Cheap recipes

That I want to try

That I’ve tried

  • [[Dairy-free brownies]]
  • [[Strawberry jam]]
  • [[Jin doy (jian dui) (sesame balls red bean)]]
  • [[Claire Saffitz choc chip cookie]]
  • [[Banana pancakes]]
  • [[Roasted veggies]]
  • [[Eggplant with garlic sauce]]
  • [[PICKLES]]
  • [[Simple Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim 오이무침)]]
  • [[Mulberry jam]]
  • [[Almond butter]]

Family recipes

My mum’s cooking channel:

Por Por’s Pies


  • 1 to 2 cloves of garlic
  • 500gm mince
  • 1 bacon rash
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 to 3 tsps Clive of India curry
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sugar


Add oil, fry chopped garlic add onions then add curry. Next add the bacon. Next add the bacon, then cook for a while. Add mince and stir fry for approxi 3min. Add salt and pepper to taste, add soy and a 1/4 tsp of sugar. Sprinkle on the flour and add water to get a wet mix and cook until cooked 2 minute maybe. Mince complete.

Pastry and construction

500g lard huttons or darling downs 3lbs flour (so, 1.36kg flour?) Take a hand full of flour & knead in flour to a dough consistency (note: this should be into the lard). Set aside. With remainder of the flour, add a cup of water with a dash of lemon or vinegar to form dough, more water if necessary. Stand aside.

Sealer 1 egg, a bit of milk and a dash of sugar

Roll out 2nd lot of dough and place flour and lard dough in the centre Spread evenly and then fold

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Set aside 5min.

Roll out pastry for pies. (3mm thick, small-med bowl size, as in, not rice-bowl size but not massive bowl)

Fold like dumplings sort of. There’s a technique. But basically make dumpling shapes, see pics.

Cook in a very hot oven basting before and during cooking Brown nicely At full heat

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Zucchini casserole (Aunty Lois)

  • 4 cups sliced zucchini
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • or 1/2 cup light yoghurt and 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup red capsicum
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter or margerine
  • 2 tbsp buttered bread crumbs

Cook zucchini in microwave 4.5 minutes until just tender and drain. In a large bowl, beat eggs, stir in mayonnaise, onion, red capsicum, cheese, salt and pepper. Add zucchini and turn into a greased pan. Place butter in a dish and melt in microwave and add bread crumbs to soak up butter and sprinkle over the mixture. Bake at 180 degrees C, 30 minutes or till bubbly.

Auntie Hilda Cheong’s Shepherds Pie


  • 2-3 tbls oil
  • 500gm minced beef
  • 1 bacon rasher, finely sliced
  • 1 large onion, cut up fine
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 splashes soy sauce
  • 3 tsp curry (Clive of India – Authentic Curry Powder)
  • 1 Massel chicken stock cube
  • ¼ - ½ tsp sugar
  • 1½ tbsp plain flour
  • 5 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2-3 large potatoes, mashed
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Pepper


  1. Fill a saucepan with water exceed the depth of the potatoes by 2cm.
  2. Drain the potatoes, saving the potato water for use later.
  3. Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add around ¼ cup of the potato water and the butter to the potatoes, and mash the potatoes. Add pepper to taste.
  4. Add the oil to a fry pan and heat. Add the onions, garlic and curry powder to the fry pan. Cook until the onions are translucent.
  5. Add the sliced bacon to the fry pan and fry for 1 minute.
  6. Add the minced beef and the crushed stock cube to the fry pan. Fry until the mince is browned.
  7. Add the remainder of the potato water (or fresh water) to the mince meat mixture. Then add 1½ tbls plain flour and mix well.
  8. Pour the mince meat mixture into a 5cm deep baking dish. Then cover the mince with a layer of tomatoes, followed by a layer of boiled egg slices. Top with the mashed potatoes.
  9. Bake the mixture at 180°C (170°C fan forced) for 40-45mins 10. Serve hot.