Category: Savoury snacks

Turkey and Bacon Rissoles

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I thought it was about time I gave Dad a starring role on the blog. I think most of you have met Mum either with our Christmas cake bake off or earlier this year in a my Lattice Slice Mother’s Day post, we are a food loving family as I’m sure all of you are too!

Considering Father’s day is just around the corner this post couldn’t have timed out more perfectly. Add to that the fact that Dad enjoys a yummy experiment in the kitchen every now and then (actually a fait bit now he’s semi retired, Mum’s loving it!) I think you get the picture, he loves to cook, just not quite as many sweet things as I do. Dad’s more your savoury kind of guy.

Did someone say meat? Was that you Dad??

Dad is also your “feed the man meat” kind of guy……. beef, seafood (except baby octopus), pork, lamb, turkey, they are all on his list!

Today we’re going to talk Turkey in a delicious way, for more than a year now Dad has been whipping up Turkey and Bacon rissoles and everyone who tries them (with the exception of Miss 4, it’s the green chives) loves them.

 

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These rissoles are packed full of flavour and there are no fancy pants ingredients required.

Another reason I love these rissoles so much is that they’re really

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Mock Chicken Dip With Pita Chips

Mock Chicken Dip with Pita Chips

Mother’s Day is almost upon us so I thought it was worth sharing a cooking adventure Mum and I shared in the Zamamabakes kitchen when she came out for a visit recently.

By now I’m sure most of you have read my Lattice Slice post and how Mum was the inspiration behind me making it! It has been shown a lot of love on the blog which just goes to show you can’t beat a good old classic.

Now extending on from the conversation Mum and I had in my Lattice Slice post, the topic of

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Oven Baked Chicken Bites

Oven Baked chicken bites

Hello lovely people, I hope you all had a happy and safe Easter long weekend.

For once I’m happy to report there’s not an ounce of chocolate in sight today, phew. With the school holidays being right upon us I thought a savoury post of some yummy oven baked chicken bites was more in order. For me this is good news because I really did indulge over Easter, to the point where

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Quinoa Sushi – Fabulous Foodie Fridays #41

Welcome to Fabulous Foodie Fridays – and an extra big welcome to all of the new food bloggers that linked up last week! It’s so great to have such an incredible variety of recipes each week. So grab a cuppa (or a cocktail), loosen your belt and get ready for another deliciously scrumptious party.

I thought I’d start off on a really healthy note this week……

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Easy Rice Slice

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I’m never very creative when it comes to making lunches to take to work. Usually it’s a garden salad with a tin of salmon in spring water (how exciting is that!), something that’s even more exciting are the days when I don’t have time to make a salad and I just grab a carrot or some celery, throwing it in a snap lock bag and grabbing my trusty tin of salmon as I run out the door with 3 kidlets in tow!

BUT…….

Thanks to some inspiration from my gorgeous MIL I’ve now got a 3rd option in the mix and a much more exciting one at that…..please see exhibit A above ‘Easy Rice Slice’, I currently have one baked up, cut, packaged and frozen in my freezer ready for grabbing as I frantically (is it ever anything else?) run out the door on my work mornings!

The best part about this slice is that you can add or subtract any toppings your little taste buds desire, so long as you stick to the general foundations of eggs, cheese and brown rice.

I love to use a mix of veggies both fresh and preserved, sometimes bacon (that helps keep Zadada interested), feta and a good sprinkling of seeds and pine nuts, the Lucky brand ‘natural seed mix with pine nuts’ works a treat for me. If I don’t have time to whip up a salad to enjoy with the slice I know it has lots of goodness to help get me through my day.

Unlike lots of other egg based slices this little treasure has no flour in the mix so you can be gluten-free and still enjoy!

