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 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
I've always loved Thai Curry and make it often (although I've not yet added it to the blog - as with everything else I follow a different recipe each time). This is a meal my mom used to make which has a lot of the same flavours (coconut, lemongrass and mild chili) but leaving out… Continue reading Imitation Thai Curry
This dish was created by my dad and has been a firm favourite ever since, especially as a side dish at a summer braai. Serves 10 Ingredients 12-14 potatoes, boiled and mashed 1 tub cottage or cream cheese (any flavour works, but preferably smooth) 1 tsp garlic salt black pepper to taste 1 table spoon… Continue reading Potato Pie