English Cake

English Cake
The Haviv family often offer English Cake (Gateaux Anglais) with coffee in the afternoon. It is quite dry, which is good with coffee, but originally didn’t appeal to me. In New Zealand cakes tend to be more moist. Like most of Robert’s recipes this was a bit loose and it took a couple of years ...

Paprika Chicken Wings

Paprika Chicken Wings
I make this dish a lot for my own family. Galit’s mum, Marie, taught it to me.   Paprika Chicken Wings Marie Haviv Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  20 Chicken wings cut into two at the joint1-2 big onions cut into thick stripsoil1 teaspoon paprikasalt and black pepper1/4 - 1/2 cup water Instructions Fry onion until soft ...

Marie’s Chicken and Potato on the Hob

Marie served this to me late one night. It was left over from a meal the previous day. But it was so good I asked her to make it again. The fresh version was just as good.  Marie's Chicken and Potato on the Hob Marie Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  12 Chicken Drumsticks3-4 Robert says 6 cloves ...

Bread Pudding

Lunch at Gadi and Yaffa Wainer’s is always a high light of my trips to Israeli. Yaffa always serves up something fab. One of her favourites is bread pudding … and she does it really well. Perhaps it is the challa which, being a sweet bread, I usually find rather uninspiring. But in a pudding ...

Portuguese Roast Lamb

Actually I don’t know whether this dish is Portuguese or Brazilian but Ines Rato who gave the recipe to me is Portuguese. Ines served this up at her place to a large group and it was yum. Aside from the potatoes mentioned below she served it with Brazilian lentils. Portuguese Roast Lamb Ines Rato Succulent ...

The ‘Perfect’ Gin and Tonic

Paul from the Man Cave kindly gave me permission to repost his ‘perfect’ GnT.  The 'Perfect' Gin and Tonic Paul O'Grady At the end of a long hot day one needs a G&T to restore a positive outlook on life. Of course, one should have the mess steward fetch it for you, but a gentlemen ...

Michal’s Pot Roast (Tsli)

Michal made this for us when we were on holiday in Cornwall together. Very tasty. Michal's Pot Roast (Tsli) Michal David Slow cooked roast. Print Recipe Ingredients  2 kg more or less Beef Shoulder without bone cut 5-6 in IsraelSalt and Pepper1 + tablespoons mustardPaprika enough / a lot4 garlic cloves crushed[Optional] Onion chopped~6 cups boiling ...

Potato Varieties

I’m continually confused by the variety of potatoes available in the UK. So I did some research to get it straight.

Danish Gingerbread

Danish Gingerbread
Kath Wattam – a Kiwi friend who lives in Copenhagen – introduced me to Danish ginger cookies. Apparently they’re a Christmas treat. I love them so tried making my own. Makes about 80 cookies.  Danish Gingerbread Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  125 grams softened butter80 grams light brown sugar180 grams golden syrup90 grams runny honey1 teaspoon ...

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 ...