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Flourless Lemon Teacake

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6 eggs, separated (or 5 large eggs) 1 cup caster sugar 2 tsps finely grated lemon rind 2 cups almond meal 1 tblsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp almond essence Cream cheese icing 25g butter, at room temperature 60g cream cheese, at room temperature 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind 11/2 cups pure icing sugar Method […]

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Heston Blumenthal Roast Chicken

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1.5–2 kg whole chicken 6% brine (300 g salt dissolved in 5 litres water) 1 lemon 1 bunch thyme 125 g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for rubbing into the skin 30 ml dry white wine For the gravy (optional) 20 ml dry white wine 250 ml (1 cup) chicken stock 1 tsp […]

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Slow Cooked Moroccan Lamb

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1 whole leg of lamb (or shoulder) on the bone (Can be done without bone too) 4 tablespoons soft unsalted butter 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, pressed 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon olive oil […]

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Violet’s Coconut Macaroon

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3 free-range egg whites 150 grams (3/4 cup) superfine sugar 2 tsp honey 150 grams (2 cups) dry, unsweetened desiccated coconut 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Heat the oven to 150 degrees celcius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the egg whites, sugar, salt, honey and coconut in a large saucepan over medium heat. […]

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Coconut Cake

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1/2 cup plain yoghurt 1 cup caster sugar 1 cup dessicated coconut 1/2 cup self-raising flour (I use gluten free) 1/4 cup vegetable oil (I use macadamia, almond or grapeseed) 3 eggs Combine eggs and sugar (I use hand whisk), then add flour, coconut, yoghurt and oil. Pour into a greased loaf tin and bake […]

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Pad Thai

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1/4 cup boiling water 2 tsp tamarind puree/paste 2 Tbsp soft brown sugar 2 Tbsp fish sauce 2 Tbsp peanut oil 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari (gluten free) 1 tsp crushed chilli 200g dried rice noodles (the thicker ones) 2 tsp peanut oil (extra) 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tsp […]

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Herbed Lentil Pilaf

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2 Tbsp olive oil 1 red onion, diced 1 Tbsp ground coriander 2 tsp crushed garlic 1 cup basmati rice 400 gram tin lentils, rinsed and drained 3 spring onions, finely chopped 1 handful flat leaf parsley, chopped 1 large handful coriander leaves, chopped 1 large handful mint, chopped DRESSING 80ml olive oil 2 Tbsp […]

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Spinach and Ricotta Pies

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1Tbsp olive oil 1 leek, white part only, washed well and sliced 1/2 tsp crushed garlic 500 grams English spinach, trimmed and washed 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg 3 large eggs 500 grams fresh ricotta cheese 50 grams (1/2 cup) grated parmesan cheese 35 grams crumbled plain feta cheese 35 grams grated mozzarella 1 handful basil, […]

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Gluten and Dairy Free Banana Loaf

3 eggs 125g sugar 250-300g ripe bananas. (best with very ripe bananas – the browner the better) 125g canola, sunflower, olive or other oil 1 teaspoon vanilla essence put all above ingredients into food processor and puree together well preheat oven to 180 deg C line loaf pan with baking paper In a large bowl […]

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Roast Sweet Potato and Rosemary Chicken

400gram sweet potato 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup olive oil sea salt and cracked pepper 1Tbsp olive oil extra 4 x 200gram chicken breasts 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 tsp rosemary 2 Tbsp wholeseed mustard 70grams baby spinach leaves Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place the sweet potato, half the parmesan and oil […]

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