Recipes With 3 Or Fewer Ingredients

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Easy Recipes

Have you ever looked in a cupboard and saw some stray ingredients that are either rarely used, or of such a small quantity that you are left wondering, “what could I possibly make out of these?” Before diving for that phone or computer to order on your favorite food delivery app, have a look through the following list for ideas on how to use up those odds and ends that are lurking in your kitchen cupboards.

10. Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake

Serves 4

1 kg mixed fruit

2 cups fruit juice

2 cups self-rising flour

Preheat oven to 125C. Soak fruit in juice for 2 hours. Stir flour into soaked fruit and mix well. Put into large lined baking tin. Bake for 2 hours in the bottom of your oven on 130C. Remove and leave to cool. Put into container or wrap in foil. Keep for 2-3 days before cutting.

9. Easy Pineapple Cake

2 cups self-rising flour

1 cup sugar

450g can crushed pineapple

Sift flour into a mixing bowl and combine with sugar. Add pineapple and mix well. Pour into a greased cake tin and bake at 180C for 40 minutes.

(For best results bake in a ring cake tin.)

8. Scones


Makes 12

4 cups self-rising flour

300ml cream

1 can lemonade

Sift self-rising flour into a bowl, make a well and pour in cream and lemonade. Mix to make a firm dough, roll out, cut with a scone cutter and bake in a hot oven until golden brown.

7. Mango, Avocado and Bacon Salad

Serves 4

2 large mangoes

2 avocadoes

8 rashers of cooked, crispy bacon

Cube Mangoes and avocados, cut bacon in largish chunks and mix together in a small bowl.

6. Potato Bake

Baked Potato

Serves 6

6 potatoes

300ml tub of cream

1 pkt French Onion Soup mix

Slice potatoes into 1cm thick slices, place into a baking dish. Combine cream and soup mix, pour over potatoes and bake in oven at 180C for 30 minutes.

5. Sweet and Spicy Chicken

Serves 2

6 chicken legs

½ cup of orange marmalade

1-2 tsp chili powder

Preheat oven to 180C. Combine marmalade and chili powder in a plastic bag, add chicken legs and shake until evenly coated. Place chicken on foil on a baking tray and spoon any remaining marmalade/chili powder. Bake for 30 minutes or until done.

4. Baked Fish

Baked Fish

Serves 2

2 fresh white fish fillets

1 tsp butter

1 lemon

Coat fish with melted butter and then season with salt and pepper. Cut lemon and put slices on fish. Wrap fish in foil and cook in oven for 20 minutes at 180C.

3. Moroccan Salmon

Serves 2

2 Salmon Steaks

Macadamia nut oil spray

Moroccan seasoning

Place Salmon on foil on a baking tray. Spray with cooking oil and coat thoroughly with Moroccan Seasoning. Bake at 160C for 15 minutes.

2. Apple Turnovers

Serves 8

2 sheets of puff pastry

1 tin pie apple with cinnamon

2 tbs milk

Cut the pastry in quarters. Fill one side of the quarter with pie apple, and then fold into turnovers. Glaze with milk for a golden finish and bake in a hot oven for 10 minutes.

1. Mini Muffins

Mini Muffins

Makes 12

1 cup self-rising flour sifted

1 cup thickened cream, not whipped

3 tbs raw sugar

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into mini muffin tray. Bake for 10 minutes at 180C.