Q&A with Glenys Woollard - Food

By Glenys Woollard

Could you suggest a meatloaf recipe for serving hot or cold?

Mix together 500g minced beef, 250g pork sausage meat, 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion, 1 peeled and grated carrot, 1 peeled and grated cooking apple, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs, 1 teaspoon each of curry powder, soy sauce, tomato sauce and sweet chilli sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup rolled oats and 1/4 cup sultanas.

Turn into a greased loaf tin and bake at 190C for an hour.

Stand 7 minutes before turning out.


Can I substitute oil for butter in biscuit recipes?

Sometimes. When substituting oil for butter in baking, a general rule is to use 1/4 cup oil instead of 50g butter, or one eighth less oil than butter.

Use a low-flavoured oil, adding a pinch of salt to make up for the salt in butter.

Biscuits made with oil tend to spread out more, so allow plenty of room on the baking tray.

Some biscuits, such as shortbread, rely on butter for their flavour, so using oil would be unsuitable.

- Hamilton News

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