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    I was thinking stainless steel.


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    Does anyone have some yummy recipes for savoury treats that will keep for a bit?

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    Yeah, go the s/steel - you can get some nice ones for not too much $$.
    Sorry, Kellie, I don't know about the savoury ones, though someone mentioned nuts and bolts a while back... are they savoury? We were given a nut mix (with those rice snacks as well) that DH's cousin made up for us and other relos - they had some sort of curry flavouring... They were quite tasty, but I've no idea of how to make them, sorry! Hopefully someone else can help.
    Oh, and my Dad is making infused olive oils for relos this year - he's already started. You get nice oil jars (his have those little spouts at the top) and put either garlic or chili in there with olive oil. Let it sit for a few weeks before giving them away.

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    I have a recipe for chilli jam if you want it?

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    ooh, DH would love chilli jam Sarah!

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    Has everyone making baskets seen SFI magazine? There are stacks of recipes for this sort of stuff in it - short bread, about 10 different truffles, biscuits etc. I'm picking up a copy tomorrow cos there are some really yummy ideas in it

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    Where do you get SFI, Sarah? My folks used to buy it for me occasionally but I've never got one myself

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    You usually can get it at the supermarket.

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    Did you end up posting the chilli jam recipe, Sarah, and I'm just so blind I can't see it, or is it not here yet?

    By the way, silly question... what is SFI?

    Ok figured it out....duh!!
    Last edited by MrsFabuloso; December 3rd, 2007 at 01:03 PM. Reason: Figured out my onw answer to my question ;)

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    SFI = Super Food Ideas.

    Oops, I'll get the chilli jam recipe out this afternoon & post.

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    Chilli Jam
    From Family Circle: The essential book of Sauces & Dressings

    12 red jalapeno chillies
    2 medium rip tomatoes
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    1 green apple, finely grated
    1/2 cup red wine vinegar
    1/2 cup sugar

    METHOD:
    1. Cut chillis in half lengthwise, then remove & discard seeds. Lay, cut side down, on an oven tray & place under a hot grill until the skin is black. Cover with foil & leave to cool.
    2. Cut a small cross on the base of the tomatoes, cover with boiling water & leave for two minutes. Drain & cool. Peel skin from the chillis & tomatoes and chop the flesh finely.
    3. Combine onion, apple, vinegar & sugar with the tomato & chilli in a medium pan. Stir until the sugar has dissolved & bring to the boil, Reduce heat & simmer for 30 minutes. Keep covered in the fridge for up to a month.

    My warning: I made this once with different chillis, including habeneros (hottest in the world) and ended up with second degree burns on my hands because of it! Make sure you wear gloves when dealing with chillis.

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    I found some yummy looking cookie recipes this morning... The first one is a gift of the cookie mix, so the recipient can cook themselves, the second one just looks yummy!

    Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix in a Jar

    This fun recipe makes a great Christmas gift. Be sure to include the instructions, and tuck in a timer, a pot holder, and a decorative plate to hold the cookies.

    INGREDIENTS:
    * 2-3/4 cups flour
    * 1/4 tsp. salt
    * 1 tsp. baking soda
    * 2 tsp. cream of tartar
    * 1-1/2 cups sugar

    PREPARATION:
    In a large bowl, combine the ingredients and stir with a wire whisk until thoroughly blended. Store the mix in an airtight container.

    To make cookies:

    Snickerdoodles

    1 cup butter, softened
    2 eggs
    1 recipe Snickerdoodle Cookie Mix
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 Tbsp. cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl cream the butter until light, then add the eggs and beat until the mixture is smooth. Add the Snickerdoodle Mix and continue beating until the dough forms. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place on ungreased cookie sheets 2" apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 16 to 19 minutes, or until light gold. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Makes 60 cookies
    Chocolate Pixie Cookies
    This classic cookie recipe are rolled in powdered sugar before they are baked, making a wonderful crinkled finish to these tender cookies.

    INGREDIENTS:
    * 1/4 cup butter
    * 3 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
    * 2 (1 oz.) squares semisweet chocolate
    * 1-1/2 cups sugar
    * 1/2 cup brown sugar
    * 4 eggs
    * 1-3/4 cups flour
    * 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
    * 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    * 1/4 tsp. salt
    * 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    * powdered sugar

    PREPARATION:
    Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Melt together butter and chocolates in heavy saucepan. Remove from heat and beat in sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, once at a time, and mix each until incorporatred. Beat for 1 minute.

    Add dry ingredients and walnuts and mix well. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before continuing with recipe.

    Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll each in powdered sugar and place on cookie sheets. Bake at 300 degrees F. for 15-22 minutes, until cookies are just set. Do not overbake. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool. 36 cookies

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    Just got the SFI magazine today & here are some of the cool recipes. I can post some if anyone wants...

    Savoury
    * Marinated Olives
    * Spicy Paprika Peanuts
    * Savoury Muffins
    * Tartare Sauce
    * Green Apple Sauce

    Sweet
    * Macadamia & Strawberry Brittle
    * Choc Christmas Tree Cookies
    * Fruit Mince Tartlets
    * 10 varieties of truffles

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    Oh Sarah the paprika peanuts sound yummy...
    Can I pease have that one

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    Aaron would love that one too Mitch

    From Super Food Ideas Magazine, December 07 / January 08

    Spicy Paprika Peanuts
    Makes 3 1/2 Cups

    Ingredients:
    2 eggwhites
    3 teaspoons sea salt
    2 teaspoons sweet paprika
    2 teaspoons chilli powder
    1 tablespoon caster sugar
    500gm unsalted peanuts

    Method:
    Preheat oven to 150% & line baking tray with baking paper.
    Whisk eggwhites in a bowl until frothy. Add salt, paprike, chilli & sugar. Stir to combine.
    Stir in peanuts.
    Spread peanuts in a single layer on the prepared tray.
    Bake, stirring occassionally, for 15 minutes or until almost dry.
    Remove from oven & cool on tray.

    (Can be made ahead & stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days)

    (you can replace peanuts with pecans, macadamias, almods, cashews or a combination of nuts)

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    I just found this recipe in one of my recipe books:

    Soy roasted nuts

    1 c sunflower seeds
    1/2 c blanched whole almonds
    1/2 c raw cashews
    1/2 c raw unsalted peanuts
    2 tbsp soy sauce
    1 tsp chilli flakes

    Pre heat oven to 180 degrees
    In a bowl, toss together all ingredients. Spread onto a baking tray nad bake for 10-12 mins or until golden, turning once. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

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    Just from Coles, I think Woolworths / Safeway have it as well.

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    The Spicy Paprika peanuts turned out really well if I do say so myself I made them today ready to go in the baskets on the weekend. When I went shopping I couldn't find unsalted nuts in a packet bigger than 200gm so I only used 400gm instead of the recipe's 500gm and it was all fine. I think as well that they would probably be better with a bit more chilli though.

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