Ceasar Salad


Summer is round the corner so fetch your dressing shaker and enjoy a hearty classic salad Dressing: 1 garlic clove salt 3 anchovy fillets 2 egg yolks 1 tspn mustard 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 tbsp grated parmesan ground pepper Croutons 1 1/2 cup white bread torn…

Herbed Roast Chicken


Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (about 6kgs) 2 tbsp salt 1 1/2 tsp black pepper 6 tbsp butter, soft 1 tbsp lemon rind 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 1 tbsp chopped sage 1 tbsp chopped thyme 1 onion quartered 1 lemon quartered 1 orange quartered Method Rub the chicken with salt and pepper. Mix all the herbs…

Whipped Potatoes with Horseradish Sauce


Ideal side dish with roasted meats Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 1 kg mashed potatoes 4 tbsp cream cheese 2 tbsp horseradish sauce 1/2 cup milk salt and pepper 1 spring onion, chopped Method In a bowl whip the mashed potatoes with butter. Add milk and continue whipping till fluffy. Stir in cream cheese, horseradish, spring…

Cardamom Cookies


Ingredients 2 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 tsp cardamom 1 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup sugar 1 tbsp lemon or orange rind 1 egg Method Beat the butter till light and fluffy. Add sugar then vanilla then egg. Beat in three batches of flour till well incorporated and…

Balls of Fire


simple but rich in taste and flavour Ingredients 2 boiled and mashed potatoes 1/2 cup cheddar cheese cubes 2 chopped green chilies Salt to taste 1 tsp bizar, curry powder or your favorite mixed spices 1/2 cup boiled noodles 1 egg for egg wash Mix all the ingredients together with the exception of last two….

Tangy Guacomale


Ingredients 2 green tomatoes coarsely chopped 1/2 bunch coriander 2 small garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup coarsely chopped white onion 2 fresh chillies chopped 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 small ripe avocado, halved and pitted Place all ingredients in a food blender to make a smooth paste….

Potato pizza


Ingredients 1kg boiled potatoes, mashed 500g chopped tomatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 300g mozzarella cheese, shredded 8 anchovy fillets 1 tsp oregano Grease a pizza pan with 2 tbs olive oil and spread the mashed potatoes (to resemble a pizza dough base). Sprinkle mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, anchovies and oregano on top. Drizzle the rest of…

Caramel Brownies


Ingredients 1 recipe My Famous Brownies (omit the nuts) 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt 1/4 cup ready caramel sauce 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee Directions Follow the directions for my famous brownies. Add the baking powder and salt to the flour. Add the coffee to the eggs. Pour the batter into a greased and…

Date Syrup Cupcakes


Ingredients 1 recipe Mom’s Pound Cake (omit the sugar) 2 cups of date syrup (dibs) 1/2 cup of finely chopped almonds 1/2 cup of hazelnut chocolate paste (such as Nutella) slivered almonds for decoration Follow the recipe for Mom’s pound cake just substitute the date syrup with sugar. when the batter is ready fold in…

Halloumi n Pesto bites


Very quick and easy tea time snack. Ingredient: 6 mini buns/dinner rolls 6 slices Halloumi cheese, grilled 6 Cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup ready pesto sauce 1/4 cup dried oregano Directions: Cut the buns in half and spread about a teaspoon of pesto sauce on each side. place the grilled halloumi in the middle and sprinkle…

Onion Rings


The goodness and flavour of onions rings without all the extra calories! 1 white onion, sliced into rings and separated 3-5 cups of baked chips, crushed 1 cup low fat buttermilk salt and pepper to taste 2 tbs flour olive oil for brushing Season buttermilk with salt, pepper and stir in the flour. Dip the…