Banana Ice-cream

Lynne Ford

This is indeed an extremely easy and economical dessert and a great way to use your very ripe bananas.

4 Bananas sliced and frozen on a tray 2 tablespoons of icing Sugar
1 vanilla pod
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
4 tablespoons of crème fraise

To make the ice cream, simply place the frozen bananas in a food processor with the seeds from the vanilla pod, … Read more »

One pot wonder: baked mushroom and rosemary risotto

Chris Haynes

What could be any more comforting than a steaming bowl of risotto in winter. The great thing about this recipe you don’t have to stand over a pan for 25 minutes ladling in your stock. You get to enjoy  another glass of wine while waiting for this one pot beauty to cook unaided.

¼ cup olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
200g Swiss brown mushrooms sliced
200g button mushrooms … Read more »

Apple, blueberry and almond cake

Chris Haynes

Try this delicious dessert cake, luscious and moist with fruits and almonds. Frozen blueberries can be used as well. Serve with cream – another luxury for winter that can be walked off the next day or hidden under layers of clothing!

125g butter softened
125g (½ cup) caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs beaten
100g (¾ cup) self-raising flour … Read more »

Creamy Roast Chicken ‘Stroganoff’

Alfred Solti

Alfred’s recipes reflect his heritage, which includes German and Hungarian. He says, ‘We often cook this, especially in winter, using left over roast chicken and gherkins we’ve made from excess cucumbers from summer. For a ‘saucier’ pasta version, I add a little of the hot pasta water, as well the cooked pasta to the pan, and stir through.’

olive oil
25g unsalted butter
200g leftover roast chicken
½ onion finely diced
1 garlic … Read more »

Vanilla Kipferl ‘Vanilla Crescents’

Alfred Solti

Alfred: ‘This is my mother’s Christmas Biscuit recipe. Biscuit baking started 6-8 weeks prior to Christmas Eve or ‘Heiligen Abend’ according to my mother. She would bake about a dozen different types of biscuits in amounts that could have rivalled Arnott’s output, and these were given away as presents during the festive season. Given the butter needed, these are best made when it isn’t too hot in your kitchen – perfect for Christmas in July!

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Choko Pickle

Virginia White

I read with interest Keith’s article about chokos in last month’s Triangle. However, I think he forgot the best use for them, ie pickles. Try this and judge for yourself.

1.5kgs chokos
1kg onions
1/2 cup salt
1 litre brown vinegar
1 cup plain flour
2 cups sugar
1 dessertspoon tumeric
1 dessertspoon mustard powder
1 dessertspoon curry powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger … Read more »