Recipes

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

ASIAN:

Son in Law Eggs: Learn how to make delicious Thai deep fried eggs 

Vietnamese Crispy Rice Paper RollsLearn how to make delicious fried spring rolls – Includes Homemade at Dani’s Video

MEXICAN:

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

GREEK  ITALIAN:

Mama Babas Polenta Chips: Make creamy polenta chips just like George!

Greek Lamb WrapA healthy lunch box delight!

AUSTRALIAN:

Pork & Fennel Sausage RollsPerfect for a family function or afternoon tea

Main Meals

ASIAN:

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 SoupLearn 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! 

AUSTRALIAN:

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

CAKE:

‘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! 

MERINGUE:

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 

TARTS:

Fig & Pistachio Frangipane Tart with Cinnamon Pastry:  Includes a basic frangipane and short crust pastry recipe

PUDDINGS:

Queen of Puddings: An ode to Queen Elizabeth with a jazzed up bread and butter pudding

ASIAN:

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!