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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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Lamb Recipes

South Africa is renowned for its high quality lamb. Everyone has a favourite – whether it is lamb tjops on the braai on a Saturday night or leg of lamb for Sunday lunch. Lamb is versatile and delicious and one of our favourite meats to eat. Below are a few delicious recipes from my blog with lamb as the main ingredient. From leg of lamb, to lamb chops, to lamb stew.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me! 

Enjoy!

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Duck à l’Orange

Duck à l’orange, aka Canard a la Bigarade, is a classic French dish consisting of whole roasted duck with orange sauce. It is probably one of the most well known of all the duck dishes. It is said that it was the American chef, Julia Child, who made Duck à l’Orange famous with her popular recipe book,  Mastering the Art of French Cooking (1961). Child, who was the first chef to It is believed by many that Duck à l’orange had its heyday in the 1960’s when every French restaurant served it, but it can still be found on many restaurant menu’s worldwide. Be sure to also try my recipe for Duck Breast With Orange Sauce.

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Bread Recipes

Craving freshly baked bread? Why don’t you bake it yourself! Did you know that you can bake bread at home with a few basic ingredients? You don’t even need bread flour! Or yeast! This selection of recipes from my blog includes bread recipes from a variety of cuisines – from Italian to French, Greek and Danish. Most of these recipes call for yeast, but I’ve also included recipes for gluten-free bread and low carb bread, which are yeast-free.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Sourdough bread is all the rage at the moment. Making this popular bread requires time and patience. If you have always wanted to bake home-made sourdough bread with your own starter, book a lesson with me and I will show you how!

Enjoy!

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Cake Recipes

With this selection of mouthwatering recipes from my blog you can have your cake and eat it too! Whether it is made to be enjoyed with your morning tea or afternoon coffee, or to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, these cakes are a feast for the eye and the palate!

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Egg Recipes

Got eggs? Below are a few mouth-watering recipes from my blog with egg as the main ingredient. I’ve included popular breakfast dishes such as Eggs Benedict and French Toast. Also light meals like souffle and tuna roulade. There are also a few decadent desserts like Raspberry Roulade, Phyllo Fantasies and Creme Caramel on the list.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Biscuit Cream Tart

Biscuit Cream Tarts, also known as Number or Alphabet Cakes, are still all the rage!  These popular tarts were created by the Israeli pastry chef Adi Klinghofer and consists of layers made of either cookie dough, puff pastry or cake with a creamy filling between the layers. The filling can be custard, buttercream, cream, etc. The tart can be topped with anything from fresh flowers, to fruit, macarons, meringues, candy, etc. The tarts are great for birthdays, engagement parties, hen’s parties, weddings, baby showers, etc.  During this demonstration attendees will be shown how to make a variety of bases and fillings, as well as how to assemble and garnish the tarts.

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Puff Pastry Recipes

Shop-bought puff pastry is an essential item to have in your freezer. A variety of fillings, both sweet and savoury, can be enclosed in the crispy pastry to give something like boring leftovers an exciting new look! It can also be used to create Biscuit Cream Tarts, aka Number Cakes.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Biscuit Recipes

Nothing beats home-baked biscuits. Below are a few delicious recipes from my blog with a variety of different biscuits/cookies. Some, like the Flourless Peanut Butter Biscuits, have as little as four ingredients. Many of these recipes are gluten-free.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Soup Recipes

“Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite”. Auguste Escoffier. Whether it is served as a starter or a main meal, these mouth-watering soup recipes will definitely be a hit with young and old. I’ve included recipes from a variety of cuisines so there should be a soup for everyone’s taste. Some recipes, like the carrot soup, has step-by-step photo’s.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Seafood Recipes

Craving seafood? Below are a few delicious recipes from my blog with some or other type of fish (both fresh and tinned) as the main ingredient. I’ve included recipes for everything from fish cakes, to pies, to batter-fried fish. Also sushi with step-by-step photo’s on how to cook the rice and roll the sushi. There should be something here you can make with ingredients you have in your fridge, freezer and pantry.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Mince Recipes

Got mince? Below are a few delicious recipes from my blog with mince as the main ingredient. Mince is not only budget-friendly, it is also very versatile. It can be used to make burger patties, meatballs, meatloaf, sauces, etc. Whether you have beef, pork or chicken mince … there should be something here you can make with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Chicken Recipes

Got chicken? I have selected a few recipes from my blog with chicken as the main ingredient. Whether you have frozen or fresh chicken, chicken portions or a whole chicken … there should be something you can make during lockdown!

If any of these recipes look to daunting to try by yourself, just book a culinary lesson with me!

Enjoy!

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Chicken Liver Pâté With Bacon & Port

Pâté is a mixture of cooked ground meat and fat minced into a spreadable paste. Common additions include vegetables, herbs, spices, and either wine, brandy or cognac.  Pâté can be served either hot or cold with crackers or crudité.  It can be served as an appetizer at a dinner party, or as a light lunch.  It takes less than a half-hour to prepare, and it will firm up in the fridge in a few hours. Simply transfer the mixture to a serving dish or individual containers or glass jars, cover and refrigerate.

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