250g macadamia biscuit or any plain sweet biscuit
120g butter, melted
4 gelatine leaves
1/3 cup milk
3x250g cream cheese, softened
395g condensed milk
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla essence
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp. corn flour
1. Grease and line the base and side of a 25cm (base measurement) springform pan.
2. To make the coulis, bring all ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring constantly and crushing berries with the back of spoon. Boil for 2 minutes to thicken. Pour into a blender and whiz until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve into a jug.
3. Place the biscuits in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely crushed. Add the butter and process until well combined. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan.
4. Use a spoon or a straight-sided glass to spread and press mixture firmly over the base of the pan. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
5. Soak gelatine leaves in cold water for 5 minutes. Heat milk in a pan over medium heat until just below boiling point. Squeeze excess water from the gelatine leaves and add to the hot milk, stirring until dissolved. Set aside.
6. Whiz cream cheese, sugar, condensed milk, vanilla, lemon juice and the milk mixture in a food processor until smooth. Pour mixture over biscuit base. Use a teaspoon to drizzle the coulis on top of the cheesecake and use a toothpick to create swirls. Chill for 5 hours or overnight.
7. Serve the cheesecake with berries, drizzled with blueberry coulis.
800g rump steak, thinly slice the meat (1/2cm thick), then cut into 5-7cm wide pieces.
2 x cloves garlic, peeled, crushed, chopped
2 x medium red onions, cut into rings
1/3 cup dark soy sauce
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tbls cumquat juice or lemon juice
3 tsps sugar
5 tbls rice bran oil or olive oil
1. Combine dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
2. Place beef in a non-metallic bowl. Add the soy sauce marinade and mix to combine. Cover with plastic wrap. Marinate for 15- 30 minutes.
3. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a large non-stick fry pan. Cook beef with the marinade on high heat for 8-10 minutes or until the meat is tender. Add the sugar and 1/3 cup of water, stirring occasionally until the sauce is reduced. Add remaining oil. Turn heat on low. Simmer and stir occasionally, until desired thickness is reached and the meat is tender. Add onion and cook for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and cover the pan. Onions should be just cooked and a bit crunchy.
4. Garnish with chopped chives. Serve with cooked rice.
Note: If you find the sauce too salty, add a bit of water and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
This is another recipe passed down to me.Traditionally, Filipinos use cumquat juice for this recipe.
300 g fettuccine pasta
150 g smoked salmon,torn into bite-size pieces
2 Tbls fresh orange juice
1 tspn lemon juice
2 Tbls extra virgin oil with lemon oil
1 cup baby rocket leaves
150 g reduced-fat ricotta cheese, crumbled
1 Tbls chives, chopped
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shaved, to garnish
1. Cook pasta according to packet directions. Drain and reserve 1/3 cup of pasta water. Return to the pot and add the reserved pasta water.
2. Stir in salmon, rocket, orange juice, lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Divide between bowls and serve with ricotta. Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese.