Friday, 3 March 2017

BACON, CELERY & CHEESE BAKE

I turned this savoury  muffin recipe into a bake because I didn't have a muffin tray around. Also replaced the bacon with chipolatas. Always fun to try different ingredients and of course you could make this vegetarian and add left over roast vegetables. Whatever you prefer/or have in your fridge or pantry. 
Click here to view the recipe.

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Sorry for the hideous photo... hubs just destroyed my creation before I got the chance to take a photo...

Take care,

Sydney Food Adventures - Feb '17


The Coffee Club,
Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, 
K11/73 Belmore Rd,
 Randwick NSW 2031

 This was my go to cafe when I was pregnant. After my appointments I would come here and enjoy a tea and a preg safe meal (usually ordered an omelette or scramble eggs) whilst my husband finished his gym.  


Dukes Lounge, 
153 Avoca St, 
Randwick NSW 2031

        Asides being stingy on the toast, this place is another decent place around busy Randwick. 


Molly Coddle Cafe,
3/612-622 King St, 
Newtown NSW 2042


Awesome Breakfast and lunch menu and they serve Filipino dishes aswell. Awesome range of dishes and great coffee and lovely selection of juices. The way the cafe is designed, an awesome breeze comes through, 
perfect on those warmer days. Very nice service.


Rolling Penny, 
 Newtown, 583A King St, Sydney NSW 2042

THIS PLACE IS OUR CURRENT TOP FAVOURITE!!! Shall do a separate post on this gem of a cafe.
Sigh.








Thursday, 2 March 2017

Sydney food adventures Jan '17

Chill Sunday - Dinner at Corelli's, Newtown. 
Correlli's
352 King Street, Newtown
Sydney

If you want a cup of coffee or some cafe food past the usual annoying cafe closing times (hate how early cafes close here) then this place is a go to! Open everyday 7 AM -12 AM!! Finally a place I can go with my little family for a late meal and or coffee! Decent place.

Our Sunday Newtown ritual. 

Recently we got back to doing our Sunday lunch dates (we began doing this early January last year when I was pregnant) or atleast get out of the house and do some exploring for an hr or 2 without the baby. It's a great time for me to recharge. As much as I love my little owl, it is nice and important to have a little break here and there. Grabbed a green juice from 'Molly Coddle' Cafe in Newtown whilst hubs got coffees. Fun fact: Newtown was the location of Coldplay's 'Sky Full of Stars' music video. Yes. Envy all the people who got to see them and be featured in their video!!!

Take care,




2017 - Fresh New Platter

First meal of 2k17!


Yes, I am fully aware it's March. But it's never too late to start. 2016 was a huuuge year for me and my family. A new family member came into the world hehe. And towards the end of the year we moved. I truly missed posting food photos and sharing recipes with you! One of many goals; get back on this blog and post at least once a week!


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

HOMEMADE MEAT PIE






Perfect Homemade Meat Pie 
(Recipe I found from a Woolworth's catalogue)


Prep Time: 80 minutes 
Cooking: 30 minutes 
Serves 4

2 Tbsp olive oil                                                                                                                                          
500g beef rump steak, diced
2 medium brown onions, finely diced
150g button mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp of fresh rosemary leaves
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp plain flour
2 ½ cups beef stock
Salt and pepper
¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1 cup frozen peas
1 sheet of shortcrust pastry, thawed
1 sheet of butter puff pastry, thawed
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp milk

Method
1.Heat oil in a heavy based frying pan over a medium heat, add the beef and cook for 4-5 minutes until browned. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often, until soft. Add mushrooms, rosemary, tomato paste and flour, stir to combine and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add beef stock and bring to the boil. Season with salt and pepper, reduce heat and simmer for 60 minutes or until beef is tender. Stir through parsley and peas and allow to cool.

2.Preheat oven to 200ºC. Line a 23cm wide by 3 ½ cm deep pie dish with shortcrust pastry, add filling then top with the puff pastry. Trim edges and secure pastry by pressing down edges firmly using a fork. Mix egg yolk and milk together and brush over pastry. Pierce the top of the pie and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.
                 
Enjoy!! 



Saturday, 2 January 2016

Recipe: Sausage Rolls


After being so over store bought tasteless sausage rolls (with that grey mixture that is not appetizing at all!) wanted to make it at home. This recipe was perfect! Love that it incorporates vegetables and herbs which adds colour and of course lots of flavour!

Sausage Rolls (Source: Alive And Cooking)

Ingredients

500g minced pork
500g minced veal
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, grated
2 sticks of celery,finely chopped
¼ bunch of curly parsley finely chopped
Salt and pepper
2 eggs
4 sheets of pastry

Method

Mix together the pork,veal,onion,carrot, celery and parsley then stir in the salt and the pepper and 1 egg. Divide the mixture into 4 and evenly distribute the mixture along the length of the pastry sheets. Brush with egg wash, then simply roll and crimp together; score lines on the surface of the pastry about 5cm apart then brush the rolls with egg wash.


Place on a lined baking tray and bake at 200ºC for 25-30 minutes. 


Enjoy!