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

5 min

Self-raising flour

Self-raising flour

5 min

Rice flour

Rice flour

5 min

Icing sugar

Icing sugar

10 min

Vanilla sugar

Vanilla sugar

72h

Garam masala

Garam masala

10 min

Butter

Butter

10 min

Whipped cream

Whipped cream

15 min

Whipped egg whites

Whipped egg whites

10 min

Shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry

5 min

Sweet shortcrust pastry

Sweet shortcrust pastry

1h 50 min

Quick puff pastry

Quick puff pastry

1h 20 min

Choux pastry

Choux pastry

2h

Crêpes

Crêpes

1h 15 min

Boiled pasta

Boiled pasta

20 min

Fresh pasta dough

Fresh pasta dough

1h

Vegetable stock paste

Vegetable stock paste

30 min

Meat stock paste

Meat stock paste

45 min

Chicken stock paste

Chicken stock paste

45 min

Thai red curry paste

Thai red curry paste

15 min

Plain yoghurt

Plain yoghurt

11h 10 min

Pizza dough

Pizza dough

1h

Boiled eggs

Boiled eggs

20 min

Boiled rice

Boiled rice

25 min

Royal icing (sugar glaze)

Royal icing (sugar glaze)

5 min

Chocolate ganache

Chocolate ganache

20 min

Buttercream icing

Buttercream icing

10 min

Porridge

Porridge

15 min

Fruit and nut muesli

Fruit and nut muesli

10 min

Omelette

Omelette

30 min

Poached eggs

Poached eggs

25 min

Pikelets

Pikelets

35 min

American-style pancakes

American-style pancakes

40 min

Bircher muesli

Bircher muesli

12h 10 min

Stewed rhubarb with apple and strawberries

Stewed rhubarb with apple and strawberries

30 min

Minestrone

Minestrone

40 min

Vegetable soup

Vegetable soup

35 min

Cream of tomato soup

Cream of tomato soup

25 min

Zucchini soup

Zucchini soup

25 min

Cream of mushroom soup

Cream of mushroom soup

20 min

Spiced Moroccan lentil soup

Spiced Moroccan lentil soup

40 min

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup

30 min

Lasagne bolognese

Lasagne bolognese

2h 30 min

Pasta e fagioli (Pasta and beans)

Pasta e fagioli (Pasta and beans)

40 min

Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms

Tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms

1h

Spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara

35 min

Pasta in tomato sauce with ham and chorizo

Pasta in tomato sauce with ham and chorizo

30 min

Creamy tomato and salami fettuccine

Creamy tomato and salami fettuccine

30 min

Gnocchi

Gnocchi

1h 40 min

Mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto

30 min

Rice salad

Rice salad

1h

Pasta salad with trout and vegetables

Pasta salad with trout and vegetables

45 min

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

45 min

Meatballs with tomato sauce

Meatballs with tomato sauce

40 min

Meatloaf with red sauce

Meatloaf with red sauce

1h 15 min

Meatloaf with mushroom sauce

Meatloaf with mushroom sauce

1h 15 min

Hungarian goulash

Hungarian goulash

1h 30 min

Sri Lankan red beef curry

Sri Lankan red beef curry

1h 40 min

Beef rendang

Beef rendang

1h 55 min

Chilli con carne

Chilli con carne

45 min

Aussie meat pies

Aussie meat pies

2h

Beef stroganoff

Beef stroganoff

35 min

Mongolian lamb hot pot

Mongolian lamb hot pot

3h 25 min

Shepherd's pie

Shepherd's pie

55 min

Lentil hotpot

Lentil hotpot

12h 45 min

Chicken velouté meal

Chicken velouté meal

40 min

Chicken cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore

50 min

Chicken with creamy vegetable sauce

Chicken with creamy vegetable sauce

35 min

Butter chicken

Butter chicken

55 min

Thai chilli chicken and basil

Thai chilli chicken and basil

30 min

Thai red chicken curry

Thai red chicken curry

30 min

Fish and mixed vegetable parcels

Fish and mixed vegetable parcels

1h 15 min

Cod with citrus butter

Cod with citrus butter

40 min

Thai-style fish cakes

Thai-style fish cakes

30 min

Asian-style fish fillets

Asian-style fish fillets

30 min

Chilli mussels with thyme and tomatoes

Chilli mussels with thyme and tomatoes

40 min

Tomato and lentil dahl

Tomato and lentil dahl

35 min

Vegetarian sausage rolls

Vegetarian sausage rolls

40 min

Potato cakes

Potato cakes

45 min

Cauliflower gratin

Cauliflower gratin

1h

Cheese soufflés

Cheese soufflés

30 min

Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

2h 10 min

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes

40 min

Polenta

Polenta

25 min

Mixed vegetable mash (purée)

Mixed vegetable mash (purée)

