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Love2Drive 19 months ago

crazedhoney#33 Beef and Bean Burritos

I was a bit cheap on this meal missing out many ingredients but it still worked. Used
§ 1 onion
§ clove of garlic
§ 500g beef mince
§ 300g can tomato’s in puree
§ 300g can of red kidney beans (drained)
§ 1 teaspoon chilli powder

These ingredients were added to a large frying pan and brought to boil, stirring constantly until mixture thickened up then meat mix was wrapped in warm Tortillas with a couple slices of cheese. Delish and lasted me 3 dinners (perfect student food). 2 years ago

crazedhoney#32 Ginger Crunch

Made in two parts:
Part 1
§ 125g butter (softened)
§ ½ cup sugar
§ 1 ½ cups flour
§ 1 teaspoon baking powder
§ 1 teaspoon ground ginger

The butter and sugar was creamed until light and fluffy. Then flour, baking powder and ginger were mixed into butter and sugar mix. This dough was then kneaded and pressed into baking tray then baked till golden (25mins)

While dough cooking make part 2
§ 75g butter
§ ¾ cup icing sugar
§ 2 tablespoons golden syrup
§ 3 teaspoons ground ginger

Combine the above ingredients in small saucepan and heat till butter is melted stirring constantly. Pour this mix over dough and eat while warm (harder said than done quite a mission to cut better to let set). 2 years ago

crazedhoney# 31 Pumpkin soup

Ingredients required
1 Tb oil
1 onion – chopped
750g pumpkin – peeled and chopped
1 large potato peeled and chopped
3 cups of chicken stock
Mixed spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice)

Heated up oil in sauce pan heaved in my massive chopped onion, while that was frying chucked pumpkin in microwave for 2 mins so was easier to peel/chop (should note at this stage I had already pre-cooked my potato the night before and was trying to use up). Pumpkin and Potato chucked into pot along with stock. Left mixture to do its thing (bubble) for 20min. came back added roughly a t spoon of mixed spice, carefully poured mix into blender “Whiz” “whiz” “whiz” tarda.

Went back for 3rds (and usually I don’t do soup). 2 years ago

user17734 2 years ago

crazedhoney#30 Chocolate fudge self-saucing pudding

Possibly one of the easiest puddings to make: You just melt 50g butter in a medium microwave dish, stir in some flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa, milk, and vanilla then sprinkle with more cocoa and brown sugar cover mixture with 2 cups of boiling water then chuck it in the microwave for 12mins. Walla you have pudding, I personally found it to rich when it was warm easier to eat when cooled (or with ice-cream) 2 years ago

crazedhoney#29 Savoury mini-pinwheel Scones

You make a scone dough using
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 5 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 75g butter
  • and 1 1/2 cups of milk

You then roll out this mixture to form a 1cm base, then cover your base it whatever topping you desire the book recommends pesto &/or sun-dried tomato tapenade. I used sun-dried tomato pesto & roasted red pepper relish. This worked well 2 years ago

crazedhoney#27 Lemon Meringue Pie & #28 sweet short pastry

This is my sisters speciality dish. It’s by far the most complex thing i’ve baked so far. Involved making short sweet pastry, a Lemon filling, and a meringue topping.

  • Short sweet pastry is almost the same as short pastry just add 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 egg yolk. NOTE: when baking blind use baking paper to line pastry DON’T just add rice to pastry… sister did this a blonde momment that ruined the pastry, had to re-make.
  • Lemon filling involves squeezing 3-4 large lemons separating 4 eggs and 5 tablespoons of cornflour + 1 cup of sugar.
  • Meringue topping requires the egg whites from the separated eggs caster sugar and vinilla essence.

Good Luck (read whole recipe before beginning as a bit complex.) 2 years ago

crazedhoney#26 Ratatouille

Had Ratatouille for dinner, Ratatouille is supposed to consist of Tomatoes, onion, garlic, capsicum, courgette, and eggplant. Mine had most of these (minus the onion and eggplant).. I also added mushrooms and spinach as well, to use up the last of the vegetables in the fridge. Very healthy dinner though think I’ll need some pudding as only fills you up short term. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#25 Spicy Bean Nacho Pie

This is one of my staple meals, usually make it at least once every month or so. I also like to think I’m a bit of a Nacho connoisseur as for about 5 years every time I went out for a meal and Nacho’s were on the menu I had to order them. Thankfully I’m now over this phase and have branched out to other food, but through this process I have learnt what makes the perfect nacho’s.

