Microwave Recipe: Carrot And Pecan Cake

This recipe makes use entirely of a microwave oven for cooking for convenience and saving electricity. The recipe uses fructose as a sugar substitute.This is easily available from many supermarkets and is sometimes labelled as ‘fruit sugar‘. Ingredients 175g/6oz/1 ¼ cup grated carrot 90ml/32fl oz/1 ½ cups sunflower oil 30ml/2 tbsp milk 2 beaten eggs 75g/3oz/6 tbsp…

Recipe: Chunky Bacon And Cheese Frittata

Ingredients: 8 rashers of rindless back bacon or vegetarian bacon substitute A bunch of spring onions sliced 8 large eggs 2 tablespoons milk 85g/3oz cheddar cheese cut into cubes Knob of butter Tomato salsa & thick slices of bread to serve Method: Snip the bacon into small pieces.Cook in a non stick frying pan for…

How To: Express Baked Apple With Honey

This is a fast microwave fruit snack ‘How To” that I thought I’d write up as I hadn’t done this for nearly 20 years and suddenly fancied a quick baked apple snack. It shouldn’t take any longer than 3 minutes including preparation and cooking. Ingredients: 1 Apple Currants or raisins Honey Method: Core the apple,…

Recipe: Anzac Biscuits

These biscuits were originally made to send to the ANZACs (The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) serving in Gallipoli during World war I. ANZAC day is commemorated in Australia each year on April 25th. Ingredients 85g porridge oats 85g desiccated coconut 100g plain flour 100g caster sugar 100g butter , plus extra butter for…

Recipe: Cheesy Gnocchi Bolognaise

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional) 750g (24 oz) lean beef mince or vege mince 600ml (20 fluid ounces) bolognaise sauce 625g (22 oz) packet fresh gnocchi 150g (5.29 oz) cheese, grated Method Preheat oven to 200°C/Gas mark 6. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan…

Grande Dame Cooking Returns

I’ve just listened to the grande dame of cookery in the UK, Delia Smith on the radio launching her return to the media spotlight and trying to launch her new ‘big idea’ which seemingly is to get people actually cooking for themselves again.Despite the over abundance of cookery programs on British TV it would seem…