Friday, September 23, 2011

Indian Mango Cheese Cake

Indian Cooking Recipe : Mango Cheese Cake


Ingredients :

1 can swad mango pulp

8 oz philadelphia cheese cream

8 oz whipping cream

2 cups water

1 cup sugar

1 oz knox unflavoured gelatin

Method :

Boil the water and add unflavoured gelatin to the boiling water and mix very well with out any lumps.

Simmer the stove, add sugar and mix it for 1 minute or two.

Thaw philadelphia cream cheese from friz and put it in the above mixture.

Add whipping cream also and mix it thouroughly.

At the end pour the Mango Pulp to the above mixture and mix it nicely.

Turn the heat off and let it cool for half an hour.

Put the mixture in a blender and whip it very smoothly.

Transfer the mango cheese cake mixture in a flat tray and put it in fridge for over night.

Ready to serve.


swad mango pulp available through Global Foods Direct.


Sunday, September 18, 2011



Preparation time: 20 minutes

A true café breakfast – but much tastier and cheaper.

Cooking directions

For 12 pancakes:

  • Whisk 2 eggs and 2 cups milk together. Slowly add 2 cups self-raising flour whisking all the time. Mix to a smooth batter.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan. Spray with a little cooking oil.
  • Spoon about ¼ cup pancake mixture into the pan. Swirl mixture around pan to make a flat pancake.
  • Cook pancake until it begins to bubble on top. Flip using a spatula and cook the other side until golden.
  • Serve with canned or fresh fruit, yoghurt and a little golden syrup.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Anzac biscuits

Anzac biscuits.

Makes 30, depending on size.

1 cup flour
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut
2 cups rolled oats
125g butter
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp boiling water

1. Heat oven to 180°C (160°C fan bake). Line two baking trays with nonstick baking paper. Place flour, caster sugar, coconut and
oats in a bowl and stir to combine. Make a well in the centre.

2. Place butter and golden syrup in a saucepan to melt, or microwave in a bowl to melt. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Add melted ingredients and dissolved baking soda to dry ingredients and mix to combine.

3. Roll spoonfuls into balls and press onto prepared baking trays, allowing space for biscuits to spread while cooking.

4. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm and golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool, and enjoy!

Tip: Stored in an airtight container, Anzac biscuits will last well for up to a week.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lamb with Black Trumpet Mushrooms

Lamb with Black Trumpets

6 oz. lamb loin trimmed and cleaned 1 cup flour
2 oz. dried black trumpets 2 eggs beaten
Leave black trumpet mushrooms on a sheet pan for 6-8 hours (to dry further), then grind into a medium fine powder in a spice or coffee grinder. Dust with flour then dip in egg wash. Wipe off excess egg then coat well with black trumpets. Season lamb then sear on all sides and finish in oven to desired temperature. Remove from oven and rest.
Leek Puree
1 large leek 1 tbs. Butter Salt fresh ground black pepper
Cut bottoms of leeks and trim off hard green parts. Blanch in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and puree in blender with butter until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Sautéed Mushrooms
4 oz. Mixed wild mushrooms (chanterelle, black trumpet, oyster, shitake, hen of the woods, blue foot, et…) ( use brown button mushrooms with some re-hydrated Sylva French Dried Forest Mushroom Mix or a few dried Cepes, re-hydrated)
Olive oil ( Iliadia Kalamata EVOO )
Shallots chopped
Chive chopped
Discard stems from mushrooms then cut caps into chunks. Heat oil and butter in sauté pan and add shallots. Add mushrooms and cook until tender. Season and finish with chive.
To Serve
Coarse salt
Baby Leeks
Lamb jus
Heat leeks in butter and water. Place in three sections on plate. Place mushrooms in center. Serve lamb on copper pan with jus drizzled around. Serve jus, leek puree and maxime potatoes on the side.

French dried Black trumpet mushrooms, other dried French mushrooms and top quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil available from .
We supply New Zealand and International Customers.
Wholesale available.


Recipe from Taking Tea in the Medina by Julie Le Clerc. Serves 2-3 as main.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
1½ cups moghrabieh
4 cups stock (vegetable or chicken)
15g butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
Salt & pepper to taste
¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup finely chopped fresh coriander
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté onions and garlic until soft but not browned.
2. Boil water in a large saucepan. Cook moghrabieh for 5 minutes then drain.
3. Add moghrabieh to onion mixture, add stock and bring to the boil.
4. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly. The moghrabieh should become tender and most of the liquid should be absorbed.
5. Stir through butter, herbs, lemon zest and juice. Serve.
I added 10-15 chilli threads.
You could add chunks of poached chicken or strips of grilled zucchini to bulk out the meal.
I added the pretty, vibrantly coloured chilli threads which are apparently the filaments of a chilli plant (the part of the stamen that supports the anther). Since I'm not very familiar with chilli plants I don't know whether this is true or not but they look like dried stamens so it sounds plausible.
They are not very spicy, but they do add a very mild heat and at least a little chilli flavour.