Ideas & Inspiration

  1. Five Alternative Flours And How To Use Them

    Five Alternative Flours And How To Use Them

    Five Alternative Flours And How To Use Them


    No wheat flour? No problem! We’ve found five alternative flours to help keep you baking delicious breads, cakes and muffins.


    If you’ve been on social media recently, it seems as though everyone is making impressive looking loaves of sourdough and enough banana bread to feed an army. While it’s great to see baking having a spike in popularity, it also means that stocks of wheat flour are at a premium. Not being to find such an important ingredient can feel frustrating, but it also provides bakers with the perfect opportunity to get creative and try using an alternative flour.   There’s a wide variety of non-wheat flours available nowaday

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  2. Five Fantastic Mocktails for Dry July

    Five Fantastic Mocktails for Dry July


    Dry July is a fundraiser that encourages you to go alcohol-free in July to raise funds for people affected by cancer. Having a month off alcohol also has great health benefits, such as sleeping better, having more energy and of course, no hangovers! So you're not only helping others, you're helping yourself. It's a win-win!


    Shakers and stirrers at the ready: here are our five favourite drinks that are alcohol free!


    White Russian 


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  3. Steamed Chinese Pork Buns

    Steamed Chinese Pork Buns

    Recipe by @eddmifflin for Circulon UK

    A truly fearless recipe, but in fact these Chinese Style Steamed buns aren't as difficult as you may think and a great way to use up leftover cooked meats #FearlessCooking


    Serves: 4     Prep Time: 20 minutes    Cooking Time:10 minutes



    • 250g self raising flour
    • 200ml milk
    • 150g cooked meat (such as chicken or beef)
    • 3 chopped spring onions
    • 50g hoi sin sauce



    1. Add self raising flour and milk to a food processor and mix until combined into a slightly sticky dough
    2. Tip out and knead briefly before rolling the dough into 8 balls
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  4. 20-Minute Caprese Chicken

    20-Minute Caprese Chicken

    Recipe by Dawn Harris for Anolon US


    This Caprese Chicken recipe has it all - juicy chicken that's full of flavour, melted cheese, sweet tomatoes and a tangy balsamic glaze. All in under twenty minutes! This is your ideal summer dish that cooks up quickly. Serve with buttery noodles and a simple salad for a satisfying meal.


    Serves: 4    Prep: 5 Mins    Cook: 14 Mins




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  5. Apple, Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Scrolls

    Apple, Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Scrolls

    Recipe created in collaboration with Red Rich Fruits, locally-owned growers of superior quality fresh Australian fruit, for Essteele. 


    Made with Red Rich Fruits’ own Yarra Valley grown Pink Lady Apples, these melt-in-your-mouth Apple, Maple Syrup & Cinnamon Scrolls are the perfect warming treat for cold winter mornings.

    Serves 12



    For the dough

    • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
    • Just short of 1 Cup full cream milk
    • 3 Tbsp sugar
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  6. Crackling Pork Belly with Apple Sauce

    Crackling Pork Belly with Apple Sauce

    Recipe by Michael Weldon from Farm to Fork for RACO 



    • 1 pork belly, removed from packaging and left uncovered in the fridge for 2-3 days
    • Sea salt
    • 1 head of fennel, cut into 8
    • 3 apples
    • ½ cup cream
    • 2 tbs butter



    1. Preheat an oven to 240deg c
    2. Place the fennel on the bottom of a high sided tray. Lay the pork skin side up over the top of the fennel.  
    3. Place into the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the skin starts to bubble can crackle. Turn the oven down to 160 degrees Celsius and cook for a further 45 minutes – 1 hour until the pork is
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  7. Homemade Granola Bars

    Homemade Granola Bars

    Original recipe by Marge Perry & David Bonom for Anolon US

    Makes: 16 bars

    Whole grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruit pack these chewy granola bars with nutrients and great flavour. Slip one into a backpack or glove compartment, or put them out for an afternoon snack.



    • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
    • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
    • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
    • ½ cup sliced almonds
    • ½ cup honey
    • ¼ cup dark brown sugar, lightly packed
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup golden raisins
    • ½ cup dried cranberries
    • 1 large white e
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  8. Steamed Pork and Prawn Dim Sum

    Steamed Pork and Prawn Dim Sum

    Original recipe by Sally James for Anolon US

    A traditional Chinese appetiser or banquet dish, these dim sum are steamed in wonton wrappers and filled with pork, prawns, carrots and seasonings.

    Makes: 18-20



    • 8 oz pork loin or boneless chops, trimmed (or ground pork)
    • 7 oz raw prawns, peeled, chopped
    • 1 green onion, finely sliced
    • 2 tbsp grated ginger
    • 1 small carrot, finely grated
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp lime juice
    • 3 tsp rice flour or cornstarch
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 18-20 wonton wrappers
    • 2 tbsp rice wine or sherry
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1
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  9. Gluten Free Banana & Coconut Bread with Raspberry Chia Jam

    Gluten Free Banana & Coconut Bread with Raspberry Chia Jam

    Recipe created by Courtney Roulston from Farm to Fork for RACO

    Serves: 10-12 slices, or can make into 12 individual muffins!



    • 1½ cups gluten-free plain flour
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut
    • ½ cup brown sugar
    • 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
    • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
    • 1½ cups mashed over-ripe banana (about 4 really really ripe bananas)
    • 2/3 cup melted virgin coconut oil
    • 2 large free-range eggs, beaten
    • 2 tbsp honey
    • ½ cup greek yoghurt to serve


    Raspberry Chia “Jam”:

    • 1.5 cups Ra
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  10. Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls

    Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls

     Recipe by Farm to Fork for RACO



    • 3 garlic cloves, diced
    • 3 eschallots, diced
    • 1 red chilli, diced
    • 1 small fennel bulb, diced
    • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 ½ tbs fennel seeds
    • 2 sprigs of thyme, leaves removed
    • 1 small green apple, coarsely grated
    • 1 small carrot, grated
    • 500g pork mince
    • ½ tbs sea salt flakes
    • ½ tbs cracked black pepper
    • 20g breadcrumbs
    • 2 sheets puff pastry
    • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash


    Homemade tomato sauce

    • 600g crushed tomatoes
    • 1 brown onion, finely diced
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 125g brown sugar
    • 150g brown vi
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