  • Good Nacho (tortilla) chips (usually cheese or salsa flavoured)
  • Heaps of cheese on the Chips and mixture
  • Make sure the chips don’t sink to far into mixture as soggy chips not ideal for scooping.
  • 1 can on Tomatoes
  • 1 can of mixed beans (drained)
  • Some Salsa mix (the best nacho’s I’ve ever had a mystery salsa mix on that I’m yet to figure out)
  • NO MEAT (vegetarian nacho’s are way tastier)
  • 1 stock cube
  • a little sour cream (this is down to personal choice some people like loads)
  • adding extra vege’s also make them extra yum (courgette/spinach/capsicum/mushroom)
  • seasoning (coriander/cumin/paprika/salt/pepper) 3 years ago

crazedhoney#23 Quiche Lorraine with #24 Short Pastry

Another success, made quiche for a picnic dinner adventure. I also decided to make my own pastry for it. It worked out well, pastry required 2 cups of flour, 125g of butter chopped in till flour resembles bread crumbs (the only way to do this is to get your fingers into the mixture Yay!)Then you need to add “a little” water i found this to be about 5-6 tablespoons to make mixture into doey consistancy.

I rolled pastry out to cover base of quiche dish (oil dish 1st) baked blind for 10 mins, quickly fried some onion and bacon & ham added this layer, then added spring onion, mushrooms, tomato, spinich. Whisked up 10 eggs with salt and pepper, a cup of milk and a cup of cheese added this layer then added another cup of cheese spinkled over top. Baked this at 200 degree’s for ten minutes then dropped temperture to 150 for next 20 mins.

Was delish and fellow picnic goers polished of the whole thing (it was massive so that has to mean it was good. :D 3 years ago

crazedhoney#22 Tomato Soup with #21 French Garlic Bread (again)

This has to be one of my best meals so far it was delish, i changed it slightly as some ingredients were not available or too expensive.

Ingedients used
  • 1 Can Tomatos
  • Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 an Onion
  • A large amount of spinach (about 2 hand fulls)
  • 2 cups of chicken stock

Worked really well and was super easy and quick to make. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#21 French Garlic Bread

What you need
  • butter
  • chopped parsley
  • garlic
  • salt
  • French Loaf

Combine butter (softened) parsley, garlic and salt. Cut bread daigonally into 4 pieces then cut in half lengthwise. Spread bread with combined mixture place under grill and toast till brown. Makes enough for 3 as light snack. I Feed to my flatmates for lunch was delish and much cheaper than buying pre-made garlic bread. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#20 Fruity Porridge

I have hated porridge for most of my life.. upto about 3 weeks ago when i cooked porridge for myself for the 1st time. now i didn’t follow the recipe exact – with porridge turns out you can do almost anything and still not get it wrong. Instead of cooking on element which results in sticky porridge pot to clean up later i went for cooking in mircowave.

All you need is 1/2 cup of quick oats in your bowl covered with water or milk (but only just covered to much and porridge will be runny)then place in mircowave for 1min – get out stir – put back in for another 30secs and you should have some perfect porridge. I like mine quite thick so add either more water or cook for less time for runny result. I then add a scattering of raisons, stir in some honey and add milk and yoghurt, such a filling/healthy/cheap/yum breakfast. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#19 Corn, Cheese and Bacon Muffins

When i 1st got these out of the oven i was skeptical as even after an extra 5 mins the skewer still came out of muffin with mixture on it. I decided it must just be from the creamed corn which had made the mixture quite runny. When i ate them warm they were to corny for my taste and a bit plain next time add 1/2 teaspoon of Paprika today however they were delish and made a very yum morning tea one of the few muffins that taste better cold than warm

once again the recipe said add 5 teaspoons of baking powder which is a huge amount added 3 instead as didn’t want strange tasteing muffins like my blueberry one3 years ago

crazedhoney#18 French Toast

I make this when i’m hungry and i don’t know what else to make so simple just egg mixed with milk then soak bread in then fry. Easy as good for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack or very lazy dinner. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#17 Macaroni Cheese

Made Mac & Cheese for tea tonight i think it went quite well i followed the recipe to the letter.. for a change

well except for making double the mixture as was making it for hungry university students and the bonus of doing that was that i also have plenty for lunch tomorrow.

Really tasty meal – added some pea’s to make it semi healty. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#16 Basic Pizza and variations

This one was probably my most fun recipe so far but i also took the longest prep time. I made my own pizza dough meaning i had to wait for the yeast to feed then had wait even longer for the dough to grow.. it was worth the wait so much fun to poke and knead after a couple of hours resting in the sun covered with tea towel.

I also made my own Tomato sauce for the base then just added a little ham and cheese waited 15 minutes for it to bake and wallah. YUM YUM made so much Pizza covered whole oven tray so gave some to my new flatmates and still have enough for lunch tomorrow SUCCESS3 years ago

crazedhoney#14 Shepherd's Pie with Kumara Topping & #15 Sweet short pastry

It’s my last night at home for at least 4 months so cooked tea and desert as a farewell. Am getting better at this impovising with recipe thing –
  • Instead of Kumara (aka sweet potatoe)used Potatoe
  • Didn’t have enough mince so bulked it up with broccoli, celery, and carrots.
  • and i pre-cooked everything earlier in the day so could just bung meal in the oven to warm up when tea time.