Here’s your HOW-TO:

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Easy Rice Slice
 
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Recipe type: Savoury
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 450g pkt precooked Brown Sun Rice
  • 8 eggs (whisk 2 in one bowl and 6 in another, season both with salt and pepper)
  • 1 cup tasty cheese, grated
  • 150g diced/shredded bacon, fried off and drained on paper towel.
  • 2 cups vegetables (I used sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives diced, sliced mushrooms, grated zucchini & grated carrot).
  • 150g feta, crumbled
  • ½ cup Lucky natural seed mix with pine nuts
Instructions
  1. Line a slice tin measuring approx. 17cm x 26cm x 4cm with baking paper.
  2. Preheat oven to 160C fan forced.
  3. In a large bowl combine rice (straight from packet), the 2 whisked eggs and ½ a cup of the tasty cheese. Press firmly into base of prepared tin.
  4. Distribute your selection of vegetables over the rice base, follow with bacon .
  5. Crumble feta over the top of vegetable and bacon layer. Sprinkle seed and pine nut mix over the slice and then the remaining ½ cup of grated cheese.
  6. Pour remaining 6 eggs evenly over slice, do it slowly as you don't want any overflows.
  7. Bake slice 50-60 minutes until firm to touch and when pressed minimal liquid is visible.
  8. Slice and eat warm or cool in tray, slice and wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container in freezer for up to 1 month.
  9. Serve as is or accompany with a nice crisp garden salad.
  10. Slices reheat deliciously in microwave or just enjoy cold from the fridge the choice is yours.

We’re heading up to Noosa for a sneaky family holiday next week, I know school’s only just gone back but accommodation is just way too expensive during school holidays. I’m looking forward to sharing some Noosa deliciousness with you very soon.

Got any restaurant tips? We usually enjoy a visit to bistro c and Noosa Surf Club but I’d love to hear your recommendations.

Here’s hoping for a week of sunshine ahead! (I have my toes and fingers crossed)

Until next week……

Zamamabakes

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Super Quick & Easy Sausage Rolls

 

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These school holidays are just flying past for us, how about you?

Each day we catch at home (in-between me working and our social diary) starts with the usual daily chores. Zadada usually covers the kidlets breakfast then he’s out the door and off to work, I get onto the bed making, washing, picking up, vacuuming…….I’m sure you know the drill well. Then there’s some snack making, arguments to referee, playing games, cleaning up unexpected messes (I dropped a bottle of caramalised balsamic vinegar on my white tiles at lunch today!) life is never dull is it!

What I love most about home days is that it usually involves some baking with the kidlets. Earlier this week I shared a little baking adventure Ella and I had making Jam Drops.

Today it’s Blake’s turn to shine on the blog.

Using the same recipe book Ella spotted the Jam drops in (The Kooky 3D kids Baking book), Blake found himself a recipe he was very keen to make, ‘Sausage Rolls’. What I found most appealing was the fact that we only needed 3 ingredients to create them……puff pastry, small sausages (otherwise known as chipolatas) and 1 egg! How good is that! Perfect for kids cooking in the kitchen.

I do enjoy a delicious lean homemade sausage roll but there’s usually a decent bit of time involved, chopping, dicing and mixing. The only chopping required with these little treasures is separating the sausages and cutting the pastry strips and quarters.

I’m not a huge fan of beef sausages, however Zadada is, he snuck a couple of our freshly made sausage rolls from the cooling rack and all 3 kidlets enjoyed them so that’s a mission accomplished in my eyes. I’m thinking a gourmet chicken sausage would be more up my alley. Your options are endless with all the sausage varieties out there, if the sausages you choose are a standard size just cut your pastry to suit.

These little treasures would make for perfect finger food at a party or function and if you’re Blake they’ll make a perfect lunch box treat, he thoroughly enjoyed the leftovers cold from the fridge!

Here’s how project sausage roll unfolded…..

Sausage roll instructions

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Super Quick & Easy Sausage Rolls
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 3 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • 12 small sausages (chipolatas)
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C fan forced (190C Standard)
  2. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Cut a very thin strip of pastry from each edge of each sheet (that way pastry remains square shaped). Cut the remaining pastry sheets into quarters.
  4. Place a sausage along one edge of a pastry square, leaving an even amount of space on either side. Roll up to enclose the sausage.
  5. Pinch the pastry in firmly at the end of each sausage, flaring out the ends of the pastry (it should resemble a little bon bon).
  6. Roll the reserved pastry strip in a spiral around the sausage. Place seam-side down, on the tray and brush with egg.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until puffed and golden.
  8. Serve with tomato, barbecue or sweet chilli sauce for dipping.
  9. Enjoy!

Have you got a shortcut recipe? I’d love to hear about it!

Stay tuned next week I’ve got a post brewing to keep you cool on Australia Day and it’s one the whole family will enjoy.

Until then…..

Zamamabakes

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