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December 22, 2010

TV Food Shows in 2011

Recipe Links 2011:
Julie Goodwin     Bill Granger (Bill’s Tasty Weekends)     Donna Hay     Sarah Hobbs     Annabel Langbein     Sarah Wiener

Update December 20, 2011: Wow, all the UK chefs are out in force this Christmas! ABC1 aired part 1 of Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas (see previous update) last week and part 2 continues this Thursday night at 8:30pm. Tonight ABC1 is screening the 1-hour edition of Rick Stein’s Cornish Christmas at 8:30pm following the Christmas episode of Nigella Kitchen at 8:00pm. Then on Friday, December 23, 2011, Channel 10 is resting Jamie’s Great Britain for the holiday season and instead will air the 2-hour Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas at 7:30pm.

Update December 15, 2011: ABC1 will air the 2-part series from BBC America, Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas (made in 2010), starting tonight at 8:30pm and continuing next Thursday night same time. The recipes can be found here.

With only a few days left of 2010, let’s look forward to the new year and see what’s in store for us in terms of food shows on free-to-air TV…
Following the original Food Safari (with host Maeve O’Meara) and Italian Food Safari (with co-host Chef Guy Grossi), SBS ONE will bring us French Food Safari in 2011 with co-host Chef Guillaume Brahimi (Iron Chef Australia), of Guillaume at Bennelong, and Bistro Guillaume. Also for the first time, it will be filmed on location in France as well as in Australia for the new 6-episode series.
Coming also to SBS ONE in 2011 is another 6-part series, this time from Chef Peter Kuruvita, of Flying Fish in Sydney, called My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita.
Sydney pâtissier Adriano Zumbo, who shot to fame after creating difficult dessert challenges on MasterChef Australia, has also landed his own 6-part half-hour series, Zumbo, to be screened on SBS ONE in February, 2011. Well known for his creations such as the Croquembouche, Vanilla Pannacotta with Macarons and the Chocolate Mousse Cake from Season 1 (2009) of MasterChef Australia, Chocolate Swirl Croquembouche from Celebrity MasterChef Australia (2009), Macaron Tower and V8 Cake from Season 2 (2010) of MasterChef Australia, and most recently, the exquisite Pear Perfection from Junior MasterChef Australia (2010), this is going to be very good, I expect. Enough said, I’m really looking forward to this one! Can’t wait…
Apart from these new shows, returning for a second series on SBS ONE is Gourmet Farmer with food critic Matthew Evans. New shows from oversea to be shown on SBS in 2011 will include Anthony Bordain: No Reservations (January on SBS ONE), Sarah Wiener and the Kitchen Kids (January on SBS TWO), Come Dine With Me: Greece (January on SBS TWO), New Latin Cuisine with Mexican actor Andres Garcia, Jr (February on SBS TWO), Take Home Chef: South America (SBS TWO), and Singapore Flavours 《万里香》 (SBS TWO).
On ABC1, Poh’s Kitchen will return for a second series in 2011 and the show will move into the primetime slot in the new year after a successful first year run in the 6:30pm timeslot this year. My prediction is that it will probably go to the 8:00pm slot on Wednesdays where that slot was always kept for popular food shows a few years ago…
Elsewhere on the commercial free-to-air channels, MasterChef Australia season 3 and Junior MasterChef Australia season 2 will both return to TEN in 2011.
Over on SEVEN, it will air the Australian version of Conviction Kitchen based on the Canadian series.
Also on SEVEN, the second series of My Kitchen Rules returns in the new year. But don’t hold too much hope for the return of Iron Chef Australia after the show failed to ignite TV ratings in its first outing this year. It was totally annihilated by taking it far too seriously (with the chefs telling us right from the outset what and how they were going to cook the dishes and destroying all the anticipation for the viewers of dishes unveiling themselves through the show) and the high-and-mighty approach with all the food critics as judges. The allure of watching the original Japanese series was exactly all these missing elements from the Australian version such as the fun commentaries from the celebrity guests/judges and the guessing games of what the chefs were cooking and how each element would come together in each of the dishes they cooked.
On NINE, another attempt at cookery shows with a new show called The Great Australian Recipe which sounds like a copy of SEVEN’s My Kitchen Rules. I’m not holding my breath for this one as most if not all of the cookery shows from this network ends up in the nobody’s-watching-TV-except-sports Saturday afternoon timeslots…

Update January 22, 2011: Zumbo will premiere on SBS ONE from Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:30pm taking over the timeslot of Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam when it finishes in two weeks time.

