Sunday, January 19, 2014

Morsels of Yum!

Ok so I know a few of you who attend our Crafternoons have asked me for my salad recipes and from the Saturday just past my mum's slice recipe. Well its no big secret that these morsels of yum come from our horde of Women's Weekly cookbooks. They really are the best for quick and easy recipes!

Minted Parsley Salad - Women's Weekly Vegetarian Cookbook page 72 (this is from the 1994 edition)

1/2 cup cracked wheat
2 cups chopped fresh parsley
4 green shallots
250g punnet tomato's (halved - but I actually quarter mine)
1 stick celery
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon oil

Place wheat in small bowl, cover with boiling water, stand for 15 mins. Drain in fine strainer, rinse well under cold water. Turn wheat onto tray and cover with absorbent paper towel, dry as much as possible. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mix well.

Snow Pea, Apple and Nut Salad - Women's Weekly Vegetarian Cookbook page 72 

500g snow peas (sugar snap peas work well too)
1 medium apple sliced (only a granny smith will do!)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup pecans or walnuts (make sure you chop them up a bit)
Chive dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yoghurt
2 tablespoons fresh chives

Blanche the peas. Toss apple in lemon juice. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, toss gently.

Chive dressing - combine all ingredients and mix well.

Coconut Caramel Slice - Women's Weekly Quick-Mix Biscuits and Slices Cookbook page 64

125g butter chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
3/4 cup coconut
1 cup plain flower
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup (60g) chopped pecans

400g can sweetened condensed milk
60g butter
2 tablespoons golden syrup

60g butter melted
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup shredded weet-bix

Process butter, sugar, coconut and flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add yolk and nuts, process until mixture forms a ball; press over the base of greased 20cm x 30cm lamington pan. Bake in moderate oven about 20minutes or until lightly browned. Spread hot filling over hot base, sprinkle with topping. Bake in moderate oven 15 minutes or until browned.

Filling: Combine all ingredients in medium heavy based pan, stir over heat until until mixture boils, simmer, stirring, about 8 minutes or until mixture is golden brown.

Topping: Combine all ingredients in medium bowl; mix well.

Fleur x

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