40 min

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

40 min

Steamed carrot and zucchini tagliatelle

Steamed carrot and zucchini tagliatelle

35 min

Chinese-style stir-fried vegetables

Chinese-style stir-fried vegetables

25 min

Beetroot salad

Beetroot salad

10 min

Broccoli salad

Broccoli salad

10 min

Chopped vegetable salad

Chopped vegetable salad

10 min

Coleslaw

Coleslaw

10 min

Rustic bread

Rustic bread

2h

Basic bread

Basic bread

1h 35 min

Baguette

Baguette

3h 45 min

Focaccia

Focaccia

2h 5 min

Chia and pepita gluten free loaf

Chia and pepita gluten free loaf

1h 25 min

Five seed bread

Five seed bread

1h 50 min

Herb and garlic pull-apart bread

Herb and garlic pull-apart bread

1h 35 min

Buttermilk bread

Buttermilk bread

2h

Soft butter rolls

Soft butter rolls

1h 50 min

Milk bread (Challah)

Milk bread (Challah)

2h 20 min

Brioche

Brioche

5h

Tomato pasta sauce

Tomato pasta sauce

40 min

Bolognese sauce

Bolognese sauce

40 min

Hollandaise sauce

Hollandaise sauce

15 min

Béarnaise sauce

Béarnaise sauce

10 min

Béchamel sauce

Béchamel sauce

20 min

Tomato ketchup

Tomato ketchup

1h 10 min

Basil pesto

Basil pesto

10 min

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

5 min

Yoghurt dressing

Yoghurt dressing

10 min

Mustard balsamic vinegar dressing

Mustard balsamic vinegar dressing

10 min

Orange curry dressing

Orange curry dressing

10 min

Chicken liver pâté

Chicken liver pâté

2h 20 min

Guacamole

Guacamole

10 min

Herb and garlic dip

Herb and garlic dip

10 min

Cream cheese spread with radishes

Cream cheese spread with radishes

5 min

Tuna dip

Tuna dip

15 min

Hommus

Hommus

15 min

Chocolate sauce

Chocolate sauce

20 min

Vanilla sauce (crème anglaise)

Vanilla sauce (crème anglaise)

10 min

Apple sauce

Apple sauce

20 min

Fruit coulis

Fruit coulis

10 min

Lemon or lime butter

Lemon or lime butter

15 min

Strawberry jam

Strawberry jam

55 min

Citrus marmalade

Citrus marmalade

2h 20 min

Hazelnut chocolate spread

Hazelnut chocolate spread

25 min

Peanut butter

Peanut butter

5 min

Sabayon

Sabayon

15 min

Custard

Custard

10 min

Rice pudding

Rice pudding

50 min

Chocolate mousse

Chocolate mousse

3h 20 min

Berry mousse

Berry mousse

5h

Fruity dream (soft serve ice cream)

Fruity dream (soft serve ice cream)

5 min

Lemon sorbet

Lemon sorbet

8h 30 min

Frozen fruit sorbet

Frozen fruit sorbet

10 min

Quick fruit sorbet

Quick fruit sorbet

10 min

Fruit ice cream

Fruit ice cream

10 min

Vanilla ice cream

Vanilla ice cream

12h

Chocolate ice cream

Chocolate ice cream

12h

Profiteroles

Profiteroles

2h

Tiramisu

Tiramisu

5h 20 min

Pavlova

Pavlova

6h

Lemon meringue pie

Lemon meringue pie

3h

Bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding

1h 15 min

Vitality truffles

Vitality truffles

25 min

Traditional crème brûlée

Traditional crème brûlée

25h

Crème brûlée

Crème brûlée

7h

Home-style sponge cake

Home-style sponge cake

2h 30 min

Marble cake

Marble cake

2h

Yoghurt cake

Yoghurt cake

1h 40 min

Lemon cake

Lemon cake

2h

Orange and almond cake

Orange and almond cake

2h 20 min

Caribbean carrot cake

Caribbean carrot cake

2h 10 min

Banana bread

Banana bread

1h 50 min

Hazelnut torte

Hazelnut torte

3h 15 min

Too easy chocolate cake

Too easy chocolate cake

50 min

Torta caprese (flourless almond cake)

Torta caprese (flourless almond cake)

2h

Chocolate fondant cake

Chocolate fondant cake

40 min

Lamingtons

Lamingtons

1h 10 min

Sticky date pudding

Sticky date pudding

1h 30 min

Chocolate chip muffins

Chocolate chip muffins

40 min

Apple cake

Apple cake

1h

Apple tart

Apple tart

1h

Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

50 min

Hot cross buns

Hot cross buns

1h 40 min

ANZAC biscuits

ANZAC biscuits

40 min

Butter biscuits

Butter biscuits

50 min

Shortbread

Shortbread

1h

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

5 min

Strawberry milkshake

Strawberry milkshake

5 min

Protein shake

Protein shake

5 min

Lemon and parsley juice

Lemon and parsley juice

5 min

Orange juice

Orange juice

5 min

Lemonade

Lemonade

10 min

Chai tea

Chai tea

15 min

Hot chocolate

Hot chocolate

10 min

Vegetable purée (sweet potato)

Vegetable purée (sweet potato)