Update February 3, 2011: Here are some dates to look out for the premieres of new cookery shows on SBS TWO next week to start the official TV ratings season for 2011:
6:30pm Monday February 7, 2011: Singapore Flavours 《万里香》 (1 hour x 13-part series in Mandarin, English and Japanese)
7:00pm Tuesday February 8, 2011: New Latin Cuisine (30 minutes x 8-part series in Spanish)
7:00pm Wednesday February 9, 2011: Sinae Choi’s Korean Food Cult (30 minutes x 13-part series in Korean)
7:00pm Thursday February 10, 2011: Take Home Chef: South America (30 minutes x 6-part series in Spanish)

Update February 12, 2011: 7TWO has scheduled a number of cooking shows for Saturday afternoon starting today. A new one is Sweet Baby James with James Martin from 2007. It has 6 episodes in total and the recipes are available at BBC. The recipes for his other show James Martin’s Favourite Feasts are also available.

Update February 26, 2011: Just discovered a new travel cookery show on ABC1 this morning. It is called Cooking the World or Globe-Cooker, its original French title. It is a French programme, but dubbed into English, airing on ABC1 at 11:00am on Saturday mornings, not sure how many episodes have been broadcast as I’ve just discovered it. Quite an interesting programme on first look, will definitely check it out again next week. By the way, you can find some of the recipes the presenter, Fred Chesneau, cooked in the link I gave, but unfortunately they are all in French…

Update April 3, 2011: Nowadays with the numerous multichannels, it is sometimes almost impossible to know when a new programme is being aired somewhere… After watching tonight’s episode of the eratic, on-again, off-again scheduling of Jamie’s 30-Minute Meals on TEN, and with half an hour to spare before The Amazing Race began on 7MATE, I decided to browse through the TV guide and geeez… discovered that 7TWO is airing Rhodes Across India, buried at 10:45pm tonight! I checked the previously two weeks of the weekly TV guides, luckily I haven’t binned them yet, and found that it started last Sunday night, so tonight is already the second episode, grrrrrr! I have been hoping one of the channels is going to show this series from Gary Rhodes, and also his other series, Rhodes Across China, ever since I knew about them a while ago, and now found that I would have completely missed the whole series if I haven’t noticed it in the TV guide tonight, thank goodness I did!

Update May 9, 2011: SBS TWO has two new cookery shows starting tonight. At 6:30pm, it premieres Catherine’s Italian Kitchen, and the recipes from the show is available at RTÉ Television. Then at 7:00pm, another new show called A Matter of Taste with Vir sanghvi. Both shows will air from Monday through to Friday.

Update May 19, 2011: SBS TWO is continuing with Catherine Fulvio’s food travel on her second Italian series at 6:30pm, the recipes are available at Catherine’s Roman Holiday website.

Update June 16, 2011: French Food Safari begins next Thursday night, June 23, 2011, at 7:30pm on SBS ONE. Can’t wait!

French Food Safari with presenters Maeve O’Meara and Chef Guillaume Brahami (Photo courtesy of SBS).

Update June 18, 2011: Just discovered a little gem of a show on ABC2 tonight airing at 7:30pm, it is called The Great Food Truck Race. The show is like the food version of The Amazing Race, loved it! Best of all, as it is on ABC, no ad breaks! Will definitely watch the rest of the series from now on.


Update July 30, 2011: ABC1 will air Bill’s Tasty Weekends from Chef Bill Granger as he celebrates his move to England by spending the summer weekends staying in some of the country’s tastiest retreats. The show starts on ABC1 next Friday, August 5, at 6pm and continues every Friday. There are ten episodes altogether in Series 1 and recipes are available here.

Ep 1, August 5, 2011 – Layer Marney Tower, Essex
Herbed turkey schnitzel with fennel slaw
Blackberry syrup and ice cream
Spicy beans with scrambled eggs
Trout with spinach, pine nuts and raisins

Ep 2, August 12, 2011 – Camber Sands, Sussex
Courgette fritters with chilli smoked salmon and soured cream
Barbecued lamb with harissa dressing and tomato and lemon salad
Fish parcels with lemon potatoes
Shellfish pasta
French toast stuffed with grilled nectarines

Ep 3, August 19, 2011 – Kingswear Castle, Dartmouth
Lime and lemongrass crab cakes
Hog’s pudding with fried eggs, torn bread and tomato salsa
Salt and pepper sand eel
Pikelets with quick fruit jam

Ep 4, August 26, 2011 – East Banqueting Hall, Gloucestershire
Cheese and tomato tart
Asian marinated pork steaks with rice noodle salad
Spicy roast pumpkin, green bean and olive salad
Classic summer coleslaw

Ep 5, September 2, 2011 – Appleton Water Tower, Norfolk
Perfect steaks
Cheat’s chips
Lemon curd tart with lavender
Spicy beer-battered fish with fresh mint chutney
Caramelised figs with ricotta and walnut bread

