It’s sweet, sticky, buttery, salted sugary goodness - salted caramel is so easy to make and is the perfect store cupboard treat. Liquid gold, as some may call it. This is a great edible gift to give to someone very deserving. Salted caramel is a great addition to apple pie, ice cream, cheesecake, toast, pancakes or whatever you want!
This is a simple starter, snack or canapé that can be whipped up in no time and really heroes some beautiful ZZ2 vine tomatoes!
This recipe has a slight twist on the traditional roast gammon as we know it. Here we slow cook the gammon in Coca Cola, then coat it in a spicy glaze that leaves it sweet and sticky, with a gorgeously golden hue. Decorate with some caramelised cherries to add that festive flair.
These summer Ice Lolly's are perfect for those hot sunny days when you have a few friends over or for the whole family. You can try any variation of fruits in season and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. Such fun!
This cheesecake is the perfect way to celebrate the fruits of summer. You have cream cheese, with its rich creamy depths of flavour, delicately balanced with the vanilla tones of milk chocolate, then topped with sweet, juicy, fresh fruit. Not only is this the time to indulge in the fruits on offer this season, but it is also the time to keep the heat out of the kitchen, with this simple no bake recipe.
This twist on the original potato bake is not only gratifying to the taste buds but is also pleasing on the eye. It's a wonderfully, satisfying recipe that serves well next almost any other dish, or even as a vegetarian option. The butternut brings a sweetness to the creamy, herb potatoes and the Parmesan balances the flavours, with its salty tang.
Classic scones served with jam and cream are the perfect tea time treat! These can be whipped up quickly from store cupboard ingredients - great for when unexpected guests arrive. The cooked scones can be frozen if you have any leftovers.
This is a wholesome, chunky potato salad, with crunchy textures and deep spicy flavours, that yield a bit of bite. Harissa is a staple in middle eastern cuisine, here it adds a hint of exotic, to what can sometimes be a rather mundane dish. This recipe is a really interesting take on a traditional potato salad. A great accompaniment to any summer dish, or even served as a meal on its own.
This is a low carb, gluten free, coconut flour based bread, that is moist and tasty. The cranberries add a little sweetness and the pumpkin and sunflower seeds add a bit of crunch. This bread is incredibly quick and easy to make and totally satisfying on all fronts.
These cupcakes are super simple to make and are the perfect treat for any occasion. Whether it's afternoon tea, or a special someone's birthday, these deliciously moist cupcakes will leave you satisfied, every time.
This chunky salsa is packed full of fresh, colourful ingredients. The wonderful flavours of coriander, paired with the sweetness of baby tomatoes, the heat of a jalapeño or two and the sharp, zingy tang of lime, make this salsa verde a perfect accompaniment to the smoky taste of chargrilled prawns.
Our Dry-aged T-bone steaks are matured to perfection and offer a very affordable meaty meal option particularly beloved by the “manne”. You can pan fry, but we prefer to cook these delicious tender steaks over the coals. The thicker cut T-bones are most suitable for braai-ing; if the steak is too big for one person, rather share it than buy thinner steaks, but in our experience these mansize steaks are usually the stuff of legend around a fire and size definitely does matter! We have not bothered with a heavy marinade or too much spicing on the meat itself; we want the excellent taste of the meat to come through as the king of the show. The butter melting over the hot steak at the end adds the final flavour.
This sauce takes only minutes to prepare and is just the thing for cooler evenings. Being very rich and decadent, it needs only a very simple accompaniment; we used our favourite La Molisana brand of gnocchi as we love the texture with the creamy cheese sauce. Bellisimo!
(PS - The cheese sauce is equally delicious with a steak, or over steamed broccoli. In fact, it complements just about anything!)
Best served with Wildekrans Sauvignon Blanc
This is an easy and festive dinner party dessert that you can whip up in minutes, it only needs a little extra time to chill in the fridge to set. Prepare the pots in advance and top with fresh toppings just before serving - it couldn't be simpler!
We all love garlic loaf with a braai or as accompaniment to a comforting winter meal, but with the Food Lover’s fantastic garlic loaves, you might want to try something different with these tasty morsels of moreishness.
A colourful and satisfying way to end off a meal, particularly now that we have such gorgeous summer fruits available. The almond crust on the cheese elevates the dish to super-special and takes almost no time at all.
Most artisan breads will work well when making a bruschetta. Toasted in olive oil and garlic, this traditionally Italian starter, can be enjoyed at any meal time, with many different toppings. Here we have used some delicious, fresh ingredients, to create a few variations for you to try.
This Apple tart is full of wonderful textures and flavours. It has the crispness of baked phyllo pastry and the chewy layers of ginger biscuit, combined with the juicy softness of cooked fruit. It's super quick to make. A simple dessert, perfect for any Spring lunch.
This is a great twist on a traditional Greek salad. Here we have added a bit of Spring, with some fresh, crunchy textures, and put the savoury juices of the olives into the dressing. A fuss free Greek salad, vibrant in colour, full of flavour, with an added bonus of no pips.
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