Belinda Jefferies

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This ‘pie’ is very simple and straightforward and makes a remarkably good meal with a platter of sliced ripe tomatoes drizzled with good extra-virgin olive oil and a big bowl of salad greens. More often than not I serve it on a scrubbed wooden board, however, if you want to smarten it up a bit …

zucchini, feta and dill ‘pie’ by Belinda Jeffery. Good option for vege-night Fridays

This simple dish is a great favourite of mine, and one of those combinations that is so much more than the sum of its parts. The sticky black cardamom seeds add wonderful bursts of their heady camphor/citrus fragrance, while the whole lemon adds a welcome sharpness which balances out the luscious coconut cream. Warm the …

Belinda Jeffery Recipes - fragrant chicken with cardamom, lemon and coconut

I’m awfully fond of this simple cake, for unlike many low-fat cakes it’s really moist and has a wonderful, homely, spicy flavour. There are no eggs in it, only 1/4 cup of oil and no dairy products – as long as you don’t ice it! (My husband would die if he read those last words …

Belinda Jeffery Recipes - egg-free and dairy-free spicy carrot, honey and pecan cake

I do so love the generosity of cooks, and the way they not only share the fruits of their labours, but also their favourite recipes. The original recipe for this cake was sent to me by an enthusiastic baker with a note saying it was truly scrumptious. And she’s absolutely right, it’s a wonderful cake, …

I do so love the generosity of cooks, and the way they not only share the fruits of their labours, but also their favourite recipes. The original recipe for this cake was sent to me by an enthusiastic baker with a note saying it was truly scrumptious. And she’s absolutely right, it’s a wonderful cake, …

This lovely soup is a staple for me as the weather slowly turns to autumn. I’ve become hopelessly addicted to it as it’s wonderfully flavourful and surprisingly quick to make (which is right up my alley for despite what I do, I have to confess that at times I struggle to think of what we’ll …

Smoky Pumpkin, Kidney Bean And Kale (Or Spinach) Soup — Belinda Jeffery

Although this scrumptious pie takes a little more effort than many of my recipes, I do love it and it is a staple on our Christmas Eve menu with leftovers destined for a Boxing Day picnic. In the photo I’ve made it with bacon, however it’s also wonderful made with smoked salmon. The most important …

2 quantities of Simple Shortcrust Pastry (see recipe below) or bought shortcrust pastry 2 large leeks, white part only, well washed and.

Lamb and Easter always go hand in hand for me and invariably at some stage I cook a lamb roast – my mum traditionally cooked a leg of lamb, however I must admit I rather favour this simple rack. It’s a classic dish and well worth perfecting as it’s just so easy to make, and …

Belinda Jeffery Recipes - herb-crusted racks of lamb />

Although these bars look quite plain, they have a really lovely flavour. The date filling is fragrant with orange zest and surprisingly luscious, and is balanced out beautifully by the toasty, nutty crunch and flavour of the oats and pecans. To make the sticky date filling, put the dates, orange zest and juice into a …

Pecan, Oat Bars with Date, orange filling

These little cakes with their ever-so-slightly crunchy tops and tender, spice-scented middles are terribly more-ish and have a beguiling subtlety that creeps up on you. I think the secret is the freshly ground spices which give such a true, clear flavour to the madeleines. They’re terribly easy to make but just be mindful that you …

These little cakes with their ever-so-slightly crunchy tops and tender, spice-scented middles are terribly more-ish and have a beguiling subtlety that creeps up on you. I think the secret is the freshly ground spices which give such a true, clear flavour to the madeleines. They’re terribly easy to make but just be mindful that you …


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This simple dish is a great favourite of mine, and one of those combinations that is so much more than the sum of its parts. The sticky black cardamom seeds add wonderful bursts of their heady camphor/citrus fragrance, while the whole lemon adds a welcome sharpness which balances out the luscious coconut cream. Warm the …

Belinda Jeffery Recipes - fragrant chicken with cardamom, lemon and coconut

It’s easy to underestimate the appeal of dishes like shepherd’s pie, especially when so much food these days is beguilingly beautiful and full of exotic spicing and ingredients,. Yet I’ve served this to so many friends (often followed by a classic golden syrup steamed pudding), and I think they’ve loved it more, and mentioned it …

Belinda Jeffery Recipes - gently spicy shepherd’s pie

I know how daunting a lengthy-looking list of ingredients can be, so I feel that the first thing I must say about this dish is that despite having that very thing, it’s actually easy to make. I tend to break it into stages – I marinate the chicken, grill the capsicums, and make the dressing …

Belinda Jeffery Recipes - five spice chicken salad with grilled peppers and shitakes

This lovely moist cake bathed in a light citrus syrup, is just made to be eaten with good vanilla ice cream. Recently I had a few slices of it leftover (which is somewhat miraculous in my household, but then again I had covered the container in stick-it notes threatening all sorts of dire consequences should …

This lovely moist cake bathed in a light citrus syrup, is just made to be eaten with good vanilla ice cream. Recently I had a few slices of it leftover (which is somewhat miraculous in my household, but then again I had covered the container in stick-it notes threatening all sorts of dire consequences should …

This lovely soup is a staple for me as the weather slowly turns to autumn. I’ve become hopelessly addicted to it as it’s wonderfully flavourful and surprisingly quick to make (which is right up my alley for despite what I do, I have to confess that at times I struggle to think of what we’ll …

Smoky Pumpkin, Kidney Bean And Kale (Or Spinach) Soup — Belinda Jeffery

This lovely cake is a firm favourite of mine. It’s light, but richly chocolaty and very moist. I love that the recipe has no additional sugar other than that in the chocolate and apple, and that it’s dairy and wheat-free. Although I hasten to add, for the photograph I glazed the cake with ganache, which …

Flourless Chocolate Almond And Apple Cake — Belinda Jeffery

Whenever I bake this cake I think of my mum, Cooee, as she always liked to have homemade cake in the house to offer visitors, but if she was caught out and the cake tin was bare (more often than not due to my siblings and my surreptitious raids on it!) she would whip up, …

Apple, Pecan And Cinnamon Crumble Cake — Belinda Jeffery

Although I call this a Christmas cake, truth be known I whip it up regularly through the year as it’s my favourite cake of all – chock-a-block with fruit and fragrant with spices. I make a big cake for us, but I also bake smaller cakes like the one in the photograph, as gifts. For …

My Last Minute Christmas Cake — Belinda Jeffery

I nearly always serve this with a bowl of jasmine rice and something cucumber-y, as their cool freshness is a lovely balance for the spicy chicken. The cucumber ribbons look really pretty, but if time isn’t on your side, just seed and slice the cucumbers then mix them with a little plain yogurt, fresh mint …

Coconut Chicken With Spicy Cucumber Ribbons — Belinda Jeffery

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