March 24, 2020
the delightful cook
450g red seedless grapes
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp olive oil + extra for brushing
3 rosemary sprigs, stalk removed and roughly chopped
1 cup fresh ricotta
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp lemon zest
sea salt to season
fresh baguette sliced
Preheat the oven to 180c.
Add grapes, balsamic...
March 23, 2020
Lamb Ragù with Creamy Polenta
1kg diced lamb shoulder
2 x 400g tin diced tomatoes
2 carrots, roughly chopped
2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
1 onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup olive oil
handful of fr...
February 20, 2020
Chunky Chocolate Banana Bread
makes 8-10 slices
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 whole banana, sliced down the center
180g dark chocolate, roughly chopped into chunks
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, whisked
1 tsp cinnamon
120g melted butter
1 tsp vanilla...
February 7, 2020
3 large eggplants, cut into 1 cm thick rounds
3 red capsicum (peppers), halve each capsicum, stalks removed & seeds discarded
2 fresh mozzarella balls cut into slices
1 large handful of fresh basil leaves
Chili Basil Oil
3 handfuls fresh basil leaves finely chopped
February 1, 2020
1.5kg baby octopus, cleaned and cut
500g Barilla n.5 spaghetti pasta
2 small birds eye chilies, thinly sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
2 handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
juice of 1 lemon
salt to season
In a bowl place octopus, chili, olive oil, parsley,...
January 31, 2020
300g mascarpone cheese
4 eggs, yolks & whites separated
1 1./2 cups freshly brewed hot esspresso coffee
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 shot of frangelico liqueur (optional)
1 packet savoiardi biscuits (sponge fingers)
cocoa powder, dusting
Brew coffee & pour into...
1kg fresh clams
1 tin diced tomatoes
8 garlic cloves sliced
2 tsp chili flakes
2 tbsp fresh torn basil
In a large saucepan, heat the oil, garlic & cook on a low heat for 5 mins.
Stir in the tomato paste, chili flakes & cook f...
January 29, 2020
12 fresh figs
1/3 cup walnuts roughly chopped
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp runny honey
Preheat an over to 180c
Score a deep cross in the top of each fig & place onto a work bench.
Gentley press the gorgonzola into the centre of each of...
January 15, 2020
375g fresh ricotta
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/3 cup plain flour + extra for dusting
1 tsp salt
Line a baking tray with baking paper & scatter a little flour over the top.
In a bowl, mix the ricotta, flour, egg, parmesan & salt until combined.
December 15, 2019
Meet your new favorite dish… Grilled Peaches, Prosciutto and Mozzarella salad.
Delicious juicy peaches aren’t just for a sweet snack or dessert. Try these yummy grilled peaches with balsamic glaze to up your salad game.
Accompanied with salty prosciutto, creamy mozzarell...
Roasted Grape & Ricotta Crostini