Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Simple Caramel Slice


If you have ever been asked to make a sweet for the school fete, or need to bake something for a child's birthday party or you just simply cannot resist caramel slice... then here's a quick and easy recipe that will look like you've just visited the local patisserie. My kids can't get enough of it.

Ingredients
Base
1 cup self raising flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup coconut
125g butter
Mix and spread into a greased lamington tin and bake for 10 minutes on 180 degrees.
Filling
400g condensed milk
30g butter
2tbl golden syrup
Mix in in small saucepan continually over low heat until boiling. Stir for another 5 minutes. Spread over base. Bake for 10 minutes and cool.
Topping
Family block Dairy milk chocolate
30g copha.
Melt in microwave and then spread over filling. Refrigerate.




                                         
'Yum yum!!'

Friday, 5 August 2011

Donna Hay

Fast Fresh Simple. Donna Hay
Click on the book to purchase!




"Fast, Fresh, Simple" is the title of the latest Donna Hay cookbook. I knew I had to buy this book, because the words 'fast, fresh, simple ' sum up my cooking style. 
The cookbook doesn't disappoint. 
So far I'm enjoying cooking my way through the recipes, but more importantly my fussy children are enjoying eating them! 
Donna Hay is even able to make an old favourite; Pumpkin Soup, faster and more delicious ....


Roasted Pumpkin Soup


Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Try this warming and healthy soup from Donna Hay.

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 x 2kg whole butternut pumpkin
  • 1 onion
  • olive oil, for drizzling
  • sea salt
  • 3½ cups (875ml) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (250ml) single (pouring) cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • sour cream, to serve

Method

  1. 1Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F).
  2. 2Cut the pumpkin in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds.
  3. 3Place the pumpkin, cut-side up, and onion on a baking tray.
  4. 4Drizzle with a little oil and sprinkle with salt.
  5. 5Bake for 55–60 minutes or until the pumpkin is just soft and starting to brown. Scoop the pumpkin out of the skin into a blender.
  6. 6Scoop the onion flesh away from its skin and add to the blender.
  7. 7Add 1 cup (250ml) of the chicken stock and blend until smooth.
  8. 8Pour the mixture into a saucepan, add remaining stock, cream and honey.
  9. 9Place over medium heat until soup is heated through.
  10. 10Serve with sour cream.

Fast, Fresh, Simple is currently on the Lifestyle channel and you can click here if you would like to check out some of Donna's fantastic recipes.

Click on any of the Donna Hay books below to purchase

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