Rodway Cheesecake #cuisinecompanion

When life gives you lemons - or in this case apples - make cheesecake!

I order my groceries online and mistakenly ordered 5 kgs of apples instead of 5 apples. Hence it was raining apples at Chez BeaJay.

I was wondering what to make and along came the cooking show - Alive and Cooking. The chef made a delicious looking cheesecake that used 4 green apples in the cheese part of the cheesecake and topped it off with blackberries in jel. Yum.

So here it is converted to Cuisine Companion instructions.

If you make this I would love it if you came back and let me know how it went.

Cheesecake Base:
100 g unsalted butter
2/3rds 400gr packet digestive biscuits (or about 250 - 300 grms of similar biscuits)

4 green apples, cut into chunks (peel discarded)
300 g caster sugar (separated 200grm and 100grms) 4 tsp. gelatine powder (separated)
300 ml thickened cream
250 g cream cheese (room temp) and chopped into 2 cm cubes
400 ml clear apple juice

300 g – 350 g frozen blackberries, slig…

Curried Tuna #Philipspastamaker

I had some leftover pasta from yesterday's meal but this time I used the longer "spiral" type pasta I made by letting the dough run through the Funghi screen for longer. The screen was purchased through Pastidea.

This recipe is a throw back to the 70's where curry powder and pineapple reigned supreme. I still love it even though it is kitsch. It certainly caused some controversy with an Italian member of the Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker facebook page who said the combination would make her have a heart attack 😄😃

It is a treat for me and I serve it with both pasta (and although you can't see it underneath) rice... Yes - double carbs.....

If anyone has a strong stomach and a yearning for 70's kitsch - here it is.

1 onion cut into wedges
1.5 tablespoons Clive of India curry powder
1 x 185 gr can tuna - drained
1 small can of pineapple pieces drained but reserve 2 tablespoons of juice
1 tablespoon plain four
2 tablespoons sour cream

In a fry pan
Brown onion …

Funghi Pasta with "One Pan" Sausage - #Philipspastamaker

The lovely Gisela from Pastidea has made an arrangement (for a limited time) with Keryn Wolff of the Philips Pasta Maker Facebook page, to bring cheaper postage rates to Australia..... So I bought myself a few new screens for my pasta maker 😃😍

Today I tested out the Funghi Screen. This makes cute little mushroom shaped pasta when you cut it quickly....

And spirally shaped pasta when you let it run for a bit.

I cut half of the pasta as individual Fughi for the dish above and the other half as spirals for a curried tuna dish I am going to make later.

The dish I decided to try the Funghi with was a "One Pan" Sausage dish by the great Chef John at Food Wishes. One Pan Orecchiette with Sausage Arugula.

Now Chef John used Orecchiette and Arugula (Rocket) and I used Funghi and Spinach so it was a little different. Chef John also used Parmesan at the end and I used Marinated Fetta. I just loved the silkiness of the melting fetta.

The meal was very nice (and the pasta was fantasti…

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 also only used half a tablespoon of sugar. 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…

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