“Hedgehog” Almond Cookies

Galit has been into baking recently and made these Almond Cookies. She nick named them “Hedgehogs” because of the spiky look. Beware, not the spines, but the taste … they are very more-isa. "Hedgehog" Almond Cookies Galit Haviv-Thomas A very tasty gluten free biscuit. good for those folk who like their nuts. Print Recipe Pin ...

Kath’s Knækbrød

Kath's Knækbrød
Kath Wattam served this up for brunch when we visit her in Copenhagen last week. We had eaten a delightful meal with a variety of cheeses on Knækbrød when we asked “Where can we buy some of these crackers?” It was only then we realised that Kath had made them herself. Fantastic. Great taste and ...

Peanut Sauce (Satay Sauce)

I love peanut sauce and use it on meat (Satay), on salads (Gado Gado), and even in sandwiches. I’ve been making it for years, but never quite got the effect I found in authentic Thai, Malaysian or Indonesian restaurants. So I studied several of my south-east Asian cook books and came up with this amalgam ...

Gaeng Panang Gai: Thai Chicken and Peanut Curry

Panang curry is probably my favourite Thai curry. This recipe is with chicken but beef is good too. We tend to add vegetables to all our stove stop dishes – it isn’t authentic, but it is easy. Serve with steamed rice.  Gaeng Panang Gai: Thai Chicken and Peanut Curry Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  8 dried ...

Baklava

Mmmmmm. Little sweet middle eastern pastries. Perfect with black coffee. Baklava Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  800 g filo pastry1 3/4 cups 350 g melted butter or margarine6 cups 750 g nuts (almonds or walnuts or pecans), chopped2.5 cups 500 g sugar2 tablespoons rose water1 teaspoon lemon juice Instructions Layer pastry sheets with butter or margarine between ...

Almond Tart (Pinolata)

I quite like Italian tarts. This was is “almond” flavoured.  Almond Tart (Pinolata) Print Recipe Ingredients  125 g butter softened150 g caster sugar25 g flour2 eggs2 egg yolks175 g ground almonds150 g pine nuts in 50 gram and 100 gram batchesRolled out Pastry6 tablespoons apricot jam or conserve Instructions Beat butter in warmed bowl until light and ...