Ep 6, September 9, 2011 – The Lighthouse, Isle of Wight
Pumpkin cannelloni
Goulash with buttered noodles
Spiced pasties
Easiest chocolate coconut slice
Caramel popcorn

Ep 7, September 16, 2011 – Hunting Tower, Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire
Mixed mushroom crostini
Pheasant with walnut, green olive and pomegranate relish
Venison polenta bolognese gratin
Plum jam tart
Roasted chicken with pancetta and potatoes

Ep 8, September 23, 2011 – Natural Retreats, Yorkshire
Beef pot pie
Apple and blackberry shortcake
Rib of beef
Potato gratin

Ep 9, September 30, 2011 – The House in the Clouds, Suffolk
Pan fried fish with spicy green salad and sweet and sour dressing
Chickpea burgers
Eggs Benedict
Slow-roasted pork shoulder with cumin and coriander seeds
Romesco sauce
Virgin paella
Individual cheesecakes

Ep 10, October 7, 2011 – The Treehouse, Somerset
Spicy pork meatballs
Buffalo rendang
Spiced vegetable and lentil soup
Banana split

Update August 21, 2011: The 10-part Series 2 of Gourmet Farmer begins on SBS ONE on Thursday August 25, 2011 at 7:30pm. You can also read Matthew Evans’ blog here.

Update October 14, 2011: ABC1 has just started airing The Good Cook tonight at 6:30pm from British Chef and food writer Simon Hopkinson, and it will continue every Friday for the 6-episode series. Get recipes from all episodes.


Julie Goodwin’s Recipes 2011 from TODAY on Channel 9:
For more recipes by Julie Goodwin from 2010, please click here.

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February 1, 2011 Cheesy Vegetable and Ham Lunch Muffins
February 8, 2011 Sweet and Sour Chicken
February 15, 2011 Vegetable Pancakes; Pork and Honey Soy Noodles with Vegetables; Carrot and Zucchini Muffins
February 22, 2011 Corner Shop Hamburgers with the Lot & Copycat Macca’s Secret Sauce
March 1, 2011 Cheesy Tuna Pies
March 8, 2011 Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes
March 15, 2011 Mexican Chicken
March 22, 2011 Salt and Pepper Squid
March 29, 2011 Mississippi Mud Cake / Rich Chocolate Cake
April 6, 2011 Royal Chocolate Cake
May 5, 2011 Souvlaki
May 10, 2011 Thai Chicken Curry
May 17, 2011 Pork Spare Ribs
May 31, 2011 Chicken Schnitzel with Parmesan Crumb; Chicken Noodle Soup (not aired due to breaking news which shelved the segment)
One chicken, two meals
TODAY cook Julie Goodwin reveals how to prepare two delicious dinners from just one chicken.
Chicken Schnitzel with Parmesan Crumb
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
2 single chicken breasts
1 cup flour
Salt and white pepper
1 egg
1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs (preferably fresh)
Vegetable oil for frying
1. Cut the chicken breast in half horizontally to make two equally thick pieces. Pound gently with a meat mallet.
2. Season flour with salt and pepper.
3. Beat egg with 1tbsp water.
4. Line up flour, egg and breadcrumb bowls in a row. Dip each piece of chicken into flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.
5. In a large frying pan or chef’s pan, heat 5mm oil. The heat should be moderate, not high.
6. Fry the schnitzels in batches – don’t overcrowd the pan. By the time they are golden brown on each side, they will be cooked but still juicy in the middle, if done over a moderate heat.
7. This should take around 3 minutes each side. Use fresh oil after each batch to avoid loose breadcrumbs burning and sticking to the schnitzels.
8. Serve with lemon wedges and salad.
Chicken Noodle Soup
This soup is a meal in itself. Serve with hot buttered toast for a really comforting winter meal.
Serves 6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
1 tbs olive oil
Two chicken thighs and drumsticks, wings and frame (leftovers from the schnitzel), skin removed and cut into pieces
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 brown onions, diced
3 celery stalks, sliced lengthwise then sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup plain flour
2 litres chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup risoni pasta
1. In a large heavy-based pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and saute until browned. Add the carrot, celery, onion and garlic and stir for 2-3 minutes until starting to soften. Remove the chicken frame and wings, and leave the drumsticks and thigh fillets in the pot.
2. Add flour and stir to coat the contents of the pot.
3. Add stock, 1/2 cup at a time until all flour is incorporated, then the rest. Simmer for 20 minutes, then taste and season. Remove the thighs and drumsticks, and using a fork, shred the meat. Discard the bones and add the meat back to the pot. Add the risoni and simmer for another 5 minutes.
4. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

