Empanadas de Choclo: Sweet Corn and Cheese Pasties

Empanadas de Choclo: Sweet Corn and Cheese Pasties
Galit decided to put on a vegetarian Mexican dinner party. Bean burritos are a standard at our home but we wanted something extra. These empanadas have a creamy, sweet and salty filling. There is a bit of work in the pastry but it has a great texture and flavour – exactly what I want. Empanadas ...

Gail’s Soho Buns 3

Gail's Soho Buns
Gail’s is an artisan bakery in London that we frequent quite a lot. Galit loves their Soho Buns and when they published the recipe in their newsletter I thought I’d type it up. Gail's Soho Buns Gail's Artisan Bakery Little brioche with chocolate. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  10 g fresh yeast or 5g dried40 ml ...

Dominic’s Spicy Apple Crumble – or is that a “Jack”? 2

Dominic's Spicy Apple Crumble - or is that a
In one of those strange sequence of events I bought my team at work some donuts and Dominic responded with a recipe for Apple Crumble. Dominic fancies a lot of crumble and a lot of spices and his recipe reflects this. But given the relish with which he described this masterpiece I’d say this is ...

South-East Asian BBQ Chicken

South-East Asian BBQ Chicken
Charcoal grilled chicken can be found from street vendors all over South-east Asia. I’d thought I’d try making some myself.  South-East Asian BBQ Chicken Steven Thomas A tender grilled chicken with a lovely yellow tint. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  Chicken2.5 kg of chicken pieces e.g. chicken legs, drumsticks, etcFor marinade1 head of garlic peeled and ...

Potato Latkes

Avichai Eisinger was coming to stay at Hanukah and he likes potatoes. So we asked his mum, Leah, what to make. Potato Latkes Leah Eisinger Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg Potatoes 6-7 Medium sized2 cloves garlicBit of spicy paprikaSalt1-2 Eggs2-3 tablespoons flour Instructions Peel potatoes and grate themGrate or crush garlicAdd everything togetherMix wellHeat up oil for ...

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 ...

Apricot Jam / Riba Mishmish

Robert makes a fantastic apricot jam. He always gives me some to take home from our family holidays. Apricot Jam / Riba Mishmish Robert Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  1.5 kg fresh apricots1 kg sugar1 lemon juice only Instructions Remove stones from apricots to make about 1 kg of fruitMix all ingredientsCook 1 to 1.5 hours. Remove froth ...

Galit’s Chicken and Potato in the Oven

Galit's Chicken and Potato in the Oven
Galit bought some chicken and potato for Saturday lunch. I wasn’t too inspired that day so Galit knocked up quite a tasty meal from her head. Galit's Chicken and Potato in the Oven Galit Haviv-Thomas Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  800 grams Chicken drumsticks1.5 kg potatoesOlive oilSea saltSweet chilliDate Syrup2 teaspoons of onion soup mix or ...

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 ...

Cream Cheese Icing

Cream cheese icing is great with Carrot Cake.   Cream Cheese Icing Orit Schwartz Print Recipe Ingredients  25 grams butter melted250 grams cream cheese1 cup icing sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence Instructions MixSpread over cooled cake