Homemade flour tortillas are in a different class to the plastic prepacked overpriced ones you can buy at stores. They are soft and pillowy, and they make air pockets which char for texture and taste. It is more work, but everything homemade is. In any case, this is why I resorted to child labour.Continue reading “Flour tortillas”
Years ago a family friend introduced me to slowly roasted lamb knuckles – a cheap and delicious family meal. Then suddenly this cut became popular and very expensive – to properly enjoy you need a lot of meat. So I am trying the same thing using beef potjie meat.Continue reading “Roasted beef potjie”
This is my basic white bread dough. I use it to make crispy round loaves, regular loaves, a variety of flat breads, pizza crust and bread rolls. It all depends on what you do after you have made the dough.Continue reading “Basic bread dough”
Tomato relish is a quick and easy way to give a burger or any savory dish a tangy lift
Beef burger patties are super fast easy to make and delicious. A case of less is more.
Make and freeze delicious chicken stock at home. Easy to make, cheap and very little mess.
Chicken stock is a kitchen essential and I have made it very successfully in the past. It’s really easy to make, but decanting my chicken stock was a mission. My kitchen was covered in drops and blotches of sticky stock liquid and I had this huge mass of meat, bone and vegetable residue to dispose of. So I have found a way to make, clarify and freeze my stock with very little mess. I will describe this at the end of this post.Continue reading “Chicken Stock”
Rusks are wonderful to have in the house with always-hungry children. This is my recipe for bran, oats and sunflower seed rusks, enough for about two weeks.
Apple slices make a pretty and delicious side dish, especially with pork dishes.
Apple slices fried in sage butter is a prettier take on apple sauce traditionally serves with pork dishes and can stand as a side dish on its own. I find it goes well with roast chicken or even lamb as well. It adds colour, texture and a wonderful buttery bite to any plate.Continue reading “Apples in sage butter”
Focaccia is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to turn a mundane meal into a feast.
Really quick and easy, and leftovers make great lunchboxes
Greek-ish because they probably have to be made with lamb, and I do not want to get in the way of a three thousand year old recipe.
Note: the quantities here are for my hungry lot. You can half or quarter it.Continue reading “Greek-ish Meatballs”