Thanks for stopping by to check out my recipes :). This blog started as a way for me to record and share my favourite recipes. I've always been the kind of cook who 1) never follows some else's recipe to the T the first time and 2) works by eyeball and taste rather than measure. This 'chuck it in until it looks pretty' method of cooking is fun, and means that my meals never taste the same twice. However, it also means that I can never remember what recipe originally inspired a dish I've made, or what personal touches I added! I decided to be stricter on myself in recording quantities and document them here.
I've struggled to find the perfect shortbread recipe for a long time. Most recipes are purely butter, flour and white sugar, which I've always found a bit uninspiring. The below recipe has two small additions, and the result is very moreish! For extra indulgence, add 100grs or dark chocolate chips. Ingredients: 250gr butter (not marge!!!)… Continue reading My Favourite Shortbread
This recipe is an old Christmas favourite, orginally given to me by my godmother. It works just as well for pork fillet, though the cooking time should be extended to ensure that the meat is not rare. Ideally, the fillet should be marinated the day before, though as long as you marinate or an hour… Continue reading Aunty Heidi’s Amazing Fillet
I've struggled for a long time to get a foolproof Malva Pudding, and generally find fault with most recipes I have tried. Either the cake is rubbery, or the sauce is too sweet, or the whole thing is just boring. This is my current work in progress version, inspired by the Maggie Pepler recipe found… Continue reading Toffee Malva Pudding
This recipe makes enough dough for a large size pan of pizza base, if rolled quite thin (but not paper thin). Ingredients 2 1/4 cups brown bread flour (or whatever ratio of brown to white you are most comfortable with) 1 sachet yeast 1 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 1 tblspn olive oil 3/4 cups… Continue reading Wholewheat Pizza Base (Bread Machine)
The husband came home with sooo many bottles of OBS a while ago (he won them at a work function), and at total loss for what to do with them I went searching for recipes. I originally found this in the Camps Bay Family Meals recipe book (which was given to me by an aunt)… Continue reading Sherry & Soya Chicken
Baked apple and cinnamon are two of my favourite things, so when Laverne made an Apple Strudel for dessert when we were there the other night I was inspired to come up with my own recipe. It's not perfect yet, but I am tweaking it slightly each time I make it. Ingredients: 8 small or… Continue reading Apple Strudels
I threw this recipe together yesterday and the husband immediately told me to put it on the blog - a sure sign that he wants it again! Ingredients 2 tblsps olive oil 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 pack of chicken breasts, sliced 1 packet Tenderstem broccoli salt and pepper to taste 1/2… Continue reading Quick Chicken and Broccoli Pasta