June 14, 2011 Beef and Red Wine Pie
June 21, 2011 Roast Pork Belly and Colcannon Mash
July 19, 2011 Goodwin’s Chocolate Cake
July 26, 2011 Roast Chicken
August 2, 2011 Fried Rice
August 16, 2011 Homemade Chicken Burgers
August 23, 2011 Spinach and Feta Quiche
August 30, 2011 Curry Pies
September 6, 2011 Pork and Prawn Spring Rolls + Two Dipping Sauces
October 18, 2011 ‘No-bake’ Chocolate Cheesecake
October 18, 2011 Thai-Style Fish Cakes (on Kerri-Anne morning show)
October 25, 2011 Shakshuka
November 1, 2011 Roast tomato and Goats Cheese Tarts
November 15, 2011 Thai Beef Salad
November 22, 2011 Barramundi Fillet with Salsa Verde
November 29, 2011 Portuguese Chicken
December 6, 2011 Christmas Turkey
December 13, 2011 Christmas Biscuits
December 20, 2011 White Christmas


Donna Hay’s Recipes 2011:

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Peckish? Join the brunch bunch From: Sunday Mail (SA) December 26, 2010
Breakfast Tart
Summer Bircher Muesli
Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Party favours to impress your guests From: Sunday Mail (SA) January 02, 2011
Blue Cheese and Caramelised Onion Brioche
Proscuitto, Goats Curd and Artichoke Bites
Char-Grilled Beef and White Bean Toasts

Orient express From: Sunday Mail (SA) January 09, 2011
Ginger Beef Noodles with Chilli Broth
Chicken and Lemongrass Skewers
Lime and Mango Ice-Cream

Super summer salads From: Sunday Mail (SA) January 16, 2011
Crab and Green Mango Salad
Chicken and Green Apple Salad with Tarragon Dressing
Miso Salmon Salad

Donna Hay’s summer BBQ favourites From: Sunday Mail (SA) January 23, 2011
Salsa Verde Lamb Skewers
Paprika and Chilli Chicken
Spiced Orange Pork

Super sandwiches for cool kids From: Sunday Mail (SA) January 30, 2011
Hawaiian Ham Sandwiches
Mini Ham and Chive Rolls
Felafel Pita Pockets

Table for two From: Sunday Mail (SA) February 06, 2011
Lemon and Thyme Roasted Spatchcocks
Crunchy Fennel and Cabbage Slaw
Choc Orange Brownie Cakes

Golden delicious mango recipes From: Sunday Mail (SA) February 13, 2011
Mango and Passionfruit Cream with Crumble
Mango Rice Pudding with Palm Sugar and Lemongrass Syrup
Caramelised Mango

Tomato, Lemon and Ricotta Tart (Donna Hay) From Sunrise February 15, 2011
Upside-Down Mango Syrup Cake (Donna Hay) From Sunrise February 15, 2011

Oh, just burger it From: Sunday Mail (SA) February 20, 2011
Lamb and Haloumi Burger with Tomato Salsa
Asian Prawn and Corn Burger
Tarragon Beef Burger with Caramelised Onion and Aioli

Cold comforts From: Sunday Mail (SA) February 27, 2011
Rhubarb Semifreddo Sandwiches
Salted Caramel Pecan Semifreddo
Passionfruit and Coconut Crumble Semifreddo

Quick creations From: Sunday Mail (SA) March 06, 2011
Spicy Pork with White Bean Mash
Spiced Chicken with Cous Cous
Chili and Lime Beef Skewers

Modern Greek From: Sunday Mail (SA) March 13, 2011
Oregano and Lemon Roasted Chicken
Squid Salad with Lemon Salt
Feta and Garlic Dip

Risotto basics From: Sunday Mail (SA) March 20, 2011
Spinach and Mushroom Baked Risotto
Cheesy Fennel Risotto Balls
Chorizo and Lemon Risotto

Fabulous figs From: Sunday Mail (SA) March 27, 2011
Roasted Beetroot, Fig and Prosciutto Salad
Fig and Goat’s Curd Crostini
Fig and Almond Tartlet

A little nibble From: Sunday Mail (SA) April 03, 2011
Cheesy Leek and Polenta Madeleines
Roasted Garlic and Pumpkin Soup
Earl Grey Tea Cake

Caramel Popcorn

Donna Hay’s quick smart recipes From: The Advertiser (SA) April 04, 2011
Recipes from Donna Hay’s TV series Fast, Fresh, Simple on LifeStyle FOOD
Berry Mille Feuille
Egg and Bacon Pies
One-Pot Chinese Chicken

Eastern Feast From: Sunday Mail (SA) April 10, 2011
Braised Chili Eggplant
Lamb and Green Onion Pancakes
Crispy Duck and Noodle Broth

