Goat’s Cheese and Fig Tart

Photo by Julie O’Malley Goats Cheese and Fig Tart 2 sheets (25 x 25cm) ready-rolled frozen puff pastry, just thawed 2 x 150g pkts goat’s cheese (South Cape brand) at room temperature 4 (about 50g each) fresh ripe figs, ends trimmed, thickly sliced lengthways 2 Tablespoons red gum honey...

Fudge Brownies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Fudge Brownies 1 cup plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup castor sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup oil 4 eggs 1/4 cup cold water Mix together all ingredients until well combined. Pour into greased 13″x9″x2″ pan and...

Fettuccine with Zucchini, Feta and Prosciutto

Photo by Julie O’Malley Fettuccine with Zucchini, Feta and Prosciutto 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 4 cloves garlic, crushed 500g (5 small) zucchinis, coarsely grated 1 lemon, zested, juiced 1 Tablespoon torn marjoram leaves 1/4 cup torn mint leaves 20g butter 200g feta, crumbled 10 slices prosciutto, torn Pasta...

Hellenic Grain Salad

Photo by Julie O’Malley Hellenic Grain Salad Serves 2 1/2 bunch coriander, chopped by hand 1/4 bunch parsley, chopped by hand 1/4 red onion, finely diced by hand 1/2 cup freekah (or cracked wheat or quinoa) 1/4 cup Puy lentils 1 Tbsp each – toasted pumpkin seeds, toasted slivered...

Apple Teacake

Apple Teacake 1 cup self-raising flour 1 cup sugar 1 egg 125g butter, melted 2 green apples, cored & cut into large chunks (don’t peel) cinnamon, vanilla and/or nutmeg to taste 1. Preheat the oven to 190C. 2. Mix everything together. 3. Pour into a springform tin. 4. Bake...

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins 1 unpeeled orange, cut up 1/3 cup orange juice 1 egg 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 3/4 cups plain flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1-1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (optional) 1. Cut washed orange...

Baked Mushroom, Bacon and Spinach Risotto

Baked Mushroom, Bacon and Spinach Risotto 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 150g button mushrooms, roughly chopped 2 rashers bacon, rind removed, roughly chopped 3/4 cup (150g) arborio rice 2 1/4 cups (560ml) chicken stock 30g baby spinach leaves 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan 20g butter...

Coconut Snowballs

Coconut Snowballs Makes 12 balls 1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, divided 2 teaspoons melted coconut oil 3 Tablespoons maple syrup 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon sea salt Place 1 cup of shredded coconut in a food processor along...

Sour Cherry, Orange and Chocolate Fruit (Christmas) Cake

Sour Cherry, Orange and Chocolate Fruit (Christmas) Cake 200g dried Cranberries 200g dried Sour Cherries 150g Candied Orange slices (finely diced) 200g Currants 75ml Brandy 3 teaspoons Vanilla extract 200g Butter 200g dark brown Sugar 150g dark Chocolate (70%) broken into pieces 200g self-raising Flour 100g ground Almonds 3...

Chocolate and Custard Torte

Photo by Julie O’Malley Chocolate and Custard Torte 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthways 1 x 600ml ctn thickened cream 4 egg yolks 200g good-quality dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 100ml thin cream 4 bought hot cross buns, thinly sliced vertically 2 Tbsp warm water 2...