PHOODIE’S HOMEMADE BOUNTY BARS 1

September 6, 2014

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I love a good old fashioned HOMEMADE chocolate bar post…

Regular readers would be familiar with my Homemade TWIX, Homemade SNICKERS and Homemade CHERRY RIPE recipes…

Well I thought it was time to add ANOTHER one to the collection so….

LADIES AND GENTS…. I present you my HOMEMADE BOUNTY BARS!

Again, as the regulars know, my OBSESSION with Coconut ANYTHING knows no bounds…. So both that fact and the obvious truth that the COMBINATION of Chocolate and Coconut is a true match made in heaven, were two good enough reasons to get blogging.

This is the most simple of simple recipes. Only a handful of very basic ingredients are required and it’s definitely a great one to make with the kids (but be warned – the chocolate dipping can get a tad messy!)

INGREDIENTS

Makes about 12 (10cm long) bars

2 and 1/4 cups desiccated coconut (I struggled to find organic desiccated so bought organic chips and shoved ‘em in the food processor! I don’t buy organic ‘everything’ but so many brands of plain desiccated coconut contain Preservative 220!)

1 and 1/3 cups Icing sugar

1/2 teaspoon cornflour

150 grams condensed milk (sweetened)

200g dark chocolate melts

35 g copha

METHOD

1) Pour your desiccated coconut into a large mixing bowl (As I said, I could only find coconut chips so I smashed them in my food processor until they were finely desiccated!)

2) Sift the icing sugar into the bowl on top of the coconut.

3) Add in the cornflour and condensed milk and give it a good stir.

4) Once the mixture has formed a ball place it in the fridge and get onto prepping your chocolate.

5) In a microwave safe bowl melt together the chocolate and the copha. Do this in 15 second bursts to avoid the chocolate burning. Once the mixture is melted and runny, set it aside on the bench.

6) Take the ball of coconut mixture out of the fridge and begin to form your coconut logs. I take about a golf ball amount of mixture and roll it in my hands to form a log, then I square off the edges with my fingers. They won’t all be PERFECT but that’s what I call HOMEMADE CHARM. As you form each log, line them side by side on a baking paper lined tray.

7) One by one, using two forks, lower each log into the chocolate mixture to coat. Remove with the two forks and place on a well sprayed (with butter or vegetable oil spray!) wire rack. I made the mistake of not spraying and they stuck…. which was fine as far as their taste was concerned but the underside of them left a lot to be desired!

8) Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to set

ENJOY!

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FATHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY #2; A $250 WOOLWORTHS GIFT CARD! 8

August 31, 2014

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If you’re anything like me, you haven’t sorted your Father’s Day gift (or gifts!) just yet….
BUT FEAR NOT!
Well, ONE LUCKY READER can fear not! I have an awesomely generous $250 GIFT CARD from Woolworths to give away!
Wahooooo!
If you WIN you can either gift the voucher directly to Dad or you can use it to buy him a whole bunch of super treats from Woolworths yourself! Of course general groceries are obviously an option, but have a read below to see the SPECIAL products that are available at Woolworths now just for Father’s day. You could buy these for him instead!
With Father’s Day just around the corner, Woolworths have prepared the ultimate Father’s Day gifts that will leave dad grinning from ear to ear.
Bring the family together and fire up the BBQ with the Jamie Oliver Gas Torch, and let dad tuck into juicy, mouth-watering steaks – made easy with jumbo knives from Jamie Oliver’s BBQ Steak Kit – exclusive to Woolworths.
Continue the fun as dad takes on the Best Dad Chilli Chocolate Wheel challenge and top off the day with tasty treats from Darrell Lea.
Like all of my giveaways,  entering this competition could NOT BE EASIER!

Simply TAG the WORLD’S BEST DAD (or ANY awesome guy that you know!) on the PHOODIE Facebook Page under the Competition Status!

YOU CAN ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE, TAGGING A DIFFERENT DAD (or all ’round awesome bloke!) EACH TIME! This competition is open to ALL AUSSIES from the West Coast to the East!

If you don’t use Facebook, feel free to enter here on the blog by leaving the name of a the guy you’re nominating in the comments below!

Alternatively, If you’re an INSTAGRAM user, tag someone over there, under my JAMIE OLIVER WOOLWORTHS competition picture!

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?

ENTER NOW!

Competition Closes Midnight Wednesday 3rd September 2014 with a winner selected at Random and announced on Facebook Thursday 4th September 2014.

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QUINOA + BEETROOT SALAD WITH MINT, SMOKED ALMONDS, CURRANTS + ROASTED GARLIC DRESSING 0

August 27, 2014

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Karen Martini is LITERALLY the Goddess of salads.

The way this lady has (time and time again,) seemingly effortlessly tossed JUST the right number of perfectly matched ingredients together to create a phenomenal salad recipe is beyond me.

And this Salad of hers that I bring to you today is no exception.

I was lucky enough to meet Karen in person a couple of weeks ago and I watched on as she threw this little baby together before my eyes.

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NEAPOLITAN CHEESECAKE 4

August 18, 2014

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Just HEARING the word “Neapolitan” takes me back to the 80′s.

It’s Summer.

I’m sitting on the dark red leather couch at my grandparents house next to my siblings and we each have a small bowl containing 3 scoops of ice cream.

Pink.

White.

Brown.

When my grandma isn’t looking my siblings dish me their pink whilst my sister and I give our brother our white and my brother and I give our sister our brown. We each have a bowl full of our favourite colour now.

