How to make Dominic’s Spicy Fijian Chocolate Cornflake Biscuits

These are the best cookies ever! A family favourite – and a big hit at school for bring and buy!

  1. 3 cups plain flour
  2. 1 and a half cups raw sugar
  3. 1 packet corn chevda (or 1 and a half cups corn flakes, plus half cup peanuts or nuts of choice, and a dash of Chinese five spice, or cinnamon)
  4. 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  5. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  6. 2 tablespoons milo, vico or ovaltine (or chocolate milk drink powder)
  7. Mix all with your hands until it comes together as a dough.  Roll into balls, place on greased tray, flatten with a fork.
  8. Bake at 200 degrees C for about 10 minutes or until they turn nutty brown
  9. Remove from tray with a spatula while still hot, and place on newspaper to cool
  10. Store in airtight container (will last for about a week out of the fridge, or for a very long time if you store the container in the fridge or freezer)
  11. Makes about 60 cookies.

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Kaitlyn’s Fijian Dahl Soup

Fijian Dahl Soup is a staple for all of us here.  So cheap and tasty, and full of protein.

Method and ingredients:

  1. Choose a heavy based pot if you can, as then the dahl soup won’t stick during the cooking time
  2. Put 1 tablespoon cooking oil on medium heat
  3. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoon tumeric powder (or haldi as it is called in Fiji), half clove garlic, and ginger if you like and stir until combined over the heat. I also like to add pepper.
  4. Add 1 cup dahl peas (yellow split peas) and stir over heat until dahl peas are covered with the oil and spices. When you do this, you don’t have to soak the peas overnight, they will soften quickly
  5. Add 4 cups water and stir until combined.  Put on lid and cook for about half an hour.
  6. Add another cup of water, cook half an hour
  7. Add another cup of water, plus diced carrot, or potato as desired.  Cook another half hour or until the peas are as soft as you like them.
  8. Serve with chopped cilentro (corriander/dahnia) and chilli to taste

Remainder can be stored in the fridge.  When reheating, good idea to add another half cup of water.