Author: Sydney Heaters and Pizza Ovens

Mini Festive Christmas Puddings

Ingredients Melted butter, for greasing 185g butter, at room temperature 65g (1/3 cup, firmly packed) dark brown sugar 60ml (1/4 cup) golden syrup 3 eggs, at room temperature 50g (1/3 cup) plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger 150g (3 cups) soft breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread with crusts removed) Basic fruit mixture 225g pitted dates, finely chopped 225g dried figs, finely chopped 250g sultanas 150g glace apricots, finely chopped Method Step 1 To make basic fruit mixture, combine the dates, figs, raisins apricots, pineapple, cherries and sultanas in a large...

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Mini Hazelnut Mince Pies

Tummies might be bursting from the buffet, but these classic Christmas desserts are worth saving room for. Makes 36 What you will need 1/4 cup (45g) sultanas 1/4 cup (50g) chopped raisins 1/4 cup (45g) currants 1/4 cup (50g) finely chopped dried dates 1/4 cup (50g) mixed peel 1/4 cup (50g) finely chopped red glacé cherries 1/2 small granny smith apple, peeled, cored, coarsely grated 2 tbs brown sugar 1 tbs orange marmalade 1 tbs brandy 1 tsp mixed spice Icing sugar mixture, to dust Hazelnut pastry 1 cup (150g) plain flour 1/2 cup (50g) hazelnut meal 1/3 cup...

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Barbecue Asparagus with Roast Capsicum Salsa

A hot BBQ grill makes all the difference to this asparagus dish. Serves 12
Preparation time: 10 minutes
 Cooking time: 15 minutes What you will need 3 red capsicums, halved, seeded 2 ripe tomatoes, halved, seeded, finely chopped 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup (45g) toasted pine nuts 2 tbs balsamic vinegar 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 6 bunches asparagus, trimmed Step-by-step 1. Grill capsicums, peel & chop Preheat a grill on high. Cook capsicums, skin-side up, under grill for 8-10 minutes or until charred and blistered. Transfer to a heatproof bowl, cover with a plate or...

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Fast & Tasty Tortellini Alfredo

Ingredients 1 x 18-20 ounce package refrigerated cheese tortellini 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese salt and pepper, to taste parsley, for garnish Directions Cook the tortellini according to package directions. Drain and place in a serving bowl. While the pasta is cooking, heat the heavy cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter has melted. Stir in the grated Parmesan and whisk until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy. Toss the pasta with the sauce. Chop some parsley to...

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Egg Salad Dip

Serves: 2-4 Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Ingredients 4 hard boiled eggs 2 tablespoons smashed avocado 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon minced onion 1 tablespoon diced green chiles or jalapenos 1 tablespoon 0% fat Greek yogurt 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin tortilla chips, for dipping Directions Chop the boiled eggs into small pieces. Add to a small bowl with the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping or wrapped in a soft flour...

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Manly Mexican Dip

Ingredients 250g cream cheese, softened 425g can Stagg Chilli 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar Instructions Mix the cream cheese and chilli together. Top with cheddar cheese and warm in the oven or microwave for a few minutes. Serve with tortilla chips and...

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