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    Apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes

    Wintery apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes. Light and fluffy, health conscious dessert. Ingredients 1.5 cups cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup brown sugar Pinch of salt 2 eggs 80 ml cooking oil ½ tin coconut milk 1 apple A handful of Almond flakes Icing sugar for dusting Method Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Beat the two eggs together in a bowl. Add the oil and coconut milk and mix well. Now add the sugar, salt, baking powder and flour and combine to form the batter. Cut the apple in slices. Grease two small cake tins or 2 large muffin tins. Add half of…

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    Have you tried to make Bobotie before?

    Bobotie is very popular local dish in south Africa. It’s a fruity mince dish from Southern Africa, for those of you who don’t know. Bobotie is always tasty, but this recipe is especially tasty. It worked out very well even though it was made very fast – we were really hungry! So here it is – a fast and easy but delicious Bobotie recipe with its perfect fruity and sweet flavours. Ingredients garlic clove, chopped 2 small yellow onions 2 carrots, finely chopped 400g beef mince 2 teaspoons madras curry or beef curry 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper half a teaspoon ginger spice half a cup bread…

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    Muesli rusks

    Ingredients 4 cups flour, cake or brown bread flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3 cups muesli 2 cups full cream milk 2 tablespoons vinegar 200 g margarine Pinch of salt ¾ cup brown sugar *The ingredients can be doubled to bake a bigger batch of muesli rusks. Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Add the vinegar to the milk. Then mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Put the mixture in a rusk/ bread tin or in a greased ceramic bowl. Bake 35-40 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Take out the bread like rusks. Let it cool down for about 5 minutes.…

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    Baking and cooking inspiration

    For more baking and cooking inspiration check out my Pinterest boards: Baked baked on pinterest Dessert Ideas dessert ideas on pinterest Breakfast ideas! breakfast ideas on pinterest Cakes cakes on pinterest Cupcakes cupcakes on pinterest and Recipes lunch and dinner recipes on pinterest

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    Tropical butter cookies

    Summer time is here! Let’s bake some tropical themed cookies! Ingredients 2 cups plain cake flour Extra flour for rolling out the dough A pinch of salt Half a cup butter at room temperature Half a teaspoon baking powder One teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 1 egg 10 ml milk For decorating Royal icing/ flooding icing Egg whites 500ml icing, sifted Assorted sprinkles, Colour writing gel  Method Mix the ingredients together and use an electric blender to mix the ingredients into a dough.  First on high speed and then on a slow speed. Make the dough into a ball, roughly and quickly with your hands and then flatten it to…

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    Thai red curry soup with giant periwinkle

    This soup turned out very tasty indeed! The red curry with the creamy coconut milk and fishy periwinkle taste make for a wonderful starter. Dip a piece of panini bread to soak up the wonderful flavours. Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 1 teaspoon chopped galangal or ginger half a teaspoon chili flakes 1 tablespoon red curry paste 1 spring onion, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 tomato/ 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced salt an pepper to taste 1 cup chicken stock one tin coconut milk 2 lemongrass sprigs, finely cut 200 g chopped cooked giant periwinkle (also called allikreukel) (can be replaced by shrimps/prawns) 2 tablespoons fish sauce juice of…

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    Roasted Fennel

    Roasted fennel – who would have thought, right? Very tasty roasted on its own or with other veggies. Give it a try! Ingredients A big fennel bulb (I got one from our garden) olive oil salt pepper Method Wash the fennel bulb and cut off/ peel off all unnecessary leaves. Cut the fennel in slices, length-wise from the top down. Put on a oven tray with other veggies (I added some carrots and mushrooms). Sprinkle with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast on 200 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes.

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    Christmas Cookies

    Christmas cookies that look pretty and taste yummy! I had so much fun baking and decorating these! When you make them up in a small cellophane packet with a little ribbon they make nice gifts for Christmas or end of year thank you gifts. They are such great treats and go well with tea, coffee or as snack. Ingredients 2 cups plain cake flour Extra flour for rolling out the dough A pinch of salt Half a cup butter at room temperature Half a teaspoon baking powder One teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar 1 egg 10 ml milk  For decorating Royal icing/ flooding icing Egg whites 500ml icing, sifted Assorted sprinkles…

  • salmon fishcakes
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    Salmon Fishcakes

    So you feel like having some fish tonight but only have a tin of salmon? Here is an easy recipe for you to get your fishy satisfaction. Ingredients 1 tin salmon One onion, cut into pieces One chili, finely cut One clove garlic, cut into pieces Some coriander, finely chopped Salt Pepper Cayenne pepper Lemon juice Some flour – about ¾ cup or less Some milk – about 1/3 cup 2 eggs 1 tomato, sliced Half a cup coconut flakes  Method Fry half a cup coconut flakes in a little bit of oil on very low heat for about a minute. Let cool. Fry the garlic, onion and tomato with…

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    Spinach, Feta & Mushroom Quiche

    Meat-free Mondays or just don’t know what to cook? Here’s a nice veggie recipe for you to try out! This is a no hassle, no crust recipe. Ingredients a cup or more cooked spinach a cup mozzarella or Edam cheese 200 g mushrooms 150 g black pepper feta 4 eggs a cup of milk some salt and pepper one garlic clove a bit of olive oil Method Whisk the eggs and the milk together. In a pan, fry the thinly sliced mushrooms, salt, pepper and some garlic together in a bit of olive oil. Add the cooked spinach and fried mushrooms to the bottom of an oven proof bowl. Sprinkle…