Sunday 23 December 2018

Spiced butter cookies

In between looking after a toddler and a 4 month old and wrangling with Kmart over a bungled order (Kmart I love ya but you let your homegirl down this time!), Christmas has really sneaked up on me this year! So if you too find yourself needing to do some last minute Christmas baking- whip up a batch of these amazing and super quick cookies!

Friday 7 December 2018

Grammed: Tapioca Water Beads

Tapioca water beads for the win!

3 cups of tapioca pearls boiled for 30 minutes, drain and wash under cold water then let sit in food colouring+water for at least 5 minutes, then wash again to get the excess colour off and voila!

They are at their slippery best immersed in a little bit of water. An entire afternoon of fun for Miss Toddler!

Friday 9 November 2018

Grammed: Orange Almond Cake

I love me some Orange Almond Cake. 

Tender, citrusy and incredibly moist; it tastes of sunshine and summer. Delish. 

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Grammed: Vege Nuggets with Tzatziki Garlic Yoghurt

Vege nuggets

2 large kumara / sweet potatoes, roughly chopped skin on
1/2 onion diced
1 TBSP butter
1 egg
1 carrot grated skin on
1 courgette grated, water squeezed out
1 cup baby spinach leaves, washed 
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated 
Big pinch of salt and a few turns of black pepper 

Egg wash + breading:
1 cup panko crumbs
1 egg
1 TBSP milk 

~1/4 cup canola oil 

1. Boil kumara/sweet potatoes for 10 mins till soft. Drain and mix through spinach leaves and allow to cool for 15 minutes or so until warm.
2. Heat butter in a pan, cook onions until soft, allow to cool for 10 minutes or so till warm. 
3. In a large bowl mix together cooled kumara, onions, 1 egg, grated carrot, grated courgette and grated cheese, salt and pepper.
4. To make the egg wash: in a small bowl whisk egg and milk till combined. Put panko crumbs in a separate small bowl. 
5. Form vege mixture into Tablespoon sized nuggets. Dip into the egg wash then coat with panko crumbs. 
6. Shallow fry in a small sauce pan in canola until golden turning once. Place on paper kitchen towels to drain off excess oil. 
7. Serve with salad for a light meal. 

Note:  Nuggets can also be baked  at 200oC fan bake for 20 minutes. 

Tzatziki Garlic yoghurt dipping sauce

1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 garlic clove crushed
1/2 cucumber, deseeded, finely diced
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/4-1/2 tsp salt

Mix all together in a small bowl.

Tuesday 23 January 2018


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