• welsh cakes
23 Apr, 2016

Welsh cakes

By |April 23rd, 2016|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Although readily available in UK supermarkets, I had forgotten how good Welsh cakes taste.  Recently I found a traditional recipe, given to my grandmother from her Welsh neighbour 10 - 15 years ago. Everytime we visited, Ivy would come around with an ice-cream tub full of them.  I can still remember that smell. I have [...]

  • smoky prawn and tomato casserole
19 Feb, 2016

Smoky prawn and tomato casserole

By |February 19th, 2016|Dairy-free, Fish course, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Low GI, Main Courses, Recipes, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

For such a simple and healthy dish, this meal really does pack a punch.  It is tangy, rich and smoky and with the prawns, it is rich in protein, but low in carbs and calories.  Perfect evening meal, accompanied with a large glass of sauv blanc and some crusty bread (I cannot be held accountable [...]

  • sesame seed topped white bread rolls on a rack
17 Feb, 2016

Quick n easy bread rolls

By |February 17th, 2016|Bread, Recipes|0 Comments

What could be more satisfying that producing your own dough and baking a loaf or batch of bread rolls.  The smell that fills the house is tempting enough.  There really isn't that much to bread making and if you've never tried, this simple six step recipe will have you well on your way.  I have [...]

15 Feb, 2016

Health rusks

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Health rusks - These are like muesli bars and slightly crumblier than buttermilk rusks. You can always swap ingredients for an even healthier version...i.e. replace the butter and sugar for oil and natural sugar alternatives. - sugar, butter (melted), bran flakes (crushed), self raising flour, baking powder, salt, sultanas (or raisins), milk (at room temperature), [...]

  • buttermilk rusks (Karringmelkbeskuit) ouma rusks
15 Feb, 2016

Buttermilk rusks (karringmelk beskuit)

By |February 15th, 2016|Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Buttermilk rusks, karringmelk beskuit in Afrikaans are probably the most popular choice and most traditional flavour when it comes down to a rusk.  A true staple in most South African's diet, or at least they are to the expats I know.  These are hard 'double-baked' biscuits and make the perfect dunkers/dippers in tea and coffee.  [...]

  • citrus jelly vanilla panacotta
7 Jan, 2016

Vanilla panna cotta with citrus fruit

By |January 7th, 2016|Desserts, Gluten-free, Recipes, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Vanilla panna cotta with citrus fruit - A light panna cotta - the basil infused citrus fruit and jelly layer adds a fresh dimension to this dessert. - citrus jelly: citrus fruit juice (orange, grapefruit and lemon (to taste)), sugar, gelatin (1 sheet), vanilla panna cotta: gelatin (4 sheets), milk, whipping cream, sugar, vanilla beans, [...]

  • madeleines french patisserie
19 Oct, 2015

Madeleines

By |October 19th, 2015|Recipes, Sweet treats, Vegetarian|0 Comments

I have loved these for years, but never been brave enough to try these difficult treats.  I have heard many have had limited success when it comes to Madeleines.  Then I came across this recipe my Julia Childs, who has perfected the technique.  Armed with a madeleine baking pan (to give you bake the traditional [...]

  • white bread dough
24 May, 2015

Perfect bread dough

By |May 24th, 2015|Bread, Recipes|0 Comments

Perfect bread dough - A perfect dough recipe every time. Time is needed if you are hand baking, but you can use these ingredients as a basic bread recipe in a bread machine. - strong white bread flour, dried yeast, sugar, salt, water, Keep the dry and wet ingredients separate until you are ready to [...]

  • cornbread
28 Mar, 2015

Cornbread

By |March 28th, 2015|Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

Cornbread - Modern American cornbread is found throughout America in the form of wedges, muffins etc. Base ingredient of maize or corn meal, they used to be called ashe or hoe cakes and were taken on long journeys. - yellow corn meal, plain flour, buttermilk (or half and half), melted butter, egg, sugar, baking powder, [...]

  • slices of bread
27 Dec, 2014

The perfect breadmaker brown loaf

By |December 27th, 2014|Breakfast, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian|0 Comments

The perfect breadmaker brown loaf - There are many bread recipes out there, but not all translates easily into a loaf for the breadmaker. This is fault-free recipe for a healthy 60% wholemeal brown loaf. - wholemeal flour, strong white flour, President butter (or 1 tbsp olive oil), organic yeast (active or dry yeast can [...]