An easy, quick and tasty meal for 1. At only 3.5 points this is a great dinner. I like to use a vegetable mix that has water chestnuts for the crunch. I usually serve this over steamed basmati rice. Taken from the WW Single Serves book. Australian measurements used.
These biscuits are a cookie version of the Aussie chocolate. Kids especially seems to love them. The recipe calls for you to use 3cm, 5cm & 6.5cm round cutters - the yield is based on using these cutters. Of course you could do them all the same size. From Australian Women's Weekly: Cookies book.
Have fresh bread in under an hour. This is great buttered, still warm and served with home-made soup. Eat on day of making as these go stale quickly. My instructions are for 4 small loaves (1-2 people). You could easily make 6 or 8 smaller rolls. Australian measurements used.
This is a Greek street food that is very popular in Australia. In each state you will find it called something different however South Australia seems to be the only one to use the term 'yiros'. It is a popular late-night feast after a big night 'on the grog'.
The standard salad ingredients are lettuce, raw onion and tomato topped with a garlic (but not tzatziki) sauce. Tabbouli, cheese and chili sauce are also popular fillings as are chicken, beef and falafels. Which ever meat is used it is cooked by stacking thin slices of marinated meat on a vertical skewer which turns in front of a heat source. The meat is then carved vertically from the skewer so the meat is in very thin shards. This is my version. I have used tzatziki as I have yet to discover the secret of South Aussie garlic sauce! Australian measurements used.
This is definitely a special occasion cake. It is heavy, rich and very chocolaty. Serve with whipped cream if desired! The decoration is impressive looking but is easy to do. Please don't get scared off by the number of ingredients or stages. It is really not has hard as it seems. I have not included cooling time in the time allowed. Australian measurements used. (Aust. Women's Weekly)
This is not a rich or heavy cake. It is a simple cake that is great served with tea or coffee - either cold or warm, with cream if desired. Eat within 2 days. Australian measurements used. (Aust. Women's Weekly)
Bored with the same ol', same ol' packed lunches? Me too. Here's a sandwich that's a little bit different. I mix up the filling the night before and take it to work in a container, then make the sandwich fresh. Australian measurements used.
It's great to make mayo from scratch but, if you don't have time, you can use a good quality whole-egg purchased one then just do step 3. This will keep in a refrigerator, well covered, for 2-3 days. Australian measurements used.
A simple, tasty salad that's also attractive. This makes a great lunch & light dinner. Add some grilled lamb and you have a more substantial meal. From an old Super Food Ideas magazine. Australian measurements used.
I love hearty, robust and flavoursome dishes in winter. And this is one of them! Even better is how easy it is to prepare. The degree of spiciness will depend on the pasta sauce you use. Serve with potatoes, baked or mashed, or even some polenta. From Delicious magazine. Australian measurements used.
This is a unique fruit & vegetable cake. It is rather dense and moist - it doesn't rise much at all during baking.
It will last a week when stored, covered, in the fridge. Fruit medley is a mixture of chopped dried fruits (usually sultanas, apricot, apples, peach and pear) but you can substitute your favourites. Sourced from Aust. Women's Weekly - Australian measurements used. Needs overnight soaking (NOT included in time to make).
An amazingly flavoursome dish. People who normally don't like the flavour of roo will like this one. The meat is wonderfully tender and the gravy rich. If roo isn't available use beef, which the CSIRO recipe originally used. A good full-bodied wine is required. Australian measurements used.
A simple, rustic spread great on crackers, toast or fresh bread. All you need is a bowl and wooden spoon. Please refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavours to develop. Australian measurements used.
Yet another version of this classic. This one has anchovies, capers and (optional) brandy. Gotta love anything that can be totally made in the blender! Will keep up to a week if placed in a clean, warm jar, covered with a layer of olive oil and sealed & refrigerated. Australian measurements used.
This cheese (also labaneh) originates in the Middle Eastern countries and is usually made with goats milk. This give quite a sour cheese so cows milk yoghurt is more to our Western palate. Allow up to 48 hours. From 500mls expect about 250gm of cheese. If you won't eat this in a couple of days you will need to preserve it in oil. This can be done by simply rolling the cheese into walnut sized balls and placing in a jar and covering with olive oil.
The best way to describe rock cakes are as an ugly, cake-like, drop cookie. They have a lovely light texture with a crisp outer. I have altered the traditional recipe to include cranberries. These serves are pretty large. Australian measurements used.
I love fruit desserts and this is my favourite at the moment. Quick and guilt free too as it only contains fruit. Serve warm or cold. It doesn't really need anything else but I have topped with plain yoghurt in the past.