Filo Fanfare Cookbook

Carolié de Koster’s long awaited cook book dedicated to filo pastry, the most versatile pastry dough, is hot off the press!!!     The book consists of 220 pages of easy to follow text, supported by eye catching pictures, covering Authentic, Classic and Trendy recipes to entice the tastebuds! Savoury and sweet creations for healthy snacks and meals as well as irresistible desserts are found between the covers of this Filo Pastry cook book!

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Tapas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtapas]) is the name of a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold (such as mixed olives and cheese) or warm (such as chopitos, which are batteredfried baby squid). In select bars in Spain, as well as some parts of North America and the United Kingdom, tapas has evolved into an entire, and sometimes sophisticated, cuisine. In Spain, patrons of tapas can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal. In some Central American countries such snacks are known as bocas.

The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them.[citation needed] Also, in some countries it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas.[citation needed]


Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmigiana


Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 stuffed breast • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts

Calories: 194.7 • Fat: 7 g • Protein: 24.2 g • Carb: 7.2 g • Fiber: 1.5 g




8 thin chicken cutlets, 3 oz each

1/2 cup whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided

6 tablespoons egg whites or egg beaters

5 oz frozen spinach, squeezed dry of any liquid

6 tbsp part skim ricotta cheese

6 oz part skim mozzarella (I used Polly-O)

olive oil non-stick spray (I use my Misto)

1 cup pomodoro sauce or your favorite marinara sauce

salt and pepper to taste




Wash and dry cutlets, season with salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 450°. Lightly spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.


Combine breadcrumbs and 2 tbsp grated cheese in one bowl and 1/4 cup egg beaters or egg whites in another.

Shred or finely chop 1.5 oz of mozzarella cheese and combine with remaining grated cheese, spinach (make sure you squeeze it dry), 2 tbsp egg beaters, and ricotta cheese.


Lay chicken cutlets down on a working surface and spread 2 tbsp of spinach-cheese mixture on each cutlet. Loosely roll each one and keep seam side down.


Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in breadcrumbs and place seam side down in a baking dish (no toothpicks needed). Repeat with the remaining chicken. When finished, lightly spray with olive oil.


Bake 25 minutes. Remove from oven, top with sauce then cheese.

Bake until cheese is melted and bubbling, about 3 more minutes. Serve with additional sauce on the side and grated cheese.

Culinary Parties For Kids

Are you looking for a unique activity to keep the kids entertained at your child’s next birthday party? Look no further. Our culinary parties/events are popular with girls and boys from age 5! We’ll keep the kids busy so that you can relax and enjoy your child’s party too! You deserve it! We offer a mobile culinary service, so we can come to you! Just let us know when and where! We will bring everything required for the activity, so you can sit back and enjoy the party too! Just let us know when and where! We are based in JHB, but service all areas in Gauteng.

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Customisable DIY 3D Gingerbread House Cookie Kit

Our Customisable DIY 3D Gingerbread House has a brand new look with a few new features – like a chimney, a porch, a cookie base, etc.  It also has a variety of customisable features:

  • the cookies in the kit can be made from gingerbread cookie dough or sugar cookie dough. We can even make it gluten-free!  All our cookies are eggless!
  • the roof panels of the house can be altered so that the house becomes an edible Gingerbread House cookie jar (one of the roof panels will become a lid)
  • the door and/or windows of the house can be cut out before baking so that you can put lights inside the house
  • choose your own  colour scheme from  red, green, brown, yellowblackpurpleorangepinkblue & green
  • on top of the house panels, we will include additional cookies, e.g. a snowman, a gingerbread man, a tree,  and a candy cane (see the image attached)

On receipt of your order, we will send you a form to fill in your preferences.

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Ribboned Roof Gingerbread House

I have seen so many beautiful houses on Pinterest where the house panels are tied with ribbons, that I just had to give it a try. I am happy to say that it can definitely be done! And that it is actually easier to done than you might think! The hardest thing to do was to line up the little heart cut-outs on the edges of the house panels! I decided not to decorate this house, because it was going to become my Valentine-themed house, but the panels could be decorated with royal icing and candy (like you would do with a traditional Gingerbread house) before you assemble the house. I will definitely use longer ribbons next time!

