KOUIGN AMAAN- DARING KITCHEN CHALLENGE

For those of you who don’t thing of bread beyond the yeasted dough or a breakfast toast and butter, here is a pastry from “bread-heaven”. A challenge to pronounce- Kwee-Ahmaan and a bigger challenge to control yourself from polishing it off in one go. Imagine the very French croissant’s coupling with buttery puff pastry and…

MINI QUICHE (Spinach and Corn)

My lunch girls, have been clamouring for an afternoon out for ages. Without meaning to be pricey I must have withdrawn from my lunch and /or coffee engagements; reasons ranging from fatigue to flat tyres ………… eventually they threw up their hands in despair and like good chums decided to plonk themselves in my living…

GATEAUX PITHIVIERS

Hello! I know I have been showing up in small bursts and spurts. I must say I have been quite tardy lately. Blame it on my “go-slow-on-sugar-flour-and –butter-New Year resolution”. A slight change in the pleasurable pursuits of life can slow me down. We get so foolishly carried away by the bright lights and promise…

PIES

  Apple Pie and Mince Pies Since the New Year has started I have been struggling to get off the sugar, flour and butter wagon and do it healthy. As a result I have been a bit crabby (LOL). Its not easy you know, for a person who has been popping cookies, gorging on cake…

Mince Pie

  RECIPE MINCE PIE Makes 1 x 7” Pie Serves 6 For the pastry crust make 1 ½ times the quantity needed for the Apple Pie Filling ½ kg Chicken / Lamb mince 1 large onion finely chopped 1 tablespoon oil 2 large tomatoes skinned, deseeded and puree 1 sprig each, fresh rosemary and thyme…

CHEESECAKE CRUMBLE PIE (SAVOURY)

RECIPE SAVOURY CHEESECAKE CRUMBLE PIE Cheesecake Filling 450g cream cheese 1/4 cup / 60ml heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup / 60g shredded cheese (a strong cheese) 1/2 tsp ground pepper and ¼ tsp freshly ground Nutmeg 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup spinach, chopped 1 tablespoon. Butter ½ cup corn (blanched for 2-3 mins…

CRUMBLE CHEESECAKE PIE- DARING BAKERS’ CHALLENGE

Technology has so overtaken their existence its almost as if we will cease to exist without the gadgets. Teens no more do the things we used to, they hang out on the gadget, their fingers and eyeballs the only parts of their bodies that move. “But I do read , Mom” he says it in…

RUGELACH

Cookie, pastry, cream cheese rolled into one..Rugelach. Crumbles like a cookie and flakes like a pastry, filled with chocolate, nuts, cheese or anything you desire.