Vegetarian

Okra Ladthera

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Okra Ladthera

Cooked at Ithomi Restaurant (overlooking Ancient Messine). Stavroula, the cook and mother of the owner of this restaurant, deep-fries her okra first and explained […]

Mushroom and Porcini Custards

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Mushroom and Porcini Custards
Serves 6
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 45 mins

40g dried porcini mushrooms
3 tablespoons butter
500g mixed mushrooms trimmed and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
200ml sour cream
2 […]

Mushroom Custards

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Mushroom Custards

Serves 6
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 45 mins

3 tablespoons butter
300g Swiss brown mushrooms trimmed and thinly sliced
200g mushroom caps, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, […]

Mushroom Filo Tarts

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Mushroom Filo Tarts

Makes 12
Preparation: 20 mins
Cooking: 75 minutes

500g Swiss brown mushrooms
5 eschallots, peeled
2 cloves garlic, peeled
20ml (1 tablespoon) extra virgin olive oil
50g butter
1 tsp thyme […]

Banana Caramel Sticky Pudding

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Banana Caramel Sticky Pudding

Makes 6
Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes

100g butter
¼ cup (55g) brown sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
2 eggs
1 cup ( 150g) self-raising flour
1 large banana, […]

Mediterranean Vegetable Pie

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Mediterranean Vegetable Pie

Serves 4-6
Preparation 40 minutes
Cooking 40 minutes

1 red capsicum
1 green or yellow capsicum
1 small eggplant
1 medium zucchini
2 eschallots, peeled
1 small head garlic, separated into […]

Caramelised Pear Scones

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Caramelised Pear Scones

Makes 12
Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 20 minutes

2 small firm pears e.g. Corella, Josephine or Beurre Bosc
4 cups (600g) self-raising flour
Pinch sea salt
1 cup (250ml) […]

Spiced Orange Cakes

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Spiced Orange Cakes

Whole orange cake with spiced orange blossom syrup, pistachios and rose petals – baked in mini loaf tins, topped with pistachios and rose […]

Caramel Ice-Cream Biscuits

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This is my version of a South American biscuit called Alfajores filled with dulce de leche (caramel) ice-cream rolled in sugar and spice pecans

Makes 8
Preparation […]

Raspberries & Cream Shortcakes

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Raspberries & Cream Shortcakes

Makes 16
Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking 25 minutes

125g butter
½ cup (110g) caster sugar
1 egg
1½ cups (225g) self-raising flour
½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
1 tablespoon coffee […]