Pasta favourites

Ear-shaped orecchiette, layers of lasagne, or thin strands of spaghetti – whatever your pasta preference, these recipes are feel-good favourites.

Milk is the base for this creamy sauce that gives you a deliciously cheesy, yet light layered lasagne. Make a whole tray and enjoy the leftovers for quick and easy mid...
I tend to knock this up with leftover roast pumpkin rather than making it from scratch. Instead of tortellini, make them as ravioli, which are a bit easier for...
"This is the most brilliant tomato sauce – its versatility is limitless. Pour over pasta, braise vegies in it, use as a pizza base or between layers of a vegie...
Primavera means spring in Italian, and the word refers to the crisp, new-season vegetables that are the stars of this dish.
Making pasta is one of those things that sounds more complicated than it really is, and makes far more sense once you’ve watched someone do it. Do some research;...

Sweet & chilled

We're chillin' with ice-cream sandwiches, fruity sorbets, zesty parfaits and refreshing puds. These cool desserts deserve to be eaten year-round.

These trifles are a complete contradiction in terms when it comes to eating them – they are rich yet refreshing, sweet yet tart, indulgent yet light – and that’s what...
This is Mum’s signature tiramisu, with the perfect ratio of cream to biscuits, and just enough coffee to make the biscuits soft but never stodgy. Her mascarpone...
Inspired by the flavours of a traditional Japanese afternoon tea, this beautiful matcha sorbet sits between two delicate ginger wafers. What a great way to take...
My version of this pie has a rich coconut flavour and an Aussie twist or two. Instead of a pastry base, I have decided to use biscuits, Anzac biscuits of course....
Most pumpkin recipes and sweets are served warm, but these are almost like ice-cream bars, which makes a nice contrast to the warm and sweet spices.
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These crackers are inspired by the Swedish rye crispbread called knäckerbröd. We've made ours into one large rectangle but feel free to cut into lunchbox-sized...
These little fritters are like a light and fresh spring falafel. They are soft and spiced, served with a slightly hot sesame dipping sauce.
These sourdough rolls, packed with wholemeal flour and seeds and flavoured with a touch of honey, are dinnertime's BFF.
This Gujarati favourite – handvo – has crispy edges and a soft, vegetable-laden interior. It is normally made from lentils and rice, ground into a paste and...
This Turkish delight-like sweet was invented in my home town. As a child I would pass by mithai (sweetmeat) shops and look longingly at the many vibrant,...
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