Sarah’s Cheese Biscuits

These are perfect to have in the fridge or freezer ready to slice & bake when unexpected guests arrive – like this New Years Eve!!

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Sarah's Cheese Biscuits
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Or Biscuite' Fromage Perfect for unexpected guests Great to serve with drinks & nibbles
Ingredients
  • 125g cheddar cheese cubed
  • 60g parmesan cheese cubed
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbs self raising flour
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 125g cold butter cubed
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • black sesame seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place both cheeses into the TM bowl & chop for 5 secs on speed 9.
  2. Add the flours, cayenne pepper & butter & chop for another 5 secs speed 9.
  3. Add lemon juice & mix for another 10 secs speed 4.
  4. Roll into a long log shape approx 38cm long & wrap with glad wrap - place in the fridge for at least 3 hrs (or in the freezer if using in further down the track.)
  5. Heat the oven to 180 degrees. Slice off rounds about 5mm thick & place onto baking paper (sprinkle seeds on top if using), bake for 15 mins or until lightly brown.

 

NYE 2015

So glad to finally have a few days off after our 3 days of fun at the Taste Theatre, I hadn’t organised anything for NYE just a quiet evening at home. About 3pm my sister rings up & says that apparently my hubby had invited them over & did we still want them to come? (It was a throw away comment at Christmas.) We thought why not it was another warm day so we thought we would throw together a BBQ. Lucky I had bought that lamb off the farmer at the market in Dec, we got some lamb chops out of the freezer. We had our tub of Quirky Cooking’s BBQ sauce I had already made the delicious cheese biscuits log & had it in the freezer, so sliced it up & baked it. We had corn chips, with homemade pesto, some leftover scrolls from the Taste Theatre session, olives, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, plus we threw together a Greek style salad with lettuce from the garden! Some times last minute get togethers can be the best ones 🙂

NYE BBQ

HAPPY THERMOMIX NEW YEAR!!

HAPPY NY

Taste of Tasmania Inspire Cooking Demos

We had already been booked in for 2 days for a 1 hr cooking demo each day at the Taste Theatre, then just a couple of days before hand we were asked to do another demo on The Taste of Tasmania opening day – Mon 28th Dec.

So to keep it easy & simple we decided on my soda water scones, rhubarb & raspberry jam, whipped cream, homemade butter & lemon butter. Well it went down a treat, what a perfect way to use local produce that is in season!

Day 2 was Charlie’s roti, apricot chutney & her paneer curry all completely made from scratch.

Day 3 we had my friend & local Chef Ellie Emmett promoting her latest cookbook the Real Food for Kids Cookbook with her 2 gorgeous daughters who made fresh pasta with a fresh tomato sauce & I made my pesto, pumpkin & chickpea scrolls.

We had an absolute ball over the 3 sessions & everyone enjoyed the delicious food.

Of course as it was our last session we had to celebrate & stayed on at The Taste to try some of the delicious food on offer.

What a perfect way to end an awesome year with amazing friends, delicious food & fun!

Curry

Paneer & Vegetable Curry
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Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
 
Ingredients
  • 2 litres milk
  • 3 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp chilli powder (or 1 fresh chilli)
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • 1 tbs coriander seeds
  • 1 ts ground ginger (or fresh ginger)
  • ½ tsp turmeric (or fresh turmeric)
  • 3 cardamon pods
  • ½ cinnamon quill
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion cut in half
  • 20g olive oil
  • 400g canned tomatoes
  • 40g pitted dates (optional)
  • 1 tbs of TMX veggie stock paste
  • 400g sweet potato cut into 3cm cubes
  • 500g mix of other green vegetables in season - zucchini, beans, peas, broccoli or cauliflower.
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbs fresh coriander chopped to garnish
  • 2 tbs fresh mint leaves chopped to garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat milk for 20 mins/90 degrees/speed 2.
  2. Add the vinegar & stir for 1 min/speed 2.
  3. Place a nut milk bag into the simmering basket into a clean sink or container and pour in the contents of the TM bowl to drain the curds from the whey.
  4. Rinse the ball off whey in the nut milk bag under some fresh water.
  5. Place this ball still in the bag & simmering basket into a container into the fridge with a weight on top to allow all the excess liquid to drain out. making sure the drained liquid will not be in contact with the whey. It is best to do this over night or for a few hours.
  6. You can then cut your paneer into pieces ready to use in the curry recipe.
  7. Place all the dry spices & plain flour into the bowl & dry roast 3 mins/Varoma/speed 1.
  8. Allow to cool for about 5mins & then mill for 1 min/speed 9.
  9. Add garlic, onion (& any optional fresh spices) chop for 3 secs/speed 7.
  10. Add oil & saute' 3 mins/Varoma/speed 1.
  11. Add tomatoes, dates, sweet potato, salt & pepper (& cauliflower if using) cook for 3 mins/100 degrees/reverse/soft speed.
  12. Add remaining veggies & cook for 15 mins/100 degrees/soft speed.
  13. Gently fold in the paneer & garnish with fresh coriander & mint.
  14. Serve with steamed rice, freshly made rotis & apricot chutney.

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Taste of Tasmania Session 3

Wed 30th Dec 3pm at the Taste Theatre – As a promo for our upcoming Kids Cooking & Lunchbox Ideas Class Chef Ellie Emmett is joining us on stage with her 2 daughters they will be making fresh pasta with a fresh tomato sauce. Arwen is making fresh pesto, chickpea & cheese scrolls – featuring Tasmanian cheeses.

pesto-scrolls

 

Pumpkin, Pesto, Chickpea & Cheese Scrolls
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Recipe type: Baking
 
Ingredients
  • 150 g parmesan cheese, cubed
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 100 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 60 g pine nuts, you may like to lightly toast before hand
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 100 grams chickpea four (you can make your own in the TM)
  • 100 grams butternut pumpkin, roughly chopped
  • 400 grams bakers’ flour
  • 20 grams extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 220 grams lukewarm water
  • 20 grams pepita (pumpkin) seeds
  • 1 yeast sachet, (about 7g)
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 100g cheddar cheese cubed
Instructions
  1. Make the pesto first by putting parmesan cheese into TM bowl & process 5 secs on speed 10.
  2. Set aside & weigh 50g of parmesan cheese back into the TM bowl.
  3. Add garlic, basil, 100g olive oil, pine nuts, salt & pepper & chop for 10 secs speed 10.
  4. Scrape pesto out of the bowl & place into a container.
  5. Without cleaning the bowl, add the pumpkin & chop for 5 secs speed 7.
  6. Add the chickpea flour, warm water, yeast, bakers flour, salt, pepita seeds, 20g olive oil & mix for 5 secs speed 6.
  7. Set time for 1.5 mins on interval setting to knead the dough - you may need to add extra flour if your mix is too sticky.
  8. Remove the dough & allow to rest for about ½ hour.
  9. Without cleaning the bowl, put the cheddar & fetta cheese into the bowl & chop for 3 secs speed 5.
  10. Place the dough onto a work surface sprinkled with flour & roll out into a large rectangle.
  11. Spread some of the pesto onto the dough, sprinkle with the 3 cheeses.
  12. Then roll into a long scroll shape & cut into 12 scrolls.
  13. Place onto tray lined with baking paper allow to prove for ½ hour & bake for 20 - 25 mins at 200 degrees or until brown.