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Four apple biscoff turnovers on a baking tray. The two in front are cut open with the apple biscoff filling peeking through. At the back of the tray is a small bowl with biscoff glaze in it.
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Apple Biscoff Turnovers | Apple Turnovers with Lotus Biscoff Glaze

Give classic apple turnovers a new twist by adding Lotus Biscoff spread. These apple Biscoff turnovers have a delicious apple filling that is flavored with Lotus Biscoff spread and encased in flaky puff pastry dough. Drizzle with a Lotus Biscoff glaze and serve warm with custard or vanilla ice-cream. These apple Biscoff turnovers can also be made ahead and frozen. Bake fresh as needed. What is Lotus Biscoff, and why is everyone talking about it?! So Lotus Biscoff is a…

A pile of puff pastry cheese straws in a plate on a light green coloured board, with a tea mug in the background.
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How to make Puff Pastry Cheese Straws (also known as Cheese Twists)

Puff pastry cheese straws (or cheese twists) are the easiest appetiser you can make – they require just three ingredients (four if you count the egg) and takes minutes to prepare. Plus, they can be frozen, and baked when needed. Serve them as an appetiser, put them on your cheese board, or just have them with chai. Ingredients – what you need to make this delicious puff pastry snack! Puff Pastry: The puff pastry that I use in Australia comes…

A picture of strawberry jam bars with fresh strawberries. There are 4 pieces cut into bars, and the rest is uncut.
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Strawberry Jam Bars (with Fresh Strawberries)

These strawberry jam bars have a buttery biscuit base topped with strawberry jam, fresh strawberries and then finally a crunchy biscuit crumble. Serve them to guests and watch them disappear. I have been making strawberry jam bars for a few years now. I used to make them with just strawberry jam but once I added some fresh strawberries that I had in the fridge. From that time onwards, I always add fresh strawberries in my jam bars. The jam and…

7 lemon and cardamom shortbread cookies on a baking tray, with slices of lemon around the cookies. On top of the shortbread cookies is a lemon glaze.
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Lemon and Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

These buttery lemon and cardamom shortbread cookies are flavored with cardamom and lemon zest, and topped with a lovely fragrant lemon glaze. One of my favorite style of biscuits to eat are butter biscuits, and in that category shortbread ranks supreme. They are rich and buttery, with a delicate crumb that’s perfect with tea or as a snack to munch on. Just be sure to pick up those crumbs. For this recipe I have taken the basic shortbread recipe (used…

Salted caramel melting moments in a plate. There are 6 melting moments in the plate, drizzled with powdered sugar and caramel sauce. On the back is a wire rack topped with more melting moments, and a cup of tea on the left side.
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Salted Caramel Melting Moments | Classic Melting Moments with a Caramel Twist

Melting moments are a classic Australian biscuit. They are buttery and crumbly shortbread style biscuits sandwiched with a buttercream frosting. These salted caramel melting moments are a twist on the classic recipe with a salted caramel buttercream filling in the middle. Enjoy this melt in the mouth biscuit as a snack with your tea.  What are melting moments? Melting moments are a classic Australian biscuit, similar to shortbread. They are a sandwich style biscuit with two circular shaped biscuits sandwiched…

A bowl of roast vegetable salad with halloumi salad. Next to the bowl is a fork, a small bowl of crushed almonds, and a bowl of garlic yoghurt dressing.
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Roast Vegetable Salad with Halloumi | Roasted Vegetable Salad

This hearty and comforting roast vegetable salad with halloumi has assorted salad greens, roast vegetables that have been flavoured with dukkah, an Egyptian nut and spice blend. Finally, it’s topped with pan fried halloumi cheese, a tangy garlic yoghurt dressing and almonds. Though I have classified it as a salad, this roast vegetable salad with halloumi is by no means a side salad. This salad can easily be the centrepiece of a meal due to its vibrant colours and flavourful…

A baking tray with roasted vegetables on it cut in cubes - the vegetables are sweet potato, beetroot, red capsicum / red bell pepper and zucchini.
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Guide to roasting vegetables | How to roast vegetables

A guide to roasting vegetables – things to keep in mind when deciding to roast vegetables, how to roast different types of vegetables, and how to serve and use the super delicious roasted vegetables. Let me be honest. I have struggled with roasting vegetables many times – it’s not a common technique in a Pakistani or Indian household. Even when we make full chicken (or charga) we cook and fry it, but rarely roast.  It’s only in the last few…