google-site-verification: google3581c80fc060195e.html

recipes

Chicken Palak recipe

Indian Butter Chicken and Chicken Palak are my favourite curries. This recipe is a winner Chicken Palak (serves 4) INGREDIENTS 500 grams chicken thigh fillets salt and pepper 250 grams washed spinach leaves 2 Tbs melted butter 3 cloves 6 – 8 black peppercorns 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 onion peeled and chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled ... Read More »

Bread maker cinnamon, raisin and cranberry bread

Today adapted this recipe to make cinnamon, raisin and cranberry bread in the bread maker / bread machine.  This will be a regular around here in future.  I suspect that it would also be pretty darn good in a bread and butter pudding. Ingredients 1 Cup water 2 Tbs (30 ml) sunflower oil 3 cups bread flour 3 tablespoons sugar ... Read More »

Mother and daughter fun at the Angela Day kitchen

UPDATE Jan 2017- Sadly the Angela Day business is no more.  I’m devastated that the web page with recipes has also been shut down, there were so many that I wanted to try. Since baking Christmas Mince Pies using the online Angela Day recipe, I have wanted to visit the Angela Day Kitchen.  The ground almond topping, elevates those to ... Read More »

CRUMPET RECIPE

Sometimes the classic old recipes really are the best, I’ve had this one since my teens. What we in South Africa know as crumpets go by a crazy number of names, griddle scones, flapjacks, pancakes and more. It gets very confusing, what we call crunchies the Americans call flapjacks, and so on. Anyway here is my very simple but yummy ... Read More »

Secret centre Cranberry Cupcakes, delicious and healthy

** LUCKY DUNCAN WON THE OCEAN SPRAY CRANBERRY HAMPER** Cranberries are jewel pretty and packed with goodness.  These super fruits contain vitamin C and powerful antioxidants.  I always knew that they are excellent in dealing with UTI’s (I’ve tried and tested this successfully) but research is now showing that they can also play a role in cardiovascular health.  When Ocean ... Read More »

Rice Crispie & Marshmallow hearts, a great kids Valentines treat

  I suffer from handuppalitis and seem to always find myself volunteering for everything, be it standing on a bridge with a “Hoot against e-tolls” banner, or cooking lunches at the pre-school when the cook was off work.  The most crazy was working as a volunteer in office admin at Fjord’s previous pre-school for a full year.  I’m getting better ... Read More »

Perfect Cherry Pie

After watching Twin Peaks, I set out to find the perfect Cherry Pie recipe.  This is simple and easy yet absolutely amazing.  I only make this about once a year as cherries are expensive but it is one of my favourites.   This time we bought cherries at a very good price from Veldskoen padstal in the Cape, Hex River. ... Read More »

Apple Crumble – simple and yummy

Sometimes the good old-fashioned recipes are the best.  Apple crumble is my son Fjord’s favourite PASTRY 120 g butter 125 ml sugar 1 egg 2 ml vanilla essence 2 cups (500 ml) flour 10 ml baking powder pinch salt FILLING 1 large tin pie apples 60 ml raisins or sultanas (optional) 50 ml brown sugar cinnamon for dusting INSTRUCTIONS Heat ... Read More »

Mocha Muffins

These Chocolate Muffins with a Mocha sauce make a delicious pudding or tea time treat.  The recipe is adapted from one in Quick & Tasty Chocolate – South Africa INGREDIENTS 55 g butter 55 g dark chocolate 2 eggs 75g icing sugar 75 g self-raising flour 25 g cocoa powder FOR MOCHA SAUCE 145 g dark chocolate – broken into ... Read More »

Sula’s take on an iced latte

I LOVE coffee, but with summer here hot coffee is a little less appealing.  I wanted to make an iced latte but did not like the idea of diluting the coffee with ice blocks to make a conventional iced latte, after much searching on the web I still could not find something which fitted the bill.  This is a sort ... Read More »