Bacon, Jalapeno, Cheese and Spring Onion Bread #PanasonicSD2501

I haven't used my breadmaker for a while and now twice in 2 days. Yesterday I made Sourdough Bread Rolls (from a packet mix) but they all went over lunch with the family.
Made the most delicious Bacon, Jalapeno, tasty cheese and spring onion bread today. Beautifully soft and the crust was amazing. Made the large loaf with medium crust in the Panasonic SD2501. Used the recipe for the Rosemary and Pinenut loaf but instead of rosemary and pine nut I used 3 rashers of bacon chopped a and about 2/3 cup of grated tasty cheese. I put this in with the mix along with 1/2 teaspoon of bread improver. I added 2 sliced spring onions and 1 chopped Jalapeno into the fruit and nut dispenser which was added by the machine at the right time. Yum

Eggplant and onion pasta #philipspastamaker

Made some homemade pasta using the Mafalde disc. Made gorgeous frilled pasta which tasted fabulous. Wasn't very happy with the Eggplant sauce. It tasted okay but was a hell of a lot of work for something that tasted the same as many other tomato based pasta sauces.

Very happy with my Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker.

Ginger Beer Ribs #CusineCompanion

Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next....... Oops. Got carried away there.

Last Christmas I saw cartons of Ginger Beer on sale when I was doing my online grocery shopping and immediately envisaged the Ginger Beer spiders of my youth. So I ordered a carton...... Like so many of my other online purchases, I didn't look properly and ended up with DIET ginger beer. So long fantasies.

Now I really should use diet products - my waistline certainly could do with it - however anything with the word diet in it suddenly puts me off and soft drink in particular. I am not a lover of soft drink in general and diet ones are particularly gross in my opinion. I was just thinking of spiders of the non-arachnid type.

Anyhoo - the carton has been staring at me accusingly ever since so in the interests of appeasing my conscious in regards to my scorned purchase, I started thinking of ways to use it. Pork and ginger beer..... hmmm.

This is what I came up with and it was mighty tasty.


Fusilli Pasta with Honey and Soy Chicken #Philipspastamaker

Playing with a different toy tonight - my Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker. I purchased a Fusilli disc from Pastidea Italy along with other discs and an adapter for the Philips machine. Worked like a dream.

Fresh pasta tastes so much better than dried and with the Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker it is so easy.

Ham and Cheese waffles

For lunch today 2 of my helpers played nicely to bring me a dish I converted from Damn Delicious. I could probably say 2.5 as I used the Tefal Snack Collection Waffle plates, the Queen of the Kitchen - the Tefal Cuisine Companion and also the grating attachment for the CC.
NB! - if you do not have a grater attachment you can grate by hand.

As a first go it was quite tasty. I would make a couple of changes for next time.
I have changed the recipe slightly from the original and will make more changes:
INGREDIENTS:Approx. 500 grms potatoes (I used 2 large red potatoes and left the skin on)Approx 200 grams good quality ham, dicedCheddar Cheese to make 1 1/2 cups (I used half cheddar and half tasty)3 large eggs2 cloves garlic peeled1 small onion peeled and quartered1/2 - 1 green chili cut into 1 inch pieces2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves (reserving some for garnish)1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1/4 teaspoon smoked paprikaSalt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste1 small chopped t…

Punjabi Cashew Korma #Cuisinecompanion

Well I did the lazy thing tonight and decided to use a packaged curry sauce for my dinner. I love the Street Kitchen range as It has whole spices, garlic and ginger marinade and the curry sauce.

The Cuisine Companion make is so easy.

I love onions so I added those and the meat as well as capsicum, yogurt and garnish.

Easy as.

2 slices of chuck steak (or you can use chicken or lamb)
2 small onions peeled and quartered
Capsicum as required
Baby spinach leaves as required
Greek Yogurt
1 packet of Street Kitchen Punjabi Cashew Korma

Ultra blade
Place onions in bowl
Speed 8 time 10 seconds
Replace blade with mixing blade
Slow Cook P1
Add meat and ginger and garlic marinade (I don't bother marinading first)
Slow Cook P1
Add contents of curry pouch (I add a bit of stock - maybe a tablespoon - to the empty packet to swish out remaining curry)
Slow Cook P2 - change time to 1 hour 30 mins
When this finishes add capsicum
Slow Cook P2 change time to 30 mins
When finished s…

Strawberry Cheesecake Slice

I have edited this post.

I have edited my original post as when this is brought to room temperature it is da bomb! I didn't like it cold as the base seemed cold and wet but at room temperature the sponge is lovely with the cheesecake.

When God gives you lemons.........

Well in this case I had an open can of strawberry pie filling that I opened to dab the tops of my Danish Diamonds. What does one do when one has an almost full can of strawberry filling? Make Strawberry Cheesecake Slice.

This recipe was adapted from and was originally passionfruit..... But I had Strawberries!

It has a wonderful creamy consistency and a marvelous strawberry taste..

A great way to used tinned fruit, seasonal fruit or pie filling.

·150g butter, at room temperature ·70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar ·1 teaspoon vanilla essence ·1 egg ·120g (3/4 cup) plain flour ·2 teaspoons self-raising flour ·60ml (1/4 cup) milk ·20g (1/4 cup) desiccated coconut

      TOPPING ·500g cream cheese ·3/4 cup caster s…

Danish Diamonds #CuisineCompanion

As a part of a trial to perfect Danish Pastry in the Cuisine Companion, I made these delicious little Danish Diamonds.

The CC made both the pastry and the custard put in the middle.

The most time consuming part of this was the rolling and folding then fridge resting, then rolling and folding then fridge resting, then rolling and folding then fridge resting however it was very therapeutic in a way.

I used fresh fruit to top off - strawberries and blueberries - and then a dab of jam on the top.

They turned out scrumptious and difficult to stop at one (as a matter of fact I didn't!).

The pastry recipe is still being perfected - however I was very happy with these.

The Cuisine Companion has certainly made cooking fun for me.

Breakfast or Lunch Pockets #cuisinecompanion

These are a great idea for breakfast or lunch on the go. They are called breakfast pockets but I prefer them for lunch. They freeze well and you can pop them in the microwave to warm up.

These ones have sausage meat, egg, onion and cheese in them but really, the options are plenty.

Think left over Spaghetti Bol, Pizza sauce and toppings, Bacon, shallots, left over baked dinner, vegetarian options - whatever you can think of - just as long as the filling have cooled down a bit before putting in the pastry and it not too wet. Think of them as a very easy pie.

Adapted for Cuisine Companion from a recipe by Budget Gourmet Mom (no longer active) Ingredients Dough:1½ tablespoons yeast 3½ cups plain flour ½ cup lukewarm water ¾ cup lukewarm milk ½ cup vegetable oil 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon salt Filling:½ kg sausage meat (broken up) 1 onion 7 large eggs 4 tablespoons cream ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon garlic salt pinch of cayenne pepper 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 1 tea…

Soft White Rolls #Cuisinecompanion

Linda Collins from Loving The Tefal Cuisine Companion Facebook Page was searching for a great recipe for Soft White Bread Rolls.

She developed a recipe and then asked for Volunteers to test it. I was lucky to join a group of like minded followers to test the recipe and give Linda feedback.

After receiving the feedback, Linda tweaked the recipe and came up with a winner.

Very easily made in the Tefal Cuisine Companion. They were soft, white and delicious.

We had them for lunch for a couple of days filled with yummy fillings.

I made mine a little larger than the recipe stipulated so I could have them for lunch rolls.

You can find the recipe on the Facebook page.

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