the lightest crispiest tempura batter and her best-ever recipe for the most amazing chocolate chip cookies.

Taking these must-have basic recipes, Donna shows us how to create clever variations of each, transforming them in enticing new ways that will inspire anyone to go from basics to brilliance.

We also journey behind the scenes of Donna’s busy schedule to discover how she balances her work and life, while still making time for her much loved early morning fitness regime, set against the stunning backdrop of famous Bondi Beach.

 

EPISODE 2

In this episode, Donna shows us how to perfect an irresistible slow-cooked beef brisket, along with a versatile Asian chilli jam and a delicious light and fluffy meringue.

Taking these must-have basic recipes, Donna shows us how to create clever variations of each, transforming them in enticing new ways that will inspire anyone to go from basics to brilliance.

During this episode we also discover some of the ways Donna takes time out for herself, including paddleboarding at sunset on the still waters of Watson’s Bay and spending time with her adorable goddaughter, Harriette, as the two of them have fun getting messy together in the kitchen.

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EPISODE 3

In this episode, Donna surprises us with a super tasty and versatile mince mixture, we learn how to make perfect pillows of ricotta gnocchi and discover the secret for the ultimate and indulgent classic chocolate brownie.

Taking these must-have basic recipes, Donna shows us how to create clever variations of each, transforming them in enticing new ways that will inspire anyone to go from basics to brilliance.

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EPISODE 4

In this episode, Donna teaches us her tricks for the tastiest fried chicken you’ll ever eat, along with prawn dumplings so delicate and flavourful they’ll have your mouth watering, and a delicious recipe for vanilla-roasted summer fruits perfect for any occasion.

Taking these must-have basic recipes, Donna shows us how to create clever variations of each, transforming them in enticing new ways that will inspire anyone to go from basics to brilliance.

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EPISODE 5

In this episode, Donna reveals how to make a deliciously juicy rump steak, along with a flavoursome Thai green curry paste that really packs a punch, and the most perfectly light sponge cake that’s sure to win you over.

Taking these must-have basic recipes, Donna shows us how to create clever variations of each, transforming them in enticing new ways that will inspire anyone to go from basics to brilliance.

EPISODE 6

In this episode, Donna demonstrates just how easy it is to make perfectly sticky and saucy pork ribs, together with a tantalizing Asian-style poached chicken, and the recipe for the ultimate chocolate fudge cake.

Taking these must-have basic recipes, Donna shows us how to create clever variations of each, transforming them in enticing new ways that will inspire anyone to go from basics to brilliance.

EPISODE 7

In this episode, Donna divulges her secrets for the ultimate crowd-pleaser; the simple way to make delicious butterflied chicken. We learn the perfect combination for a salt and pepper spice mix, and the recipe for everyone’s favourite – a smooth and silky caramel.

Taking these must-have basic recipes, Donna shows us how to create clever variations of each, transforming them in enticing new ways that will inspire anyone to go from basics to brilliance.

EPISODE 8

In our final episode, Donna teaches us her recipe for a delicious slow-roasted lamb shoulder, along with the easiest spelt dough you’ll ever make, and a velvety smooth dark chocolate ganache so decadent you’ll be unable to resist.

Taking these must-have basic recipes, Donna shows us how to create clever variations of each, transforming them in enticing new ways that will inspire anyone to go from basics to brilliance.