Salad Niçoise

I love to make this salad because you can get your hands dirty. I generally don’t make a habit of being intimate with food but I’m quite captivated by this recipe. Serves 2 Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 125g can of a good quality sliced tuna 2 tomatoes 1 half red onion 2 cloves of…

Chocolate Swirl Meringues

What to do with those extra egg whites? Make meringue. I’ve made the Italian version which is egg whites whipped with sugar syrup and the French version which is egg whites whipped with dry sugar. Far superior is the Swiss version which combines the best of both techniques. Makes 6 large sized meringues Ingredients 3…

Cinnamon Pastries

Who can resist the aroma of freshly baked pastry? Don’t be intimidated by pastry. Just think of it as an advanced form of making bread. This recipe is not hard and a few tips will ensure success. Ingredients For the dough: 1/4 cup of tepid water 2 tsp of yeast 1/2 cup of milk at…

Crispy Avocado

Ingredients 2 (just ripe) avocados 1 cup lemon juice Egg wash 1/2 cup cornflour 1/2 cup plain flour 1 tbs turmeric powder 1/2 tsp smoked paprika A pinch of cayenne pepper For the crumb, combine: 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup tri-coloured quinoa 1/4 cup sesame seeds Method Remove avocado carefully from shell and slice…

Tempura Prawns with Ponzu Dressing

Before starting, place stainless steel bowls and whisk into freezer. Make sure you have ice cubes and chilled soda water. Serves 2 Batter 1/2 cup cornflour 1/2 cup plain flour 1 free-range egg yolk lightly beaten 1 cup iced soda water Method For the batter, sift cornflour & plain flour into a bowl. Whisk egg…

Salmon Patties

This recipe was developed over a few days and then perfected over many years. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve made these, they were the most requested item on the cafe menu. They go perfectly with a simple dressed leaf salad or on a roll with dressed leaf and lemon mayonnaise or…