1 fresh red and green chili – de-seeded or not, your choice
3 cloves garlic-peeled
1/2 lemon juice
1 tsp capers
1 small gherkins pickled in sweet vinegar (opt)
6 anchovy fillets
1 handful flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked
1 handful fresh basil, leaves picked
1 handful fresh thyme, leaves picked
1 handful sage, leaves picked
1 handful fresh mint, leaves picked
A few sprigs fresh oregano, remove stems
A few sprigs coriander, leaves picked
5 Tbs red wine vinegar
2 Tbs white wine vinegar
8 tablespoons really good extra virgin olive oil
1-2 tsp sugar (opt)
freshly ground black pepper
Blend in food processor / blender finely garlic, capers, gherkins, anchovies, all the herbs and vinegar, then slowly pour in the olive oil until you achieve the right consistency. Balance the flavours with freshly ground black pepper, a bit of salt, sugar and maybe a little more vinegar. Sauce should have sweet / sour herby flavour.
This sauce goes well with roasted ham, chicken, beef, lamb, turkey, french stick bread, salads and even as pasta sauce.
170 g caster sugar
230 ml skim milk
finely grated zest of 1 orange
1tsp vanilla essence
100 ml extra virgin olive oil
3 tsp frangelico (optional; see Note)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1⅓ cups (200 g) self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
8 small apricots, cut in quarters
125g craisins dried
chocolate powder, for sprinkling
Preheat your oven to 160°C fan-forced. Grease and flour a 23 cm round cake tin line it with baking paper.
Place the sugar, milk and orange zest in a medium saucepan over low heat and cook for 3–4 minutes, stirring regularly, until the sugar has dissolved. Do not let the milk come to the boil. Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla, olive oil and frangelico (if using), then let the mixture cool for 5–10 minutes.
Add the beaten egg, cream of tartar, flour and bicarbonate of soda and whisk to form a smooth batter. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and arrange the apricot quartered and craisins on to batter the any way you like. Sprinkle with the chocolate powder and bake for 55minutes to 1 hour and 10 mins or until browned/dark brown and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for a 10-20 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool at room temperature for 1 hour before cutting.
Tip: Serve just as it is.
• For an alcohol-free version, replace the liqueur with milk.You can use full cream milk if you desire to.
• If using very small apricots like I did, layer quarters on top of each other so that they won’t completely sink into the batter as it cooks.
Recreated from SBS cooking program. Dontt have apricot and almond flakes, so I use Craisins (Dried/preserved) and poppy seeds.
Made by Helen
Blueberry Pork Chops
3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil, divided
½ red onion, roughly chopped
1 pint blueberries
3 tbs. sugar
1 lemon, zested and juiced
3 fresh thyme sprigs
1 tsp. cinnamon
Salt and pepper to taste
4 bone-in pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
2 -3 bunches brocollini, boiled
1/2 cabbage, stir fry with a bit oil and garlic
Brush grill grates with 1 1/2 tbs. olive oil and preheat.
On the stovetop, heat 1 tbs. olive oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat.
Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until it’s fragrant and softened.
Add the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, thyme and cinnamon.
Simmer for 7 minutes until the blueberries begin to release their juice and the sauce starts to thicken.
Meanwhile, boiled the brocollini and stir fry cabbage.
Turn the heat to low and remove the thyme sprigs. Keep the sauce warm while you grill the pork chops.
Rub the pork chops with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Grill, turning once for 8-10 minutes and then remove to a platter to let stand for 5 minutes.
Spoon vegetables onto plates then top with pork chop and blueberry compote.
WHAT YOU NEED
1½ cups Arnott’s biscuit crumbs
100g butter, melted
60g butter, softened
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup caster sugar
2 tablespoons water
½ cup plain flour
220g of strawberry and blueberries
750g PHILADELPHIA Block Cream Cheese, softened
400g can sweetened condensed milk
HOW TO MAKE IT
COMBINE the biscuit crumbs and butter. Press into the base of a greased and paper lined 24cm springform pan (ensure the paper extends 5cm above the top of the pan). Chill.
CREAM the butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in the water and flour, then add the strawberry & blueberries, mixing until well combined. Set aside.
BEAT the PHILLY until smooth. Add the condensed milk and eggs, mixing until just combined. Pour the filling over the prepared base then place teaspoonsful of cookie dough onto the PHILLY mixture. Bake in a moderately slow oven 160°C for 40–45 minutes or until just set. Cool in the oven with door ajar. Chill.
what you need
180-200 g graham crackers, finely crushed (about 2 cups crumbs)
80-90 g. margarine, melted
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup blueberries
2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
250 ml thicken cream, whipped a bit
MIX graham crumbs, margarine and 1/4 cup sugar; press onto bottom of 13×9-inch pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
BEAT cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add blueberries; mix well. Place strawberries and remaining 2 Tbsp. sugar in small bowl; mash with fork. Stir strawberry mixture and thicken cream. Spoon over crust; cover.
REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Store in refrigerator.