Braised beef cheeks in Red Wine

These melt-in the mouth beef cheeks are just the thing to warm you up on a chilly winter night. They're excellent with mashed potatoes, celeriac mash or creamy polenta. It's a good idea to start making this dish the day before you plan...

Blood Orange and Campari Preserve

Begin the preparation for this glorious preserve the day before. The spicy, bitter taste of Campari is a perfect complement for the oranges and deepens their ruby red colour. Excellent on toast for breakfast or brunch -  or with...

Ruby Tandoh’s Crispy Brown Butter Beans

This recipe is from "Cook As You Are" by Great British Bake Off star Ruby Tandoh, a cookbook replete with easy, affordable recipes. Tandoh describes it as "a triple-threat butter bean dish in which the beans are fried in nutty...

Cumquat Almond Cake

This marvellous Moorish/moreish cake, a version of the better known Orange Almond Cake, is so moist it can also be served as a pudding with thickened cream. I sometimes slather the top with melted dark "Lindt Orange Intense" chocolate for a...

Warrigal Falafels

Did you know that Warrigal Greens are Australia’s answer to English spinach and have been used as a spinach substitute since early European colonisation? At BTB Cafe, Kirribilli, chef Dan Backer uses them in various ways including in these falafels....

Roasted Vegetable and Millet Salad

Here's a delicious nutritious salad which can be enhanced with salad leaves, (baby kale, red sorrel, grillrocket) and topped with grilled chicken or salmon for a main course, or served as a side with grilled meat or fish (for...

Indian-style Goat Curry

Warm the family up with this flavoursome goat curry courtesy of chef  Montie Waraich of Singapore House in Adelaide. For the curry powder, I used Bolst's Mild Curry Powder (poudre di cari peu epicee) Make the green chilli paste by...

Shortbread Hearts

These shortbread cookies are very versatile as they can be cut into various shapes (gingerbread men, Christmas trees, kangaroos etc). Rolling them out between sheets of baking paper makes the shortbread easy to work with. Kids have no end of fun...

Blossom Farm Fig Jam

This recipe is courtesy of Jo Ward, chef at the Royal Richmond Hotel, Richmond NSW. She uses figs from the nearby Blossom Farm in Bilpin and Gala apples, also from Bilpin. The apples provide pectin which helps the jam to set.InroductionAbout this...

Tamarillo Tarte Tatin

It sure has been a tricky time for farmers and gardeners along the east coast of Australia recently, thanks to months of heavy rains. The tamarillo trees in our Community Vegetable Garden lost all their leaves but bore beautiful egg-shaped red...

Mother’s Day Simnel Cake

The Simnel Cake, a rich luscious fruit cake, has symbolised Mother's Day since medieval times.  In those days, the cakes were decorated with wildflowers gathered by sons and daughters as they made their way home to spend the day with their...

Biji Salak

This recipe was given to me by Nur Hasrat Thamrin as it's the one she likes to use. She explained that these sweet potato balls have a slightly chewy texture and are delicious served with palm sugar syrup and a drizzle of creamy coconut milk. They're popular...

Tsoureki (Greek Easter Bread)

While it was Easter Sunday for many Christians last week, Orthodox Christians (who follow the Gregorian calendar) celebrate Easter Sunday today. How many Ukrainians, I wonder, are able to celebrate anything this year? Tsoureki  is a...

Lucio’s Torta Pasqualina (Easter Pie)

This fabulous Easter Pie recipe is courtesy of Lucio Galletto of Lucio's restaurant in Paddington, Sydney which sadly closed last year. Lucio is a charming and generous host and very knowledgeable about the food from the region of...

Chocolate Jaffa Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are traditionally made on Good Friday, though I often see them nowadays at the supermarket early in the new year. Also breaking with tradition are these , inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe....

Raspberry Lemon Syrup Cake

This is one of the cakes I baked for my son's restaurant, Dante, when I was in New York a few years ago. The local clientele still hankered after coffee & cake late afternoon, and this was one I added to the repertoire. You can substitute...

Goan Clams (Tesri Sukhe)

This lovely simple recipe is from the south- west Indian coast of Goa, renowned for its seafood, and is perfect as a starter or part of a shared late summer meal. The recipe is courtesy of "From India: Food, Family, Tradition" by Kumar and Suva...

