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  • 500g Spaghetti
  • 250g Haloumi cheese – torn into small pieces

Red Pesto*

    • 1/2 cup (115g) semi-sundried tomatoes – chopped roughly
    • 1/2 cup (150g) roasted capsicum – chopped roughly
    • 2 garlic cloves – minced
    • 2/3 cup cashew nuts
    • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • Sea salt and cracked pepper
    • 80g baby rocket leaves
    • Handful fresh basil leaves – shredded

* requires a food processor

  1. Preheat – oven to 220C (200C fan)
  2. Cook pasta – Bring saucepan of salted water to the boil. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions. Drain and reserve 3/4 cup pasta water. Return spaghetti to saucepan and turn off heat.
  3. Bake Haloumi – Meanwhile place torn haloumi on baking tray and cook in oven for 8 to 10 mins, until nicely golden.
  4. Make Pesto – While hamoumi is baking, place sundried tomatoes, roasted capsicum, garlic, cashews and parmesan in food processor and chop finely. With motor running, slowly drizzle olive oil down sprout and emulsify pesto. Season with with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve – Stir pesto, reserved pasta water, rocket and golden haloumi through speghetti. Place into serving bowls and top with a sprinkling of shredded basil and parmesan.

Hello peeps,

Been very very very slack! But also been needing to fit into our new work uniforms so i have laid off the baking for a while.

I am going to expand my blogging to not only to baking delights but cooking in general i really want to share with you a marinade my better half found that is delish!

But first up…

Mothers has just past so i wish to share with you my Strawberries and Cream pancake recipe!

See Pancake Recipes for this.

Well first up, me and my better half Ash have pancake Saturdays…. have been trying out new toppings every week so far we have had…

  • vanilla ice-cream w/ maple syrup
  • wildberry ice-cream w/ maple syrup
  • Bananas w/ maple syrup
  • lemon and sugar.

I am trying out different pancake recipes to find the best one, I think I have nearly mastered it! 🙂 Stay tuned.

I will also be baking another delish item, TBC Ash gets to choose this week!

Welcome to Tamicakes!

Over the coming posts I will be uploading my baking adventures from some of my favourite cookbooks. I hope to upload and bake something each week but as I still want a social life this might not always happen.

That’s all for now…I am off baking 🙂

Tami xx


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  • tamicakes: I cant find any decent bananas :(
  • Peta: you can afford bananas? HR are obviously paying you too much!
  • Chelsea: Holy crapola they were magnificent!!