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Easy Chicken Parmesan Balls


500g chicken mince (I prefer to use Lilydale free range chicken)1 cup of Parmesan cheese 1 egg1/2 cup of breadcrumbs or 2 pieces of toasted bread1 clove of garlic finely chopped1 tbsp of Oregano1 tsp of Vegeta1 tsp of salt1 tsp of black pepper
Method: Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and knead with your hands
Form mixture into small balls
Heat olive oil and fry the meatballs over a medium heat until brown



500ml water500gm plain flour100ml vegetable or sunflower oil7 eggs'Tulumbarnik' - piping tool

Syrup (to be prepared beforehand):1kg white sugar700ml waterJuice of 1 small lemon

1. Heat 700ml water and lemon juice in a saucepan. Stir in white sugar until dissolved. Cook for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. 2. Heat 500ml water and 100ml oil in a saucepan. Once boiling, reduce heat. 3. Add plain flour and stir through with a wooden spoon until all liquid has been soaked up. 4. Keep folding flour through with spoon until a smooth dough is formed. 5. Set aside dough to cool. 6. Knead dough once it has cooled. 7. Create a well in the centre of the dough. One at a time, break an egg in the centre and mix through with an electric mixer. 8. Once you have mixed through all of the eggs, the dough should be quite wet and sticky. Fill the 'tulumbarnik' with the mixture. 9. Heat a shallow frying pan with 1 litre of oil over a medium heat. 10. Hold the 'tulumbarnik' low ov…

Posni Kolaci

Here is an easy recipe for vegan cookies with no oil for Lent (posni kolaci za Veligdenskite posti). 


200g white sugar2 tbsp honey2 ripe mashed bananas1 tbsp baking powder50g ground walnuts1 tbsp vanilla extract500g plain flour (approximate)Icing sugar
Method Melt the honey, sugar, vanilla and bananas in a bowl over hot steam (I placed a stainless steel bowl over a saucepan full of boiling hot water), stirring constantly until combinedRemove bowl from steam and mix in baking powder. Leave to coolOnce cooled, add walnuts and flour and combine wellKnead in to a dough, using additional flour to ensure that the dough is not stickyRoll out dough on to a heavily floured surface roughly 1/2cm thick (I found that the dough became quite sticky once rolled)Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes then place on baking paperBake for roughly 10 minutes at 180 degrees CelsiusSprinkle with icing sugar

Posna Pogaca


1 packet of dry yeast (7 gm)1 tsp sugar1kg plain flour1 tbsp salt1 tbsp vinegar2 tbsp oilWarm water150 gm melted dairy-free margarine (Nuttelex)Sesame seeds

Method Combine dry yeast with sugar and 1/2 cup of warm water, cover and leave to rise for approximately 10 minutesIn a large mixing bowl, add 900 gm sifted flour, salt, vinegar, oil and the risen yeast mixture. Combine well and slowly add approximately 500 ml warm water until a soft dough has formedKnead the dough using the leftover flour. Dough should be smooth and soft, and no longer stickyCover and leave to rise for approximately one hourKnead the dough again then divide into 8 equal ballsRoll out each individual ball to a thickness of 1 cm, then brush each rolled-out dough with margarine except for one Stack the 8 layers of dough on top of each other and place the layer with no margarine on topUse your fingers to press in to the dough and stretch it out as much as you can. You can also use a rolling pin to press into…



700 gm '00' Special Flour or Plain FlourA pinch of dry yeast 50ml oil1 tbsp salt200ml mineral waterwarm water if necessaryfilling of choice i.e. feta and ricotta cheese
Combine dry yeast with 1/4 cup of warm water and a teaspoon of sugarSift the flour in to a large mixing bowl and add the yeast once it has risenAdd oil, salt and mineral water and start to knead dough, adding warm water if necessary to form a soft doughSeparate dough into 6 small balls and flatten each ball into a round circleBrush each circle with oil and leave to rise for 30 minutesPlace a tablecloth on a dining table and sprinkle flour on cloth and doughRoll out the dough using a rolling pin then stretch out as wide as you can using your hands (this is the tricky part!)Once the dough has been stretched out very thin, cut off the edges and sprinkle oil all over the doughCover with filling then using the tablecloth, roll the dough into a sausage by slightly lifting the tablecloth (the dough sho…