Entries by Darryl Butler

Zucchini Bread

The Triangle Team

It’s called bread but it’s a terrific tea cake and a great way to use up those zucchinis that got away.

500g flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons cinnamon
6 large eggs
1 cup oil (sunflower, safflower, grapeseed)
2 cups (400g) sugar (half white, half brown)
680g grated zucchini
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Stuart Absalom

Christmas at Green Gables B&B was always a little bit special. We often had guests who simply wanted to be away from home, or overseas travellers, so it was important to make it special and homely. Preparing and serving a well-planned Christmas dinner was the focus. These two recipes are from our time at Green Gables—the first, as seafood is so fabulous in this area; the second I still make as it’s great for gifts, can be made as a log cake or as small, round, individual cakes and is delicious.


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Glace fruit and nut cake

Stuart Absalom

125g glace pineapple chopped in large pieces
250g glace cherries
250g dates cut in half
250g glace apricots halved
250g pecans whole
125g walnuts whole
250g brazil nuts whole
125g blanched almonds whole
4 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup brandy or rum
1 cup plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
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Orange Fennel Salad

 Quaama Quiisine

1 whole fennel bulb
4 oranges
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
100 g baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp dijon mustard

Trim the fennel and slice thinly. Peel and separate the oranges into segments. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Wash and dry the spinach leaves. Put those ingredients into a bowl or arrange on a platter.  Whisk syrup and mustard together and pour over the salad.
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Salmon Quiche

Quaama Quiisine

For the crust:
170g self-raising flour
90g butter or margarine
pinch of salt
Rub ingredients together, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons water until combined. Roll the pastry and place in a greased flan tin.
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.

For the filling:
210g tin pink salmon
1 large tomato, sliced thinly
3 eggs
240ml milk
pinch salt
black pepper, optional

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Rock Cakes

Quaama Quiisine

2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup caster sugar
90g butter or margarine
1 cup mixed dried fruit
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Sugar for dusting (optional)
Heat the oven to 180 – 200 degrees.

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