2019-10-14T11:08:35+02:00

Anchovy and Onion Pasta

For 6 portions you need 3 whole medium sized white onions 60ml extra virgin olive oil Approximately 50g (half a small jar) anchovies preserved in oil Optional: 50ml chopped flat leafed parsley Optional: a few [...]

2019-09-05T13:03:50+02:00

JAN’S CREAMY BAKED CHEESECAKE

WITH MY VARIATIONS .... For the biscuit base you need 1 packet (200 g) digestive biscuits or half digestives and half ginger biscuits; you can use gluten free biscuits if you wish 50 g (60 [...]

2019-08-02T15:30:47+02:00

Curried Roast Chicken

For 4-6 people you need 1 large fresh chicken 1 can coconut milk 5-7 cm piece of root ginger, peeled 3 large garlic cloves, peeled 2-3 chillies, deseeded (I used long red cayenne chillies) A [...]

2019-07-04T12:24:22+02:00

Filo Apple Roses

Credit: I took some of these photos when my friend Carol Downes served them at her home For 10-12 apple roses you need Approximately 8 apples 50ml lemon juice One pack store bought filo pastry [...]

2019-06-23T12:21:05+02:00

Shallot, Mushroom and Sherry Sauce

For 6-8 servings you need 12 -16 shallots or small onions 250ml stock, depending what meat you are serving it with 200g small brown mushrooms (portabello), cleaned. Halved or quartered 20ml butter 200ml cream 50ml [...]

2019-06-07T12:04:53+02:00

Tuscan Bean Soup

For approximately 10 servings, you need 25ml canola oil This is usually a vegetable soup, but you can add meat. Beef works best. Meat: optional – 500g g stewing cuts of beef, or raw chicken [...]

2019-05-23T12:27:35+02:00

Lamb Rendang

For 6-8 servings you need 300g stewing lamb per person. This recipe used approximately 2kg, bone in, but as lean as possible. I ask the butcher to cut ‘slices’ about 15mm thick. Also ask them [...]

2019-04-13T13:33:01+02:00

Melanzane alla parmigiana

For 6-8 serving you need 2 medium white onions, coarsely chopped 2-3 plump cloves of garlic 20ml canola oil 2 cans chopped tomatoes 5ml oregano Salt and ground black pepper to taste 2-3 medium-sized aubergines [...]

2019-03-25T13:00:57+02:00

Carrot, banana & pineapple cake

For a large cake you need 2 cups (250g) roughly chopped pecans or walnuts (reserve ½ cup for decoration) 3 cups (370g) cake flour 10ml baking powder 5ml bicarbonate of soda 15ml ground cinnamon 2ml [...]

2019-02-25T16:38:33+02:00

Chicken Tikka Salad

For 6 people you need I use 9 skinless chicken breasts, each sliced horizontally into 3 flat slices When catering for a crowd I bulk up the salad by adding celery, cubed pineapple and more [...]

2019-02-16T10:44:10+02:00

Paella

To serve 8-10 generously you need For the herb blend 250ml chopped parsley Grated zest of 1 lemon Juice of 1 lemon 2 large cloves garlic crushed 30ml olive oil For the paella 750ml chicken, [...]

2019-02-14T14:16:25+02:00

Pissaladiere

For the focaccia dough you need A large baking tray lined with baking paper or oiled 750 ml (3 cups) plain flour 5ml salt 20ml sugar 1 sachet dried yeast 2 ml milled black pepper [...]

2019-02-16T10:27:29+02:00

Pineapple Fluff

You need 1 can evapourated milk (well chilled) 2 X 80g packets jelly 375ml (1 ½ Cups) finely chopped fruit* with some of the fruit juice   Tinned pineapple and granadilla are both recommended If [...]