Appetisers


Appetisers / Desserts / Recipes

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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Appetisers / Recipes / Vegetarian

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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Appetisers / Chicken / Recipes

Serves 4 as an easy meal Ingredients 1L chicken stock 420g can creamed corn 4 spring onions, thinly sliced (or shallots) 350g chicken breast, thinly sliced Directions Place stock in a large saucepan with the corn and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmerand add the chicken. Cook for 3 minutes, then add the spring onions and cook for a further 2 minutes. Serve.


Appetisers / Recipes

Ingredients 250g camembert 5 small garlic cloves, blanched splash red wine sprig fresh thyme, chopped cracked black pepper crusty bread, to serve Directions Preheat oven to 200C. Place the camembert in a baking dish. Pierce the camembert with a small knife and place the garlic in the holes. Splash a couple of tablespoons of good red wine on the top, sprinkle on the thyme and cracked pepper. Cook in the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the centre has melted. Serve with fresh, crusty bread and a good glass of wine.


Appetisers / Recipes

Ingredients about 2kg of pumpkin, peeled and diced 2 medium onions, sliced 6 cloves garlic, sliced 1 1/2 tbs ground cumin about 3 cups chicken (or vegetable) stock Directions Place the onions in a big pot and cook with a bit of oil or butter for a few minutes, then add the garlic and cumin and cook until the onions are almost soft. Add the pumpkin and then cover with stock. Cook over a medium heat until the pumpkin is tender. Process with a blender until smooth. If the soup is too thick, add more stock, or if it is...

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