Paddy the Baker’s Soda Bread

Like to try your hand at baking some soda bread for St Patrick's Day? Traditional soda bread (with the cross in the top) is the most common bread in Ireland, developed in the 1840′s using bi-carbonate of soda instead of yeast. "Its shape...

Orange Poppy Seed Pancakes

These "polka dot" pancakes will fit the bill for breakfast, brunch or dessert - something a little different for Shrove Tuesday.InroductionAbout this RecipeBy: Sheridan RogersThese "polka dot" pancakes will fit the bill for breakfast, brunch...

Chicken Yakitori Bowl Salad

Inspired by a fabulous bowl salad I had recently at Madame Nhu, a Vietnamese eatery in Surry Hills, here is my Japanese take on these popular colourful salads. To add even more colour, I soaked the rice vermicelli noodles in beetroot juice,...

Spicy Noodle Salad

Steamy summer days call for light punchy salads. This fresh tangy salad makes a lovely light meal or is a terrific accompaniment to grilled or barbecued fish, prawns, chicken or beef.InroductionAbout this RecipeBy: Sheridan RogersSteamy summer days...

Valentine Hearts

I can't give you the recipe for a wonderful Valentine's Day, but I can give you this one for irresistible hearts.InroductionAbout this RecipeBy: Sheridan RogersI can't give you the recipe for a wonderful Valentine's Day, but I can give you this one for...

Chinese-style Steamed Fish

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with this fabulous steamed fish as the finale to a banquet - the last main course of any feast must include a whole fish. Many Chinese dishes are rich in symbolism.  In Cantonese the word for fish is yu (魚)...

Vivid Green Sorrel Soup

Our community veggie garden boasts a magnificent patch of bright green sorrel, that lemony flavoured herb so beloved by the French who make a marvellous tangy soup with it. However, it turns an unattractive khaki colour when heated. The beauty...

Funny Face Fruit Cake

This is a wonderfully simple dessert and great fun for the kids to decorate with friends during the summer school holidays (especially if they're in lockdown). Let them use their imaginations to create their own version - the entrance to Luna Park...

Thai-me Kangaroo Down Salad

What’s on your Australia Day menu? Weird isn’t it, how we still shy away from using native Australian ingredients? Here we live on a continent which offers up to 4,000 different varieties of edible bush foods, yet how many of them do we use...

Roast Whole Turkey Breast (Buffe)

Whole turkey breast (or buffe) is an impressive and easier option than a big whole roast turkey.  It also yields plenty of delicious moist white meat which keeps well for leftovers. Serve with mixed roasted vegetables of various...

Christmas Citrus Cookies

The recipe for these delicious cookies was originally published in Carol Hansen's charming book, "Tea & Sympathy" (Heinemann). They make lovely Christmas gifts especially if sprinkled with sugar and gold stars. I used homemade cumquat marmalade...

Thai Chicken Cakes

These tasty little morsels, flavoured with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, Thai red curry paste, fish sauce and garlic, are just the thing for Christmas entertaining. They freeze well, which means you can make them well ahead and warm in the...

Heavenly Ginger Macadamia Marshmallows

Soft, snowy white, homemade marshmallows are a real treat and make perfect edible gifts for Christmas. If you prefer coloured ones, add a few drops of food colouring to the mixture. The kids can help with tossing them in the...

September 2022 School Holiday Kids Cooking Classes

My kids’ cooking classes aim to teach children to prepare a wholesome, nutritious meal which they love to eat and can reproduce easily at home.  

Testimonial #41

Hallo Sheridan! Sheridan - what a great OS You have given us in the world. Australia is just great. I have never ever seen such a good OS. And all newspapers all over the world - even so in old good Sweden - are just thrilled about your good performance as a host for the OS. Congratulations! And Sweden took four golds. And I ended my show tonight with our group ABBA and the hitsong "The winner...

