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Crackling Pork Belly Roll with Bacon wrapped apples

Posted on November 30, 2017 by in pork

Crackling Pork Belly Roll

This Crackling Pork Belly Roll should be at the center of each and every Christmas Dinner table this year. It is that easy and that delicious! My Crackling Pork Belly Roll is already prepped and in my freezer, In fact I actually have a few ready for the silly season. By now, regular visitors to […]

Braaibroodjie Tutorial – South Africans should know this.

Posted on November 29, 2017 by in cheese

Braaibroodjie Tutorial

A Braaibroodjie Tutorial, say whaaaaat? Yes, Here is my top tips for making delicious braaibroodjies. ( For all non-South-Africans, it is a sandwich, traditionally made with cheese, tomato and onion and cooked on a grid on the open fire.) Maybe I am naive in thinking that people don’t know about braaibroodjies, I found  article about […]

Chicken Terrine – Delicious hot or cold!

Posted on November 27, 2017 by in Chicken

Chicken Terrine

This Chicken Terrine is so incredibly easy to make and you can make it in advance. All part of a plan to make your Christmas dinner fuss-free. The Chicken Terrine appeals to me, because it is made with ingredients I can easily source. It is affordable and I don’t have to be a cooking guru […]

Christmas Baked Alaska – Summer Celebrations

Posted on November 24, 2017 by in baked goods

Christmas Baked Alaska

My Christmas Baked Alaska is perfect for a South African Christmas. A Summer Christmas with sun and sea and open skies. The Christmas Baked Alaska also has a surprise element, because no one knows what is on the inside, until you cut it. Kind of like a Christmas gift….. just edible! The part I like […]

Snack Times become feasts with a little planning

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in baked goods, snacks

Snack Times

Snack times are my best times. Those informal get-togethers that end up being the best memories. Snack times can either be stressful and expensive or, with a little bit of clever shopping and cupboard stocking, most enjoyable. I thought it would be a good idea to give you a peep into my festive stock cupboard. […]

Creme Patissiere Tart with red currents and Pistachio Praline

Posted on December 12, 2016 by in baked goods

creme patissiere

Creme Patissiere, or in short  ‘crème pat‘, is a rich, creamy custard thickened with flour. It is used in donuts, eclairs and tarts, as I am going to do today. Making Creme Patissiere is one of those kitchen basics that you just have to master. Like knife skills, measure correctly or kneading. Yet, so many […]

Pulled Pork Sliders with Pineapple and Slaw

Posted on December 9, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Pulled Pork Sliders

Pulled Pork Sliders are 100% my kids favorite. Yesterday while shooting these images, they were literally hovering and drooling over my shoulder. Pulled pork sliders are also the best way to deal with leftover pork after your Christmas lunch this year. I have to say that I love Christmas leftover meals almost more than the […]

Festive Trifle like you have never seen before!

Posted on December 1, 2016 by in desserts

festive trifle

Festive trifle is layers of custard, jelly, boozy sponge cake and cream in a bowl, right? Wrong! My festive trifle this year is something completely different, yet similar in so many ways. A tapestry of trifle, I call it. Why mess with a heirloom recipe? Look, I love trifle, it’s  Christmas tradition not to be […]

Easy Ice Cream Dessert!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by in desserts

Ice Cream Dessert 1

Easy Ice Cream Dessert, heck yes! Who wants to spend their days cooking and making desserts when you could be spending time at the pool or on the beach. You want an Easy Ice Cream dessert, well this is it and it is a show stopper of color, texture and taste. The best part of […]

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 […]