Dough recipe using milk & butter

This weather is terrible for making dough…it takes forever to rise and sometimes doesn’t at all. I decided to try again using a variation on my usual recipe and even though it tastes awesome the dough didn’t actually rise as much as I’d like. I love winter but summer is so much better for baking.… Continue reading Dough recipe using milk & butter

Asian Inspired Meatballs

250grm beef mince 250grm pork mince 1/2 cup fresh coriander roughly chopped  1 garlic clove crushed 2 tsp soy sauce  1 egg 1/2 tsp ginger 1/4 cup plain flour Pepper  Mix all ingredient except flour and pepper in a bowl. Roll into balls and then roll in the flour (sprinkled with pepper) Fry balls in… Continue reading Asian Inspired Meatballs

Slow Cooker Meatballs

This is one of our go to meals, I wish I could take credit for this one but a good friend gave me this awhile back and I had to share, it’s just too good. Plus if I have it on my blog I can access the recipe easily…not that I’d forget in a hurry… Continue reading Slow Cooker Meatballs

Carrot Cake with Tangy Icing

8pm and finally I get to sit down…well not 100%, I still need to wash the dishes and fold another mountain of laundry but the kids are in bed so I can share my latest creation with you now. This cake is delicious, it’s soft in the centre and slightly crunchy on the outside with… Continue reading Carrot Cake with Tangy Icing

Jam Drops

How good do these bad boys look ! I tell you what they smell amazing too. Miss 8 tells me they’re soooooo good. I nibbled the edge of one, afraid if I have one I’ll devour the lot. I’m not yet strong enough to stop at one. This recipe is quick and easy plus budget… Continue reading Jam Drops

Slowcooker Black Beans

So this post is as boring as bat shit but it’s a staple and I had to share.

Black beans go with so many dishes, I add them to burritos, tacos, chilli, wraps, nachos…you get the idea. We pick up a bag from the Central Markets here in Adelaide and they cost next to nothing.

First thing to do is soak your beans overnight, simply place in a large bowl fill with water and leave.

In the morning drain the beans and add with a few bits and pieces to your slow cooker.

  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 capsicum chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp chilli (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound black beans
  1. First saute onion, capsicum and garlic
  2. Add everything to the slow cooker
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. *Note, check after 4 and if any crunch to beans cook longer
  4. When cooked and cooled divide up into portions and freeze.           **if using on the day add a some lime jucie and coriander for a kick then add to your dish 

Simple boring recipe and probably easier to buy canned but I still get icky using canned goods so prefer this method.

Mwah x