Combine the corn flour, cocoa powder and sugar into a bowl. Add about 40mls of the milk to the bowl and mix until you have a smooth paste. Heat the rest of the milk in a saucepan until it's about to boil. Remove from the heat and add to your paste mixture, stirring until well incorporated. Put your mixture back on the heat and continue to cook on a medium heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture is thick and glossy. Add a garnish to complete the top. (coconut, chocolate chips, etc) Enjoy
Preheat the oven to 150ºC. Place the rice and sugar in a 4-6 cup ovenproof dish. Add the milk and vanilla and mix well. Add the knob of butter. Sprinkle a little nutmeg on top of the pudding and bake uncovered for about 2 hours, stirring several times during cooking. A golden brown skin will form on top as the pudding cooks. Stir this into the pudding every now and then, or remove it, depending on your taste. When the rice is soft and the liquid is creamy, remove from the oven. Leave to stand for 15-30 minutes while it cools and thickens further.
Tip: Set the oven timer at intervals to remind you to stir during cooking.
Mango & banana smoothies getting your ratios right
Start your smoothie with two mugs full of fresh raw milk, next add about three quarters of a mug of your chosen fruit. Banana is a great base flavour for any smoothie, and will give you a lovely creamy texture. Other fruits that work well are berries, mango, peaches, plums, nectarines, grated apple or pear, and melon. You may have to add more fruit or liquid, depending on the type of fruit you choose. Play around until you have a texture you like. Add a squeeze of honey or maple syrup if your smoothie needs it and finally add a few ice cubes to the blender for a thick and frosty smoothie.
Once you've mastered the basics, try adding different flavours to your basic recipe. Add a spoonful of cocoa powder, cinnamon, grated nutmeg or vanilla essence before blending, or give your smoothie some texture with a sprinkle of flaxseeds, toasted chopped nuts or whole oats. Not only will it taste great but it will keep you fuller for longer too.