Thursday, 12 July 2007

Date Loaf

Date Loaf

Place in a bowl:-

4 crushed weet bix
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon bi carb soda
3 tablespoons melted butter or marg
1 cup chopped dates or prunes
(Walnuts can be added if desired)

Pour over this mix 1 cup of boiling water and allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Then add 1 – 2 beaten eggs. Mix well then add 1 cup of SR flour and mix well.

Bake in a loaf tin in a moderate oven for 40 – 50 minutes.
Great served with butter or lemon icing or just on it’s own.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007


... cause I am still deciding

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

its called "'LING" or "the dish"
for two people-
  • half a packet of thin spaghetti- the one thinner than what u would you use for spag bol
  • half a bunch of garlic
  • 12 birds eyes chillis
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 150grams thinely sliced proscuitto
  • 1/3 blocked shaved parmesean cheese
  • 2 large handfuls of rocket
  • optional extras- sprinkles of roasted pine nuts, adding flat leaf parsley and sprion onions and coriander to oil mix
    so you finely dice garlic and chillis, then soften in oil with pepper
    seperate meat by tearing into two piles, shave parmeasean.... cook pasta, seperate rocket into two bowls

    on top of rocket place pasta... then fork out the soften chillis and garlic, then add the meat and cheese then pour the hot oil over the lot.... add roasted pinenuts to the top...
    o yarm, now i have to have it NOW NOW NOW

Monday, 9 July 2007

Chili con Carne

  • 1 tblspn oil
  • 1.5kg lean chuck steak, cut into 2cm cubes (I just get the diced steak already done)
  • 1.5 tspn chilli powder
  • 2 tspns minced garlic (from a jar, is what I use)
  • 1.5 cups/375ml beef stock
  • 2 tblspns tomato paste
  • .5 cup/180 ml red wine
  • 400g can Mexican chilli beans
  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Cook the meat in batches over a medium-high heat until well browned on all sides and drain on paper towels.
  2. Place meat and everything else (don't drain the beans) in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  3. When its ready, whack it in some bowls, top it with a dollop of sour cream and serve with potato wedges or corn chips.

    IT'S TO DIE FOR!!!

sent by Dearne, NSW

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Chocolate Chip Biscuits

Chocolate Chip Biscuits

  • 125g butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¾ cup SR Flour
  • 1 packet dark choc chips

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in egg.
  3. Add flour and mix well and then add in choc bits.
  4. Roll into balls and then flatten on greased trays. Makes around 30 (unless you accidentally consume part of the dough as I often do).
  5. Cook at 150 C until golden.
  6. Try using M&M’s (plain or peanut) as an alternative, or even sultanas (did I just mention fruit????? Chocolate all the way or you’re insane!).
  7. You can even add some cocoa powder to the dough to make them extra chocolatey if you wish!

Sent by Mel , they sound Devilishly Wicked ... Apple Isle !

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Chocolate Caramel Squares

Chocolate Caramel Squares



  • 5 oz Butter
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 60g ground rice

  • 3 oz butter
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 150m condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup

  • 125g plain chocolate
  • 3 tbsp milk


  1. Preheat oven to 180ยบ
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add the flour and rice and stir until the mixture binds together.
  3. Kneed until smooth.Roll out into a square and press evenly into a shallow 20cm square tin, prick well.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes and then cool in the tin

  5. Place the filling ingredients in a pan and heat gently, stirring until dissolved
  6. Bring slowly to the boil then cook, stirring, for 5 minutes until golden
  7. Spread over the biscuit mixture and leave to set

  8. Please the chocolate and the milk in a small pan and heat gently until melted. Spread over the biscuits and leave to set
  9. Cut into squares to serve

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    Tuesday, 3 July 2007

    Spinach pasta

    Spinach Pasta
    Pasta of your choice
    • 1 packet of frozen spinach
    • 200 grams of diced bacon
    • small bottle of cream
    • 1 cup grated cheese
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • small onion
    • 1 tblspoon olive oil
    1. Dice onion & garlic. Fry in olive oil in frying pan.
    2. Add bacon. Fry a little.
    3. Add spinach. Mix thoroughly with other ingredients. Fry until spinach is almost cooked.
    4. Turn heat down low & add cream. Heat thru until garlic flavour fills cream.
    5. Add grated cheese until mixture is thickened & cheese has melted through.
    6. Add to cooked pasta or spoon on top.
    7. Sprinkle with grated cheese or parmesan cheese. Can add salt to taste.

    sent by Zoe , Q