Meat sauce
600 grams mince
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 onions
4 cloves garlic
add grated carrot, zucchini, broccoli and spinach if you wish
800 grams tomato
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon oregano

3 eggs

Cheese sauce
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
500 ml milk
100 gams cheddar
50 grams parmesan
salt and pepper




To make pasta: put the flour in the food processor, while blending adds oil and then eggs to form firm dough. If the mix is wet knead more flour in on a floured bench. Then roll the pasta through the pasta machine up to number 6.

To make the meat sauce, dice the onion and crush the garlic and sauté in a heavy base pan with the mince. When the mince in brown add the tomatoes, basil and oregano and simmer for 20 minutes.

To make the cheese sauce: melt the butter in a heavy based pot and add the flour and cook, add the milk and stir until thick and cooked and add the cheese and season with salt and pepper.

Layer the meat and pasta sheets in a baking tray and top with the cheese sauce and bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden brown and cooked through.

or cook the pasta sheets in boiling water for one minute and cool and layer the meat, cooked pasta and sauce in a slow cooker dish and cook on high for 4 hours




caramel macadamia pie


180 grams butter
240 grams plain
3 Tablespoons water
1 Tablespoon sugar

4 eggs
250 ml golden syrup
60 grams brown sugar
60 grams caster sugar
30 grams butter
90 grams macadamia nuts

75 grams brown sugar
3 tablespoons honey
45 grams butter
150 grams macadamia nuts

Turn the oven on to 180 C

To make the base in a mixing bowl (or the food processor) rub the butter into the flour and sugar, then mix in water. Grease and flour a tart, flan or cake tin about 20 cm. Roll the pastry out to line the tin and leave to rest for at least 30 minutes.

To make the filling chop the nuts up in to smaller pieces and mix well with all the other ingredients. Pour into the pastry and bake for 20 minutes until it is just cooked.

Meanwhile for the topping cut the macadamia nuts in half and put in a pot with the honey, butter and brown sugar and cook on a low heat for about three minutes, pour on top of the pie and bake for about 10 minutes until golden.