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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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Spaghetti With Bolognaise Sauce

This versatile sauce can be served as Spaghetti Bolognaise or to make Lasagne.  It is one of the most popular Italian pasta dishes.  Did you know that the Italians traditionally serve bolognaise sauce with larger pastas such as tagliatelle, tortellini or gnocchi, but never with spaghetti! The thicker pastas are able to hold the chunky sauce easier.  See the image below.

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Home-made Glazed Doughnuts

Who does not love doughnuts? These days it is popular to have a stack of douhgnuts instead of a birthday cake. Better yet, a doughnut wall to celebrate a birthday, wedding, etc.! Making doughnuts at home can easily be done with a few inexpensive ingredients. Once you’ve made these doughnuts, I guarantee your family will be requesting them on a regular basis. See the video I loaded on my Facebook page on how to glaze the doughnuts. In the video I use the dipping method. The glaze can also be drizzled over the doughnuts. Sprinkle with your favourite sprinkles or leave plain.

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Ring Doughnuts

A doughnut is a type of dough confectionery that is fried in oil. The two most common types of doughnuts are the ring doughnut, which has a hole in the center for the oil to bubble through to ensure even cooking, and the filled doughnut, which is fried and then injected with a sweet filling such as jam or cream. See my post for Home-made Glazed Doughnuts for step-by-step photo’s. I also loaded a video on how to glaze the doughnuts on my Facebook page.

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Bee-sting Pastries

The Beesting Cake (see image at the bottom of this post) has its origins in Germany.  It is said that the cake is called “bee sting” as it is thought that a bee was attracted to the honey topping on the cake, and that the baker who invented the cake was stung.   This popular German confection, aka Bienenstich Cake, can also be made as individual pastries (photo and recipe by Carolie de Koster). Also check out my recipe for Beesting Buns. They are a great alternative if you are craving Crispy Creme!

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Bee-sting Danishes

These Danish-looking pastries are another variation of the Bee-sting Cake. Just use the leftover sweet dough, custard filling and caramel and nut topping as per the recipe for Bee-sting Pastries. This shape is called Spandauer. Apparently the name comes from the fact that there was a prison located in Spandau, Berlin. Just like prisoners were trapped in the prison, the pastry rim ‘traps’ the custard on the inside.

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Tartufo (Dark Chocolate Ice-cream)

The rainy weather in Johannesburg at the moment is probably not ideal for ice-cream eating, but make it so long for when the sun comes out! It only has 4 ingredients, and you do not need an ice-cream maker to make it!   After tasting Tartufo at Bar Tre Scalini in Rome in 2005, I have been trying to recreate this delicious dark chocolate ice-cream.  Tartufo (tahr-too-foh) means “truffle” in Italian.  Not that this ice-cream tastes or smells like truffles (thank goodness!).  

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