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‘Australia’s best-loved home cook and original MASTERCHEF, Julie Goodwin is back with the accessible and practical cookbook every family needs.

Looking for the perfect meal for your family?
All you need to make delicious food to feed your hungry loved ones is contained here in one place. Collected here for the first time you can find Julie’s essential go-to recipes: from making a great omelette, to roasting the perfect chicken, preparing simple and satisfying soups and salads and baking classic cakes, muffins and desserts that will become family favourites. Whatever ingredients you have in the house, no matter the season or occasion, you can put together a tasty feast that will please everyone, every time.’

Essential Cookbook

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chocolate fudge DessertsRecipes
October 29, 2017

Basic Chocolate Fudge

Makes 18 pieces Prep time | 2 minutes Cooking time | 3 minutes + chilling time Basic Chocolate Fudge | This recipe can also be made with white or milk chocolate. You can also…
lemon butter Recipes
October 29, 2017

Lemon Butter

Makes 2 cups Prep and Cook time | 30 minutes • Lemon Butter | As a spread for sponge cake, a filling for tarts, slathered on bread or just eaten out of the…
chicken burger - thai style ChickenRecipes
October 29, 2017

Thai-style Chicken Burger

Makes 4 burgers Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | under 15 minutes • Chicken Burger - Thai-style | To assemble the burgers, spread chilli mayonnaise generously over the bottom bun, then add…
Green peppercorn pate Recipes
October 26, 2017

Green Peppercorn Pate

Makes 2.5 cups Prep time | 30 minutes Cooking time | 15 minutes + standing time • Green peppercorn pate| I love pate! When this one is completed place it in the fridge…
Corn and capsicum quesadillas RecipesVegetables
October 20, 2017

Corn & Capsicum Quesadillas

Serves 4 Prep time | 10 minutes Cooking time | 10 minutes • Corn & Capsicum Quesadillas | This is a very quick, easy, inexpensive and delicious mid-week meal. (more…)
Pork Pot Stickers PorkRecipes
September 2, 2017

Pork Pot Stickers

Makes approx. 45 Prep time | 20 minutes Cooking time | 30 minutes + standing time • Pork Pot Stickers | combine cabbage and salt and mix well. Stand for 30 minutes and…
Thai Green Chicken Curry ChickenRecipes
August 29, 2017

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Serves 4-6 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 1.25 hours • Thai Green Chicken Curry | I fell in love with Thai food over 20 years ago, when I was lucky enough…
BBQ pulled pork PorkRecipes
August 29, 2017

BBQ Pulled Pork

Serves 4 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 2 hours • BBQ Pulled Pork | This is delicious served on a soft flour tortilla or burger bun with apple slaw. It…
Melting Moments CakesDessertsRecipes
August 29, 2017

Melting Moments

Makes about 24 Prep time | 15 minutes Cooking time | 15 minutes • Melting Moments | the biscuits will still be soft when they come out of the oven, leave them to cool for…