Traditional Bubble and Squeak in our household has always been leftover mashed potatoes and vegetables fried up with an egg. This rice version is a little fancier. Although it says to bake the potatoes, kumara and carrots in the oven, I think I’d speed the process up a bit and just microwave them. You might lose a little flavour, but not enough to make much difference and it would be just that bit easier.
APPLE AND RAISIN ROLL
This recipe reminds me of Mum’s favourite dessert, Baked Jam Roll. Instead of a jam filling this has sliced apple and raisins, but it still has the same syrup poured over the top, which is the best part.
CHOC-HAZELNUT BREAD AND BUTTER PUDDING
This recipe is one for my Nutella loving granddaughter. I’m sure lashings of Nutella and maybe for her, chocolate chips in place of the hazelnuts, will make it a total winner.
AUSTRALIAN MEAT PIZZA (Steak & Cheese Pie)
This recipe is from a little 1970s cookbook entitled Simple Mince Steak Recipes, which Mum and Dad’s bowling club put out as a fundraiser. Obviously the 1970s bowlers had no idea what a pizza actually was, as this would seem to be meat and cheese pie and nothing remotely like a pizza. That’s not to say that it wouldn’t taste good……
SUPREME RICE PIZZA
The concept of cooking the rice in beer for the base of this pizza is something I’ve never heard of before and I’m not sure I think it’s a good idea, but that could be because I’m not a beer drinker. It would certainly add some flavour, but maybe with all the yummy toppings you don’t need the beer. I think I’d make it cooked in chicken stock, but that’s just me.
There’s nothing gluten free or slimming with these jam spirals, but if you’re in the mood for some comfort food these will do the trick. Maybe a cold Sunday afternoon tea treat.
ITALIAN MEAT LOAVES
I recently made some gluten free mini meat loaves to take to the track for the Melbourne F1 GP. They had rice and curry in them and tasted quite good, but were a little dry. I wish I’d found this recipe though, as I think they’ll have a lot more flavour and can easily be GF if I use GF cereal. Maybe next year………
CHEWY COCONUT CHOC-CHIP COOKIES
Any biscuit recipe that starts with – combine the melted butter with the sugar in a bowl – makes me think it’s a great one for the kids to make. These with coconut, oats and choc-chips will keep them busy during the school holidays and feed them as well. That makes it a winner, doesn’t it?
HUNGARIAN PANCAKE PIE
This is definitely not just pancakes with a sweet topping – as it says it’s a superb dessert. Layers of pancake, jam and chocolate, nuts and raisins and cream. All covered in toasted meringue and served up in wedges like a cake. Definitely not for those on a diet………..
These patties really are full of vegetables – pumpkin, bean shoots, zucchini and onion. Added to which is brown rice and cheese, all in all a hearty vegetarian dish. Not that light a lunch I would have thought.