Submitted By: Gail from Cockatoo Vic AU

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Chocolat Pud For Valentine day!
Seduce your loved one with this decadent dessert that will melt in your mouth!

100g bittersweet chopped dark chocolate
75g sugar
75g butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
20g sifted plain flour
1 egg
1 egg yolk
14/Feb/09 10:16 AM
Excellent lasagna recipe Ian, thank you. I swapped the beef for chicken and bacon lardons and did a few adding of other bits and pieces here and there. It was lovely and light and fresh.
24/Feb/09 9:48 AM
Beans Best Chocolate Chip Cookies:


1.) 532.35 cm3 gluten
2.) 4.9 cm3 NaHCO3
3.) 4.9 cm3 refined halite
4.) 236.6 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
5.) 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22O11
6.) 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22O11
24/Feb/09 3:39 PM
Bean, Thanx, that's all the impetus I need for my diet.
02/Mar/09 4:32 PM
A favourite lasagne recipe of mine calls for lots of vegies; sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots, parsnips, capsicums, eggplant, onion, zucchini, whatever you want, all chopped,roasted and seasoned. Layer these with lasagne sheets and lots of good quality pasta sauce. Top with a bechemel/cheese sauce and maybe add a layer in the middle as well if you are feeling decadent. Bake and enjoy
02/Mar/09 4:41 PM
mmm...sounds nice. I have a lovely one somewhere Mary that has mashed pumpkin mixed with cooked diced bacon and onion alternating with cooked chicken mix...and the usual bechemel / cheese sauce etc...think it had sage in it...will post the recipe when I hunt it down again...
03/Mar/09 2:21 PM
sounds yum, Bean. I love lasagne, 'cos though it does take an effort, I make enough to last for 2 days.
03/Mar/09 5:34 PM
One of my favourites is triple chocolate mousse.
Make milk choc mousse flavoured with a little orange liqueur. Allow to set. Make white choc mousse with a little finely grated orange peel. place on top and set. Make plain choc mousse again flavoured with orange liqueur. top the others. Leave to More...
06/Mar/09 3:11 AM
Black Forest Trifle

Chocolate cake soaked in Kirsch. Black Morello Cherries. Chocolate custard. Cream. Dark chocolate shavings.
06/Mar/09 3:12 AM

1 10-inch store-bought angel food cake
1 small package instant lemon pudding mix
1 1/2 cups milk (I use 1% fat milk)
8 oz. sour cream (I use More...

1 21-oz. can cherry pie filling

Tear angel food cake into bite-side servings and More...
06/Mar/09 6:18 AM

1 (10 oz.) angel food cake, torn into small pieces
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups water
1 (4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
1 pint whipping cream, *whipped, stiff-ish peak stage
1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon orange juice
1 1/2 lbs. fresh More...
06/Mar/09 8:30 AM

1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbs. minced onions
1/2 tsp. paprika
3 cups milk
1 cup* of grated cheddar cheese (I used a Mexican mix, but any cheese will do)
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (I used medium-size shell More...
06/Mar/09 1:24 PM


This hot-spicy soup is excellent for warding off depression from the short days of winter, by enlivening the cockles of the heart. It is better to make a large casserole of the soup, and to maintain it as a stock-pot by heating it through each More...
23/Mar/09 12:28 AM
Achooo, oh my! Raray's spices are still hanging thick in the air!!
Er well folks I am here on Janes invitation and will be posting some funnies.Trust me I wouldnt venture any recipes..
29/Mar/09 12:50 AM
This cake is low-fat.

Hummingbird Cake (Annette Sym's)
2 cups SR Flour
2 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce (from jar, no additives - I use IXL)
1 tsp bicarb. soda
1 tsp More...

mixed spice
3/4 cup drained, crushed pineapple, in natural juice More...
23/Apr/09 5:42 PM
(This is from CynB)


For the Brownie
200g butter
150g castor sugar
35g cocoa
2 eggs, beaten
90g plain flour, sifted

For the Cheesecake
375g cream cheese (room temperature)
100g castor More...
22/May/09 11:25 PM
Yummy, that sounds delish Jane !!
23/May/09 9:25 AM
Oooh yeah, I bags coffee and cheesecake brownie with raspberries(decadent) at Jane's House Could we have that after your magnificent-sounding Pulled Pork??? Pretty Please
23/May/09 9:46 AM
Here's the Pork recipe I made the other night. It is for 4 chops (I bet you could do it with chicken)

Zest & juice of 1 navel orange
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 cup chicken stock/broth
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed & chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper More...
20/Jun/09 12:12 AM
Hey Suzanne, sounds're spot on with the extra saucepan comment plus you are adding the flavours from the meat....
21/Jun/09 9:46 AM
Does anyone have a recipe for a toasted Lindt ball? It is orange flavoured if that helps...
03/Aug/09 3:59 AM
This isn't really a recipe but it is rather nice served with cheese and chocolate. Take a good handful or bunch of red grapes and stick them in the freezer overnight. The following day serve them with cheese and choccy for a dessert...they taste like sorbet. Just a thought for a quick and easy serve up for a last minute treat.
03/Aug/09 4:01 AM
Why would anybody serve anything with chocolate? If one has perfection....
25/Aug/09 1:49 PM
Serves 4

1 cup pumpkin, diced into 1cm cubes
2 Tbs olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
4 cups chicken stock
2 smoked chicken breasts, sliced thinly
1 cup baby spinach leaves (or More...
01/Sep/09 11:10 PM
(Rayray from Yorks & E.Sussex)

This recipe results in a delicious cold dessert that inures the body against the miseries of Winter cold. The proportions of the ingredients should be adjusted according to individual taste. Always make more of this than you More...
30/Sep/09 7:00 AM
This is DIVINE. I got it from a blog and I think it was credited to Donna Hay. It is quick, easy and very very delicious.
Brownies with White Chocolate & Raspberries

185g dark chocolate bits
100g butter, cubed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup plain More...
15/Oct/09 1:18 PM
noice Mary
15/Oct/09 1:28 PM
Mary...I'm drooling here, have you no shame!

Okay quick dish, diced (chunks) butternut squash, aprox. 1 inch cubes, but I don't measure them, seasoned in olive oil, salt, pepper and a liberal dose of cayenne pepper. Spread out on baking tray. Place in oven at Gas mark 6 (I haven't a clue of More...
22/Oct/09 9:41 AM
...I don't think I will make a masterchef somehow! I've been watching Masterchef all week, oh to have such skills in the kitchen.
22/Oct/09 9:43 AM
André, I have a fussy eater in my mob and one of her two favourite meals are either a throw together arrangement or a Thai curry that takes twenty minutes and is easy peasy. Would it be too much to serve them time and time about?
22/Oct/09 7:16 PM
Gail, time and time about? What does that mean? Again and again or? I'm a fussy eater too, or rather I don't like as much as others do but more than perhaps others don't...
23/Oct/09 5:24 AM
Alternately, over and over again!
23/Oct/09 4:59 PM
Angels on horseback (for halloween?)

20 dried prunes (or apricot, abricot)
20 toothpicks
10 slices of smoked bacon

Lay out your ingredients. Remove all of the cartilage from the bacon if there is any and then cut
Prepare all the More...
30/Oct/09 10:03 PM
No baking and fun for kids!

Mix 3/4 to 1 cup applesauce with 1 - 4.12 oz. bottle ground cinnamon to form a stiff dough. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Make hole for ribbon. Carefully put on rack to dry. Let air dry for several days, More...
05/Nov/09 5:01 AM
Serves 6-8

2 pkgs. frozen chopped broccoli
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup

Grease or spray casserole dish. Cook and More...
05/Nov/09 9:39 AM
Serves 4

1 cup cooked ham, diced
9 inch pastry shell, partially baked
1 pkg (10 oz.) frozen asparagus spears cooked crisp-tender and well drained (squeeze to remove all liquid)
1 cup Swiss cheese, small dice
3 eggs
1 cup light cream
dash salt More...
05/Nov/09 9:57 AM
Corned Venison Recipe
5 pound batch

Enjoy delicious, lean venison without gaminess. This dish is very popular with everyone I make it for. We can't have St. Paddy's Day or potlucks without it. Try it with lean beef instead of that inedible stuff they try to sell as corned beef.
13/Nov/09 1:34 AM

1 1/2lbs ground meat (lamb or beef)
1 sm yellow onion, grated
3 sprigs parsley, minced
2 sprigs mint, minced (or 1tsp dried mint)
1tsp cumin
1tsp paprika
1/4tsp coriander
1/4tsp allspice
dash-1/2tsp chili pepper
1tsp sea salt

Mix More...
17/Nov/09 10:20 AM
This is a traditional English dish, consisting of a whole steamed cauliflower with a seasoned cheese sauce poured over it. I never prepare this dish with measured quantities in mind: each time I ‘play its preparation by ear’. The following recipe is a template for More...
18/Nov/09 6:45 AM
Sorry! Error in C & P! Ignore the second post, but read this third one:
By the end of this stage you should have added sufficient milk to have created a thick sauce from the butter and flour. Next add the already-fried and seasoned vegetables and thoroughly More...
18/Nov/09 6:52 AM
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