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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Garlicky Smashed Potatoes

Garlicky Smashed Potatoes Ingredients1kg baby potatoes5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil4 cloves garlic, crushed1 Tbsp coriander, choppedSalt and black pepper to taste30g mozzarella, grated MethodPreheat your oven to 200C.Place potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to a boil. Allow to cook for 20-25 minutes or until just fork-tender, drain the potatoes. Arrange […]

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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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Cheesy Tuna Pasta Bake

Tuna Pasta Bake Ingredients200g penne pasta1 tbsp EVOO2 tsp crushed garlic1 medium onion, diced800g roma tomatoes, pureed1 tbsp dried oreganoSalt to tasteBlack pepper to taste250g tuna1 cup baby spinach150g mozzarella cheese, grated MethodPreheat oven to 180C.Prepare your pasta per package instructions.Heat an ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. Add EVOO to the pan along with the […]

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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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Jalapeno Corn Bread

Jalapeno Corn Bread Ingredients1 tbsp butter, melted for the cake pan/skillet225 g cake flour150 g polenta100 g sugar2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt250 g creamed corn (canned)125g unsalted butter, melted2 large eggs, whisked185 ml milk, at room temperature1 large jalapeno, thinly sliced MethodPreheat oven to 190C.Brush a 25cm cake tin or skillet with 1 tbsp […]

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Cheesy Mushroom Pasta

Cheesy Mushroom Pasta Ingredients200 g spaghetti2 tbsp EVOO40g butter300g Portabellini mushroomsSalt to tasteBlack pepper to taste3 sprigs of thyme1 tsp crushed garlic1/2 cup freshly grated parmesanFlat leaf parsley, to serveParmesan shavings, to serve MethodBring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti to the pot and cook per packet instructions. Reserve […]

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