The Basic Cookbook

183 Recipes

Enjoy more than 180 recipes created by our expert team of Recipe Developers with delicious options for every taste and occasion, including soups, mains, breads, desserts and more!

Baking powder

Baking powder

5min

Self-raising flour

Self-raising flour

5min

Rice flour

Rice flour

5min

Icing sugar

Icing sugar

10min

Vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar

72h

Garam masala

Garam masala

10min

Butter

Butter

10min

Whipped cream

Whipped cream

15min

Whipped egg whites

Whipped egg whites

10min

Shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry

5min

Sweet shortcrust pastry

Sweet shortcrust pastry

1h 50min

Quick puff pastry

Quick puff pastry

1h 20min

Choux pastry

Choux pastry

2h

Crêpes

Crêpes

1h 15min

Boiled pasta

Boiled pasta

20min

Fresh pasta dough

Fresh pasta dough

1h

Vegetable stock paste

Vegetable stock paste

30min

Meat stock paste

Meat stock paste

45min

Chicken stock paste

Chicken stock paste

45min

Thai red curry paste

Thai red curry paste

15min

Plain yoghurt

Plain yoghurt

11h 10min

Pizza dough

Pizza dough

1h

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs

20min

Boiled rice

Boiled rice

25min

Royal icing (sugar glaze)

Royal icing (sugar glaze)

5min

Chocolate ganache

Chocolate ganache

20min

Buttercream icing

Buttercream icing

10min

Porridge

Porridge

15min

Fruit and nut muesli

Fruit and nut muesli

10min

Omelette

Omelette

30min

Poached eggs

Poached eggs

25min

Pikelets

Pikelets

35min

American-style pancakes

American-style pancakes

40min

Bircher muesli

Bircher muesli

12h 10min

Stewed rhubarb with apple and strawberries

Stewed rhubarb with apple and strawberries

30min

Minestrone

Minestrone

40min

Vegetable soup

Vegetable soup

35min

Cream of tomato soup

Cream of tomato soup

25min

Zucchini soup

Zucchini soup

25min

Cream of mushroom soup

Cream of mushroom soup

20min

Spiced Moroccan lentil soup

Spiced Moroccan lentil soup

40min

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup

30min

Lasagne bolognese

Lasagne bolognese

2h 30min

Pasta e fagioli (Pasta and beans)

Pasta e fagioli (Pasta and beans)

40min

Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms

Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms

1h

Spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara

35min

Pasta in tomato sauce with ham and chorizo

Pasta in tomato sauce with ham and chorizo

30min

Creamy tomato and salami fettuccine

Creamy tomato and salami fettuccine

30min

Gnocchi

Gnocchi

1h 40min

Mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto

30min

Rice salad

Rice salad

1h

Pasta salad with trout and vegetables

Pasta salad with trout and vegetables

45min

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

45min

Meatballs with tomato sauce

Meatballs with tomato sauce

40min

Meatloaf with red sauce

Meatloaf with red sauce

1h 15min

Meatloaf with mushroom sauce

Meatloaf with mushroom sauce

1h 15min

Hungarian goulash

Hungarian goulash

1h 30min

Sri Lankan red beef curry

Sri Lankan red beef curry

1h 40min

Beef rendang

Beef rendang

1h 55min

Chilli con carne

Chilli con carne

45min

Aussie meat pies

Aussie meat pies

2h

Beef stroganoff

Beef stroganoff

35min

Mongolian lamb hot pot

Mongolian lamb hot pot

3h 25min

Shepherd's pie

Shepherd's pie

55min

Lentil hotpot

Lentil hotpot

12h 45min

Chicken velouté meal

Chicken velouté meal

40min

Chicken cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore

50min

Chicken with creamy vegetable sauce

Chicken with creamy vegetable sauce

35min

Butter chicken

Butter chicken

55min

Thai chilli chicken and basil

Thai chilli chicken and basil

30min

Thai red chicken curry

Thai red chicken curry

30min

Fish and mixed vegetable parcels

Fish and mixed vegetable parcels

1h 15min

Cod with citrus butter

Cod with citrus butter

40min

Thai-style fish cakes

Thai-style fish cakes

30min

Asian-style fish fillets

Asian-style fish fillets

30min

Chilli mussels with thyme and tomatoes

Chilli mussels with thyme and tomatoes

40min

Tomato and lentil dahl

Tomato and lentil dahl

35min

Vegetarian sausage rolls

Vegetarian sausage rolls

40min

Potato cakes

Potato cakes

45min

Cauliflower gratin

Cauliflower gratin

1h

Cheese soufflés

Cheese soufflés

30min

Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

2h 10min

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes

40min

Polenta

Polenta

25min

Mixed vegetable mash (purée)

Mixed vegetable mash (purée)