Testimonial #40

Hi Sheridan, I have just found your web page and am totally delighted. Thank you for your recipes and I have added your page to my favourites. Would have a recipe for banana bread? Or could you possibly be able to recommend a cook book with this great bread. thanks again. Margaret Rivas 2/2/03

Testimonial #39

Hi there Sheridan, I really enjoy your segment on the Mike C.Show - very interesting and great recipes. Please could you give me details of the little Rev and Chef - ? - or whatever it is called and where I could get one/ I love new gadgets. Thanks and have a good weekend. Regards, Carol Chaitowitz 28/10/02

Testimonial #38

A big thank you for making available gluten free cooking. As you realize it just doesn't work substituting the gluten free flours instead of ordinary flour. But your recipes are just wonderful/ Thank you once again. Colleen Carlson 25/8/02

Testimonial #37

Dear Sheridan, Last year you gave the recipe of the blood orange syrup cake on Mike Carlton's show. At the time I was in the car and could not write it down and only after listening to you today, I was able to reach your websight. I would appreciate if you still have the recipe, you could send it to me when you get home. I love most of your recipes and glad to have found some of them. Hoping to...

Testimonial #36

Dear Sheridan, Long before I knew that Stephanie Alexander had published a very distinctive & popular tome called "The Cook's Companion", my mother gave me a VERY handy little book of your's with the very same name!! I had given my mum heaps in the past about the HUGE number of cookbooks that she had managed to accumulate & use, but gave her particular grief about how hard it was to...

Testimonial #35

Hi there, I cannot remember if I told you your Xmas cake was a hit at my election party. Served it with whipped cream. Love, Marita Blood 15/11/01

Testimonial #34

Dear Sheridan, My mum is a keen listener to your segment and gets plenty of good ideas for meals. She also is a keen listener to your Dad's show which she enjoys very much (same vintage but she is a bit older). Last year I had promised my mum that I would try and track down your Christmas cake and pudding and didn't get around to it and we had to settle for a David Jones pud and cake which were...

Testimonial #33

Heard you mention a lime cheesecake with gingernut base, you were going to put it on your site. We were looking forward to it. Have I missed it? If so i would appreciate it if you would kindly repeat it on your site or failing that e-mail it to me. I am having a luncheon on 31st August and thought it would just fit in nicely. Love your recepies and look forward to hearing you with Mike Carlton....

Testimonial #32

Hi Sheridan, Congratulations on your lovely website, it is looking fantastic. Well done! Hope you're well and happy. Love, Maureen Simpson

Testimonial #31

Dear Sheridan, Thank you so very much for your reply. I shall now put the recipe in a BOOK!!! I am sure there is a programme out there for people who like me who can not resist reading, cutting out, then "putting in a safe place" recipes "I would like to try that one day". Unfortunately when THE day comes - recipe can't be found. I am a dreadful collector and my children laugh when they see the...

Testimonial #30

Hi Sheridan, I just wanted to thank you for the cooking class last Friday. Nathalie, Adam, Oliver and Liz really enjoy it - Adam particularly was really excited and wanted to make everything you taught him all over again the next day. Thanks again, Simone Strasser 17/4/05

Testimonial #29

Dear Ms Rogers I live in Singapore and fell in love with your blueberry/macadamia picnic cake. When I asked my colleague who baked it, she said the recipe was from your book, Sheridan Rogers' Food Year. She also raved about other recipes in the same book. I searched for it in the book stores and on Amazon but don't seem to be able to locate it. Please, please tell me how I can get my hands on a...

Testimonial #28

Good morning Sheridan, I feel like giving you a great big hug this morning to say thank thank you, also because sitting here at my computer in my little office above the kitchen (have to start weighing out in a few minutes) it's so cold this morning.... Questions, well, there are some unique Pudding questions (most of which I'm sure you know) and also I can only suggest things, you are much more...

Testimonial #27

Please Sheridan , I was listening to you and your Dad I think it was last week; You were talking of this wonderful fruit which I adore. You gave a receipe as how to bake with a topping and I was wondering if You could pass it on to me. Love to hear You and Your Dad talking. Regards, Moira 16/1/07

Testimonial #26

I enjoy listening to you on 2CH on Wednesday mornings and have tried quite a few of your recipes, which my family all approve of and really enjoy trying something different.On the last segment you did on 2CH before you went on holidays you were telling Mardi about a new book containing information about growing and cooking with herbs by an Australian couple. As I was driving at the time I wasn't...

