Pastry Cream

Pastry Cream Ingredients500ml full cream milk1 tsp vanilla bean paste6 large egg yolks135g castor sugar35g corn flour50g butter, cold MethodAdd the milk and vanilla bean paste to a medium saucepan, place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. […]

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Boerie Pasta

Boerie Pasta (tomato-based) Ingredients250 g fusilli pasta1 tbsp olive oil800 g boerewors, cut into bite-size pieces1 medium onion, sliced4 garlic cloves, minced1 jalapeno, finely diced, substitute with any chilli you have on hand800 g pureed Roma tomatoes or tomato passata1.5 tsp smoked Spanish paprikaSalt and pepper to taste2 cups rocket, substitute with baby spinach MethodCook […]

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Honeycomb

Honeycomb Ingredient200 g honey (Substitute with golden syrup)200 g caster sugar200 g glucose1 ½ t bicarbonate of soda100 g dark chocolate, melted MethodLine a 25 x 25 cm baking tin with baking paper and set aside. Place the sugar, honey, and glucose in a large saucepan over medium heat. Do not stir, allow the mixture […]

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Thick Hot Chocolate

Thick hot chocolate Ingredients60 ml full cream milk1 teaspoon maizena100 g good quality dark chocolate, chopped2 tbsp sugar2.5 tbsp cocoa powder250 ml full cream milkWhipped cream to servechocolate shavings to serve MethodIn a small bowl whisk 60 ml milk with the maizena until smooth, and set aside.Add the milk to a small saucepan on medium […]

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Dark Chocolate, Pear & Olive Oil Cake

Dark Chocolate, Pear & Olive Oil Cake Ingredients250ml EVOO135g muscovado sugar1 tbsp vanilla bean paste3 large eggs1 tsp cinnamon powder240g cake flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda1/2 tsp salt250g pears, cubed180g dark chocolate, finely chopped MethodPreheat your oven to 180C.Prepare a 23cm cake tin with baking paper and baking spray then set aside.Add […]

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Homemade Marshmallows

Marshmallows Ingredients21 g gelatin1 cup water, divided300 g (1 1/2 cups) white sugar310 g (1 cup) glucose1/2 tsp salt1 tbsp vanilla bean pasteIcing sugar MethodCombine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and set aside. Combine the sugar, glucose, salt, and the remaining […]

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Chana Magaj Cake

Chana Magaj Masala Chai Spiced Cake Ingredients For chana magaj 500 g Woolworths chickpea flour 500 g Woolworths ghee 500 g Woolworths icing sugar 275 g full cream milk powder 2 teaspoons ground cardamom 100 g roasted pistachios, ground For Masala Chai Spiced Cake 250g Woolworths cake flour, sifted ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 2 […]

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Naan Khatai

Naan Khatai Ingredients227 g Ghee165 g Castor Sugar2 tbsp semolina325 g Cake Flour plus 2 tbsp extra1 tsp baking powder1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda2 tsp cardamom powderRaw Almonds, to decorate MethodPreheat the oven to 180°C. Prepare a baking tray with baking paper and set it aside.Combine the ghee and the sugar and cream with a […]

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Soji Balls

Soji Balls Ingredients165 g semolina110 g nibbed almonds80 g desiccated coconut200 g milk powder2 tsp cardamom (elachi) powder¼ tsp nutmeg100 g ghee, melted1 can condensed milkSesame seeds, toasted, for serving (optional)Desiccated coconut, toasted, for serving (optional) MethodToast the semolina, nibbed almonds and desiccated coconut for 10 minutes until fragrant. Remove from the heat and add […]

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