Gammon – how to cook and some yummy ideas!

2018-12-06T15:19:19+02:00December 7th, 2018|Christmas|

One of the most frequently asked questions I am asked at this time of the year is ..... How do I cook the gammon? Gammon is cooked in 2 stages The first, to cook the meat, and thereafter to glaze the gammon. If you do not want the sticky coating you may simply follow the [...]

Salted Caramel Mustard

2018-11-30T14:05:37+02:00December 2nd, 2018|Christmas, From the Kitchen|

Last Christmas I gave you the recipe for the Traditional South African sweet mustard that we enjoy with smoked and cured meats. Traditional Mustard Recipe I love that mustard but this year thought I would try something different, hence my new creation, Salted Caramel Mustard. I made it a few days ago and last night [...]

Festive dessert – Rolled Fruit Pavlova

2018-11-30T13:46:12+02:00November 30th, 2018|Christmas, From the Kitchen|

Christmas and Festive Feasting is less than a month away! I am sure you have also starting scribbling down a few menu ideas. Every year my menus are becoming lighter and less ‘traditional’ in the European sense. My Mother always made a Traditional Christmas Pud that simmered for hours and was prepared months ahead so [...]

Snowball Biscuits

2017-12-19T14:00:14+02:00December 19th, 2017|Christmas, From the Kitchen|

Snow balls.... my name for these pecan nut shortbread biscuits. The Greeks make similar biscuits called Kourabiedes which are usually crescent shaped. The Greek recipes usually use almonds or pistachio nuts and they are often flavoured with rose water. They are traditionally served at Christmas. I like the coarsely chopped pecan nuts in this recipe, [...]