Crazy Good Quick Garlic Noodles

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-8 fresh garlic cloves, minced (we always use 8)
  • 2 scallions, greens only (thinly sliced)
  • 1-2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces noodles (see notes)
  • fried garlic, for topping

Directions

  1. INFUSE THE BUTTER: Heat a large pot with water and allow it to come to boil, cook the noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside. While the water is boiling, grab a large, non-stick skillet and place it on medium-low heat. Add the butter, oil olive, garlic, and scallions. Let the butter infuse with the garlic for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. The garlic should barely sizzle here, you don’t want it to brown.
  2. GARLIC NOODLES: While the garlic is going, grab a small bowl and mix together the fish sauce, oyster sauce, and the sugar. When the garlic is cooked, kick the heat up to medium-high, stir in the prepared sauce; let cook for 30 seconds. Add the prepared noodles and toss with parmesan cheese (yes, parm!) Let the noodles cook for a minute so they soak up all that flavor. Top with fried garlic and serve immediately! That flavor is like NOTHING you’ll ever have.
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Cookie Monster Oreos

Ingredients

  • 2 c. white chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Blue food coloring
  • 12 oreos
  • Blue sanding sugar
  • 24 Candy eyes
  • Mini chocolate chip cookies, for garnish

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine white chocolate chips, coconut oil and 4 to 5 drops of blue food coloring.
  3. Microwave on 50% power in 30 second intervals until the chocolate has melted. Stir until smooth.
  4. Toss each Oreo cookie in the blue chocolate mixture until fully coated and transfer to the baking sheet. Sprinkle immediately with sanding sugar then stick two candy eyes on top. Let the chocolate set completely before serving, about 10 minutes.

Italian-style Lemon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 (about 250g each) Coles RSPCA Approved Australian Chicken Breast Fillets, halved horizontally
  • 100g butter, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup (50g) drained baby capers
  • 3 lemons, zested, juiced
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup pimento-stuffed olives, thinly sliced
  • 50g fetta, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake
  • Cutter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7-8 cups powdered sugar
  • About 1/4 cup milk as needed

White Cob

Ingredients

  • 500g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 10g salt
  • 10g instant yeast
  • 30g unsalted butter, softened
  • 320ml cool water
  • Olive oil for kneading

Directions

  1. . Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl and then add the salt and yeast, making sure they are placed on opposite sides of the bowl. Add the butter and ? of the water, turning the mixture around using your fingers. Slowly add more water until all the flour has been incorporated. When the dough is soft and not soggy it is ready. Move the mixture around the bowl to clean the sides until the mixture forms a rough dough.
  2.  Cover your work surface with a little oil and then begin to knead the dough. Knead for 5 – 10 minutes, working through the wet stage until the dough starts to form a soft, smooth skin and feels silky. Put the dough into a large, lightly oiled bowl and cover with a tea towel. When it has risen to at least double in size and the dough is bouncy and shiny it is ready. This should take at least 1 hour, but can be left for 2 or even 3 hours.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking parchment or silicone paper. 

     

  4.  Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball by knocking it inwards several times until all the air is knocked out and the dough is smooth. Then flatten the dough into a rough rectangle and then roll it into an oblong. Turn the dough so that the longer edge is running away from you and flatten it slightly. Now roll the two ends in towards the centre, so you end up with a chunky squarish shape. Turn the dough over so that the join is underneath. 
  5.  Next, using both hands you need to shape the dough into a smooth domed cob. With your palms turned upwards, position your hands on each side and slightly under the dough. Using your hands tuck the dough neatly underneath itself. Continue, softly forcing the sides of the dough down and underneath, creating a smooth, taut top and a rough underside. Try not to add too much extra flour during shaping. 
  6. The dough is now ready for proving. Place it on your baking tray and place this in a clean plastic bag. Leave to prove for about 1 hour, until it has at least doubled in size and the dough springs back if you prod it gently with your finger. Whilst the dough is proving turn your oven to 230°C and put a roasting tray in the bottom to heat up. 
  7.  Once ready dust your dough with some flour and then slash deeply with a knife. Add hot water to the hot roasting tray, this will create steam in your oven giving your bread a lighter crust. Put your bread into the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until it is cooked and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Leave your cob to cool on a wire rack.

Sunny Lemon Cake

Ingredients

Lemon Cake:
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted, softened)
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 2 teaspoons zest (lemon, finely grated)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh Lemon Mousse Filling: (optional)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 cup water (cold)
  • 1 package/2 1/4 teaspoons gelatin (unflavored)
  • 1/2 cup salt (coarse)
  • 1 cup ​cream (heavy whipping, cold)
Fresh Lemon Frosting:
  • 7 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup butter (unsalted, softened)
  • 4 cups sugar (confectioners)
  • 1 tablespoon zest (lemon, finely grated)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)