taste.com.au Cookbooks #61

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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If you’re one of the thousands of Aussies (taste team included) who have bought a pie maker recently, this is the book for you. But there’s more to a pie maker than just pies. We’ve also got quiches, doughnuts, hash browns, tarts, sausage rolls, cheesecake bites, muffins, scones – even French toast. You name it, we’ve made it in a pie maker! Choose from our breakfast, snacks, mains and desserts chapters to find a recipe for any occasion. Some cook in just five minutes, while others take a bit longer. All use readily available supermarket ingredients and are, dare we say it, easy as pie. So have a flip through, choose whatever takes your fancy and get cooking with Australia’s favourite new appliance! And share what you make with us by posting…

3 min
get to know & love your pie maker

the trusty pie maker. This simple and inexpensive appliance has changed how we think about baking pies. With frozen pastry on hand and any manner of fillings, what was once thought of as a labour-intensive, time-consuming activity has become almost as simple as making a sandwich. how to use your pie maker As with any new appliance, read through the user manual before you start, so you can work efficiently and safely. Before you begin cooking, go through the recipe. Most recipes will ask you to preheat the pie maker before using, but some don’t. Also, keep in mind that if you are asked to turn off the pie maker between batches while you assemble the pies, it will still be warm and the second batch may take slightly less time to cook. We…

7 min

cheesy corn fritters makes 12 | prep 10 mins | cooking 30 mins 2 x 420g cans corn kernels, rinsed, drained100g feta, crumbled55g (1 cup) finely grated cheddar2 tbs chopped fresh chives, plus extra, to serve75g (1/2 cup) self-raising flourPinch of cayenne pepper (optional)2 eggs80ml ( 1/3 cup) milkSour cream and sweet chilli sauce, to serve 1 Place the corn, feta, cheddar and chives in a large bowl. Use your hands to mix until well combined. Add the flour and cayenne, if using. Season with salt. Use a spatula to mix until well combined. Make a well in the centre. 2 Whisk together the eggs and milk in a jug. Pour into the well and fold until just combined (do not over mix). 3 Preheat a pie maker. Lightly grease the pie maker holes with…

11 min

black bean quesadillas makes 12 | prep 10 mins | cooking 5 mins 6 x 22cm flour tortillas400g can black beans, rinsed, drained85g ( 1/3 cup) bought tomato salsa120g finely grated cheddarFresh tomato salsa, to serve (see tip)Chopped fresh coriander leaves, sour cream and lime wedges, to serve 1 Use metal pastry cutters or a small sharp knife (and small bowls as a guide) to cut two 9cm discs and two 8cm discs from each tortilla to make 24 discs in total. Spray 1 side of each disc with oil. Cover with plastic wrap to prevent them drying out. 2 Combine the beans and bought salsa in a bowl. Preheat a pie maker. Place a 9cm tortilla disc, oil-side down, in each the pie maker hole. Place a slightly heaped tablespoonful of mixture in…

15 min

curried vegie pies with minted yoghurt makes 8 | prep 20 mins (+ cooling) | cooking 40 mins 2 tsp vegetable oil1 small onion, finely chopped2 tbs korma curry paste400g potatoes, peeled, cut into 7mm pieces1 carrot, peeled, chopped into 7mm pieces125g cherry tomatoes, chopped180ml ( 3/4 cup) vegetable stock60ml ( 1/4 cup) coconut cream80g ( 1/2 cup) frozen peas2 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, just thawed2 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed 1 egg, lightly whisked260g (1 cup) natural yoghurt1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, plus extra, to serve 1 Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes or until softened. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the potato, carrot, tomato and stock. Stir to combine. Cover…

11 min

berry apple pies makes 12 | prep 15 mins | cooking 30 mins 800g can apple slices pie fruit185g fresh or frozen raspberries55g (¼ cup) caster sugar¼ tsp ground cinnamon6 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, just thawed (see tip)Icing sugar, to dustVanilla ice-cream, to serve 1 Combine the apple slices, raspberries, caster sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. 2 Use pie maker pastry cutters to cut 12 large and 12 small discs from pastry. Use a small decorative cutter to cut out a shape in the centre of the small pastry discs. 3 Lightly grease the pie maker holes. Press a large pastry disc into each prepared hole. Place 1/3 cupful of the mixture in each pastry case. Place a small pastry disc on top of each. 4 Turn on the pie maker and close the lid.…