Christmas recipes

Christmas recipes

I have had so many requests for Christmas recipes again this year that I thought I would re-post the whole lot in one entry. Some of my best memories are around the table at Christmas time with the table groaning under all the delicious things to eat. It is so worth...

Cheesecake with a chocolate crust

Cheesecake with a chocolate crust

Baked cheesecakes have been irresistible to me since I first had a slice in New York 24 years ago and this recipe, which has a chocolate biscuit base and creamy texture that includes condensed milk is just what the doctor ordered when you need a distraction. What you...

Summer time chicken salad

Summer time chicken salad

This is a great little salad that will have your family and friends going back again and again. It’s been so hot lately, I thought I’d do a salad with some fruit and to follow on, a few of those yummy truffles on some ice cream. (Valentines day is just around the corner as well) It’s really foolproof and fantastically fresh and delicious.

Sticky Pork Ribs

Sticky Pork Ribs

Ribs are an absolute favourite of mine. To me nothing compares to ribs that have great flavour and tender enough to fall off the bone when you bite down. These ribs have all the elements that make a great rib. It is sticky, chewy, sweet and sour with a hint of the...

Ginger beer braised pork belly with crunchy crackling

Ginger beer braised pork belly with crunchy crackling

I don’t often cook Pork but this recipe is so easy and so tasty I made it twice last week to feed the masses. If you need something that doesn’t use a lot of pots and have no time to spend in the kitchen then this is the one for you. The whole preparation takes less...

Chicken Leek and Ham pie

Chicken Leek and Ham pie

I made these pies along with the Greek Lamb shanks and Lemon Flans for a dinner party of 23 people the other night and it went down a real treat. You can prepare the filling the night before and then just cover with the pastry and pop it in the oven half an hour...

Black Cherry Tiramisu

Black Cherry Tiramisu

This is a non alcoholic Tiramisu that worked so well the friends and family were groaning at the table, taking "just one more little piece". It really is very simple and the only thing you need to be a little careful with is not turning the egg yolks into scrambled...

Brinjal Curry

Brinjal Curry

This one is really fantastic if you have vegetarian friends that your meat eating mates will also love. It is very tasty, does not take much effort apart from making sure you give it a stir every now and then so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pot. Next...

Lovers Shortbread

Lovers Shortbread

This has got to be the simplest shortbread recipe I have ever had the pleasure of making. It takes all of 10 minutes to prepare and another 30 minutes until you can eat your heart out, they taste fantastic and freeze extremely well, what more could you ask for?  I am...

Smoked Trout pate

Smoked Trout pate

Any trip to Dullstroom has got to include trout and along with the corn bread muffins there will always be some smoked trout pate and this recipe is also from the book "savour" which I changed slightly. It is rediculously simple and Oh so very tasty. We smoke our own...