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Thermomix Crumpets

Thermomix Crumpets

Who doesn’t love crumpets for breakfast. This Thermomix Crumpets recipe is quick(ish), easy enough for beginners and super tasty. Like most home cooked things, this blows the shop bought crumpets out of the water! Why not whip up a batch for brunch? Whipping up Thermomix crumpets I say quick-ish because there’s a bit of waiting…

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What is a braai?

Braai Food Odyssey

If you are a South African, you definitely know the answer to that question. So what’s a braai I hear you ask? Braai (short for braaivleis) is Afrikaans meaning a barbecue or picnic where essentially we cook and consume a lot of meat. Braai = cook. Vleis = meat. To braai means to grill (mostly…

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Making pies with left overs

Making pies with left overs

I always end up with left overs… and there’s always the dilemma of what do you do with them? Eat the left overs as is or create a new meal with them? Growing up we would often turn our left overs into yummy flaky pies 🙂 Making pies is so easy I use shop bought…

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The perfect corned beef

Corned Beef

I had a couple of friends over for dinner this week and with winter quickly overtaking Brisbane I figured it’s time to revive some Winter family favourites. Hands down, this was the best corned beef I’ve made to date. It fell apart as I was cutting it.

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The best homemade caramel tarts

Sweets & Desserts by Leigh Ross

This is one of my Mum’s recipies and is a long term family favourite, delicious homemade mini caramel tarts. I never understood why people say caramel is so fiddley to make, until I realised how other people make it. This is a quick recipe that makes enough caramel for 2 dozen mini tarts and you don’t have to stand over the stove for hours stirring the caramel.

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