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Sally Park

Consumer, creator and photographer of food who loves to travel (and scuba dive!)

in Appetisers, Desserts, Recipes

French crepes

This is recipe is from my French host mother. Be creative with your toppings, either sweet or savoury. Bacon, cheese, eggs, ham, cooked chicken, as well as nutella, jam, lemon juice and sugar all work really well. Makes about 20 thin crepes. Ingredients 3 eggs 250g  flour 1 tbs sugar 1 pinch salt 1 tbs melted butter ~400ml milk Directions Mix all ingredients together and add enough milk to make a runny batter.  Allow to rest for about 30 minutes. Heat up a crepe pan and pour a small amount of mixture into the middle of the pan. Spread the...

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21 Jan 2007
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Basic baked cheesecake

Ingredients 1 cup biscuit crumbs 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts 3 tbs brown sugar 1 tbs cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 5 tbs butter, melted 2 cups cream cheese, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 cup sour cream 1 cup heavy cream 3 tbs flour 1 tbs vanilla 3 eggs Directions Preheat oven to 180C. Combine first group of ingredients in a bowl and press into the bottom of a 25cm cake tin (with removable sides). Bake for 10 minutes and then set aside to cool. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar. Add sour cream and heavy cream, then flour and...

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18 Jan 2007
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Passionfruit sauce

This is delicious over a baked cheesecake, poured over a pavlova, or served over ice cream. Ingredients 1 cup water 2 cups white sugar 1 cup passionfruit juice of 2 lemons Directions Boil water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add passionfruit and lemon juice and boil for a further 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool, then pour into sterilised bottles. …

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18 Jan 2007
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Pesto mushroom bruschetta

Serves 4. Ingredients 1/3 cup good quality  extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tbs brown sugar 300g button mushrooms, halved 8 thick slices ciabatta bread 250g  cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tbs basil pesto ground black pepper Ingredients Place1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice and brown sugar in a jar and shake to combine. Place mushrooms in a shallow dish and cover with marinade. Allow to marinade for 10 minutes. Preheat bbq grill. Brush both sides of the bread with remaining olive oil and grill until golden. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and cook the...

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16 Jan 2007
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Hot chocolate mousse

This can be made a day ahead and kept in the fridge until needed. Beautiful served just out of the oven with a bit of cream or icecream. Ingredients 150g chopped dark chocolate (the best you can afford) 3 egg yolks 3 tbs caster sugar 2 tbs very hot water 1 tbs brandy 3 egg whites Directions Melt chocolate in a heat proof bowl set over a saucepan of hot water. Meanwhile, beat egg yolks and caster sugar until frothy. Remove chocolate from heat and mix egg yolks into chocolate and then beat in water and brandy. Whisk egg whites...

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15 Jan 2007
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