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Easter 2021 DIY Cookie Kits

Easter 2021 is around the corner! If you are looking for an activity to keep your kids busy during the Easter holidays, look no further! With our Do-It-Yourself Easter-themed Cookie Kits your kids will be able to let the creative juices flow while creating edible art! Adults will love to do it too!

Our kits are popular for the following reasons:
– the cookies are baked to order, i.e. guaranteed freshness
– the cookies have no added preservatives
– the cookies are made from quality ingredients
– the cookies contain no eggs
– the ingredients in the kits are 100% South African!
– comprehensive step-by-step instructions

We now also have a gluten-free version! Please make contact for more information.

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Culinary Party In A Box

If you are a mom who prefers to “do it yourself” when it comes to planning and executing your child’s birthday parties, creating a culinary activity to keep the kids busy during the party has never been easier.  Our “Culinary Party In A Box” has everything you need! It includes step-by-step instructions, to chef’s hats, comprehensive recipe booklets, cupcake wrappers, etc. Customised aprons, cookie cutters, etc. can be ordered as well.

P.S. This product has been designed spesifically for those of you who do not live in Gauteng. We don’t want your child to miss out on having an unforgettable culinary birthday party! We are based in JHB, and provide a mobile culinary service, so we’ve got Gauteng covered.

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Valentine’s-themed Do-It-Yourself Cookie Kits

Love is in the air …. well, almost. If you are looking for a unique way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got just the thing! One of our Valentine’s Day-themed Cookie Kits is sure to impress your Valentine!

As usual, there is something for everyone’s budget – from mug huggers to large houses. The cookies can be decorated by every level of cookie decorator – from beginner to advanced. It is also an option to book a Valentine’s Day-themed Cookie Decorating Workshop for adults. Please make contact for more information.

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Festive Season 2020 Do-It Yourself Cookie Kits

Are you looking for a fun and creative activity to keep your kids (or yourself!) busy during the Festive Season? Or a unique gift for that special family member, friend, colleague or client? Look no further. Our Do-It-Yourself Cookie Kits are just the thing! Our kits consist of everything you need to create a culinary masterpiece – from freshly baked gingerbread or sugar cookies, to candy, royal icing, piping bags and comprehensive step-by-step instructions.

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Do-It-Yourself Snowflake Cookie Kit

Decorating Festive Season-themed cookies is just what is needed to get into the Festive Season spirit. Let your creative juices flow and turn these Snowflake cookies into a variety of designs that look almost to good to eat.

Whether you bought our Do-It-Yourself Snowflake Cookie Kit or baked the cookies yourself, below are step-by-step instructions on how to create a variety of beautiful designs.

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Chocolate Babka aka Zebra Bread

Chocolate Babka is made from sweet dough, a versatile dough that can be used to make a variety of sweet treats like Here are a few:  Bee-sting Pastries, Home-made Doughnuts, Hungarian Bubble Loaf, Panettone, German Stollen, Yugoslavian Nut Roll, Chocolate Babka, etc. 

Sweet dough is an enriched dough which means it has ingredients like eggs, butter and sugar. Babka originated in the early 1800’s, when housewives would spread extra challah dough with jam or cinnamon sugar, roll it up, and bake it alongside challah bread. Challah is a plain, braided loaf. Chocolate was only added in the mid-twentieth century. Below are step-by-step instructions with photo’s on how to make the babka.

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Got Alcohol?

Now that we are in Level 3 of the lockdown in South Africa, and the alcohol ban is lifted, we can (finally) buy alcohol again! I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to make some of my favourite recipes containing some kind of alcohol as an ingredient. Whether it is beer, wine, brandy or liqueur. At the top of my list are: Beef Bourguignonne, Coq Au Vin, Mushroom Risotto, Mussels In White Wine Sauce, Fish in Beer Batter, Tipsy Tart and Irish Coffee, to name a few … If you haven’t stocked up your liquor cabinet yet, the selection of recipes below is sure to provide you with the necessary motivation!

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Coq Au Vin (French Chicken Stew)

Coq au vin is one of the most well known and popular French chicken dishes. It consists of chicken braised with wine, bacon and mushrooms. Although red wine is typically used, white wine can also be used to make Coq Au Vin Blanc. It can be prepared a day or more before serving, which will result in an flavourful stew.

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