Mint Jelly

Ingredients 2kg Granny Smith apples – chopped roughly (with skin and seeds) 3 1/2 cups of fresh mint leaves – chopped 2 cups water 1 cup white vinegar 1 cup apple cider vinegar 3 1/2 cups sugar Combine apple pieces with water and mint in a large pan (covered). Bring water to a boil then…

Hot Cross Buns

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills Ingredients 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons grapeseed or vegetable oil 60 grams (2 ounces) butter, chopped 1 cup apple or pear juice, at room temperature 7 grams sachet dry yeast 1 egg 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind 1/3 cup dried currants 1/3 cup sultanas…

Quorn Larb

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills Larb (also laab, larp or laap) is a type of minced meat salad that is regarded as the national dish of Laos….. Its a dish I love . I usually use either chicken or pork mince and fish sauce…. But now I’ve adapted the recipe using Quorn and…

Pumpkin Soup

A recipe by Mike (Chief DD) – Darlinghurst 100 grams of butter 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil or olive oil 200 – 220 grams of leeks (just the whites)Â 600 grams of sweet potato (Kumera) 1.5 – 1.6kg of pumpkin (kent pumpkins are good right now) 200 grams of cauliflower chopped Around 10 fresh sage…

Kale superfood stirfry

A recipe from Mike (Chief DD) – Darlinghurst I know Kale has been on its comeback now for a few years but I still love it. It has such a balanced flavour that it goes with most things. I love stir fried kale with omelettes or as a side to a delicious eye fillet steak….

Mike’s mums savoury slice

A recipe from Mike (Chief DD) – Darlinghurst Without further adieu here is Mum’s savoury slice recipe. It’s great to keep in the fridge for a snack or to add to your BBQ buffet table. It’s also a great “fridge passing snack”, you know, when you walk past the fridge and discreetly grab a little bite to…

Pickles made from the heart

A recipe from Mike (Chief DD) – Darlinghurst Cooking was a natural talent of my Nana’s, she could whip up a batch of scones or piklets in minutes without leaving a trace of mess behind. She also made beautiful cakes, biscuits, slices, puddings and pickles. We grew choko’s at home and when the vine was bare…

Hot and Sour Soup

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills 1 vegetable stock cube 1 1/2 tbsp. peeled and grated ginger 2 red chillies finely chopped 1 tsp. Shaoshing rice wine (or dry sherry) 2 tbsps. dark soy 25g dried mushrooms (Chinese wood ear if you can get them) – Soak these in boiling water for 20 minutes,…

Sambal Oelek

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills If you don’t want to buy a jar of sambal oelek you can quite easily make your own. This is my take – I have seen many recipes which add sugar, lemon grass, ginger etc but I usually use this as part of a main recipe rather than…

Paneer, Cauliflower and Pea Curry

A recipe from Kat – Surry Hills Ingredients 3 tbsp. homemade Tikka Masala Paste or a store bought variety 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 300g pack paneer, cut into 2cm cubes 2 onions, sliced 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup water 200g frozen baby peas small handful…