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  • Jerk Chicken, Tangy Slaw & Rice n Peas

    INGREDIENTS: Hot and fruity Caribbean coleslaw 3 tsp mustard, English or French 50ml cider vinegar 8 tbsp. soft light brown sugar 50ml olive oil ½ tbsp. hot chilli sauce ½ savoy cabbage, core removed, shredded ½ white cabbage, core removed, shredded ½ red onion, very thinly sliced ½ small mango, peeled and the flesh cut into […]

  • Aubergine Jalfrezi

    INGREDIENTS: Serves 4 3 large aubergines cut thinly 3 tbsp. corn flour 2 large onions, sliced 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds 2 tbsp. of oil 1 tsp of coriander powder 1/2 tsp of red chilli powder (adjust to taste) 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder 2 tbsp. of tomato paste 1/2 tsp of garam masala 1 […]

  • Spiced Potato Rosti

    INGREDIENTS 1 cup extra virgin. 3 eggs 2 tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 1tsp green chilli paste 1tsp cumin powder 6 large potatoes maris piper 1 large onion. METHOD Preheat oven to 180c. Oil muffin tin generously and place it oven. Beat eggs in a small bowl. Add salt, chilli power, cumin powder and […]

  • Dhal Makhani

    INGREDIENTS ¾ cup whole urad dal (black lentils) 3 cups of water ¼ cup kidney beans (I used canned 200g) 3 cups water for pressure cooking 1 medium onion 1 or 2 green chilies 2 tsp ginger & garlic paste 2 large tomatoes ½ tsp cumin seeds 2 to 3 cloves 1 bay leaf 2 […]

  • Leek & Cherry Tomato Tart

    Ingredients: 1 package frozen puff pastry 4 tbsp. olive oil 20 halved cherry tomatoes 2 eggs 200 ml cream Nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp olive oil Oregano & thyme 2 leeks cleaned well and thinly sliced 50g Grated Gruyère cheese Preparation: Preheat the oven at 180c. Defrost the puff pastry according to […]

  • Pad Thai with Tofu

    INGREDIENTS Pad Thai 2 cups bean sprouts 5-6 cut Chinese chives – green 1 egg 1 tablespoon soya sauce 3 cloves chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon ground dried chili pepper Ground pepper 1 lime 2 tablespoons toasted and crushed peanuts 1 chopped shallots 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons tamarind paste 1/2 packet Thai rice noodles 3 […]

  • Beetroot Ravioli

    INGREDIENTS For the ravioli: 1 large red beetroot 200g goat cheese 2 tbsp. double cream a pinch salt and pepper For the garnish: Olive oil & Balsamic vinegar Micro herbs Goat cheese crumbles METHOD Peel the beetroot and cook in salted, simmering water until knife tender. Allow the beetroot to cool to the touch and […]

  • Jack Daniels Red Velvet Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    INGREDIENTS: CAKE 345g flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 10g natural unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 115g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 400g granulated sugar 240mlvegetable oil 4 large eggs, room temperature and separated 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar Liquid or gel red food colouring 240ml buttermilk, room […]

  • Blueberry, Banana & Mango Bread

    INGREDIENTS Butter, for greasing the loaf pan 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp fine sea salt ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground nutmeg 1 cup sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 2 large eggs, beaten 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 ripe bananas peeled and coarsely mashed […]

  • Flavours of India: Pistachio, saffron & cardamom Soufflé

    Ingredients 30g soften butter (to grease ramekins) 50g of pistachio paste Few strands of saffron 100ml of milk ¼ tsp cardamom 2 egg yolks 25g of caster sugar 40g of plain flour Method To prepare the soufflés, preheat the oven to 170°C fan assisted Use the softened butter to grease 6 soufflé ramekins, and then […]

  • My Simple Banana Muffins Recipe

    Ingredients 3 eggs 150g self-raising 150g butter 150g soft brown sugar 2 bananas (ripe) Method Preheat oven 200’C/ 18C and line a muffin tin with muffin cases Start with butter and sugar first, whisk until pale and fluffy and then add the rest gradually until all the ingredients are in and smooth and feel light […]

  • Strawberry millefeuille (stack) with strawberry sauce

    Ingredients  For the Shortbread 150g plain flour, plus a little extra 100g corn flour ½tsp fine sea salt 125g unsalted butter cold 90g caster sugar 1 large egg, beaten For the cream 5 tbsp. icing sugar 300ml double cream ½ tsp vanilla extract For the strawberry sauce 400g strawberries, hulled 1 lemon, juice only 2 […]