Monkey Bread – Also known as Monkey Brains

Monkey Bread - Also known as Monkey Brains
Galit showed me this recipe just as I told a friend that I’d eat anything, even monkey brains. These two incidents might not appear related however Monkey Bread has some alternative names including, you guessed it, Monkey Brains. Also Bubble Loaf, Sticky Bread and Pinch Me Loaf. Monkey Bread is an American favourite dating from ...

Kosher for Pesach Double Chocolate Muffins Brownies

Kosher for Pesach Double Chocolate Muffins Brownies
We had people coming over during Passover (Pesach) and my wife wanted to make something sweet. The no flour no rising agent thing posed some challenges but she came up with this recipe. It stunned us all. Yum. Kosher for Pesach Double Chocolate Muffins Brownies Delicious chocolate muffins, or is that brownies, that can be ...

Beignet: New Orleans Donuts

Beignet: New Orleans Donuts
My five year old daughter (Dana) was watching the Disney movie Princess and the Frog and asked me to make Beignets. These donuts are a speciality of Tiana, the princess in the story, and of New Orleans in general. The word Beignet is pronounced bey-YAY, is French in origin and means fritter.   Beignet: New ...

Creole Sauce

Creole sauce is based on tomatoes, Cajun vegetables (onion, capsicum, celery) and, of course, hot pepper sauce to give it a bit of kick. It is good with fish (poached or grilled), chicken (roast, poached or grilled), roast duck, roast pork, pork chops, vegetables, rice or pasta. The sauce will last up to a week ...

Cajun Spice Mix

This spice mix is used to flavour both Cajun and Creole dishes, e.g. Gumbo. The recipe makes about 1 cup. Cajun Spice Mix Print Recipe Ingredients  1/2 cup paprika1/4 cup black pepperAt least 1 1/2 tablespoons cayenne pepper2 tablespoons garlic powder or garlic salt2 tablespoons onion powder or onion salt[Optional] 2 teaspoons dried thyme[Optional] 1/2 teaspoon ...

Gumbo Chicken

Gumbo is a Cajun hot-pot. The derivation for the name “Gumbo” is gombo, n’gombo, and/or kin, all west African names for okra. Not all Gumbos include okra, but when used it thickens the sauce and adds a slightly gelatinous texture. Gumbo always includes Cajun vegetables (onion, capsicum, celery), Roux and hot pepper sauce. I don’t ...

Roux – For Thickening Sauces with Flour and Oil

Roux is a mainstay of Cajun and Creole cooking being used to flavour, thicken and colour many sauces and dishes, e.g. Gumbo. Traditionally roux is cooked very slowly on low heat, sometimes for hours, but cooking times can be reduced by using higher temperatures. To achieve success you need a long handled wooden spoon, a ...

Chicken in Bone Sucking Sauce

Yum. You’ll have had to prepare some Bone Sucking Sauce before starting. Chicken in Bone Sucking Sauce Steven Thomas An easy after work meal, assuming you've got the sauce preprepared. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoons paprika2 teaspoons white sugar1/2 teaspoon onion powder1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 kg chicken drum sticks or similarOne serving of Bone Sucking Sauce ...

Gooey Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecan pie but gooey, with chocolate. 🙂 Gooey Chocolate Pecan Pie Print Recipe Ingredients  250 grams short crust pastry1 egg100 g castor sugar25 g plain flour250 g golden syrup65 g butter melted25 g white chocolate roughly chopped25 g milk chocolate roughly chopped50 g pecan nuts roughly chopped6-8 pecan nuts for decorationicing sugar to dust Instructions preheat oven ...