Thursday, September 24, 2009

Savoury Muffins

I am sooo not a baker.  But I felt like some savoury muffins today and thought my kids might like to try them, too.  Well, of course, I loved them and my kids wouldn't even taste them!  Oh well, I'll keep trying.
 Makes 12
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  • 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 125g melted butter, cooled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon herbs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 2 bacon rashers, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 small red capsicum, diced
  • parmesan to top
Do This -
  1. Preheat oven to 200C.
  2. Fry onion, bacon and capsicum until onion is soft.
  3. Sift flour into a bowl.  Add cheese and season well with salt and pepper.
  4. Whisk eggs, milk and herbs together.
  5. Make a well in the flour, add milk mixture and butter, fold until well combined.
  6. Fold in bacon and onion mixture.
  7. Spoon into greased muffin tray, top with parmesan.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Try to eat just one!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chicken Pasta Bake

If you like pasta bakes you'll love this one...easy and tasty...mmm mmm!

Serves 4

Get This -

300g of your favourite short pasta
1 onion, finely chopped
300ml cream
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/2 barbecue chicken, roughly chopped
3 bacon rashers
salt and pepper
1 cup tasty cheese

Do This -

  • Preheat oven to 200C.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot as per packet instructions.  Drain and set aside in baking dish.
  • Meahwhile, cook bacon, chop, set aside.
  • Saute onion in a little oil until softened but not brown.
  • Add cream, bring to simmer and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in corn, peas, parmesan, bacon and chicken and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add to pasta in baking dish, add salt and pepper and stir to mix well.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until golden on top.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley if you like.

I guarantee you'll want seconds!

Monday, September 14, 2009


Another favourite weekly dinner...

Get This -

A burrito kit

Do This - 

Follow instructions on the pack

LOL, yeah I know...hardly a recipe.  But I am using this blog as a collection of our family's favourites so I had to include it!

Tip - If you want to do something extra, add a can of cannellini beans (drained & rinsed) with the chicken, or red kidney beans with mince.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Chocolate Crackles

These are an absolute must for kids' parties.

Makes approximately 28

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4 cups rice bubbles
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup dessicated coconut
250g block copha, melted
5 tablespoons cocoa powder

Do This -

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Spoon mixture into patty papers.
Leave in fridge until set.

These are so easy the kids can make them themselves.

TIP - use tiny patty papers for little kids, they are pretty rich and sometimes a small bite is enough!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Beef Sausage Rolls

I've never attempted to make sausage rolls before and was surprised at how easy they were.  If they are easy enough for me, they are easy enough for anyone.  Give them a go...

Cooking Time

20 - 30 mins



Get This -

300g beef mince
1 small brown onion finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon dried herbs
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially thawed
1 tablespoon milk

Do This -

Preheat oven to 220C.
Line baking tray with baking paper.
Combine mince, onion,  carrot, egg, herbs, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
Cut pastry sheets in half.
Shape a quarter of the mince along a long edge of each piece of pastry.
Roll pastry to enclose mince mixture.
With seam side down, cut each roll into four.
Place onto baking tray, brush with milk, and bake for 20 - 30 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving, with tomato sauce of course!