Pantry Staple Recipes Shared By Our Chef + Cook Friends

Self-isolation means we’re spending more time in the kitchen.

So we’re reaching out to some of our chef and cook friends to give us some daily inspiration. Each week we will be sharing recipes you can easily cook at home, with not many ingredients and with a focus on simple pantry staples. Expect great names in the game: Nigella Lawson, Donna Hay, Claire Ptak of Violet Bakery, Julia Busuttil Nishimura of Ostro and Paul West of River Cottage.

From sweet treats to nourishing sheet pan dinners and hearty classic staples, we’re also going to share clever recipes to preserve all those perishables in your garden and still available in stores. Keep an eye out for – we’re uploading these weekly!


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Julia Busuttil Nishimura

‘Borlotti Bean Soup With Maltagliati’

Claire Ptak

Bakewell Tart Fingers

PANTRY STAPLE SERIES: Julia Busuttil Nishimura

Borlotti Bean Soup With Maltagliati Recipe By Julia Busuttil Nishimura SERVES 4 6 Maltagliati, literally meaning ‘poorly cut’, are made from the offcuts of pasta dough left after preparing more precise shapes, such as tagliatelle or lasagne. I’ve included a recipe for a small quantity of pasta dough, in case you don’t have any pasta scraps hanging around, or you can simply throw in 120 g of dried pasta, which will require a little longer…

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PANTRY STAPLE SERIES: Claire Ptak from Violet Cakes Bakery

Bakewell Tart Fingers Recipe By Claire Ptak This nostalgic bar is often in the cake case at Violet Cakes Bakery and is a firm favourite amongst customers. While we tend to use raspberry jam, you could certainly use a mixture of raspberry and strawberry, or something entirely alternative like apricot – finally an excuse to use it all up. The same applies for the nuts, if you don’t have ground almonds to hand in your…

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Gifts for the Minimalist

[soliloquy id=”0″] Refined, considered pieces with an emphasis on function, composition and colour. The Minimalist loves objects that work equally well on the table or as a standalone still life. Click on the images below and start shopping.

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Gifts for the Entertainer

[soliloquy id=”0″] Platters, XL bowls and serving pieces for that special drinks event. Oven to table cookware, salad bowls and platters for spontaneous dinner parties. For this person, any occasion is a great excuse to bring the gang together. Click images below to start shopping.

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Gifts for the Playful

[soliloquy id=”0″] Mix and match, single or stacked, this person loves collections of mismatched colors, shapes and has a tonne of personality. With Mud, you can truly customize a gift for any individual. Click on the images below and start shopping.

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Best roast turkey with fennel, orange and pork mince stuffing

Recipe by Michael Van Stom, Feather & Bone Providores Ingredients 1 whole turkey 3 tbsp olive oil 16 slices of pancetta (optional, to stop breasts drying out) For the stuffing 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp fennel seeds 400g fennel sausages skinned 320g coarse breadcrumbs 1/2 orange, freshly grated rind only 1 tbsp each of finely chopped fresh thyme and sage 1/2 cup of pine nuts…

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Funkis Köket Green Juice

Cafe Köket (kitchen in Swedish) is tucked away in the gorgeous backyard of our friend’s Funkis store in Paddington. Inspired by Scandinavian cuisine the café offers a range of flavours appropriated to modern times and the best local seasonal produce. Everything they do is thoughtful, healthy and delicious.   Recipe 1 lemon 1 piece fresh ginger 1/2 cucumber bunch mint bunch parsley handful spinach 1 apple Juice all ingredients. Pour into Mud Wine Cup. This…

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The Marrickville Negroni

Located just up the road from our studio, Pizza Madre make wild fermented sourdough pizza using all Australian, sustainably grown wheat. The produce focused seasonal menu changes monthly and the drinks list is made up of exclusively Australian, small producer wines, beers and spirits.   Recipe 30ml Poor Toms Gin 30ml Imbroglio 30ml Sparrow & Vine Vermouth Twist of orange peel Chill Mud Wine Cup. Add ice and ingredients (except orange) to mixing jug. Stir.…

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A Cup of Wine

Head to Darlinghurst, then climb the neon stairwell and you end up at Don Peppino’s, a good times Italian restaurant serving up a considered drinks list and delicious seasonal neo-nonna cooking. Bring a few friends so you don’t miss out on any of the small but considered menu. We have big love for this place.   Recipe Open wine. Pour into Mud Wine Cup. This recipe card highlights our new Wine Cup — available in…

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