Classic Jam Doughnuts From Sunrise April 12, 2011

It’s fare to share From: Sunday Mail (SA) April 17, 2011
Chocolate Tart with Coffee Cream
Herby Lamb with Beans
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Feta

Donna Hay’s Easter hunt From: Sunday Mail (SA) April 24, 2011
Chocolate Hot Cross Bread and Butter Puddings
Gingerbread Easter Bunnies
Chocolate and Caramel Swirl Kisses

A treat for mum From: Sunday Mail (SA) May 01, 2011
Chocolate Shortbread Slice
Love Heart Cookies
Chewy Salted Caramels

The sweet pea From: Sunday Mail (SA) May 08, 2011
Honey-Roasted Chicken, Chickpea and Carrot Salad
Chickpea Minestrone with Crispy Bacon
Chickpea, Ricotta and Pesto Pasta

Comforting winter fare From: Sunday Mail (SA) May 15, 2011
Pumpkin, Sage and Gorgonzola Bruschetta
Apple and Rhubarb Crumble Pies
Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet tea cakes From: Sunday Mail (SA) May 22, 2011
Cinnamon Cake
Spiced Chai Tea Cake
Pear, Pecan and Maple Cakes

A rice pudding to warm your winter nights From: Sunday Mail (SA) May 29, 2011
Choc Orange Rice Pudding
Rhubarb and Creme Fraiche Rice Pudding
Vanilla and Ginger Crumble Rice Pudding

Dark-Chocolate and Caramel Puddings (Donna Hay) From Sunrise May 31, 2011

The perfect pasta with Donna Hay From: Sunday Mail (SA) June 05, 2011
Cheesy Eggplant Pasta Pots
Bolognese Pasta Bake
Mushroom and Ricotta Shells with Baby Spinach

A French connection with Donna Hay From: Sunday Mail (SA) June 12, 2011
Raspberry Souffles
Tomato and Caramelised Onion Tarte Tatin
Creamy Tarragon Mussels with French Fries

Donna Hay’s bread winners From: News Limited June 12, 2011
Chicken, Fennel and Sage Soup with Gruyère Croutons
Crispy Chicken with Chorizo and Bread Salad
Smoked Trout and Leek Pasta

Rich comfort food with Donna Hay From: Sunday Mail (SA) June 19, 2011
Horseradish Beef with Roasted Beetroot
Chinese Spiced Pork Loin Rack
Sticky Asian Beef Ribs

Choc temptations From: Sunday Mail (SA) June 26, 2011
Chocolate Sponge Cake
Baked Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
Honeycomb Rocky Road

Big lunch time fun From: Sunday Mail (SA) July 03, 2011
Chicken Ceasar Pinwheels
Pizza Muffins
Turkey and Corn Spirals

Donna Hay’s Whoopie Pie From Sunrise July 6, 2011

Time for tea From: Sunday Mail (SA) July 10, 2011
Carrot Cake with Lime Icing
Apple and Raisin Scones
Lemon Syrup Fingers

Try on your Sunday best From: Sunday Mail (SA) July 17, 2011
Rhubarb and Orange Trifle
Mushroom and Goat’s Cheese Lasagne
Salami and Tomato Salad

Peppered Pork with Apple Slaw (Donna Hay) From The Morning Show July 20, 2011

Mini MasterChefs From: Sunday Mail (SA) July 24, 2011
Banana and Choc Chip Muffins
Caramel Dumplings
Mixed Berry and Coconut Foldover Tarts

Cheesy, easy and chic From: Sunday Mail (SA) July 31, 2011
Haloumi, Fig and Crispy Pancetta Salad
Chilli Crumbed Haloumi and Mushroom Burgers
Haloumi, Bacon and Asparagus Tart

Bocconcini-Stuffed Meatballs with Tomato Sauce (Donna Hay) From Sunrise August 3, 2011

Classic Sunday roasts From: Sunday Mail (SA) August 07, 2011
Beef with Anchovy Butter and Polenta Potatoes
Beef with Yorkshire Puddings
Prosciutto Wrapped Beef with Chips

An elegant brunch From: Sunday Mail (SA) August 14, 2011
Lemon Ricotta Cakes with Caramel Butter and Blueberries
Poached Eggs with Maple Bacon and Parmesan Toast
Figs and Strawberries with Rosewater Syrup

Delicate delights From: Sunday Mail (SA) August 21, 2011
Rhubarb and Ginger Eton Mess
Pistachio Meringues with Elderflower Cream and Blueberries
Choc-Swirl Meringues with Honeycomb Cream

Hearty fathers day From: Sunday Mail (SA) August 28, 2011
Pulled Pork Sliders
Beef with Beer-Marinated Bacon
Beer-Battered Fish with Tartare Sauce

