Korean Bread Rolls

We are planning to have Korean Bulgogi with rice for dinner tonight and hubby asked “How about some Korean Bread Rolls to go with it?” I follow a Korean Chef on YouTube called Maangchi and she is delightful. Her recipes are authentic and very easy to follow. This is her version which I modified slightly…

Pan Fried Brie and Pear Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a pan fried cheese sandwich. Well this one from Chef John takes it to another level. This is a seriously great sandwich and, with a side salad, makes a fabulous brunch. Tips: Use good bread such as a crusty cob as your sandwich will only be as good as your bread Be…

Crusty Cob Loaf

This recipe is my husband’s version of a quick and easy cob loaf. It is quicker than the no knead recipes which require the dough to sit overnight. This one just needs an hour to prove and an additional 30 minutes to relax to produce a truly beautifully textured bread… Tips: The recipe amounts will…

Sensational Sicilian Sfincione

This is a Chef John version of Sicilian Christmas Pizza or Sfincione which is so insanely delicious I had to share the recipe. The pizza base is more like a focaccia and it can be eaten hot, warm or cold. Do not be afraid of anchovies as they melt away into the sauce and leave…

Heavenly Homemade Hamburgers (Aussie Style)

There was a dill from America recently who made the news here by turning up his nose and declaring that Australians didn’t know how to make proper hamburgers!  As you can imagine we were feeling just a bit slighted so decided to make true blue, fair dinkum Aussie Hamburgers.  And we are so glad we…

Simple Croque Monsieur

This really is the ultimate ham and cheese toasty and is so delicious and crunchy you can whip one up in no time.  I use either Swiss or Dutch cheese – my local deli sells thinly sliced fresh Dutch Maasdam, a Swiss type cheese, which is ideal and melts beautifully and has a lovely nutty flavour. I add a…

The Ultimate Corned Beef Sandwich (or “a Reuben”)

Ever since we watched “When Harry Met Sally” all those years ago we have always wanted to try making a “Reuben” sandwich which is a New York classic…  The combination of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread with a pickle on the side is a tantalising taste sensation and well…

French Beef Casserole

I had totally forgotten this marvellous casserole until a couple of weeks ago.  It used to be my favourite dish to serve up when I had people over for dinner and it is so simple to make and very tasty indeed… It has lovely crunchy french bread slices on top buttered with a combination of…