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Simple Cauliflower Soup

Reviewed: Nov. 27, 2008
I used the recipe as a guide and it worked out well. I just added a very large head and 1/2 of cut up cauliflower to the sauted onion, butter and potatoes, then filled up with water to just below all the cauliflower, threw in 1/2 chicken stock cube and boiled until cooked. I then pureed down added some pepper, some grated tasty cheese and 1/2 cup of milk. It was very tasty. I think i will try a bit of cream instead of milk and maybe a dash of parmesan cheese for that bite. Some may prefer to put in a full stock cube - ned to do it according to taste.
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Banana Apple Muffins

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2008
Tastes Okay, however its like banana apple porridge in a muffin cup. I felt like I was eating breakfast. My husband described it best like a moist muslie bar. I really think great for kids, I would put less sugar in though next time.
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Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jul. 18, 2007
Well I don't know how to describe the flavor. I know what one reviewer meant by tastes like glue, for me it was like it was soapy. The texture was great and yes it is moist. Sift the flour, then sift all dry ingredients again together. Add viegar last and you will get a nice textured cake, but the subtle soap flavour sort of kills it. I would experiment again and see if I can get rid of the soapy taste.
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Chocolate Ganache Icing

Reviewed: May 19, 2007
How wicked is this!! melted chocolate in microwave, then added butter and cream last. Used freshly brewed coffee with teaspoon of sugar to balance the bitterness instead of alcohol. I bought dark chocolate with 70% coco content. Very easy to do...
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Mom's Best Spaghetti Sauce

Reviewed: Mar. 4, 2007
I used a crock pot to cook, so I didn't have to worry about it. I sauted onions & garlic and added red wine to suated onion & garlic, let it cook a couple of minutes then added it to the crock pot. I left out he mushroom and basil, because I wanted a neutral sauce ( I added seafood at the end for a seafood marinara) I also threw in a bay leaf. The slow cooking definitely made this sauce.
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Christmas Cake

Reviewed: Nov. 23, 2006
After converting this recipe to metric I then poured the dry ingridents into Australian measuring cups. My husband helped, so we had two people ensuring the QA process, though if it goes wrong, blame the chef, not the recipe!! or me!! 2 1/2 cups glace cherries - not chopped; 1 1/2 cups mixed citrus peel; 2 cups raisins ;1 cup currants ;1 1/4 cup sultanas (substitution for dates); 1 1/4 cup slivered almonds; 120 ml brandy; 1/2 cup flour for the dredging; 2 cups flour for the batter; 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (same as baking soda); 1/2 teaspoon cloves - I sub with ginger spice instead cloves too strong;1/2 teaspoon all spice - I add 1 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon cinamon - I add one teaspoon ;1/2 teaspoon of salt; 250g butter, as I could not be bothered leaving behind the 25 grams - your choice;3 cups brown sugar; 6 eggs; 180ml treacle - same as molasses; 180ml apple juice - little tetra packs handy size to buy. Pleased double check ingredients against original recipe and for the spices please use your taste buds as some may require more. As there is heaps of batter use non stick baking paper to extend above the side of the tins, go at least 5cm as it does raise pretty high. Also from my experience it took about 3.5 hours in a fan forced oven. I based this on a 20cm round pan.
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Banana Cake VII

Reviewed: Mar. 12, 2006
I was a bit short on some ingridents, but it still turned out great. I used 100gms of butter, I left out the egg white and just stuck to 2 eggs. I only had 2 bananas so just made do. I only had baking powder so used 2 teaspoons and used mixed spice. It turned out very light and fluffy. Will probably just add another banana next time. I also just used a loaf pan to cook, about 40 minutes. Just use a skewer to check until it comes out clean.
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Crystal's Chicken Saltimbocca

Reviewed: Jan. 22, 2006
I used this recipe as a gude and made the following modifications. Flattened chicken breast as suggested, placed proscitto on top, placed some fresh baby spinach leaves on top and then mozzarrella cheese. I then rolled them up, spayed some oil on top, then squeezed a little lemon juice on top and sprinked parmasen cheese on top. I didnt have wine or provolone. Still tasted great. Will also add some cooked capsicum slices next time. I baked them in the oven at 180 C for 40 minutes. I didn't
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Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Reviewed: Jan. 12, 2006
what is the definition of cake? I was expecting a sponge. My cake came out flat with cracks all over it. There was way too much frosting for my flat cake, but as I poured it onto my cake it filled the cracks, now here is the twist everyone loved it and it was described a self saucing chocolate pudding as I warmed it up before serving with ice cream. Whilst I was dsappointed the rest of my family and guests want me too make it again.
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Boiled Fruitcake

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2005
My oven seems to be a turbo fan forced without an option to swap to slow, so when I followed the times as suggested the cake was too dry. On my second go I shaved off 20 minutes for the second part, came out ok, but I think I could still go another 10 minutes and it would be great. So to recap 40min at 160 and then 1 hour at 150 - but do test! For the Australians out there here is the cup version of the recipe. 2 cups mixed fruit; 1 cup glace cherries - not chopped, so you need to chop them up after meausuring; 1/4 cup mixed peel; 1/2 cup walnuts - not chopped up, so will need to do that as well; 2 cups white sugar; 170g butter; 1 cup milk; 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice ( I used 1 teaspoon); 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ( same as baking soda); 2 1/2 cups self raising flour; 2 eggs. I also soaked the mixed fruit in rum for a few days as well. Oh by the way, none of the first dry cake was left, gone within days. My husband said it was perfectly OK...
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Christmas Cake

Reviewed: Dec. 4, 2005
After converting this recipe to metric I then poured the dry ingridents into Australian measuring cups. My husband helped, so we had two people ensuring the QA process, though if it goes wrong, blame the chef, not the recipe!! or me!! 2 1/2 cups glace cherries - not chopped 1 1/2 cups mixed citrus peel 2 cups raisins 1 cup currants ** 1 1/4 cup sultanas (substitution for dates) 1 1/4 cup slivered almonds 120 ml brandy - I use whisky instead 1/2 cup flour for the dredging 2 cups flour for the batter 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda (same as baking soda) 1/2 teaspoon cloves - I sub with ginger 1/2 teaspoon all spice - I add 1 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon cinamon - I add one teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon of salt 250g butter, as I could not be bothered leaving behind the 25 grams - your choice. 3 cups brown sugar 6 eggs 180ml treacle - couldn't find molasses 180ml apple juice - little tetra packs handy size to buy. Pleased double check ingredients against original recipe and for the spices please use your taste buds as some may require more. As there is heaps of batter use non stick baking paper to extend above the side of the tins, go at least 5cm as it does raise pretty high. Also from my experience it took about 3.5 hours in a fan forced oven. I based this on a 20cm round pan.
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