Sue's Favourite Recipes

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Easy Chicken Pot Pie





2 chicken breast fillets (no skin) chopped into pieces
2 carrots - sliced in VERY thin slices
piece of red capsicum - diced
1 cup frozen peas
1 tiny tin of sweetcorn
dash of onion flakes
1 sheet low fat puff pastry

Sauce - 1 Pkt white sauce mix mixed as per packet- easy way
OR harder way (make your own white sauce).

Combine white sauce with:
curry powder to taste
black pepper to taste
1teaspoon mild mixed mustard
1/2 pkt of chicken noodle soup

METHOD : Lightly brown chicken pieces in a pan sprayed with olive oil. Transfer chicken to a small casserole dish. Stir in carrots,peas, capsicum, corn and onion flakes.
Pour sauce over all ingredients. Top casserole dish with sheet of pastry and trim around edges. Pierce top of pastry in a few places and brush with beaten egg white.
Bake in 200 degree Celsius oven for approx 40 to 45 minutes.
This serves two or three large serves.
Serve with green whole baby beans and mashed sweet potato.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Orange Loaf Cake














1/2 cup Olive Grove Lite Margarine (or low fat margarine)
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 and ½ cups self raising flour
Pinch salt
½ cup of low fat milk
Dash of vanilla essence
Grated rind of 1 orange
Juice of 1 orange (approx 1/4 of a cup)


Cream margarine and sugar. Lightly beat eggs and mix in. Add milk, salt , vanilla and orange rind and one tablespoon of the freshly squeezed orange juice. Add flour till mixed.

Pour mixture into paper lined loaf tin. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 35 to 40 minutes.

Pour remaining orange juice over cake while it is still hot.

Ice with orange icing if desired. I personally like it without icing. Less calories too!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Lemon Loaf Cake














Lemon Loaf Cake


½ cup Olive Grove Lite Margarine (or low fat margarine)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 and ½ cups self raising flour
Pinch salt
½ cup of low fat milk
Dash of vanilla essence
Grated rind of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lemon


Cream margarine and sugar. Lightly beat eggs and mix in. Add milk, salt , vanilla and lemon rind. Add flour till mixed.

Pour mixture into paper lined loaf tin. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 40 minutes.

Combine ¼ cup of sugar and the juice of 1 lemon and pour over cake while it is still hot. This makes a very moist, lemony cake. If you want it less lemony, add a teaspoon or so of lemon juice to the mixture before baking and don’t pour sugar and lemon juice on cake, just ice with vanilla or lemon icing.

Allow cake to cool and ice with lemon or vanilla icing if desired.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Tuna Mornay













1 500g can Tuna in springwater (drained and flaked)
1 pkt Continental 4 cheese sauce mix (or white sauce mix)
dash onion flakes
dash cajun spices
1 teaspoon mixed mustard (I use Australian)
1 dessertspoon low fat mayo
pepper to taste
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan (or low fat grated cheese)
1/2 cup cooked pasta
1/4 to 1/2 cup of skinny milk

Mix cheese sauce with 1 cup of boiling water. Add cooked pasta, onion flakes, cajun spices, mustard, mayonaisse and pepper. Stir in tuna flakes. Pour into casserole and top with bread crumbs and cheese. Pour milk over top. Bake in 200 degree oven for approx 25 minutes or until hot.

Serve with sweet potato mash, steamed asparagus and peas.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Pancakes






Here is the pancake recipe I used. It is actually a pikelet recipe from The "Central Cookery Book" (an old Tasmanian School recipe book). This recipe makes lovely pikelets to eat cold, but today I added more milk to make them more like pancakes and less like pikelets. It made 4 large pancakes. (My changes in brackets)

4 ozs self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used a pinch of salt)
Nutmeg (I didn't add this)
5 tablespoons milk (I added more to make mixture less thick. I used skinny milk)
2 ozs sugar
1/2 oz melted butter
1 egg

Beat egg and sugar (I used a whisk) and add melted butter and milk (keep whisking).
Sift in flour and nutmeg (and whisk till smooth).
Drop in spoonfuls on to a hot, greased pan, griddle or plate (I poured enough mixture in pan to make a pancake instead of smaller pikelets)
Turn when brown (and bubbly)
Butter when cold (We ate them hot with Maple Syrup)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Brown Rice Salad
















1 & 1/2 cups brown long grain rice cooked and cooled
5 sugar snap peas diced
1/4 red capsicum diced
2 sticks celery diced
1 carrot grated
small amount of currants
Free French Dressing with herbs
Dash of onion flakes
Dash of curry powder
Salt and pepper

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Date & Walnut Loaf















Date and Walnut Loaf


Ingredients:

3/4 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon Olive Grove Lite margarine
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
1 level teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda
1 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup All Bran

Method:

Place dates, walnuts, All Bran, margarine, boiling water, sugar and bi-carbonate of soda in a bowl and stir until dissolved. Add the flour and mix well.

Bake in a loaf tin lined with Glad Bake for 40 minutes in a preheated 160 degrees oven. (10 slices - approx 2 points per slice)