Berry & Chocolate Cobbler

  SERVES 6 PREP 15 minutes  COOK 35 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 cups frozen raspberries 250g strawberries, hulled, halved 2 pears, cored, peeled, chopped 40g butter, chopped, plus 100g chilled butter, chopped, extra 100g dark chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest ½ cup caster sugar 1½ cups self-raising flour ⅓ cup hazelnut meal (ground…

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Citrus Trifle

SERVES 8 PREP 30 minutes + 8 hours to chill COOK 10 minutes COST $2.35 a serve INGREDIENTS 85g packet orange-flavoured jelly crystals 1 red grapefruit 1 mandarine 2 oranges 5 whole dried cloves ⅓ cup caster sugar, plus 2 tablespoons extra ½ cup custard powder 1 litre (4 cups) milk 425g bought lemon loaf…

Cauliflower & Potato Gratin

SERVES 8 PREP 15 minutes COOK 30 minutes COST $1 a serve INGREDIENTS 500g cauliflower, cut into florets 500g potatoes, coarsely chopped 40g butter, chopped 2 tablespoons plain flour 1¾ cups milk 1 cup grated tasty cheese, plus ⅓ cup extra ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 tablespoon marjoram leaves ⅔ cup soft fresh breadcrumbs METHOD…

Roasted Vegetables with Stuffed Onions

SERVES 8 PREP 25 minutes  COOK 55 minutes COST $1.15 a serve INGREDIENTS 8 medium red onions 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, plus 1 tablespoon extra 1 cup soft fresh breadcrumbs 2 teaspoons lemon thyme leaves 50g fetta, crumbled 4 large beetroot, peeled, cut into wedges 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 4 parsnips, quartered lengthwise 2 carrots,…

Cheese Fondue

SERVES 8 PREP 15 minutes COOK 15 minutes COST $1.40 a serve INGREDIENTS 1 cup dry white wine 100g Jarlsberg cheese, grated 120g camembert cheese, rind removed, chopped 1 cup grated tasty cheese 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon mustard powder 3 teaspoons cornflour Pinch mixed spice 1 bunch red radishes, trimmed, halved lengthwise 1…

Rolled Turkey with Apricot Stuffing

SERVES 8 PREP 20 minutes  COOK 35 minutes COST $3 a serve INGREDIENTS ½ cup long-grain white rice 2 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries 8 soft and juicy dried apricots, sliced 1 tablespoon pistachio kernels, toasted 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest 3 x 300g turkey breast fillets 2 teaspoons vegetable or olive oil 1 cup…

Spinach Quesadillas

SERVES 4 PREP 10 minutes  COOK 10 minutes COST $1.50 a serve INGREDIENTS 250g packet frozen chopped spinach, thawed 1½ cups grated tasty cheese 1 green onion, finely chopped ¼ cup shredded basil 4 x 20cm flour tortillas Cooking oil spray ¼ cup small basil leaves METHOD 1 Using hands, squeeze excess liquid  from spinach.…

Fried Onion Rings

SERVES 4 PREP 10 minutes  COOK 15 minutes COST 70¢ a serve INGREDIENTS 2 green onions, green part only, cut into thin strips 1 cup rice flour 1 cup chilled soda water Rice bran oil, to deep-fry 1 large brown onion, cut into 1cm rings, rings separated 1 large red onion, cut into 1cm rings,…

Cinnamon Muesli Crunch

SERVES 4 PREP 10 minutes COOK 20 minutes + 15 minutes to stand COST $1.85 a serve INGREDIENTS ✛1 cup traditional rolled oats ✛½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ✛¼ cup shredded coconut ✛1 tablespoon honey, plus extra, to drizzle ✛40g butter, melted ✛2 tablespoons finely chopped dried apricots ✛2 tablespoons finely chopped dried sweetened cranberries ✛2 tablespoons chopped…

Banana Butterscotch

SERVES 4 PREP 5 minutes COOK 5 minutes COST $2 a serve INGREDIENTS ✛½ cup firmly packed brown sugar ✛½ cup thickened cream ✛70g butter, chopped ✛2 small bananas, chopped ✛2 cups thick vanilla yoghurt ✛¼ cup milk choc chips METHOD Combine brown sugar, cream and butter in a small saucepan over moderate heat; cook and stir…