Category: Recipes

Recipe: Saffron & Orange Syrup Cake

This is a quick and easy approach to a syrup cake using our very own Essential Ingredient Saffron Syrup. The earthy flavour of saffron enhances the zingy citrus in this incredibly moist cake that will have them asking for seconds...or thirds. Ingredients: 125g butter, softened 1 cup caster sugar 4 eggs Zest of 1 Orange 2 cups desiccated cocon...

Recipe: Cheese Fondue

It's time to forget the fondue of the 70s and 80s and reacquaint yourself with the traditions of this delicious dish. Discover Nick Haddow's interpretation of this classic Swiss recipe below. If you are without a fondue set you can use a slow cooker instead. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 garlic clove 375ml dry white wine 1 tsp lemon juice 400g grat...

Recipe: Peach and Cardamom Crisp

"Make the most of the end of the stone fruit season with this quick and easy recipe. Also try using figs, apricots, plums, or a combination of fruits – the result will be just as delicious. We love the crisp filo pastry as a base, but if you’re after something a little more decadent, use puff pastry." - Kate Hemphill Ingredients: 4 sheets fil...

Recipe: Spicy Seafood Laksa

This version of the famous creamy seafood and noodle dish is less piquant than that from Penang. Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 kg small prawns 850 gm other seafood 6 cups water 6 cups chicken stock 3 tbsp vegetable oil 350 gm packet rice vermicelli 4 cups thin coconut milk 2 cups thick coconut milk 1 cup fish cakes, sliced (optional) 1 cup fis...

Recipe: Yoghurt Baked Fish and Walnut Crumble

“This is one of my go-to celebratory dishes to make for friends and family during summer, a fish dish that is in high demand. “The tangy marinade bathes the fish in a rich lustrous coating, giving maximum moisture during its cooking, resulting in flavours that are as luscious and seductive as they are light and aromatic." -Christine Manfield ...

Snapper Ceviche with Mini Corn Tortillas

Thought to be Peruvian in origin but common throughout Latin America, ceviche is raw fish that is ‘cooked’ by the acidity of citrus. Ceviche is best served with something sweet to balance the citrus and here we have used sweet potato, but you could just as easily incorporate avocado or mango into the recipe. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 small sw...

Chocolate & Hazelnut Chia Pudding

Are you a Nutella Fan? This no-cook chia pudding recipe is a healthy breakfast alternative that is packed with super-foods and best of all it is completely sugar free. Ingredients: 1/3 cup chia seeds 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or skim milk) 2 tsp cocoa powder (sifted) 1 tbsp of cold-pressed hazelnut oil 1 tsp vanilla...

Blood Orange & Beetroot Salad

To most of the world beetroot is a Wintertime staple, but to Australians it is an iconic Summer ingredient with a dedicated following. Pair its earthy sweetness with the vibrant citrus punch of blood orange and the saltiness of feta, and you have the perfect combination for a Summertime side dish. Ingredients: 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp of vinc...

Recipe: Slow Cooked Spring Lamb Neck

Timothy Montgomery's Spring Lamb Neck recipe typifies the season with a mix of fresh flavours for warmer days, and the comfort of slow cooked meats and grains to keep away the night-time chills. Ingredients: For the Lamb 4 lamb neck fillets 1 brown onion (diced) 3 cloves garlic 2 carrots (diced) 1 stalk celery (diced) 1 sprig thyme 1 sprig rosem...