Here is my meatball recipe. This doesnt taste fantastic or anything special but its pretty healthy, easy and my kids are actually liking it which is rare!
500 g pork and veal mince
1 carrot finely grated
1 zucchini finely grated
1 small onion finely diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tbsp chia seed
1 tbsp herbs eg thyme, parsley, sage
Mix all together then make small meatballs (kids don't like them big)
Brown in fry pan
Add passatta or tinned tomato and cook through
Season with bit more salt and sugar to taste
If you don't want to use straight away you can freeze the meatballs uncooked and defrost overnight in fridge when needed.
I serve this with pasta or mashed peas and potato and some steam veg.
This is one of my favourite cook book's which really helped me go from interested cook to good cook!
It's Lulu Grimes' The cook's book of everything if the link doesn't work:
A whole swag of my friends now use the mud cake recipe out of it for birthday cakes and arancini ball recipe is superb!!
It has information about ingredients and techniques, preparation of different meats, cooking times etc as well the recipes.
These are some easy recipes that I've been making since I was a girl and I still make now.
Easy chocolate cake.
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste
1/3 cup of milk
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
I cup SR flour
1 tsp baking powder
Sift dry ingredients into mix master bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix on high speed for 3-4 minutes.
Bake in 180 degree oven for 35-45 mins or until skewer comes out clean.
*this recipe will make 12 cupcakes. Just cook for 12-15 mins at 180 degrees.
Chocolate Weet-bix Slice
230g melted butter
2 cups SR flour
2 cups crushed Weet-bix
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Pour melted butter over and stir to combine well. Press into greased, lined slice tray with the back off a spoon. Bake in 180 degree oven for 18-20 mins. Ice with chocolate icing while still warm and sprinkle with coconut (optional)
Choc Chip Biscuits
125g softened butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
250g of choc chips
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat to combine. Sift in flour and baking powder and mix in by hand. Stir in choc chips. Roll spoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on oven tray ( leave room because they spread) and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Leave to sit on tray for 10 mins then move to baking rack to cool.
There are some other yummy, easy recipes here:
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Hi OP, try taste.com.au or any of Jamie Oliver's books, especially his first one 'The naked Chef'. It's full of basic impressive recipes.
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