Testimonial #25

Hi Sheridan, Just a quick note to thank you again for Anna's lovely cooking party last Saturday. She had a wonderful time, and many of her friends' mums have told me that they really enjoyed it as well. You are very patient with all those trying little people, and very generous to let us invade and trash your kitchen, and also enjoy your beautiful garden. And the weather! What a lovely day Anna...

Testimonial #24

Dear Sheridan, Just to let you know that my son Nicholas enjoyed today's cooking class very much. He is looking forward to the classes on 17 and 24 January. Thank you, Sincerely, Lina Safro 10/1/08

Testimonial #23

Hi Sheridan, Many apologies for not emailing you before now to thank you for so kindly going to the trouble of sending the wonderful Tangelo Cake Recipe, it is just as delicious as we remembered it to be and was eaten in the blink of an eye. My daughter who is living in Chicago at the moment has sent me some of those amazing new Nordic Ware Bundt Pans so I used one in the shape a large Rose and...

Testimonial #22

Hi Sheridan, Just a follow up to our conversation this morning regrding this class. Izzy my grandaughter would absolutely love to attend with a friend if that is possible. Fingers crossed yu just might have room. Thank you so much for all your kindness. I will look forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Megan Letherbarrow 8/4/09

Testimonial #21

Thanks Sheridan - for the parsley recipe. The Fish Cake recipe was in the latest 2GB MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, that I received by email from them. Regards, Kaye Mallard 2/4/09

Testimonial #20

Dear Sheridan, A friend of mine (a wonderful cook) showed me her favourite cookbook yesterday, which was The Cook's Garden. I would love to get my own copy and was wondering if you know if it is available in Australia? Thank you for your help. Kind regards, Caroline Haigh, Hobart 5/4/09

Testimonial #19

Dear Sheridan, Thanks so much for today.....Brooke loved her party and so did all of her friends. Have a great week!! Kerry Thompson 23/5/09

Testimonial #18

Hi Sheridan, My son, Daniel, attended your class this morning with his friend Jack. They had a lovely time - thank you...A wonderful experience for them both and I hope they will visit again in the future... thanking you Donna Ferguson xxx 20/1/09

Testimonial #17

Dear Sheridan, THANK YOU for your generous donation to Donnie's Project Australia Trivia Night. Your lovely Mini Cooks book went in the silent auction with those beautiful gingerbread biscuits and shortbread. It realised much more than its retail value. The night was big success with over 200 guests and just on $7,000 raised. Big thanks to you! warm wishes, Kate Maclurcan 10/11/10

Testimonial #16

Hi Sheridan Just wanted to thank you for a truly lovely party for Lucie today. The girls really enjoyed it!! Hope you were able to enjoy the rest of Mothers Day too. Regards, Pauline 9/5/10

Testimonial #15

Hi Sheridan, Thank you for the cooking lesson before Christmas that both Jay and Kristian attended. They enjoyed it tremendously. Regards, Kelli 7/1/10

Testimonial #14

Sheridan, Did you bring the most unbelievable marshmallows. If you did and if you made them, need recipe immediately. Mx 17/12/11

Testimonial #13

Good Morning Sheridan, Just a quick note. I saw and purchased my books (4 so far) from Beppis Restaurant. The children all love them and have been using them. Just wanted to know if you have gift vouchers (or the like) to be able to purchase for Christmas gifts. Hope that you do a book teaching them to cook gifts instead of spending money for celebrations- Christmas, Jewish New Year. Easter,...

Testimonial #12

HI Sheridan, Congrats on a gorgeous book that deserved a lovely review! All the best, Megan Blandford | Administrator & Reviewer Kids Book Review 28/2/11

Testimonial #11

Hi Sheridan, Many thanks for mentioning Paddy the Baker on your radio piece on Tuesday. I loved the way you told the story. You must have a great following as I got more feed back from your piece then quite a big piece in the Daily Telegraph. Give a call any time and I would be happy to contribute to your show I'm really trying to show there is more to Irish then the traditional stereotypes....

Testimonial #10

Dear Sheridan, The Mini Chef Cookbook will be lovely - thank you. My 5 year old son loves helping with the cooking so will keep your classes in mind for a few years on. Would you please let me know the value of the book (I just need to know for silent auction purposes). Thanks you, your donation is greatly appreciated. Evelyn Paterson President, Parents' Committee Manly Community Preschools...

