Amhara Mesir Wat – Ethiopian Lentil Bowl

Amhara Mesir Wat - Ethiopian Lentil Bowl
Mark worked in Ethiopia and his wife Kath is vegetarian so one night, when Galit and I visited them, they cooked an Ethiopian feast for us featuring both meat and “fasting food” (i.e. vegetarian). The vegetarian main was Amhara Mesir Wat – we loved it so much we asked Kath for the recipe. Not only ...

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. ...

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 ...

French Glacé Cherries and Pistachios Financiers

French Glacé Cherries and Pistachios Financiers
Galit and I were introduced to these small French cakes by Karine Vigaelles. A financier is a small French cake. Financiers are light, moist and springy, with a crisp, eggshell-like exterior. They usually contains almond flour, crushed or ground almonds, or almond flavouring. The distinctive feature of the recipe is beurre noisette (brown butter). Financiers ...

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding
For some reason I fancied Sticky Toffee Pudding on Xmas day. So I made some. It was both surprisingly easy and very good. Sticky Toffee Pudding Both surprisingly easy and very good Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for the Pudding55 grams butter170 grams brown sugar3 tablespoons golden syrup2 free-range eggs200 grams self-raising flour200 grams pitted ...

Dana’s Scones

Dana's Scones
My six year old daughter Dana was given the job of cooking scones for her homework. It was all about measuring accurately. The school issued a recipe that actually produced quite nice scones. Dana's Scones Akiva School Light and fluffy scones. Perfect for making with kids. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  225 grams self raising flour40 ...

Granola Las Bugambilias

In Oaxaca we stayed at a charming bed and breakfast place called La Casa de los Sabores, and it truly was a House of Flavours. Each morning we were presented with a glorious breakfast from the local cuisine, including a divine granola that took Galit’s fancy. She particularly liked the crunchy texture and the Amaranth ...

BBQ Beer Can Chicken

I got my Weber Kettle BBQ from the Sunshine Garden Centre. And that is also where I got this recipe. BBQ Beer Can Chicken Sunshine Garden Centre Print Recipe Servings 4 Ingredients  1/2 cup finely chopped onions1/3 cup Dijon mustard1/3 cup soy sauce1/4 cup fresh lemon juice1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic1 teaspoon chilli flakes1 teaspoon salt1 ...

Cheese Sauce

Simple but tasty recipe that can form that basis for a dish of vegetables or pasta, either on hob or baked in the oven. Cheese Sauce Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  25 grams butter2 tablespoons flour2 cups milk1/2 cup yellow cheese grated4 teaspoons mustard smooth Dijon or something like thatsalt and pepper Instructions Melt butter in sauce ...

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, ...