40min

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

40min

Steamed carrot and zucchini tagliatelle

Steamed carrot and zucchini tagliatelle

35min

Chinese-style stir-fried vegetables

Chinese-style stir-fried vegetables

25min

Beetroot salad

Beetroot salad

10min

Broccoli salad

Broccoli salad

10min

Chopped vegetable salad

Chopped vegetable salad

10min

Coleslaw

Coleslaw

10min

Rustic bread

Rustic bread

2h

Basic bread

Basic bread

1h 35min

Baguette

Baguette

3h 45min

Focaccia

Focaccia

2h 5min

Chia and pepita gluten free loaf

Chia and pepita gluten free loaf

1h 25min

Five seed bread

Five seed bread

1h 50min

Herb and garlic pull-apart bread

Herb and garlic pull-apart bread

1h 35min

Buttermilk bread

Buttermilk bread

2h

Soft butter rolls

Soft butter rolls

1h 50min

Milk bread (Challah)

Milk bread (Challah)

2h 20min

Brioche

Brioche

5h

Tomato pasta sauce

Tomato pasta sauce

40min

Bolognese sauce

Bolognese sauce

40min

Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce

15min

Béarnaise sauce

Béarnaise sauce

10min

Béchamel sauce

Béchamel sauce

20min

Tomato ketchup

Tomato ketchup

1h 10min

Basil pesto

Basil pesto

10min

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

5min

Yoghurt dressing

Yoghurt dressing

10min

Mustard balsamic vinegar dressing

Mustard balsamic vinegar dressing

10min

Orange curry dressing

Orange curry dressing

10min

Chicken liver pâté

Chicken liver pâté

2h 20min

Guacamole

Guacamole

10min

Herb and garlic dip

Herb and garlic dip

10min

Cream cheese spread with radishes

Cream cheese spread with radishes

5min

Tuna dip

Tuna dip

15min

Hommus

Hommus

15min

Chocolate sauce

Chocolate sauce

20min

Vanilla sauce (crème anglaise)

Vanilla sauce (crème anglaise)

10min

Apple sauce

Apple sauce

20min

Fruit coulis

Fruit coulis

10min

Lemon or lime butter

Lemon or lime butter

15min

Strawberry jam

Strawberry jam

55min

Citrus marmalade

Citrus marmalade

2h 20min

Hazelnut chocolate spread

Hazelnut chocolate spread

25min

Peanut butter

Peanut butter

5min

Sabayon

Sabayon

15min

Custard

Custard

10min

Rice pudding

Rice pudding

50min

Chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse

3h 20min

Berry mousse

Berry mousse

5h

Fruity dream (soft serve ice cream)

Fruity dream (soft serve ice cream)

5min

Lemon sorbet

Lemon sorbet

8h 30min

Frozen fruit sorbet

Frozen fruit sorbet

10min

Quick fruit sorbet

Quick fruit sorbet

10min

Fruit ice cream

Fruit ice cream

10min

Vanilla ice cream

Vanilla ice cream

12h

Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate ice cream

12h

Profiteroles

Profiteroles

2h

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

5h 20min

Pavlova

Pavlova

6h

Lemon meringue pie

Lemon meringue pie

3h

Bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding

1h 15min

Vitality truffles

Vitality truffles

25min

Traditional crème brûlée

Traditional crème brûlée

25h

Crème brûlée

Crème brûlée

7h

Home-style sponge cake

Home-style sponge cake

2h 30min

Marble cake

Marble cake

2h

Yoghurt cake

Yoghurt cake

1h 40min

Lemon cake

Lemon cake

2h

Orange and almond cake

Orange and almond cake

2h 20min

Caribbean carrot cake

Caribbean carrot cake

2h 10min

Banana bread

Banana bread

1h 50min

Hazelnut torte

Hazelnut torte

3h 15min

Too easy chocolate cake

Too easy chocolate cake

50min

Torta caprese (flourless almond cake)

Torta caprese (flourless almond cake)

2h

Chocolate fondant cake

Chocolate fondant cake

40min

Lamingtons

Lamingtons

1h 10min

Sticky date pudding

Sticky date pudding

1h 30min

Chocolate chip muffins

Chocolate chip muffins

40min

Apple cake

Apple cake

1h

Apple tart

Apple tart

1h

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

50min

Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

1h 40min

ANZAC biscuits

ANZAC biscuits

40min

Butter biscuits

Butter biscuits

50min

Shortbread

Shortbread

1h

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

5min

Strawberry milkshake

Strawberry milkshake

5min

Protein shake

Protein shake

5min

Lemon and parsley juice

Lemon and parsley juice

5min

Orange juice

Orange juice

5min

Lemonade

Lemonade

10min

Chai tea

Chai tea

15min

Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate

10min

Vegetable purée (sweet potato)

Vegetable purée (sweet potato)