Duck Breast in Orange Sauce

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When I find a duck breast in my fridge I always use this menu. The recipe is from the website here.To get the best result cooking duck breast I always make sure I cook my duck breast perfectly and have enough time to rest it. One of my favourite TV shows, Masterchef, told me that. The recipe might serve duck breast a different way than me. I usually serve with rice as I am a big fan of rice:-) Then I place steamed bok choy along side the duck and rice. That is enough to make your meal look like it came out from the good restaurant.

Ingredients

  • 3 – 4 duck breasts – bones removed
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

Garnish

  • 2 oranges – sectioned with the peel cut into thin julienne pieces
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Cointreau or Grand Marnier

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Easy and tasty Peaches and Cream Cake

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I got this recipe from a cook book. The first reason I’m trying this is because I want to get rid of a can of peaches which has sat in my pantry for a while. If I don’t use the peaches soon they will be thrown in the bin, an experience that may be familiar to you. This recipe looks so easy and simple, and I don’t need to buy anything more. I might say I’m not a big fan of sweets but I love to eat this cake so I warn you, maybe one piece may not be enough.

Ingredients (makes 1 cake)

• 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
• 3/4 cup caster sugar
• 3/4 cup cream
• 2 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 425g can peach slices, drained and chopped
• 100g packet flaked almonds
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Orange & Poppy-Seed Cake

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I love to bring this cake to share with my colleagues for morning tea at work as it is very easy to make and it goes really well with coffee and tea.

Ingredients

  •  2 navel oranges
  • 185g butter or 1 cup of vegetable oil
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 cup of caster sugar
  •  1 1/2 cups self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp. poppy seeds

 

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