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Rose and Pistachio Eclairs

Posted on May 26, 2020 by in baked goods

Rose and Pistachio Eclairs

My Rose and Pistachio Eclairs was not only so pretty, they tasted damn good too. The crispy choux pastry, subtle hints of rose water in the cream filling and the toasted pistachio to top it all, were just delicious. I made the Rose and Pistachio Eclairs over the weekend, but was not happy with the […]

Shortcrust Pastry the right way!

Posted on May 6, 2015 by in baked goods

Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry is one of the easier pastries to master, yet it is important to follow a few simple, but crucial steps. Yesterday, I had the privilege to learn from a professional. Theresa De Vries clearly know her way in the kitchen. Not only with handling meat, but also pastries and the nuggets of pastry […]

Easy Lamb shanks – it is even better with a pastry crust!

Posted on May 21, 2014 by in lamb, rsg

easy lamb shanks

Easy Lamb shanks on creamy mashed potatoes or even buttery samp is very hard to beat as typical winter food! Easy Lamb shanks, yes, but it has become quite a pricey cut of meat, so I make it for special occasions and then we splash out and enjoy the luxury! I love cooking lamb shanks, […]

Pastry made Easy for RSG

Posted on May 1, 2013 by in beef, rsg


Pastry is a problem for so many cooks and again this weekend at the SA Cheese Festival, I was asked so many times, what the secret to good pastry is! My answer is simple: Know the basic stuff and you are halfway there. Pastry making does not have to be that difficult. As with so […]