Yemenite Pita

Yemenite Pita
This recipe started as an adventure and ended in a taste sensation. To get this recipe we had to get up at 4.30 am to make it to Sarah Ratzabi’s place by 6.00. Sarah is a Yemenite woman living on a religious moshav north of Tel Aviv. Every Friday morning she and her friends (Nama ...

Challah

I wanted to try a fluffy white bread and picked Challah because Galit has a fondness for it.  Challah Challah is a feature of Friday night meals in Jewish families. It is an enriched bread dough with eggs, honey and oil in the mixture. The result is a light crumb with a hint of sweetness. ...

Fresh Fruit Cake

Fresh Fruit Cake
Unlike the dried fruit cake recipes common in New Zealand, this cake has a wet mixture. Our recipe is based on one from an Israeli book, although we had to reduce the quantities significantly to fit in our 20 cm x 20 cm cake tin.  Fresh Fruit Cake Galit Haviv-Thomas Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  70 ...

Sweet Toppings for Pancakes

I almost always serve Hotcakes, Pikelets, Scotch Pancakes and Crepes with a sweet topping of some kind. Lemon and sugar is the classic topping for crepes and large pancakes. As a child I remember assembling them at the table; we sprinkled our own sugar, squeezed over the lemon juice by hand, rolled them up, and ...

Exotic Noodle Salad

Joan served this up to us on a beautiful summers day in New Zealand. Fresh and zingy, and very satisfying. It has become a favourite of ours during the brief British summers. Exotic Noodle Salad Joan Prentice Print Recipe Ingredients  8 pieces of Dried Mushrooms2 cloves garlic finely chopped1 tablespoon lemon grass finely chopped1 knob of ...

Sugar Snap Peas with Tomatoes and Oregano

Sugar Snap Peas with Tomatoes and Oregano Print Recipe Ingredients  600 grams sugar snap peasOil1 small red Spanish onion finely chopped8 cherry tomatoes halved1 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon water1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped Instructions Steam sugar snap peas or microwave Place on plate Cook onion in oiled pan until soft Add tomatoes and sugar to ...

Minestrone Soup

I adapted this from an Israel cookbook, translated from Hebrew. Then tweaked – as I do. The quantity is a meal for 6-8 people. The original recipe used dried beans, but I’m lazy, but not so lazy that I use bought stock – made my own. Minestrone Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons oil2 ...

Mascarpone and Tomato Sauce

Fantastic and so simple to make. When used with Gnocchi it serves about 3, in which case also serve with with Rocket Salad and fresh Bread.   Mascarpone and Tomato Sauce Steven Thomas and Galit Haviv-Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 Tablespoon of butter or margarine1 garlic and parsley stock cube or fresh equivalent250 grams Mascarpone Italian ...

Pumpkin and Kumara Soup

This is a bit of a mash up on an Israeli and a couple of New Zealand Pumpkin soup recipes. Seems to work.  Pumpkin and Kumara Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg Pumpkin peeled, chopped1/2 kg Kumara Sweet Potato, peeled, chopped2 Medium Onions peeled, quartered2 cloves garlic peeled1 litre water1 tablespoon chicken stock powder1/2 ...

Vegetable Soup

Galit loves soup. This one is simple but tasty. Galit calls it a “light” meal. Vegetable Soup Simple but tasty vegetable soup. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil2 onions chopped small2 cloves garlic8 cups stock – home made is best but I add a "Parsley and Garlic" flavoured stock cube for extra flavour1 1/2 to ...