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Chocolate profiteroles...

Matt could not stay away! I just had to repost this today, they are really easy and are brilliant as a dessert to impress visitors during the Xmas season. They do take a bit of time but is so worth it. These have got to be the ultimate weakness of almost anyone. Choux pastry is not difficult to make, it just seems like it’s not working while you are mixing and then suddenly comes together. It’s important to...

Best Banana bread recipe...

Since my trip to Australia 2 years ago where banana bread is part of Ausie culture and can be bought anywhere! I have tried many banana bread recipes and am happy to say that this recipe is the easiest and tastiest of the lot. I have been making it regularly, cutting thick slices and smearing thick layers of butter onto warm pieces 🙂 If it’s not directly from the oven, I pop it in the toaster to warm it up. This...

Christmas fruit cake...

Christmas fruit cake Christmas cakes that contain alcohol should be made about a month ahead of time to allow the flavor to mature. Incredibly, fruit cakes containing alcohol can be stored for around 9 months if in an airtight container. What you need 500g raisins 500g currants 500g mixed candied citrus peel 375g flour Pinch of salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon allspice 375g soft butter 375g treacle sugar 6 eggs 50ml...

Chicken and stout casserole...

This recipe is a perfect recipe if you are a fan of one pot cooking. It is really delicious, has a fantastic gravy and never fails to please. You can substitute the stout for regular beer or chicken stock but believe me, the stout gives it a really great flavour. For my foreign readers, a stout beer is very similar to Guinness. Serve it with some creamed spinach or any greens. Green beans in a bit of garlic with bacon...

Cherry pie recipe (tinned cherries)...

As a child I remember having the most delicious Sarah Lee cherry pies (not sure if you can still get them in SA) as a treat and as I have moved recently was keen to try out the new oven and decided to give a cherry pie recipe a try for some friends. Everyone really enjoyed it and I can seriously recommend you try it. The recipe calls for ready made pastry so no messy stuff involved. It’s a pretty simple recipe and...

Weekend Vegetable Lasagna...

Slow baked vegetable lasagna This is a real tasty vegetarian dish or another one of those recipes when you feel you need some vegetables in your diet and is made on top of the stove. (for 4) It takes 4-5 hours to cook so is great for a weekend lunch. Adapted from Italian home recipes What you need 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta or cottage cheese 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 1...

Butterfly lamb...

This is a great lamb recipe that can be done on the braai or in the oven and is a really nice change from the usual garlic and herb flavored lamb. Do it for your next braai, you won’t regret it and serve it with the potato bake. This is enough for 4-6 people. If you do it on the braai you will want to squeeze a lemon or two over the lamb while cooking  but it is really important lo let it rest after removing from...

Month end meals...

At this time of the month many are a little tight and I have had a lot of requests for tasty economical meals, so here are a few great ideas for meals that taste great and cost very little. In my view rice is a very under rated product that can be easily fancied up and for a tasty, healthy meal. I found a really inexpensive brown rice at PicknPay the other day which you will love. It’s called Spekko brown rice....

Fathers day Lunch...

Fathers day Dads seldom need more than to be shown that you appreciate them and what better way than to spend a little time preparing a few of his favorite meals. Spoil the Dads this weekend with a hearty lunch and a dessert that will have him singing your praises and looking forward to next year. Here are a few ideas that are really simple but will show him that you have put in the effort to make something special. Always...

Easy banana bread...

Banana bread Last night it was cold and windy and had this ghalashing for banana bread, hot and steamy straight out of the oven and turned to a quick and trusty banana bread recipe I’ve had for years and never fails. (It was late so excuse the pic) I have done almost everything with banana bread, including making a bread and butter pudding with it. What you need 2 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon...

Warm banana chocolate dessert...

There seems to be a glut of bananas on the market at the moment. PicknPay were all but giving them away last week and here is a really delicious warm dessert for those bananas that are getting over ripe. Also remember that if you peel and slice bananas you can freeze them and then pop them frozen into a blender for an ice cream type treat. What you need 120ml soft butter (100 grams) 175ml white sugar 175ml brown sugar 1...