Baked Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

A great baked lemon cheesecake recipe should have plenty of lemon-y flavour, and be light and creamy. This version is a combination of a couple of different recipes that I have tried over the years, and I think I have finally perfected it! The cheesecake recipe uses a mixture of cream cheese and sour cream, […]

Egg Custard Recipe

This egg custard recipe is a never fail. Seasoned cooks may (like I did when I first made it) question the method and wonder if it will actually work, but it always produces a smooth creamy result. And, as a bonus, there is no double boiler or straining through a sieve which will save you […]

Carrot cake

Turn Bugs Bunny’s favourite snack into a sweet surprise. Carrot Cake Ingredients (serves 12) Olive oil, to grease 3 carrots 1 cup self-raising flour 1/2 cup plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp all spice 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup oil 1/2 cup crushed tinned […]

Basil Pesto – “Pesto Alla Genovese”

A great easy recipe that is bursting with freshness. Pesto is perfect for smearing on crusty bread, dolloping on pizza just as it comes out of the oven, or stirring through fresh pasta. Or thin the pesto with extra olive oil and use it as a dressing for a salad of ripe juicy tomatoes and […]

Grass Roots – Growing Your Own Herbs

She cooks We both love cooking, and love fresh food, so we decided about a year ago to grow some of our own food, to try and save money, and also have fresh herbs on hand. Pity that neither of us really have a clue on gardening, or much of a green thumb! The other […]

Quick & Easy Mayonnaise Mussels

A fabulous dish to share with the one you love, or make double and feed a crowd! Serve with plenty of toasted crusty bread (with butter!) and a large leafy green salad. Quick & Easy Mayonnaise Mussel Recipe Ingredients 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp dijon or French mustard 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp white […]

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli is a very delicious, healthy and nutritious way to start your day! Try out this quick and easy bircher muesli recipe and see what you think (any left overs can be kept in the fridge for a few days). NB. This bircher muesli recipe needs to stand overnight to soften the oats, so […]

You need eggs to make mayonnaise?

He cooks As a child growing up in the country, seafood was a bit on the scarce side. Every country town has the local fish and chip shop, but it could hardly be considered ‘gourmet’. Some are better than others of course; but I’ve been to some where you honestly don’t know what had been […]

Show Us Your Cooking Successes!

Here at TheCookBook.com.au we have lots of plans for 2010 to improve the site to make it even better for our readers. We had an amazing Christmas period, visitors to the site went through the roof, with our fabulous Rum Balls Recipe the absolute clear favourite. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, literally thousands […]

Pineapple and Passionfruit (Fridge Set) Tart Recipe

This pineapple and passionfruit tart recipe reminds me so much of my childhood. It is a little retro (think prawn cocktail era), and mum used to make it quite often when she had a dinner party, and was quite proud of it too! If we behaved ourselves whilst the guests were there, we were allowed […]