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taste.com.au Cookbooks Easy Cheesy

A selection of your top-rated, favourite recipes pulled together in one cookbook from Australia's favourite food and lifestyle website taste.com.au. Each beautifully illustrated taste.com.au book is filled with hand-picked favourite recipes, along with expert hints, tricks and helpful advice to make cooking more fun and rewarding. We've got a cookbook for everyone, whether you love baking, need something fast and fab, want a super salad or feel like food that's a little more comforting. And our 'tried and tested' guarantee means you can be sure of perfect results every time.

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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
News Life Media Pty Limited
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

“Cheese, glorious cheese! Is there anything better than digging into a bubbly, gooey oh-so-cheesy dish and seeing the golden stretch as you pull your fork out? Nope, didn’t think so. Whether it’s a little sprinkling of finely grated parmesan or a generous topping of melted cheddar, cheese adds a touch of luxury to everyday dishes. And, let’s be honest, cheese just makes everything more, well, more-ish. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of our favourite easy cheesy recipes. Get started with our tempting bite-sized treats, perfect for a large gathering of friends or as elegant starters for a dinner party. Then make your way into sensational baked goods, our favourite family meals and a selection of sweet desserts to finish off. There won’t be any complaints at the table…

17 min.
cheesy bites

twice-cooked cheese soufflés makes 4 | prep 25 mins (+ 25 mins cooling time) | cooking 40 mins 80g butter, plus melted butter, extra, to grease 75g ( 1 /2 cup) plain flour 375ml (1 1 /2 cups) milk Pinch of ground nutmeg 3 eggs, separated 75g soft goat’s cheese, crumbled 70g ( 2 /3 cup) coarsely grated gruyère 2 tbs chopped fresh chives 25g ( 1 /3 cup) finely grated parmesan 25g ( 1 /3 cup) finely grated gruyère 160ml ( 2 /3 cup) pouring cream Micro herbs, to serve Grilled prosciutto slices, to serve 1 Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Lightly brush four 200ml ovenproof ramekins with melted butter. Line the bases with baking paper. 2 Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture bubbles. Remove from heat. Gradually…

13 min.
baked goods

gorgonzola, broccolini & walnut tart with pear relish serves 8 | prep 30 mins (+ cooling & 50 mins resting time) | cooking 1 1 /4 hours 225g (1 1 /2 cups) plain flour 150g butter, chilled, finely chopped 40g ( 1 /2 cup) finely grated parmesan 1 /2 tsp table salt 2-2 1 /2 tbs chilled water 1 bunch broccolini, trimmed, blanched 120g gorgonzola, crumbled 4 eggs 250ml (1 cup) thickened cream 100ml milk 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves 45g ( 1 /3 cup) walnuts, coarsely chopped pear relish 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp mustard seeds 2 large firm pears, peeled, cored, chopped 60ml ( 1 /4 cup) red wine vinegar 55g ( 1 /4 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar 140g juicy dried figs 1 Pulse flour, butter, parmesan and salt in a food processor until mixture…

14 min.
main event

mac ’n’ cheese pie serves 8 | prep 20 mins (+ cooling & 10 mins resting time) | cooking 1 hour 225g (1 1 /2 cups) plain flour 150g butter, chilled, chopped 20g ( 1 /4 cup) finely grated parmesan 1 egg mac ’n’ cheese filling 200g pkt rindless streaky bacon 180g dried curls pasta 40g butter 20g ( 1 /4 cup) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs 40g ( 1 /2 cup) finely grated parmesan 1 chorizo, finely chopped 1 small brown onion, finely chopped 2 tbs plain flour 500ml (2 cups) milk 85g ( 3 /4 cup) grated mozzarella 65g ( 3 /4 cup) coarsely grated colby Micro herbs, to sprinkle 1 Process the flour, butter and cheese in a food processor until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the egg and 3 tsp water. Process until the mixture just comes together. Turn pastry onto a lightly floured surface and…

9 min.
on the side

“The fresher the corn, the sweeter it is, so pick the freshest ones you can find for this finger lickin’ dish that’s great as a side or a snack.” cheesy bacon corncobs serves 8 | prep 5 mins (+ 10 mins cooling/standing time) | cooking 20 mins 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 4 middle bacon rashers, finely chopped 2 green shallots, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 large corncobs, husks and silks removed 25g ( 1 /3 cup) shredded parmesan 85g (¾ cup) coarsely grated mozzarella 1 Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Stir in the shallot and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool. 2 Meanwhile, cut each corncob in half crossways.…

14 min.
sweet eats

“This low-fat gluten-free dessert has less than 200 cals per serve, so you can have your cake and eat it, too. The best part is the pops of flavour from sweet raisins simmered in coffee and rum.” chocolate rum & raisin ricotta cake serves 12 | prep 20 mins (+ 4 hours cooling/chilling time) | cooking 1 hour 5 mins 145g ( 3 /4 cup) raisins 60ml ( 1 /4 cup) freshly brewed coffee 2 tbs dark rum 700g fresh ricotta 150g low-fat Greek-style yoghurt, plus extra, to serve 120g rapadura (panela) sugar 35g ( 1 /3 cup) dark cocoa powder, sifted, plus extra, to dust 2 tbs gluten-free cornflour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 /2 tsp vanilla bean paste 3 eggs 1 Preheat oven to 150°C/130°C fan forced. Grease the base and side of a 22cm (base measurement) springform cake pan and line…