Hello! Please note that from March 2015 my website has moved to www.thewholeheartedcook.com I look forward to seeing you at my sparkly new site!
It could be said that there are two types of people in this world, those that like to cook, and those that don’t. I fear that those in the later category may want to run for the hills, or your closest takeaway shop, instead of trying out the recipes in this section of my blog. That is unless you want to impress your new girlfriend/boyfriend or just want to do something totally radical! Either way I have started this page with some of my favourite recipes that you can try out at home, whether you’re into cooking or not.
I hope that you have fun trying out these recipes and eating in, please let me know how you go or if there is a recipe you would like me to post up for you.
Entree and Small Things
Son in Law Eggs: Learn how to make delicious Thai deep fried eggs
Vietnamese Crispy Rice Paper Rolls: Learn how to make delicious fried spring rolls – Includes Homemade at Dani’s Video
Mexican Corn on the Cob: Bring out your inner Chica or Chico with this tasty Mexican treat
Mexican Chicken Tostadas : A simple and different entree or snack for your next BBQ
Sweet Corn Pikelets with Guacamole: A healthy lunch or dinner
Mama Babas Polenta Chips: Make creamy polenta chips just like George!
Greek Lamb Wrap: A healthy lunch box delight!
Pork & Fennel Sausage Rolls: Perfect for a family function or afternoon tea
Sizzling Vietnamese Pancake / Bahn Xeo: Learn how to make crispy prawn and pork pancakes
Pork Satay with Pickled Cucumber Salad: Learn how to make satay sauce from scratch & how to pickle vegetables!
Chicken Wonton Noodle Soup: Learn to make an easy Asian chicken stock and impressive meal for your next dinner party
Sri Lankan Pumpkin Curry: Includes the essentials of making an authentic Sri Lankan curry. Part of ‘Homemade at Dani’s’ webisodes
Shanti Home’s Indian Butter Chicken: Learn from the masters of Mughal cuisine, the Shanti Home chefs!
Roast Pumpkin & Coconut Soup: The best recipe for using up all of those seasonal pumpkins!
Tarragon Butter Roast Chook: Just like Maggie Beer’s!
Smoked Pork Hock and Vegetable Soup: A perfect winter warmer served with crusty bread
Spring Vegetable & Goats Cheese Risotto: A simple recipe that you can adapt with the ingredients you have in your fridge, plus useful tip on how to make the perfect risotto
Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche & Pea Pasta: Learn how to make pasta from scratch
Three Cheese & Asparagus Tart: Learn how to make sour cream pastry and a delicious decadent lunch
Dessert & Sweet Treats
Lychee Toffee Pops: A winning dessert from MasterChef All Stars – includes Homemade at Dani’s video
ICE CREAMS / CUSTARDS:
The Frozen Baklava: Treat someone you love with this insanely delicious dessert!
Peanut Butter Sundae: Learn to make peanut butter ice cream, an indulgent dessert!
Tea Cup Creme Brûlée: A fun take on a classic dessert - includes Homemade at Dani’s video
‘No Bake’ ANZAC Lemon Cheesecake A little twist on a traditional Australian biscuit recipe
Blueberry Cobbler Pie: My mum’s special and very simple recipe
Lamingtons: A classic Australian chocolate and coconut cake
Yummy Yoghurt & Orange Syrup Cake: A perfect cake to have with your morning cuppa or afternoon tea party!
Cake Pop Caterpillar: A perfect idea for a children’s birthday party! includes Homemade at Dani’s video
Spiced Pumpkin Whoopie Pies: Learn how to make the next big thing in baking…Whoopie Pies!
Gran’s Sponge Cake with Passionfruit Icing: A traditional family recipe that’s been handed down for many years
Vanilla Cupcakes with Teal Cream Cheese Icing: A really good basic cupcake recipe that you can adapt with different flavoured icing
Banana & Walnut Cake with Sweet Sour Cream: A perfect cake for all occasions, especially when you have over-ripe bananas!
Berry Meringue Mess: Learn one of the simplest & yummiest desserts in no time at all
Lemon Meringue Easter Eggs: A cute Easter project that puts left over chocolate eggs to good use
Fig & Pistachio Frangipane Tart with Cinnamon Pastry: Includes a basic frangipane and short crust pastry recipe
Queen of Puddings: An ode to Queen Elizabeth with a jazzed up bread and butter pudding
Mango with Coconut Sticky Rice: One of my favourite dishes ever!
Condiments & Sauces
The Best Guacamole: A really simple but oh so yummy guacamole, a healthy snack.
Mayonaise: Master a basic mayonaise then add different flavours to make it your own
Black Bean and Corn Salsa: The best accompaniment to any Mexican feast!