Sambousa - A Recipe for Ramadan

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Sambousa - A Recipe for Ramadan

Sambousa or samosa is not only known in the Arabian Peninsula, but it is known in South and Central Asia, the Mediterranean, North and South Africa, and the Horn of Africa. The recipe is different in each area.

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Grandma's Tortilla from Barcelona Cult Recipes

Grandma's Tortilla from Barcelona Cult Recipes

Grandma’s truita catalana is yet another version of tortilla, but quite a bit richer. It is not
often found on restaurant menus, as it involves a little more work, but it’s definitely worth it!

A New Twist on the ANZAC Biscuit: ANZAC Slice

A New Twist on the ANZAC Biscuit: ANZAC Slice

Rachel Finch and her team at BODY by Finch have worked hard to create delicious recipes that allow you to enjoy your favourites with some of the guilt removed. This is their version (which they've kindly allowed us to share here) of the classic ANZAC biscuit which is quite a bit healthier than the standard but still delicious. 

Cashew Brownies from the Country Women's Association of NSW

Cashew Brownies from the Country Women's Association of NSW

The latest cookbook from the Country Women's Association of NSW (CWA) has just been released. With tried and true recipes for a perfect sausage roll snack, a succulent Greek-style roast chicken for dinner or honeycomb cheesecake slice for dessert, Everything I know about cooking I learned from the CWA is the perfect kitchen companion, in a deceptively small format.  Our team made and ate the cashew brownies so try them for yourself. 

Chapati

Chapati

Chapatis are made using a soft dough comprising Atta flour, salt and water. Atta is made from hard Gehun (Indian wheat, or durum). It is more finely ground than most western-style wholewheat flours. Traditionally, roti (and rice) are prepared without salt to provide a bland background for spiced dishes.

Paratha

Paratha

Originating in Bangladesh, Paratha is a traditional bread of the Indian subcontinent that can be made plain or with sweet or savoury fillings. A combination of the words Parat and Atta meaning layers of flour bread, it is served with many meals. 

Pandesal

Pandesal

Pandesal is a Filipino staple made from flour, eggs, sugar, water and yeast. It is the quintessential bread roll of the Philippine cuisine and a delicious accompaniment to any meal, except dinner.

Xôi mặn

Xôi mặn

Xôi mặn is a wonderful filling dish that can be eaten at any time of the day but is most often eaten around breakfast or as a morning snack. The glutinous rice base can be topped with a range of options from savoury to sweet, however Xôi mặn refers specifically to the savoury version. 

Jiu Cai Dumplings

Jiu Cai Dumplings

Jiu Cai Dumplings are Chinese New Year Dumplings and made to help ensure good fortune for the year ahead. They can also be a way to bring the family back together and are seen as a reunion dumpling that the family prepares together on Chinese New Year's Eve. 

Quesadilla

Quesadilla

Whilst we showcased the Tortilla as our staple Mexican bread at the recent Breaking Bread event this recipe uses the flatbread to create a delicious meal that is easily adapted - the Quesadilla. 

Bush Damper

Bush Damper

The traditional bread of the Indigenous Australian Aboriginal people, Bush Damper has survived generations as a staple diet for the nomadic lifestyle. Easy to make, cook and transport, damper was originally made with flour from the Lomandra Longifolia plant and cooked over an open fire. It is a dense filling bread that can be combined with both sweet and savoury meals. 

Naan-Afghani

Naan-Afghani

Naan-Afghani is part of the everyday Afghan cuisine. Served in long oval flat loaves, it is often topped with various seeds which denote the occasion. The more expensive the seed, the more special the occasion. 

Habesha Dabo

Habesha Dabo

Habesha Dabo is a traditional bread from Ethiopia made with barley flour. It is steamed in enset leaves (similar to banana leaves) making it moist and hearty.

Matzo Balls (Kneidlach)

Matzo Balls (Kneidlach)

This recipe is a mainstay of the Pesach (or Passover) meal on the Jewish Seder. It is one of many courses that those around the Seder table consume on one of the commemorative nights of Pesach. It is always regarded as a challenge to make a light matzo ball! Those who have experienced many Passovers will know that it is wise to stop at one with your soup as they are very filling and there is a lot of food to come.

Roti

Roti

Indian flatbread 

Challah

Challah

Plaited sweet bread perfect for Shabbat #breakingbread

Thandai - A Refreshing Cool Drink for Holi

Thandai - A Refreshing Cool Drink for Holi

Thandai is a cool and refreshing drink that is made during the Indian festival of colours called “Holi” celebrated during the month of March. Thandai is made with a mix of dry fruits, seeds and a few spices. The word “thandai” means that which is cooling and is derived from the Hindi word “thanda”. Madhu and her team at Ma India Cooking School are preparing for Holi this week and here's one of their favourite recipes.

The Lucky Bodhi - A Chinese New Year Recipe from Bodhi, Sydney

The Lucky Bodhi - A Chinese New Year Recipe from Bodhi, Sydney

The team at Sydney restaurant Bodhi (which incidentally hosted the FoodFaith launch) have shared one of their favourite Chinese New Year recipes - The Lucky Bodhi. A vegan take on a traditional Singaporean dish perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Watermelon and pomegranate  salad with whipped feta

Watermelon and pomegranate salad with whipped feta

The perfect summer salad for the festive season from one of Australia's favourite chefs, Matt Moran. Guaranteed to add colour and cool to your festive offerings!  Matt says he loves the salty-sweet combo of this salad – it’s the perfect cool down on a hot day. From Matt Moran's Australian Food by Matt Moran. Murdoch Books. RRP $45.

Lebkuchen

Lebkuchen

This traditional German cake was invented by monks in Franconia, Germany in the 13th Century and resembles gingerbread. It is a perfect end of year treat for festive occasions that offers something a little bit different to puddings and pavlovas. From Rita Newell, who has been baking this recipe since the 1950s. 

Peach Wedges Dipped In Chocolate

Peach Wedges Dipped In Chocolate

This recipe from Summerfruit Australia is only a little naughty! (How naughty can you be if there is fruit involved!?) A perfect dessert for hot days and nights that can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge for a cool treat.