With an abundance of tomatoes and chillies in the garden this year I have been experimenting in the kitchen and think I've produced a delightful tomato and chilli sauce. Its a lovely sweet but spicy sauce and yummy on meats, pies and burgers.
Makes 1-2 litres.
These gorgeous cheesy, savoury muffins make a perfect breakfast snack or lunch box snack. I usually make them with gluten free flour as many of our guests are gluten intolerant. The small snack size versions keep perfectly in the freezer so make a batch and they'll do for snacks for a couple of weeks ( or maybe not, they're so yummy you might just eat them all in one sitting). Enjoy!! Download a copy of the the recipe below.
Serves 12 large muffins or 24 small muffins
This is great way to use up those bananas that always seem to be left to go brown. Quick and easy to make when you have a spare half hour in the kitchen. I always have a selection of muffins on the go for our guest breakfasts and this is one of the favourites.
Makes: 12 muffins normal size or make 24 mini muffins for a small healthy snack.
If you want to make this recipe as a loaf, place the mixture in a greased loaf tin and bake at 180 C for about 45-50 mins . Cover top with foil if it starts to look too brown. I sometimes also add a handful,l of oats for added fibre.
Not only are these muesli bars delicious, they're a healthy version as there's no sugar and coconut oil is used instead of butter. I offer these as part of my guest breakfast each morning but they're great snacking on during the day.
.Make these sugar-free Muesli Bars part of your Sunday cook-up repertoire to have handy during the week.
The cut squares can last in a sealed tin for around 2 weeks, however most of ours disappear within a few days.
This has to be one of the most delicious gluten free treats that I make for our guests. Much better than the standard recipe and I always get lovely comments from our guests. So I thought it was about time to share this. Welcome to chocolate brownie heaven! .
The original recipe calls for fresh raspberries but I've found when they're out of season and expensive you can replace the fresh raspberries with a bar of dark Lindt Raspberry Chocolate, and of course I stock up on this chocolate when it's on special offer. I actually think I prefer them with the Lindt raspberry chocolate.
Prep time 10 mins, Cook time 30 mins, Total time40 mins
Serves: 12 - 16 slices
Store in an airtight container, in the pantry or refrigerated, for 4 days - 1 week.
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We have the the most amazing lemon tree on our property which fruits all year and I have great fun finding lots lovely recipes in which I can use our lemons.. This was a cake recipe that I found a while ago by Nigella Lawson and is one of the most delicious, and moist cakes that I have come across. The bonus is that it can be made gluten free and dairy free.
I always treat our guests to some homemade cake and this is by far one of the favourites.
FOR THE CAKE
FOR THE SYRUP
NOTE: To make this cake gluten-free, make sure to use gluten-free baking powder, or omit the baking powder altogether and beat the batter exuberantly at step 4.
To make this cake dairy-free, substitute 150ml light and mild olive oil for the 200g of butter.
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Makes 6 large or 12 small Frittata Muffins
Storing: These will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. I also make a batch and freeze them. Let them cool, then freeze in a single layer in a covered container. Remove from the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat on a baking sheet in a preheated 200 degree Celsius oven for about 10 minutes.
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This is one of my favourite breakfasts to cook for our guests. A gourmet breakfast that's simple to prepare, looks beautiful, is very indulgent and not too filling, the perfect way to start your weekend stay at Mulberry Lodge. I use local free range eggs, rocket from the garden, our own potatoes in season, and I like to make make my own basil pesto when we have plenty of basil growing in the garden in summer. The potato rosti baskets can be frozen. If you intend to make a batch and freeze them then only cook for 25 minutes initially and then finish the cooking for about 15 minutes once thawed from the freezer.
Prep Time 20 mins (+10 minutes cooling time)
550g brushed Golden Delight potatoes, peeled, halved
125ml (1/2 Cup) water
2 tsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Vegetable oil, to shallow fry
1tbsp capers, rinsed and drained
1tbs white vinegar
4 free range eggs
60g of rocket leaves
300g of smoked salmon
Place the potato and water in microwave safe bowl. Cover with 2 layers of plastic wrap. Cook in microwave on high for 6 minutes or until the potato softens slightly. Drain. Set aside for 10 mins to cool.
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Line baking trays with baking paper.
1 cup + 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons crystal sea salt
1/2 cup + 3 1/2 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
11 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla paste (I used vanilla extract)
2 cups old-fashioned oats (do not use instant)
1 cup raisins
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the sugars until no lumps remain.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter on medium speed. Add the sugars and mix for 3-4 minutes until mixture is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the egg and vanilla and mix on low until just combined (do not over mix). Again, scrape down the bowl again. Add the dry ingredients in two additions while mixing on low speed. Mix until just combined. Add the oats and let the stand mixer go around for about 10 revolutions to combine. Then add the raisins until they are just incorporated do not over mix. ( I sometimes also add 40g of chopped cranberries)
Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
To make 6 large cookies, use an ice cream scoop and divide the dough into 6 equal portions. Roll them into balls and place 3 on a cookie sheet. To make smaller cookies, portion the dough into desired amount of equal pieces and roll them out.
Bake at 160 degrees for 21-23 minutes if you made 6 cookies. If you made 12 cookies, bake at 160 degrees for 18-20 minutes, adjust time accordingly.
Set the pans on a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes and then transfer the cookies to the rack to cool completely.
Makes 6 large cookies or 12 regular.
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