Smoked Snoek or Trout pate

Smoked Snoek or Trout pate

Snoek pate is really a favourite of mine that I make whenever I am in the Cape. This is a really easy smoked fish pate recipe that works well with smoked trout or snoek. Don’t confuse smoked snoek with the dried and smoked version, you want a freshly smoked...
Sweetcorn Fritters

Sweetcorn Fritters

I am a big time fritter fan with pumpkin fritters being a favourite of mine but I have to tell you these sweetcorn fritters are just fantastic. I had them as a breakfast after being tired of eggs and bacon/french toast and smothered them in maple syrup but they are...
Chocolate layer cake

Chocolate layer cake

This chocolate cake uses hot milk and (I can’t tell you scientifically why it works out better, it just does, take it from me) in the recipe and just to add a little decadence to the cake I used both a chocolate icing on the outside and a meringue filling on the...
Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

If you have ever had Teriyaki chicken at a Japanese restaurant, this is as close as it gets and if you have not yet tried Teriyaki chicken, you want to try it, it is very simple and incredibly tasty. When you serve this up to your friends or family they are going to...
Buttermilk and bacon Cornbread

Buttermilk and bacon Cornbread

I reckon cornbread is about as South African as you can get but seldom see it anywhere. Just as an aside, when you next make pap for the braai, add a tin of sweetcorn about 20 minutes before you serve it, it’s really great. back to the cornbread. This cornbread...
Chocolate Tarts

Chocolate Tarts

I saw these little beauties being made on television and just had to give them a try them, they looked so simple and in reality were not far off so you can happily call this an easy chocolate tart recipe. It looks complicated but once you get started you will be...
Braai day Buffalo wings

Braai day Buffalo wings

It’s National Braai day on Saturday so get out your braai and head off to the supermarket for a whole bunch of chicken wings. These Buffalo wings are simply lip smacking delicious and will be on my braai tomorrow for sure. I may also make the Greek chicken...
Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore has got to be one of the best recipes when you are entertaining. It is a sophisticated and very tasty dish that is easy to make and never fails to please. It is one of those dishes that you need to keep as an easy backup recipe for anytime...
Seared Beef Carpaccio

Seared Beef Carpaccio

Carpaccio is a perfect hot weather starter and a few weeks ago I made it for a dinner party along with the Eton Mess as a dessert and it went down so well I will be doing it again and again. The main was a slow roasted pork belly done by a mate of mine who is...
Perfect baked potato and filling ideas

Perfect baked potato and filling ideas

The secret to a great baked potato is the heat of the oven. Baked or jacket potatoes as some prefer to call them are so under rated, they can be delicious, complete meals if you bake them properly and have a fabulous filling. To make the perfect jacket potato and by...