Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 8 5 eggs 350g caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla paste 1 cup milk 125g unsalted butter 2 cups self-raising flour 1 cup sweetened condensed milk METHOD 1 Preheat oven to 160°C. Combine the eggs, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric…

Koign-Amann

Koign-Amann Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Makes: 24 500g bakers’ flour 10g dried yeast 340ml tepid water 425g salted butter 10g fine salt 500g white sugar METHOD 1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Combine the flour, yeast and water in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with the dough hook attachment for 5 minutes, until…

Lamb Shwarma with Yoghurt and Pickles

Lamb Shwarma with Yoghurt and Pickles Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 4 hours Serves: 8 2 tsp cumin seeds 8 cloves 2 tsp white peppercorns 1 tsp fennel seeds seeds of 24 cardamom pods ½ tsp fenugreek seeds 2 star anise 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp freshly-grated nutmeg 7cm finely-grated ginger 8 cloves garlic,…

Herb Gnudi with Buttery Fennel Sauce

Herb Gnudi with Buttery Fennel Sauce Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Serves: 8 500g full cream ricotta 50g Pecorino, grated 2 yolks 1 bunch parsley, very finely chopped 1 bunch chives, very finely chopped ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 500g semolina 150g unsalted butter 24 sage leaves 1 head fennel, very finely sliced…

Prune and Poppyseed Rugalech

Prune and Poppyseed Rugalech Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: 24 1 cup pitted prunes, chopped ½ cup brandy ½ cup ground poppyseeds 10 slices stale white bread ½ cup raw sugar 250g unsalted butter, cold diced 250g cream cheese, softened 300g plain flour 200g caster sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼…

Canelé

Canelé Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Makes: 12 500ml milk 50g butter 2 eggs 2 egg yolks 200g caster sugar 1 Tbsp rum 2 tsp vanilla paste 100g plain flour METHOD 1 Preheat oven to 220°C. Pour the milk and butter into a small saucepan and arm gently over a moderate heat.…

Bean-Bouleh with Double Cheese Sticks

Bean-Bouleh with Double Cheese Sticks Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Serves: 8 2 sheets puff pastry 2 eggs, beaten ½ cup gorgonzola, crumbled ½ cup Emmenthal, grated ½ cup sesame seeds 400g green beans 200g snow peas ½ cup quinoa, cooked 1 red onion, very finely diced 1 red capsicum, finely diced…

Pissaladiere

Pissaladiere Preparation time: 20 minutes + rising Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 12 300g bakers’ flour 1 sachet (7g) instant dried yeast 175ml cold water ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1½ tsp (7g) fine salt) 2 Tbsp semolina 6 brown onions, finely sliced sea salt flakes and freshly-ground black pepper 4 cloves garlic, minced…