Fruit spices include all the great spices that come from the fruit of plants like the berries and bean pods and are the foundation of many great recipes including vanilla, pepper and chilli.
Use black bananas. In fact, if they turn black, put bananas into freezers to keep for when you're ready to prepare. Once defrosted they will be pulp like and mix into cake batter much more easily giving you a cooked consistency like mud cake. Sometimes requires a little extra time in the oven. Don't panic - just keep testing with a tester and take out when ready. Can be iced with a chocolate ganache. Is delicious once cooled but the flavour really kicks in after 24 hours.
This is a rich Hungarian style beef stew with a smoky flavour from paprika. You can serve over pasta, rice or potatoes.
Almost any whole fish can be cooked with this method but snapper is particularly good with the Thai flavours. If you can find it, try fresh galangal in place of the ginger, the flavour is unique.
Honey, chilli sauce and soy sauce add the right mix of sweet and spicy to these delicious barbecued chicken drumsticks. Great with a rice salad.
The best way to make chilli con carne is in the slow cooker. This is full of beans and vegies and is a meal on its own.
Ten years ago, while visiting a bakery in the small seaside village of Hastings in S.E. Victoria, I was fortunate to try a Pepper Steak Pie. This pie was a must try to create at home, after experiencing what I had found is a great example of the perfect Pepper Steak Pie. You need to let this steak mix cool for at least three hours before you bake it-overnight is ideal. Try this out :)
nice cupcakes great for parties
This spicy bread goes fantastically with black bean soups or chilli beans. It's very straightforward to make in the bread machine and full of spice.
Chilli is always a great option for feeding a crowd and the slow cooker makes it super simple. Turkey mince is used as a lighter alternative to the usual beef.
If you do not like this hot chilli taste try the milder long red chillies and remember to carefully remove the seeds. Wash hands thoroughly after working with any chillies.