Basic Bread

Basic Bread
I love bread and make bread quite a lot. This is my basic recipe if I want to eat bread the same day I start making it. Pizza bases are probably our most common variation. Focaccia is Galit’s favourite bread variation including chopped fresh basil in the dough and sea salt sprinkled over the top. ...

Fricassee – Traditional fried bread from Tunisia 1

Fricassee - Traditional fried bread from Tunisia
Fricassees are a traditional dish from Tunisia. Marie makes them every now and then for me as a treat. They are the real Tunisian sandwich before modern health consciousness replaced the fried bread with baguettes. This is just the recipe for the bread. The filling is the same as in any Tunisian sandwich, i.e. tuna, ...

Israeli Pastry for Quiche, Tarts, etc

Apparently this is a classic Israeli recipe. It is dead simple. Galit uses the same pastry for both quiches and a fantastic date biscuit. Israeli Pastry for Quiche, Tarts, etc Galit Haviv-Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  200 ml Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche350 grams Self Raising Flour200 grams Butter Instructions Mix. I do this in a Kitchen Aid ...

Egyptian Sofrito

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook Sofrito from his family. Serve with Egyptian Rice. Egyptian Sofrito Sandy Menir Print Recipe Ingredients  Shrir i.e. muscle with fat, probably cut 7 in Israel , cut into eight slices1/2 cup oil1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon allspice called Black English Pepper in ...

Egyptian Rice

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook rice from his family.  Egyptian Rice Recipe Sandy Menir This method of cooking rice leaves a beautiful caramelised crust at the bottom. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 cup rice1.5 cups water2 tablespoons oilSalt Instructions Wash rice in sieve and leave to dry Put water ...

Tunisian Pot Roast (Tsli)

Robert and Marie sometimes serve up a very tender shoulder of beef for big family lunches. Tunisian Pot Roast (Tsli) Robert and Marie Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  2 kg more or less Beef Shoulder without bone Robert buys "Cut 6" in IsraelSalt and Pepper1 tablespoon Mustard4-5 garlic cloves crushed1 cup boiling water Instructions Tie meat Mix salt, ...

Paprika Chicken Drumsticks

Paprika Chicken Drumsticks
Another tasty dish served for lunch at the Haviv’s. Paprika Chicken Drumsticks Marie Haviv Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  Chicken drumsticksSalt and black pepperPaprikaLots of garlicOil2/3 cup water Instructions Mix chicken, salt, pepper, paprika and garlic Fry chicken in oil until brown Add water to pan Cook on low until cooked

Paprika Chicken Wings

Paprika Chicken Wings
I make this dish a lot for my own family. Galit’s mum, Marie, taught it to me.   Paprika Chicken Wings Marie Haviv Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  20 Chicken wings cut into two at the joint1-2 big onions cut into thick stripsoil1 teaspoon paprikasalt and black pepper1/4 - 1/2 cup water Instructions  Fry onion until ...

Marie’s Chicken and Potato on the Hob

Marie served this to me late one night. It was left over from a meal the previous day. But it was so good I asked her to make it again. The fresh version was just as good.  Marie's Chicken and Potato on the Hob Marie Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  12 Chicken Drumsticks3-4 Robert says 6 cloves ...

Michal’s Pot Roast (Tsli)

Michal made this for us when we were on holiday in Cornwall together. Very tasty. Michal's Pot Roast (Tsli) Michal David Slow cooked roast. Print Recipe Ingredients  2 kg more or less Beef Shoulder without bone cut 5-6 in IsraelSalt and Pepper1 + tablespoons mustardPaprika enough / a lot4 garlic cloves crushed[Optional] Onion chopped~6 cups boiling ...