Spring pasta From: Sunday Mail (SA) September 04, 2011
Salami and Fennel Pasta with Cannellini Bean Puree
Tuna and Bean Pasta with Broad Bean and Mint Pesto
Broccolini, Olive and Pine Nut Pasta

Desserts with zest From: Sunday Mail (SA) September 11, 2011
Lemon and Poppy Seed Cookies
Lemon Madeleines
Lemon Squares

Journey to the Middle East From: Sunday Mail (SA) September 18, 2011
Slow-Cooked Lamb with Pistachio Honey Dressing
Zucchini and Chickpea Fritters
Tomato and Sumac Salad

Tang Dynasty From: The Sunday Times (WA) September 18, 2011
Scones with Orange Curd
Passionfruit Curd Yoghurt
Basic Lemon Curd

Donna Hay: Golden delicious From: Sunday Mail (SA) September 25, 2011
Basic lemon curd
Passionfruit curd yoghurt
Scones with orange curd

Ultimate Chocolate Layer Cake (Donna Hay Magazine 10th Birthday Issue) From Sunrise October 6, 2011

Donna Hay: Brownies From: The Sunday Times (WA) October 09, 2011
Classic Brownie
Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie Tarts
Cookies and Cream Blondie

Donna Hay: Spring From: The Sunday Times (WA) October 16, 2011
Strawberry Ice-Cream Tarts
Salmon and Spring Vegetables
Artichoke and Anchovy Pizza

Lovely layers for a delicious tart From: Sunday Mail (SA) October 23, 2011
Mascarpone and Honeyed-Fig Tart
Pear, Apple and Almond Tart
Tomato Tart with Lemon Dressing

Donna Hay: Freaky treats From: The Sunday Times (WA) October 23, 2011
Gingerbread Skeletons
Meringue Bones
Marshmallow Vampire Bats

Enjoy a Mexican wave From: Sunday Mail (SA) November 06, 2011
Chilli Cheese Tortillas with Apple and Jalapeno Slaw
Smoky Chicken and Bean Tacos
Barbecued Chilli and Lime Corn

Donna Hay: Cheesecakes From: The Sunday Times (WA) November 06, 2011
Basic Vanilla Cheesecake
Mocha Cheesecake
Dark Chocolate Cheesecake

Donna Hay: Simple dinners made easy From: Sunday Mail (SA) November 13, 2011
Thai Poached Chicken
Garlic Pepper Beef Stir-Fry
Asian Pork Spare Ribs

Pasta with Chorizo, Tomato and Basil (Donna Hay) From The Age November 18, 2011
Spice-Baked Chicken with Tzatziki Salad (Donna Hay) From Brisbane Times November 18, 2011

Sweet serves for any occasion From: Sunday Mail (SA) November 20, 2011
Basic Vanilla Cheesecake
Mocha Cheesecake
Dark Chocolate Cheesecake

Donna Hay: Mexican wave From: The Sunday Times (WA) November 20, 2011
Barbecued Chilli and Lime Corn
Chilli Cheese Tortillas with Apple and Jalapeno Slaw
Smoky Chicken and Bean Tacos

Elegant eats for a glamorous get-together From: Sunday Mail (SA) November 27, 2011
Sashimi with Pink Grapefruit and Campari and Lime Dressing
Slow-Cooked Coconut Pork Lettuce Cups
Mango Granita with Coconut Sorbet

Donna Hay’s Pine Nut & Honey-Crumbed Lamb Cutlets From Sunrise November 30, 2011

Festive flavours with Donna Hay From: Sunday Mail (SA) December 04, 2011
Slow-Cooked Stout and Brown Sugar Ham
Greens with Redcurrant Dressing
Sweet Potato, Leek and Sage Gratin

Donna’s turkey and greens From: The Sunday Times (WA) December 04, 2011
Poached Turkey with White Wine Gravy
Greens With Redcurrant Dressing

Donna Hay’s Classic Pavlova with Cherry Syrup

Get the party started From: PerthNow December 11, 2011
Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Bruschetta
Cumin and Garlic Lamb Sliders with Yoghurt Dressing
Mini Caesar Salads with Crispy Prosciutto

Spice up your Christmas Day From: The Sunday Mail (Qld) December 18, 2011
White Chocolate Christmas Cake
Choc-Hazelnut Christmas Cakes
Traditional Christmas Cake

Sarah Hobbs’ Recipes 2011:

Preserving summer in a jar From: The Advertiser (SA) February 15, 2011
Four-Berry Summer Jam

Hot cross fun: Easter treats From: The Advertiser (SA) April 12, 2011
Chocolate Easter-Egg Cupcakes; Hot-Cross Buns

Oh, sweet cheeses From: The Advertiser (SA) May 09, 2011
Marbled Jaffa Cheesecake