Everyone’s happy.

The moment I laid eyes on iambaker’s Neapolitan Cheesecake I JUST KNEW I HAD TO MAKE IT. (I mean SERIOUSLY! What a STUNNING cake and what a GORGEOUS recipe. This lady is super, super talented and if you don’t follow her blog already you really should start RIGHT NOW!)

And make it I did.

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DOUGHNUTS OR PASTA?! PHOODIE + WOOLWORTHS GOLD GIVEAWAY! 120

August 11, 2014

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Over the past week I have uploaded two OUTRAGEOUSLY delicious recipes, each one featuring a spectacular Woolworths Gold product.

The first recipe, RECIPE A, was LOUKOUMADES which you can find by clicking HERE. The Woolworths Gold product that I used was the yummy Jarrah Honey.

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The second recipe, RECIPE B, was QUATTRO FORMAGGI PASTA which you can find by clicking HERE. The Woolworths Gold product that I used was the awesome Eliche Giganti Pasta.

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Do me a favour and MAKE BOTH OF THESE! They are truly outstanding recipes (even if I do say so myself!) I cannot tell you the number of emails I have received over the past few days (from GREEKS!) telling me that the Loukoumades are the best they have ever tasted. And trust me, being a Greek myself and knowing what tough critics they can be when it comes to food, that is a SERIOUS compliment!

Anyway, heres a little info about Woolworths Gold and their products:

Woolworths Gold embodies the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship. Every Gold product contains any number of world-class ingredients from an array of authentic, artisan producers. The result is a range of traditionally handcrafted, mouthwatering masterpieces that we are very proud to call our own. And, of course, because they’re from Woolworths, it’s everyday gourmet at everyday prices.

SO – who wants to win NOT ONLY a MASSIVE HAMPER of Woolworths Gold products, but ALSO a WOOLWORTHS GIFT VOUCHER so that you can shop (for free!) for the additional ingredients you need to create your own Woolworths Gold inspired MASTERPIECES!?!

That’s right, TWO OF YOU will EACH WIN a Woolworths Gold Hamper and Voucher Prize Pack valued at $250!!!! I HAVE TWO PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY! BOTH OF THEM AWESOME! I CAN BARELY CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT!

So, how do you enter!?

AS ALWAYS, it’s super easy!

All you need to do to enter is choose A or B as your favourite recipe! Do you prefer the Loukoumades (A) or the Pasta (B)??

You can enter on Facebook, Instagram or in the comments below. If you like both recipes, feel free to enter the giveaway twice, as two separate entries, you can enter A and then enter B! You can also enter across all channels (Facebook, Instagram AND the blog) to increase your chances!

One of the ‘A’ voters will be selected at Random as the winner and one of the ‘B’ voters will be select at random as the other winner.

GOOD LUCK!

This giveaway is open to all Australian residents. Entries will close at Midnight Wednesday August 20th with the 2 winners announced on Thursday 21st August 2014.

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PHOODIE’S QUATTRO FORMAGGI PASTA 5

August 11, 2014

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If you are looking for THE ULTIMATE “I have minus 4 minutes to make dinner and it needs to be DELICIOUS” recipe, then your search is over!

Here is your dish.

Can  you boil pasta and stir a sauce!?

Then you can make this with your eyes closed!

SO warm, comforting, satisfying and decadent, Phoodie’s Pasta Quattro Formaggi will make all of your dreams come true. Well your food dreams anyway…. :)

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PHOODIE’S Loukoumades 9

August 7, 2014

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Are you following me on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and TWITTER yet!? I would be if I was you! Well OF COURSE I would…. moving on…

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Greek Doughnuts with Honey Syrup, Cinnamon and Walnuts.

Yes.

Please.

And.

Thank you.

This is one of my all time favourite recipes and I CANNOT believe that I haven’t published it earlier.

My sister asked me the other day why I hadn’t done a Loukoumades (Pronounced Loo – Koo – Ma -Thes) post yet and I didn’t have the answer!

PLEASE TRY THESE!

PLEASE!

I beg you!

They will change your life. I PROMISE.

Note: DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED WHEN A RECIPE CONTAINS YEAST!!! Don’t let that put you off! There is absolutely NOTHING difficult about this recipe. With regards to the yeast, all you need to do to it is open it up and pour it into a bowl. Swear. That’s it. (Actually, there is ONE little part of this recipe that is a little challenging and that’s the part where you need to fry the dough and create “perfecty round doughnuts”… getting the shape you desire takes practice! That said, mine are NEVER all perfect and they always taste amazing!  

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PHOODIE’S ‘EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK’ DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MUFFINS 1

July 31, 2014

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…And I mean if you wanted to throw the kitchen sink in too, who am I to stop you?!

Ok, so, I know I ask this quite often, but;

1) Can you stir?

2) Do you own ONE bowl and ONE SPOON?

3) Do you have 2 spare seconds?

If you answered yes to all of the above (like I KNOW you did) then THESE muffins are for YOU!

SO EASY! Customisable… (is that a word?! You know how sometimes you say / hear a word and then wonder if it really IS a word or if you made it up? This happens to me ALL THE TIME… actually it happened with the word ‘fork’ once and FOR HOURS AND YEARS (ok well, maybe for just a couple of minutes) I genuinely had to ask myself if it was a word or not..) But back to the muffins! Simple to make, fast to bang together, and super delicious to chomp on, there is not one reason in the world why these should not be in your oven IMMEDIATELY.

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