Tipsy Apple and Spice Cake

You need 250g dates, chopped 170ml boiling water 50ml butter, at room temperature 200ml dark brown sugar 1 extra large egg Zest of one orange 250 ml cake flour 5ml bicarbonate of soda 15ml baking [...]


Apple and Pecan Bake

For 8 to 10 serving you need (or halve the recipe for 4) 250ml cake flour or 125ml cake flour and 125ml oats (raw oats, not instant) or 250ml oats 250ml dark brown sugar 250ml [...]


Chicken Pad Thai

You will need 200-300g dried flat rice noodles 150ml canola or sunflower oil 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed 2-3ch ginger root peeled and grated 1-2 red Thai chillies, finely chopped (Thai chilies are usually quite mild) [...]


Watermelon Sorbet

You need A powerful smoothie blender (one that can crush ice!) or a food processor 1 large zip-loc or other plastic bag 2 litres cubed watermelon, about 20mm cubes 1 banana (optional), sliced Juice of [...]


Fig Tart Tatin

For a 23-24cm tart, serving 8, you will need About 1kg small firm black figs, stem removed and halved 125ml dark brown sugar 75ml butter 10ml ground cinnamon 50ml honey 5ml sea salt flakes Optional: [...]


Pickled Pears

6-8 Firm pears such as Beurre Bosc Salt water about 20ml salt per litre to prevent pears from browning. I find it easy to prepare the pickle first, then you can place the pears directly [...]


Salsa Verde

For about 200ml you need 2-3 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped About 250ml parsley (The Italians use flat-leaf parsley, but I enjoy half flat leaf and half curly leaf), chopped.  A salsa Verve must [...]


Baked yoghurt

For 8 portions you need 750ml good quality full fat yoghurt or Greek style yoghurt 250ml sweetened condensed milk Flavour options use one of these 10ml vanilla paste 5ml vanilla paste; 10ml powdered cardamom; few [...]


Mango Salsa

You need 250ml cubed fresh mango, for a salad cut cubes larger (15-20mm), for a salsa I like just less than 10mm cubes Optional, for a Mexican flavour: 125ml corn kernels (either freshly blanched and [...]


Vitello Tonnato

Vitello Tonnato Serves 10-12 as a starter portion For the meat you need About 1,2kg meat (veal or beef eye muscle of the silverside or 4-5 pork fillets) 2 white onions, sliced 2-3 cloves garlic, [...]


Chilli Jam, or sauce

You need Equipment: food processor, heavy based stainless steel or enamel saucepan; gloves for handling the chillies The ingredients For 500ml (2 cups) of roughly chopped chillies you need Optional: About 250ml red [...]



You need Base recipe 4 Extra Large eggs 125 ml milk, cream or full fat yoghurt 20ml potato flour (or cornflour) 2ml salt 1ml ground black pepper 20ml Ina Paarman’s Italian Cheese Seasoning (or 20ml [...]


Asian Vegetable Salad

You need 250ml broccoli florets, blanched A handful of greens beans (about 10), topped and blanched 250ml finely shredded red and green cabbage About 150ml red pepper or pimento 1 spring onion sliced or 1/2 [...]


Teriyaki Sauce or Marinade

Teriyaki Sauce or Marinade You need 250ml water 100ml light soy sauce 125ml dark brown sugar 30ml honey 15ml finely grated fresh ginger or 5ml ground ginger 1 clove garlic crushed 20ml potato flour mixed [...]