Testimonial #9

Hi Sheridan, Thanks so much. They are happy to do same menu. Please don't go to any trouble. The girls just love coming to your house and cooking with you. See you Friday 7th. Thanks again. Kind Regards, Erika 26/9/11

Testimonial #8

Dear Sheridan, The following is payment for your Mini Chef cooking books. The children loved today. They want me to make brownies with them now. I personally have never made them. I guess we will have to have them now. Ante said they can be made in minutes!!! They were very excited. It was lovely to meet you. This was my first time I have let the children do a course such as this one at...

Testimonial #7

Hello Sheridan, My daughter Lexi(10) & her cousin Maddie (14) attended one of your cooking classes on 13th April this year.We are still cooking potato & leek soup. Looking foreward to hearing from you. Mark 17/9/11

Testimonial #6

Hi Sheridan, Website looks great - Your kids cooking is inspirational - I adore your ladybird (cherry Tom, olive toast) creation!!! Kind regards, Penny 1/8/12

Testimonial #5

Hi Sheridan, Everytime I “ bake” I think of you. So I have just taken a batch ( 24) of Anzac Biscuits out of the oven. Yesterday I bought a packet of Almond Biscuits...$9 for about 10!! So I decided I had to make some cookies. First batch ever of Anzac’s!! Easy and they look good and taste good. Madelene 27/7/12

Testimonial #4

Dear Sheridan, Eva & Fiona joined your cooking class during the last school holidays. They loved it! They are looking forward to coming back, I'd like to book both of them to the October 2 class. Thanks and kind regards, Cecile 2/9/13

Testimonial #3

Hi Sheridan, I lost a fabulous cookbook which you had written( I think it was seasonal menus) in the black Saturday fires in Vic. What I really miss is your fruit compote recipe,I think it had star anise, am I able to have a copy of this recipe I think the book is long out of print. Interestingly, it was cookbooks that women missed most having lost everything, I guess they are the tools of...

Testimonial #2

Everyone at Thornleigh West Public School and the P&C want to thank you so much for supporting us and helping to raise the funds for WIFI and the energy saving timers for the air conditioners within the school. We all had a really great day and everyone enjoyed themselves a lot. The Spring Fair ended up attracting 3,500 people, 1,000 more than last year. The wonderful weather that day...

Testimonial #1

I am writing to thank you for your wonderful support of the Wenona Spring Fair, which was held at Wenona on Saturday 14th September. The day was an outstanding success with thousands of people enjoying a magnificent day...The people who witnessed your wonderful generosity were current parents of Wenona, past parents and future parents and their extended families, neighbours and staff. Your...

Testimonials

I am writing to thank you for your wonderful support of the Wenona Spring Fair, which was held at Wenona on Saturday 14th September. The day was an outstanding success with thousands of people enjoying a magnificent day...The people who witnessed your wonderful generosity were current parents of Wenona, past parents and future parents and their extended families, neighbours and staff.  Your...

Recipes

Cumquat Almond Cake

This marvellous Moorish/moreish cake, a version of the better known Orange Almond Cake, is so moist it can also be served as a pudding with thickened cream. I sometimes slather the top with melted dark "Lindt Orange Intense" chocolate for a...

Warrigal Falafels

Did you know that Warrigal Greens are Australia’s answer to English spinach and have been used as a spinach substitute since early European colonisation? At BTB Cafe, Kirribilli, chef Dan Backer uses them in various ways including in these falafels....

Journal

Yalawanyi Ganya Long Table Dinner

Chef Clayton Donovan is standing behind me, a white jug in one hand, a spoon in the other. He’s wearing a tweed beret and I glimpse a Dead Kennedys t-shirt under his black apron as he leans over and spreads a smoked oyster and nori...

Apples of Love for Valentine’s Day

A tiny village in Valencia, Spain, hosts a tomato festival, La Tomatina, each year at the height of summer.  Actually it sounds to me more like a tomato war than a celebration of the most popular fruit vegetable in the world. At...

September 2022 School Holiday Kids Cooking Classes

My kids’ cooking classes aim to teach children to prepare a wholesome, nutritious meal which they love to eat and can reproduce easily at home.I hold my classes in my home in a beautiful setting which spills out into...