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Australia Day Lamb Pies

Published in Dirty Girl Kitchen

Rebecca has shared her recipe for this savoury pie for Australia Day.  You can also make these as mini pies using your Anolon muffin tray.  When rolling out your pastry, just cut large discs for the base and a smaller disc for the top, remember...

Asian Christmas Ham

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Mim in the Chefs Ink office has shared her special taste of Christmas with us.  She says that when she's making it her kiddies get very excited as to them, it smells like Christmas! 1 ham (big enough to feed your family. I prefer a whole leg rather...
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Passionfruit ice cream

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This base for ice cream is so easy and contains no nasty chemicals or anti freezing agents.  Just pure wholesome ingredients, like grandma used to use.  You can add other flavours to it but in summer when the passionfruit is available, I suggest...
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Rosewater Cream Mini Pavlovas

Published in Dirty Girl Kitchen

These pretty little individual serves work well for an afternoon tea or even make lovely gifts.  You can also make these in your muffin trays for consistency in shape and size.  Just make sure you line each hole with baking paper.  They are a...
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Preserved Lemons

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Ingredients 10 lemons 1 cup sea salt 10-20 fresh bay leaves 4 teaspoons of fennel seeds 4-6 cinnamon sticks Method Cut lemons into quarters, keeping bases on. Rub a generous amount of sea salt into the centre of each lemon, (at least a couple of...
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Christmas Reindeer Noses (gift)

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Do you know all of Santa's Reindeer? Well there's Dancer, Prancer, Dasher, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and, of course, Rudolph. A cute little idea as presents for the littlies is a bag of Reindeer Noses.  Just grab some cellophane, 8...
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Boozy Eggnog (not just for Christmas)

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As American as this recipe may be, I think all grannies the world over should be serving this up all year round. It is a delightful alternative to other alcoholic drinks – and if you have chickens, what better way to put your eggs to good use? ...
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Why good knives are important

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Apart from becoming an extension of your hand in the kitchen, a good knife helps make life so much easier.  It is an important tool in the kitchen and should feel comfortable to hold.  The ease of which you can chop becomes a joy and not like you...
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Laksa Spice Mix – by Ian Hemphill

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Laksa is a classic Asian noodle soup that has become one of Australia’s favourite takeout meals. Although this spice blend contains a lot of ingredients, it is well worth the effort. It will add a full, robust flavour to fresh ingredients, far...
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Shrimp Laksa – by Kate Hemphill

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Preparation time:  15 minutes Cooking time:  20 minutes Servings:  4 This popular Malaysian/ Singaporean noodle dish has hundreds of variations and has become a staple takeout dish in Australia. As much as I love the speed of takeout, its depth...