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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Food is love made visible (Double Whammy Recipe Alert)

Food is sustenance but also celebration and makes life so much more satisfying.

I always cook double for any celebration. Half to be consumed on the day and the other half for the guests to take home (Yes, guaranteed doggie bags). Any birthday, wedding or get together is preceded by "What are we going to eat?". My favourite food for a wedding is fire Akhni, roast leg of lamb (with all the trimmings of course) for religious celebrations and good old fashion braai for a birthday. What is your favourite dish for a special occasion?

Father's day deserves only the best menu, with all his favourites, to show my long suffering husband that he is actually appreciated (even if it's just a little bit). 

Pancakes (makes 20 - 25) (recipe adapted from Making the Best of Baking by R. Makan and V. De Beer)


500mls multipurpose flour, sifted
3ml baking powder, sifted
2ml fine salt, sifted

2 eggs (room temperature)
500mls milk (room temperature)

75mls cream (or substitute full cream milk)
40mls melted butter


1. Whisk dry ingredients in a bowl, till evenly combined.

2. Beat eggs and milk together. 

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients. Beating well after each addition.

5. Add the melted butter and cream (extra milk). Beat well.

6. Allow mixture to stand for at least 30 minutes (preferable overnight)

7. Preheat lightly greased skillet or pan to medium heat

8. Pour enough batter into the pan to cover the base, using  measuring jug. Twirl the pan while doing so to evenly distribute the batter

9. Flip the pancake by slightly shaking the pan yo check of the pancake is loose or you can use a spatula

10. Serve with desired filling while still warm

Filling ideas:
- Cinnamon sugar - 50mls castor sugar and 5mls good quality cinnamon powder
- Nutella, banana and cream
- Fresh cut up fruit
- Cream cheese mixed with Nutella

To make crepes - Add extra 100mls milk to the batter to thin it out

Omelet (serves 1)

The most versatile of breakfast feasts. Ideal for left overs or anything that you have left at the end of the week in the fridge. Hubby is pretty basic with his omelet. 


2 eggs
2 T full cream milk

1 T chopped tomato
1 T chopped onion
1 T chopped yellow bell pepper

season to taste 

1 t olive oil


1. Whisk together eggs and milk

2. Heat pan on medium heat and add oil. Add whisked egg mixture.

3. At this point your egg is ready for the filling. Spread filling evenly over omelet.

4. Fold omelet in half using a flat spoon. Use the same spoon to transfer it to the serving plate.

Other omelet filling idea:
- Sauteed mushroom, chives, garlic with cream cheese and pecorino. Season to taste.

Recipe for lamb chops can be found here

Breakfast fit for a king! Happy Father's Day!

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