A lesson in making lasagne From: The Advertiser (SA) May 24, 2011
Slow cooked beef five ways From: The Advertiser (SA) May 24, 2011
Basic Beef Casserole

Please squeeze me From: The Advertiser (SA) July 05, 2011
Lime and Lemon Delicious
Play dough these school holidays From: The Advertiser (SA) July 05, 2011
Potato & Rosemary Focaccia

Viva la French desserts From: The Advertiser (SA) July 12, 2011
Raspberry Souffle with Framboise; Chocolate Custard Profiteroles with Mocha Sauce

Chicken tonight, and tomorrow… From: The Advertiser (SA) July 15, 2011
Roast Chicken with Leek Stuffing

Cake making made easy From: The Advertiser (SA) July 26, 2011
Butter Cake
In season: Asian greens From: The Advertiser (SA) July 26, 2011
Honey & Sesame Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

In season: Snow peas From: The Advertiser (SA) August 16, 2011
Tofu with Snow Peas

A lesson in making perfect pancakes From: The Daily Telegraph September 02, 2011
Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Berries
Father’s Day breakfast From: The Advertiser (SA) September 02, 2011
Baked Eggs, Spinach and Spring Onion


Annabel Langbein’s Recipes 2011:
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Carrot cake with cream cheese icing
Seafood laksa
Steamed fish with lemongrass and coriander
Lemon crème, raspberries and gingernuts
Rhubarb-orange compote
Molten chocolate and raspberry fondants
Salmon confit with lemon & bay leaves
Apple & blackcurrant roly-poly pudding
Beef Pho
Lime and Sesame Beef Stir-fry
Ham & Artichoke Croquettes; Mussel Antipasti
Asparagus Spears with Parsley Pesto and Green Goddess Bruschetta (Annabel Langbein)
Annabel’s Gazpacho
Annabel’s Chicken Liver Paté


Selected Recipes from Die kulinarischen Abenteuer der Sarah Wiener (The Culinary Adventues of Sarah Wiener – France):
Episode 8 Schokoladentorte mit Erdbeeren / Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberries
Episode 11 Christine Ferbers Gugelhupf / Christine Ferber’s Gugelhupf
Episode 14 Honigkuchen / Honey Cake
Episode 16 Boeuf Bourguignon / Beef Bourguignon
S2E07 Crèpes au Calvados
S2E10 Paris-Brest und Schokoladeneclairs / Paris-Brest and Chocolate Eclairs

Recipes from Die kulinarischen Abenteuer der Sarah Wiener in Italien (The Culinary Adventues of Sarah Wiener in Italy) can be found here.

Sarah und die Küchenkinder (Sarah Wiener and The Kitchen Kids)

Episode 4 January 29, 2011 Beeren-Clafoutis / Berry Clafoutis (Sarah Wiener)
Ingredients for 3 servings (for 1 flan tin Ø 26cm):
450g mixed berries (such as red currants, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries) and fruit (peaches, nectarines, apricots)
4 large eggs
75g sugar, or honey (then only 80ml of milk)
200g natural yoghurt
225g flour (wholemeal or Type 1050)
150ml milk
pinch salt
Butter and extra flour for greasing

Preparation of Berry Clafoutis:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees; grease and then flour the mould.
Rinse and pick the berries, drain well.
Separate the eggs.
Mix egg yolks with sugar, flour and yogurt. Lastly, stir in milk.
Whisk egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff and then fold into the batter.
Pour batter into the mould and top with berries.
Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes.
After baking, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

This dessert is from France and is basically a thick pancake baked in the oven. Traditionally it is cooked with only black sweet cherries.

The clafoutis can be baked with any combination of soft, aromatic fruit such as: apricot quarters, peaches or nectarines, plum halves. For chocolate flavour, add 1 tablespoon cocoa powder to the batter. You can also mix in 50g ground nuts. For other additional flavours, use vanilla, cinnamon or lemon and orange peel.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
© Sarah Wiener

Episode 7 March 5, 2011 Aprikosen Tarte Tatin / Apricot Tarte Tatin (Sarah Wiener)
Episode 8 March 26, 2011 Kaiserschmarrn / Austrian Pancakes (Sarah Wiener)
Episode 9 April 2, 2011 Schokoladenkuchen (Tarte au Chocolat) / Chocolate Cake (Sarah Wiener)


