Recipe no.7 was a complete failure. It was my fault too as I decided to “ignore” their serving size for the fritters and made them into burger size. Not a wise move. When I went to flip them… smoosh. But I will not be defeated and they shall be cooked again. Although this time I will follow the instructions and make them the recommended size. My bad. 6 months ago
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I have cooked 5 recipes out of over 250, but I’m loving it. What I have cooked so far has also been very yummy too which makes it even better. I do love cooking for other people more though! Weird as that is. But this is a great goal. It’s fun. Need more fun! :) 10 months ago
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). 20 months ago
Made in two parts:
§ 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). 20 months ago
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). 21 months ago
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
- 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
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
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. 2 years ago
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) 2 years ago
Was choosing the book! But I have & now its on my christmas wishlist & I can take all year baking away. How fun! 2 years ago
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 2 years ago
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. 2 years ago
- chopped parsley
- 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. 2 years ago
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. 2 years ago
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 one2 years ago
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. 2 years ago
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. 2 years ago
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 SUCCESS2 years ago
- 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 2 years ago
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! 2 years ago
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.. 2 years ago
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 grill2 years ago
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). 2 years ago
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. 2 years ago
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.. 2 years ago
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. 2 years ago