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The Free Range Cook by Annabel Langbein

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Notes about this book

  • rbarathan on August 05, 2011

    amazing recipe book - try the busy people's bread - I make this every other weekend now and it takes minutes to prepare and always has excellent results!

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Sticky buns

    • ithyt on October 28, 2015

      7.12 Scrummy morning tea treat.

  • Crusty flat bread

    • e_ballad on December 31, 2018

      Using the time specified, this was well-overcooked. I’d recommend checking at 15-20 mins, which is when the delicious smells started permeating the house.

  • Cheese and ham twists

    • e_ballad on December 29, 2018

      Absolutely fantastic! These will be great for school lunches & I’m guessing the “filling” could be easily varied for a change.

  • Busy people's bread

    • rbarathan on October 30, 2011

      Very easy to make - I half the recipe for one loaf

    • JoD on September 03, 2014

      Yummy bread - I put in a mix of seeds instead of all sunflower (I used sesame, linseeds & sunflower seeds

  • Bacon and egg pie

    • e_ballad on October 08, 2016

      Truly fantastic. This is a family go-to dish. Hate to think how many times this gets made!

  • Roasted beet and rocket salad

    • ithyt on October 28, 2015

      1.14 Pre-roasted beetroot in advance. Nice extra salad.

  • Egg and olive salad with aioli

    • JoD on November 16, 2014

      Delicious salad for a weekend lunch - we used cress & salad leaves in place of watercress.

  • Salsa verde

    • Tinytoad on September 22, 2014

      p60 Delicious! I'll be bookmarking this as a great sauce.

  • Grilled vegetables with salsa verde

  • Broad bean mash with mint and Parmesan

  • Harissa

    • ithyt on October 28, 2015

      6.14 Beautiful - great kick.

  • Baked lemon grass and chilli chicken

    • Eurydice on January 03, 2013

      Delicious, but breasts a bit tough at oven temp given. Next time will use thighs and/or lower temp.

  • Spicy chicken skewers

    • ithyt on January 25, 2016

      1.16 Can make marinade 5-6 days ahead of time which is handy.

  • Lamb racks with salsa verde

    • Tinytoad on September 22, 2014

      Recipe p165; Salsa Verde p60; Broad Bean mash p73.

  • Prawn and mint finger rolls

    • Hellyloves2cook on April 14, 2012

      Another excellent recipe- made this on many occasions and had many comments on how tasty and fresh they are! Serve with the Chilli Lime Dipping Sauce on same page.

  • Chilli lime dipping sauce

    • Hellyloves2cook on November 25, 2012

      Made in a matter of seconds and a great accompaniment to the spring rolls - the previous recipe.

  • Crème Anglaise

    • debrafoster on August 23, 2012

      I used half the sugar and barely let it boil

  • Pistachio and berry ice cream

    • ithyt on October 28, 2015

      5.12 Great base - I wasn't so keen on flavours. GDG liked.

  • The ultimate chocolate cake

    • FieryItalian on December 02, 2018

      This is now my default chocolate cake. Easy to make and delicious.

    • ithyt on October 28, 2015

      Go to Choc Cake.

    • e_ballad on February 27, 2016

      Brings a tear to my eye remembering how amazing this cake is. Off to bake it again!

    • aargle on April 17, 2013

      My go to chocolate cake for a crowd. Prefer the yoghurt in it. Can't taste the coffee

    • pants99 on September 13, 2012

      I loved that all the ingredients went in the same bowl at once with no creaming butter and sugar etc. Used yogurt not milk. I was a bit worried about adding the coffee because I don't like coffee, but couldn't taste it. It must have just added to the richness. Awesome result. I piped some of the ganache around the edge and it looked very professional. Highly recommended.

    • tui on July 05, 2015

      I baked it in a rectangular tin (34cm x 23 cm) which I got from Stevens. It worked perfectly and made 16 to 20 servings. A great dessert for a crowd. Really recommended.

  • Chocolate ganache

    • tui on June 29, 2013

      This recipe made enough ganache for two large cakes - which we had. But I would make only half as much for a single cake.

  • Berry syrup

    • Tinytoad on September 21, 2014

      p258 Used normal kitchen sieve to filter the raspberry seeds

  • Strawberry cloud cake

    • Tinytoad on September 21, 2014

      p260 Goes with Berry Syrup p258

  • Chocolate cherry tiramisu

    • aargle on November 16, 2013


  • Vanilla plum cake

    • Hellyloves2cook on November 25, 2012

      Made this to take to an event about a year ago and people just loved it.i have made it since too.

    • K.Nichols on April 24, 2012

      I did this recipe as muffins and they were fantastic!

  • Cosmopolitans

    • JanetteF on March 19, 2015

      Conversion for 32 serves: conversion to Mls ice cubes 64 ice cubes Vodka 6 cups 1.5L Triple sec 2 cups 500 ml Cranberry juice 12 cups 3L Mls of Lime juice 232 Mls 250ml orange rind 3 oranges

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Reviews about this book

  • Bibliocook

    If you’re a fan, you’ll love this new book and, if you’ve never come across Annabel Langbein before, you’re in for a big treat.

    Full review
  • Tinned Tomatoes

    ...cooking good simple food for her friends and family using locally sourced products and those foraged from her gardens and farm, taking advantage of seasonal produce at it's freshest and best.

    Full review

Reviews about Recipes in this Book

  • ISBN 10 8711112891
  • ISBN 13 9398711112893
  • Published Sep 10 2010
  • Format Dvd-rom
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher FremantleMedia Enterprises

Publishers Text

Against the breathtaking backdrop of the southern mountains of New Zealand, and surrounded by abundant fresh produce, artisan foods and world-class wines, Annabel reveals the pleasures of her free range cooking style. From the simplest of kitchens in her family's lakeside cabin retreat, Annabel shows how easy it is to bring good food into today's fast-paced world. Her fresh, free-spirited approach and the gorgeous natural location embraces the growing desire to live a simpler, less harried way of life.

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