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Annabel Langbein

Braised Oxtails with Star Anise

Prep time: 10 minsCook time: 3 hoursServes: 6 Ingredients 18-22 pieces (2-2.4kg) oxtail or beef shin salt and ground black pepper 2 cups tomato juice 2 cups water 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar 1/3 cup soy sauce 4 whole star anise 4 dried chillies 2 thumb-sized pieces fresh ginger, thinly sliced […]


Tamari Almonds

Ingredients: 4 cups (950ml) almonds 1/3 cup (80ml) tamari 1/8 tsp (1ml) cayenne pepper Method: Preheat oven to 350oF (180oC). Put almonds on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in oven a few minutes to heat up. Pour tamari in a bowl and add cayenne pepper. Stir to combine. Add warmed almonds to bowl and toss […]


Metal-pipe Coat Rack

Creating projects from metal plumbing pipes is a fun and interesting way to go about DIY! Building a coat rack is easy and can be customised to suit your needs. Material List: Tools Material list PSR 18 Cordless Drill driver 3/4inch (20mm galvanised fittings) Wire brush for drill bend/elbow 90 deg female both sides – […]


Garlicky Bok Choy

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook: 8 minutes Total: 23 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 pound baby bok choy, split in half lengthwise 2 tablespoons roughly chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock, or canned, low-sodium chicken or […]

Fearless in the Kitchen

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Phyllo Bundles

Yield: 12 servings Ingredients ½ package phyllo dough 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter 1 roasted red pepper, peeled and seeded, chopped ½ cup crumbled feta cheese Pinch chile flakes, to taste Handful fresh dill, chopped Method Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. While working with phyllo, keep […]

Chef At Home

Cabernet Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 4 – 6 servings Ingredients 1 x 750 ml bottle Cabernet Sauvignon 1 cup 35% whipping cream 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons, 4 ounces or 1/2 cup) 6 large baking potatoes, or Yukon Gold, peeled and washed Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Method Pour the wine into a large […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Basic Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen large cookies Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar ½ cup fancy molasses 2 large eggs at room temperature 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground allspice ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda […]


Chocolate Melting Moments

I absolutely adore melting moment which are Australian little melt-in-the-mouth crumbly biscuits, sandwiched together and these are a chocolate version which are also divine and addictive. Makes 24 halves (12 when sandwiched together) Ingredients 125g (5ozs) butter, softened 50g (2ozs) icing sugar 50g (2ozs) corn-flour 25g (1oz) cocoa powder 100g (4ozs) plain flour about 2 […]