Orit’s Carrot Cake

Not long after I met Orit I encountered her in a mall selling a variety of cakes. Orit was born in New Zealand so her repertoire includes a Carrot Cake. I very much like this cake, so when Orit visited in the UK recently I insisted she teach me her recipe. The cake is good ...

BBQ Grilling Times

BBQ Grilling Times
I’ve got a mate and his son staying at the moment. They quite like BBQ so we did a big cook up. I wanted to have all my notes for BBQ in one place, mainly cooking times, so here they are. All times assume turning the ingredient over half way through. I’ve got a Weber ...

Red Curry Paste

If you don’t have some commercial curry paste available then it is pretty simple to make it yourself … if you have the ingredients. This makes just two tablespoons of red curry paste. Perfect for Gaeng Panang Gai: Thai Chicken and Peanut Curry.   Red Curry Paste Steven Thomas Red Curry Paste - in a ...

Egyptian Sofrito

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook Sofrito from his family. Serve with Egyptian Rice. Egyptian Sofrito Sandy Menir Print Recipe Ingredients  Shrir i.e. muscle with fat, probably cut 7 in Israel , cut into eight slices1/2 cup oil1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon allspice called Black English Pepper in ...

Egyptian Rice

Sandy was married to an Israeli of Egyptian origin and learnt how to cook rice from his family.  Egyptian Rice Recipe Sandy Menir This method of cooking rice leaves a beautiful caramelised crust at the bottom. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 cup rice1.5 cups water2 tablespoons oilSalt Instructions Wash rice in sieve and leave to dryPut water on ...

Eti’s Pizza

Galit grew up thinking all Pizzas were vegetarian, and in our household that is true. I got the recipe from Eti Wainer-Iluz. One of Galit’s favourites – both Eti and the Pizza.  Eti's Pizza Eti Wainer-Iluz Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Bread Base1 teaspoon sugar2/3 cups warm water 1 part boiling to 2 parts cold20 g ...

Roast Potatoes

Simon does a killer roast potato but there is a hazard warning. He’s not shy of oil.  Roast Potatoes Simon Leatham Print Recipe Ingredients  1 kg King Edward potatoes because they are nice and floury, peeled and cut to even sizes1/2 cup olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 180ยบ C (ST: I leave the roasting tray in ...

Steak with Honey, Thyme and Mustard Glaze

I had a hankering for steak. Although the recipe is for pan fried steak I have also cooked the steak on the BBQ. That meant I didn’t get the residue in the pan, but I got the BBQ effect. Very tasty. Steak with Honey, Thyme and Mustard Glaze Print Recipe Ingredients  Oil600 grams beef steak2 tablespoons ...

Tunisian Pot Roast (Tsli)

Robert and Marie sometimes serve up a very tender shoulder of beef for big family lunches. Tunisian Pot Roast (Tsli) Robert and Marie Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  2 kg more or less Beef Shoulder without bone Robert buys "Cut 6" in IsraelSalt and Pepper1 tablespoon Mustard4-5 garlic cloves crushed1 cup boiling water Instructions Tie meatMix salt, pepper, ...

Paprika Chicken Drumsticks

Paprika Chicken Drumsticks
Another tasty dish served for lunch at the Haviv’s. Paprika Chicken Drumsticks Marie Haviv Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  Chicken drumsticksSalt and black pepperPaprikaLots of garlicOil2/3 cup water Instructions Mix chicken, salt, pepper, paprika and garlicFry chicken in oil until brownAdd water to panCook on low until cooked