I also made a peach turnover, with pastry i made myself for the 1st time :D 3 years ago

crazedhoney#13 Blueberry Muffins

You would think you can’t go to wrong with muffins but this recipe is not right followed it to the letter muffins looked awesome.. taste needs some work.

  • Recipe says add 1/4 cup suger – need to add at least double next time muffin taste’s more like a scone.
  • Recipe says add 5 teaspoons of baking powder – way too much add no more than 3 as muffins have turned out firm and i didn’t over mix as both perants suggested that i might have..

So far my best baking success remains the carrot cake that i started this goal with. 13 recipes down 30 to go! 3 years ago

crazedhoney#11 Spicy Cajun Potato Wedges & #12 Apricot and Coconut Chicken Drumsticks

The Potato Wedges were amazing and crunchy but still soft in middle perfect – i ended up cooking them 30 mins longer the recipe said as my chicken wasn’t cooking but i think this only made them better so all up 1 hour 10mins of baking.. though 30mins of this i covered them in tin foil to avoid burn factor while i switched oven to fan grill to amp up my chicken..

The Chicken didn’t go quite as planned 1st my mum can’t have sugar so cut out the apricot jam and just used coconut and oil and leftover mixture from wedges mix. Probably should have stuck chicken in with wedges at same start time but i waited as chicken didn’t need as long to cook (turns out it did need as long if not longer) but overall success yum yum dinner and compliments even if it was an hour late.. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#10 Savoury Tartlets AKA Bacon and Egg pie - minus the bacon

For this recipe i more used it as a guide rather than following it step by step like in my other meals. I wanted to bake a Bacon and egg pie for my family for dinner.

Hows how it went down-

  • Onion check
  • Eggs check
  • Milk check
  • Flaky Pastry check
  • Bacon Oh Crap

i improvised using suasages and ham instead of bacon + chucking some pea’s and mushrooms in as well. It turned out yummy as but it was a very near thing, the pastry on the top was not cooking so switched oven to fan grill went away for 4 mins came back pie just about to go black. Phew good save, family loved it and ate whole thing = Success

note to self don’t leave oven if setting on any sort of grill3 years ago

crazedhoney#7 Banana Cake with #8 & #9 White/Lemon Iceing

Made banana cake yesterday for Fathers Day and it turned out perfect! I even took it out of the oven 20mins early (was supposed to go in for 50 mins only needed 30!) it really does pay to check on Cake early and stab with skewer and if it somes out clean it is done. If i had left in for recommneded time it would have been one very dry cake. Went for a combo of iceing’s Half White, Half Lemon. Recommend Lemon Iceing (just add lemon juice instead of water if following white iceing recipe). 3 years ago

crazedhoney#6 Baked sweet Apricot Cake

Had no idea how this one was going to turn out was skeptical as i placed it in the oven as mixture on top of peaches looked rather strange (probably because i’ve never made sponge before) but hey presto it came out beautiful though it’s name should be changed to Peach Sponge i used peaches instead of apricots and served with ice-cream, quite sweet and use’s so much butter – don’t recommend this one to anyone who is trying to diet. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#5 Humus - Chickpea Dip

Today i made Humus which took more effort than i realized, You need Lemon Juice- you must go pick the lemon juice the lemon Tahini- easy from supermarket Chickpea’s- open the can, drain the chickpea’s then soak the chickpea’s overnight in water or leave in hot water for 1 hour oil, and an onion- cut the onion and have a cry i also added sundried tomoatoe salt and pepper. Then i used a whizz stick so make this magic mixture smooth it tasted pritty dam good but only after left in the fridge for a couple hours or else it tasted like raw onion.. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#3 Chocolate Cake and #4 Chocolate Iceing

Today made chocolate cake not quite as good as my Carrot cake creation but still pritty tasty – what i learned was cake didn’t need cooking for as long as it was cooked (stab with skewer to test if ready if comes out clean it’s done), and don’t put iceing in the microwave turns it to liquid. 3 years ago

crazedhoney#1 Carrot Cake and #2 Cream Cheese Iceing

Yesterday i made my second Carrot Cake with cream cheese iceing as my 1st (that i made 4 days ago) was eaten in record time by family. Such a good cake if i do say so myself and it’s dairy free! Second cake i also missed out the walnuts as realized from 1st cake that i don’t actually like them. 3 years ago


Have decided to cook my way through “Edmunds Food For Flatters” since i’m not a naturaly good cook this will be perfect to begin with. I decided I’m going to cook 43 things from this recipe book as some things i would make and not eat such as fish pie… 3 years ago

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