Ultimate Summer Pavlova (‘Fast’ Ed, bhg, February 4, 2011)
Serves 6-8
Preheat oven to 130°C. Spray an oven tray with oil, then line with baking paper.
Before you start beating, clean your equipment by wiping clean the bowl and whisk of your electric mixer with vinegar as even the smallest amount of oil will prevent the egg whites from rising properly.
Older eggs are better for making pavlova, about 7 to 10 days old, as they are ‘juicier’ and make it easier to trap air for the meringue giving you the fluffiest pavlova ever.
Place 6 egg whites at room temperature into the clean bowl of the electric mixer, and add 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar; cream of tartar helps to stabilize the egg whites, trap more air and prevent the meringue from collapsing during baking. Start beating at medium speed until soft peaks form. With the motor running, add 300g caster sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture reaches stiff peaks and is thick and glossy; by adding sugar slowly, it will dissolve properly and we won’t get any crystals. Finally add 1 tablespoon cornflour for the mashmallowy centre and 2 teaspoons white vinegar for the chewy crust, and fold in gently with a spatula so you don’t knock out the air in the meringue.
Spoon mixture onto the prepared tray, forming a circular shape. For a rustic-looking pavlova, shape mini peaks around edges. Or, if you prefer a slick effect, run a palette knife over the surface to smooth completely.
Bake in the preheated 130°C oven for 1 1/2 hours. Use the fan-forced setting on your oven as air movement helps to dry out the meringue giving you a better crust; even better if you have an adjustable fan, turn it to low.
Allow to cool slightly in the oven, with the door ajar, then transfer to a serving plate.
In the mentime, put 450g thickened cream, 1/4 cup icing sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks form.
When completely cool, spoon whipped cream on top of the pavlova, then top with cut fresh fruit (such as mango, kiwifruit, passionfruit, berries or peaches). Dust with extra icing sugar and serve.

Homemade Honeycomb (Karen Martini, bhg, February 25, 2011)
Makes 400g
Line a 40 x 60 x 4cm tray with baking paper. Set a large stainless steel heavy-based pan over a low heat. Add 3 Tbsp water, 50g raw sugar, 250g caster sugar, 100g glucose and 4 Tbsp honey, and cook until sugars are dissolved. Increase heat to medium and cook for 8 minutes or until liquid reaches 150°C on a sugar thermometer and turns a medium caramel colour with no large bubbles.
Remove pan from heat and quickly whisk in 15g sifted bicarbonate of soda (the toffee will swell like molten lava). Pour quickly into prepared tray and allow to set for 20 minutes.
Crack honeycomb into shards to serve. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Raspberries and Homemade Honeycomb (Karen Martini, bhg, February 25, 2011)
Serves 6
Put 250ml milk, 400ml pouring cream and 130g caster sugar in a medium pan over a low heat and cook until gently simmering (do not boil). Remove from heat, then add 1 tsp vanilla extract.
Put 4 leaves gold-strength gelatine in a bowl, cover with cold water and soak until soft. Remove from bowl, squeeze out excess water, then add immediately to mixture. Stir to dissolve. Strain mixture into a clean bowl. Let cool.
Stir in 280g thick Greek-style yoghurt, then pour into six 150ml-dariole moulds. Refrigerate for 4 hours until set.
To serve, quickly dip moulds, one at a time, into hot water and turn out onto serving plates. Put one 125g-punnet fresh raspberries in a bowl and bruise slightly with the back of a spoon. Scatter raspberries over each panna cotta and sprinkle with crushed honeycomb.

Plum Tart (‘Fast’ Ed, bhg, March 4, 2011)
Serves 6-8
Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine 150g cream cheese, 200g plain flour and 30g icing sugar in a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Add 2 egg yolks and pulse until dough comes together.
Roll out dough between 2 sheets of baking paper into a 30cm disc shape, then refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
Heat a medium non-stick heatproof frying pan over a medium heat. Add 1 cup brown sugar and 75g unsalted butter, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until caramelised. Remove pan from heat.
Arrange plum halves (from 10-12 plums, or depending on individual fruit size), cut-side down, on base of pan. Lay pastry over top of pan, tuck in edges, then bake for 35 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Invert tart onto a plate and serve with double cream.

Three-Minute Sponge with Jam and Cream (Karen Martini, bhg, March 11, 2011)
Serves 8-10
Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease two 20cm round cake tins with melted butter, then line each with baking paper.
Sift 1 cup self-raising flour and 1 tsp cornflour into the large bowl of an electric mixer. Add 1 cup caster sugar, 3 Tbsp milk, 2 Tbsp melted butter, 3 x 60g eggs and finely grated zest of 1/2 lemon and whisk on high for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Fold in 1 tsp baking powder.
Pour mixture into prepared tins. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden and cooked when tested with a skewer.
Remove cakes from oven and leave in tins for 5 minutes. Turn out onto wire racks. Cool.
Spread 4 Tbsp raspberry jam over one cake. Spread 200ml thickened cream that has been whipped over jam, then top with other cake. Dust with icing sugar, top with fresh raspberries and serve.

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