Basic Pasta Dough

This is a basic pasta dough recipe. The first time I made it I was amazed at how simple it was.

Pasta dough - ready to rest

Pasta dough after Step 3. Ready to rest and formed into a smooth ball.

Pasta dough.

Pasta dough during Step 4 – folded in 3 and ready to be run through the machine a second time.

Home made pasta

The finished product. Ready be cooked and eaten

Coconut Pie

This delicious recipe is another that originated with Nancy’s cooking classes in Canberra. I dug it out again tonight and thought it was fabulous. From the lack of leftovers it seems my guests agreed.

Simple Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise Sauce is one of those things that I’ve always ran away from. Too much whisking, too high a chance of scrambled eggs, and way too much effort for a little bit of sauce.

This morning however my wife decided that she would like soft poached eggs with smoked salmon for breakfast and I thought that I might as well go the whole hog and make some hollandaise sauce to turn it into a Salmon Eggs Bennedict. I decided that I must be able to make a decent hollandaise in a food processor to save all that whisking, sweating and double boiler action and after searching the web for a few different ideas this recipe is what I came up with. The resulting sauce was a nice consistency and made way too much for what I needed at the time – perhaps enough for six serves – so I’ll have to work out how I can reheat it to use another day.

I’ll post some pictures next time I make it.

Fried Rice

Mish about to demolish Fried Rice with BBQ Pork Fillets

Mish about to demolish Fried Rice with BBQ Pork Fillets

This recipe can be made with nearly any bits and pieces that you have in the fridge at the end of the week and will result in a tasty dish that you can have on its own or use as a side with something else with something else. As you can see from the pictures, this time we enjoyed it with Barbecue Pork Fillets. It’s also a great way to use up left over rice if you have any.

I hope you enjoy and that you are willing to share your own variations.


Fried Rice served with Barbecue Pork Fillet

Fried Rice served with Barbecue Pork Fillet

Wholemeal Banana Hotcakes

Wholemeal Banana HotcakesMy delight in all things cake like for breakfast continues…  I wonder if that will change once Eggbert makes an appearance and I can once again eat poached eggs??  I’ll let you know!  In the meantime, here is a simple recipe for yummy hotcakes.

Coconut Flour Pancakes

Coconut PancakesIn the later stages of my pregnancy I have had pancake cravings! I’m not normally one to go for pancakes at breakfast, but the last few months has seen me eating them quite regularly… The recipe below is a somewhat healthy version of pancakes made with coconut flour.