Bella’s Spiced Fig and Almond Laucke Scones, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

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If you thought your nanna made the best scones… then you might just have to give her a run for her money with this recipe!

The Country Women’s Association has long been the toughest judge when it comes to scones. They should be light and fluffy, rather than dense and stodgy, and have a light crusty top. For this, make sure you:

don’t overwork the dough make sure the dough isn’t dry – it should be slightly sticky cut using a floured cooking cutter or knife, to help them . . . → Read More: Bella’s Spiced Fig and Almond Laucke Scones, as seen at Good Food and Wine Show

Sammy’s Hot Pink Beetroot Dip, as seen on Food For Life

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We’ve all heard the saying that we eat “with our eyes” and this is especially true for kids who all too often seem to have a genetic aversion to all things green. Hiding veggies is the most common trick parents use, but have you tried celebrating the veg?

There are loads of delicious healthy veggies that aren’t green, like sweet potato, corn, carrots, and tomatoes. Our favourite is definitely beetroot, it’s natural sweetness make it delicious for kids, and they will love the hot pink colour.

Beets are a . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Hot Pink Beetroot Dip, as seen on Food For Life

Sammy’s Chocolate and Lemon Tart, your questions answered on Lifestyle Food

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One of our viewers, Carmelo asks: I’m trying to find the recipe for a lemon tart with a chocolate base any chance of an idea?

Sammy answers: I’ve written up my write my own recipe, and let me tell you it was a HUGE hit!

TIP: Using a thermometer to test the cooking temperatures is a great way to make sure you get a perfectly set custard tart every time!

Don’t forget you can ask us anything you like, simply click here to ask and you shall be answered

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Sammy’s Last of Summer Panzanella Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

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Traditionally Panzella is a Tuscan dish made of day old bread, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, salt and vinegar. In this version we want to showcase the end of summer and enjoy a few last mouthfuls of the season best offereings.

Everyone knows tomatoes are best enjoyed in summer when the flesh is thin and the flavour has been perfectly developed and sweetened by the suns warm kiss. For this salad we want to use the best, ripest heirloom variety to give it the perfect end of season send off.

Basil . . . → Read More: Sammy’s Last of Summer Panzanella Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: Simple Summer Chickpea Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

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We’ve come to the end of silly season and some us a probably feeling a little heavier than we did two weeks ago. Many of us will have a few new years resolutions to kick into gear, so we thought we’d will share a very simply but tasty summer salad that’s light and very healthy.

Chickpeas are a bit under utelised in Australian kitchens. You can either buy the dried ones which you need to soak and then cook, the tinned ones, then you have the jars of cooked . . . → Read More: Recipe: Simple Summer Chickpea Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: Beer BBQ wings with ranch sauce, as seen on The Morning Show

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Beware! These wings are not for the faint hearted! They are packed full of flavour and are a perfect excuse to treat a special man in your life. That’s right, today we’re cooking DUDE FOOD! Dad’s, hubbys and bro’s will love these, and so will the gals!

You can use whole whicken wings for this recipe, just cut off the tips (save these for an amazing stock!) and separate the “drumette” from the “wingette” by cuttting through the joint with a sharp heavy knife. That being said, if you . . . → Read More: Recipe: Beer BBQ wings with ranch sauce, as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: Best Ever Brownies, as seen on The Morning Show

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Although brownies are a distinctly American tradition, there is no denying their universal appeal. Loved by children and adults alike, they are a café favourite across the world. From Singapore, to Sydney, to Amsterdam you’ll find these deliciously gooey squares of goodness almost everyhere.

So what makes a good brownie? I’ve been busy testing recipes on a very good American friend and have finally come up with “the best ever brownie” recipe, stamped with American approval! What we’re trying to achieve is a perfectly flaky and crisp top with . . . → Read More: Recipe: Best Ever Brownies, as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: Blood Orange, Almond and polenta up side down cake, from Sydney Seafood Cooking School

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We are so excited to be hosting a cooking class at the Sydney Seafood Cooking School on behalf of Bertolli Olive Oils this week! As a sneak peak, I thought i’d share with you the recipe for the dessert… It’s a delicious way to use blood oranges which are in season right now.

Delicious cakes and pastries are certainly easy on lips, but rarely easy on the hips! There aren’t many recipes which can truly claim to be healthy and delicious, as most end up dry and lacking in . . . → Read More: Recipe: Blood Orange, Almond and polenta up side down cake, from Sydney Seafood Cooking School

Recipe: Surowka z selera, Polish Celeriac, Apple and Walnut salad with Horseradish dressing, as seen on The Morning Show

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Bella has been lucky enough to visit Europe this year, and for the next 7 weeks we will be bringing the tastes of Europe to your TV screnn and kitchen.

Our second easy polish salad is definitely savoury, but it celebrates Polands favourite fruit – the apple. Due to it’s climate, Poland is one of the worlds biggest apple producers and we love using it in both sweet and savoury dishes. Polish apple pie “szarlotka” has to be the yummiest ever, and we simply adore duck roasted with marjoram . . . → Read More: Recipe: Surowka z selera, Polish Celeriac, Apple and Walnut salad with Horseradish dressing, as seen on The Morning Show

Recipe: Mizeria, Polish Cucumber and Dill Salad, as seen on The Morning Show

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Bella has been lucky enough to visit Europe this year, and for the next 7 weeks we will be bringing the tastes of Europe to your TV screen and kitchen.

Next stop is Poland, which is very special as it’s where our blood is from! There are a few things in life that Poles can’t live without. Family and food are top of the list! They eat loads of dumplings, braised meats, potatoes, sausages and sauerkraut… but no meal is complete without a “zestaw salatek” – i.e. selection of . . . → Read More: Recipe: Mizeria, Polish Cucumber and Dill Salad, as seen on The Morning Show