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Dunkin’ Chicken Burgers – The best crumbed burger ever!

Posted on October 28, 2016 by in Chicken

dunkin' chicken burger

Dunkin’ Chicken burgers……. what the heck next? The idea of dunkin’ chicken burgers came to me during a four hour trip back from Prince Albert where I presented a cooking class in August this year. Our last class for the weekend was a Sunday Brunch class, but you know how it is when you’re doing […]

Braised Oxtail with Pears, Garlic and a whole lot of love!

Posted on June 15, 2016 by in beef

Braised oxtail is one of those quintessential winter recipes that you have to make at least once every winter. Braised oxtail, like Waterblommetjie Stew or Curry Beans or Bean Soup with Marrow Bones, is most definitely part of my food heritage. Growing up in Ceres, where the mountain tops are cover in snow most winters, […]

Pasteis de Nata – without a doubt my favorite confectionery!

Posted on June 3, 2016 by in baked goods

Pasteis de Nata

Pasteis de Nata, a Portuguese egg tart pastry or in short a Portuguese milk tart. They are just big enough to stuff the whole thing in your mouth….. one shot. Pasteis de Nata, is without a doubt my favorite confectionery. My guilty pleasure whenever I have to go to Green Point for something, is to […]

Pasta Puttanesca is possibly the quickest tastiest pasta dish you will ever make.

Posted on April 18, 2016 by in pasta, vegetarian

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca literally translated as “spaghetti in the style of a prostitute” is most probably the quickest pasta you will ever make. (Well, maybe my Pesto Pasta is quicker) It is a tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish, dated back to the mid-20th century. I am not sure how this recipe is linked to prostitution, […]

Panna Cotta with fresh Summer Berries

Posted on February 3, 2016 by in Uncategorized

panna cotta

Panna Cotta is my new go-to dessert. Firstly because I can literally bribe my son to do any chores around the house if Panna Cotta is waiting in the fridge for him. Panna Cotta also is a totally stress free dessert when entertaining. Stress free? Nope, I am not kidding, I know you all think […]

Beef Koftas with Homemade Pitas and Tzatziki

Posted on February 1, 2016 by in beef

beef koftas

Beef koftas, most definitely is the street one food I cannot resist. The intoxication aromas of the meat grilling and then topping it with cool, tangy tzatziki. Beef koftas made with love and hints of ground coriander, cumin, paprika, allspice and season with salt and pepper. Oh my word, you can whisk your family off […]

Beignets with White Chocolate and Raspberry Jam

Posted on January 22, 2016 by in baked goods

Beignets

Beignets are French deep-fried choux pastry. Beignet is the French term for deep fried choux pastry, but it can also be made with other dough, such as dough made with yeast. Beignets in other words, are like dougnuts or fritters or as we know it in Afrikaans “vetkoek”. Why then the fancy name? It is […]

Raspberry Jam Squares

Posted on January 15, 2016 by in baked goods

Raspberry Jam Squares

Raspberry Jam Squares are just the best thing for a sweet treat in lunchboxes. Not to speak of a treat for mum with a cup of team mid morning. Raspberry Jam Squares are so simple to make and the recipe fills a whole cake tin, which in my house will last a few days, unless […]

Christmas Chicken with Cherry Sauce

Posted on November 30, 2015 by in Chicken

Christmas Chicken

Christmas Chicken – What makes it so Christmassy? Well, Christmas is about presents and opening parcels…….. Christmas Chicken is like that present under the tree. As you cut through the chicken roll, you fist hit the crispy pancetta, then the soft white chicken meat, then a layer of spinach and in the middle you get […]

Ultimate BLT with Bacon Mayo

Posted on October 29, 2015 by in pork

Ultimate BLT

Ultimate BLT with bacon Mayo! How dare I make such an assumption. What makes my version of this classic sandwich so “ultimate”? My Ultimate BLT is made with wood smoked hand-cut bacon, the bacon is glazed with syrup and if that is not enough, the Bacon Mayo gives this sandwich the “Ultimate” stamp of approval. […]