Orange Butter Ingredients 2/3 cup sugar2 teaspoons grated lemon rind2 teaspoons grated orange rind4 egg yolks1 cup orange juice¼ cup lemon juice125 g (4 oz) butter1 teaspoon gelatine2 tablespoons water30g (1 oz) mixed peel.  Method Put sugar, lemon rind, orange rind and egg yolks into the top of the double saucepan and stir until combined.…

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Banana Butter Ingredients 4 ripe bananas2/3 cup sugar3 eggs90 g (3 oz) butter¼ cup lemon juice1 tablespoon grated lemon rind½ cup orange juice  Method Peel bananas, chop roughly and place in a food processor and process until smooth. Place mashed bananas, sugar, beaten eggs, chopped butter, strained lemon juice, lemon rind and strained orange juice…

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Grapefruit Butter Ingredients 1 tablespoon grated grapefruit rind1 cup grapefruit juice1¼ cups castor sugar½ cup water125 g (4 oz) butter3 eggs2 teaspoons gelatine2 tablespoons water, extra Method Place rind, grapefruit juice, sugar, water and roughly chopped butter into the top of a double saucepan. Stir over heat until mixture comes to boil. Reduce heat, simmer…

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Hot Cross Buns Ingredients 2 tbs. plus 2 Tsp. milk1/8 tsp. salt (optional)½ tsp. quick-rising dry yeast1½ Tsp. unsalted butter softened1½ tsp. brown sugar, firmly packed1 egg, room temperature plus 1 lightly beaten1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. currants or raisins1/8 tsp. nutmeg¼ tsp. waterDash of ground allspice2 Tbs. confectioner’s sugar (icing sugar)1/8…

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Lemon Butter Ingredients 4 eggs¾ cup sugar½ cup lemon juice¼ cup water2 teaspoons grated lemon rind125 (4 oz.) butter Method Put beaten eggs and sugar into the top of the double saucepan and stir until combined. Gradually add lemon juice and water, stir until combined. Add lemon rind and roughly chopped butter. Place pan over…

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Layered Salad Ingredients ½ Lettuce1 tablespoon lemon juice2 hard-boiled eggs (mashed with a fork)6 shallots (chopped finely)250 grams mushrooms1 large tomato125 grams grated tasty cheese4 rashes of bacon – cooked1 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons chopped parsley2 tablespoons of sour creamSnow peas2 teaspoons French mustard (Djion) Method Sprinkle peas on lettuce. Combine bacon, eggs, mushrooms and spread…

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Apple Charlotte Pastry 1½ cups plain flour½ cup self-raising flour½ cup corn flour1/3 cup custard powder180 grams butter1 egg  (mixed with the water)2 to 2½ tablespoons waterMilk to glazeDecorate with ground cinnamon Filling 2 cans of pie apples Topping ½ cups icing sugar 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons milk Serve with raspberries and cream Method…

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Sultana Cake Ingredients 8 oz. butter0.700 grams (1½ lb.) sultanas1 cup caster sugar4 oz. blanched almonds2½ cups plain flour¼ cup brandy¼ cup self-raising flourPinch salt5 eggs*½ teaspoon vanilla extract Method Cover sultanas with warm water and soak for 2 hours.  Drain and let dry for 24 hours on a clean tea towel . Cream butter…

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Pastry Case Ingredients Pastry – Sweet Fillings | Pastry – Savoury Fillings1 ½ cups of plain flour¾ cup self-raising flour | Replace with Cornflour = 2/3 cup in total1/3 cup custard powder1/3 cup cornflour1 tablespoon sugar1 egg yolk (keep the white for glazing)3 tablespoons water  (approximately)1 egg white for glazing Method: Sift flours, custard powder,…

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Anzac Biscuits Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats 3/4 cup coconut 1 cup (plain) flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter One tablespoon golden syrup 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda Two tablespoons boiling water Preparation Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut. Melt syrup and butter together. Mix bicarbonate of soda and boiling water, then add…

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