Cheese Baker Cheese on toast with a twist

The Cheese Baker - cheese on toast with a twist We are having such fun with The Cheese Baker and creating recipes for it. A while ago, my wife, Madeleine wrote down some notes about a recipe for The Cheese Baker. I stuck them on my computer and we decided that this would be the

Cheese Baker Brie & Raspberry Bake & Snow Mountain Malbec 2016

The Cheese Baker Brie & Raspberry Bake When I was at Cookery School in London, they always made us peel Brie and Camembert. I always felt that this robbed the dish of flavour and texture. If you like, you can push it through a sieve, but I found that mashing it with a fork does

Pear Walnut & Brie Tart – Nadia Graves

Pear Walnut & Brie Tart by Nadia Graves Nadia says: "The flavour combination of these tarts is truly a match made in heaven. Sweet, soft pears, baked with honey and balsamic, with delicious, ripe, creamy brie, all piled on flaky puff pastry and scattered with crunchy walnuts. I serve these with a dollop of creamy,

Buckwheat Blinis – Justine Wall

Buckwheat Blinis – Justine Wall Justine says: “The blinis are best made just before serving: the batter can be made beforehand, and brought to room temperature before cooking, but please fry them just before you need them.” Buckwheat Blinis Makes 15 little blinis Ingredients To serve 200g smoked salmon Salmon roe, caviar or similar 150g

Parmesan Pecan Swirls – Justine Wall

Parmesan Pecan Swirls – Justine Wall Justine says: “….quantities will work based on a pack of 375g puff pastry here. You will be cutting the rectangle in half, then rolling each half up into a sausage type shape, then cutting the rolled sausage into pieces. Placed on their little whorled sides, sealed with melted butter

Puff Pastry Caprese Tart – Jackie Cameron

Jackie Cameron's Puff Pastry Caprese Tart Jackie Cameron has just published a book called 'Baking with Jackie Cameron'.  Published by Penguin, the excellent photography is by Myburgh du Plessis.  Jackie has kindly given permission for me to use this recipe. For more information - www.penguinbooks.co.za Puff Pastry Caprese Tart Makes 1 tart Puff pastry case

Chocolate Florentines – Alida Ryder

Chocolate Florentines – Alida Ryder For Alida, Florentines are Mom memories.  She has not made them since her mother died some years ago.  Fortunately she made up this batch recently, with love and happy memories as ingredients, they taste so good. Chocolate Florentines Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 25 minutes Total time 35 minutes

Asparagus & Salmon Quiche with a Cheddar Crust – Justine Wall

Asparagus & Salmon Quiche with a Cheddar Crust – Justine Wall Justine says: "Please don’t be fooled into buying processed ready to eat pastry or pizza bases: a savoury gluten free pastry such as this one is so very easy to make. Remember though to use a proper quiche tin for this: unlike a tart

Éclairs with Turkish Delight – Nina Timm

Éclairs with Turkish Delight – Nina Timm Nina says: "Light as feathers Éclairs, filled with cream and nuggets of Turkish Delight, topped with a Rose water Glaze - delicious!" Éclairs with Turkish Delight Servings 24 small éclairs Ingredients 250 ml water 125 ml butter or margarine, I used Spar Margarine (not low or medium fat)

Roasted butternut & buffalo mozzarella pasta bake – Alida Ryder

Roasted butternut & buffalo mozzarella pasta bake – Alida Ryder Alida says: "As we are pretty much fully in Winter in South Africa at the moment, recipes have two requirements: 1) Be warm and comforting and 2) Be flippin delicious. I mean, the latter is always a requirement but that first one. That first one is

Brandy Snaps – Daphne Enslin

Daphne Enslin's Brandy Snaps Daphne Enslin, who trained in Scotland, introduced these to the dessert buffet at Boschendal in the late 1970s when we worked there in the late 1970’s. They were loved by Henry Kissinger who said to me, 'you keep Nancy busy while I get another brandy snap!' Also enjoyed by various other

Milk Soak Chocolate Sheet Cake – Dianne Bibby

Dianne Bibby's Milk Soak Chocolate Sheet Cake Dianne says: “Sheet cake. Simple, honest and ‘un-floppable’. Not surprisingly, this Milk-soak chocolate sheet cake is one the 5 most requested cakes in the Bibby kitchen. This is the kind of chocolate cake where things can get a little out of control. Let’s take a moment. It starts

Coffee & Walnut Cake with Butter Icing – Ina Paarman

Coffee & Walnut Cake with Butter Icing – Ina Paarman Ina Paarman, the Queen of the South African Kitchen, has spent the last 30 years making life easy for us all in the kitchen with a fabulous array of products, both sweet and savoury.  Complete, and as an ingredient in a dish, Ina Paarman products

Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onions – Nina Timm

Nina Timm's Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onions Nina says: "Toasted Ham Cheese sandwiches can be with just plain old cheese and plain old ham and to me it would be absolutely perfect. You can however take your Toasted Ham Cheese Sandwiches up to another league. For my Toasted Ham Sandwiches, I usually prefer

My Mum’s Ginger Shortbread – Jane-Anne Hobbs

My Mum's Ginger-Glazed Shortbread Jane-Anne says: "A bite of this heavenly, gingery tea-time treat transported me, in a twinkling, to my childhood. Isn't it curious how a long-forgotten scent or taste can summon dusty memories from the cobwebbiest corners of your brain? And isn't it strange how a forgotten flavour or texture, when experienced again,