• Sticky malva pudding with brandy sauce

    Preheat the oven to 180°C.Beat the sugar and eggs until fluffy, then beat in the jam until creamy.Sift the dry ingredients into a separate bowl.Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the vinegar and milk.Add the dry ingredie…

  • monkey gland sauce recipe

    5 iconic South African sauces

    Why should France be the only country that gets to deify its sauces? From relishes and gravy to fermented milk, here are some of our South African contenders for our nation’s list of mother sauces.

  • Home-made pasta with hazelnut butter sauce

    To make the pasta, place the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Place the eggs and oil in the well and whisk using a fork, slowly incorporating the flour until you have a dough.Knead the dough for 10 minutes, then…

  • Baby marrow lasagne recipe

    Baby marrow lasagne

    Preheat the oven to 180°C.To make the white sauce, melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking continually. Continue stirring until thick. Add the nutmeg and …

  • Salt-and-pepper calamari with sweet chilli sauce

    Place a saucepan over a high heat and add canola oil.To make the sweet chilli sauce, add chopped red chillies to a small saucepan with white-wine vinegar and reduce to half.Score calamari steaks in a crisscross pattern and slice int…

  • Pasta with traybake tomato-mushroom sauce

    Pasta with traybake tomato-mushroom sauce

    1. Preheat the oven to 230°C and grease a large baking tray. Drain the tomatoes, reserving the liquid, then turn into the baking tray. Smash the tomatoes with a potato masher.2. Add the mushrooms to the tray and tuck in half the b…

  • Mandazi with spiced chocolate sauce

    1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, 2 t cardamom and salt in a large bowl, then make a well in the centre and add the egg and coconut milk. Mix to form a soft dough.2. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes un…

  • ZESTY-SWEET-POTATO-FRITTERS-WITH-SPICY-PEANUT-DIPPING-SAUCE

    Sweet potato fritters with spicy peanut sauce

    1. Mash the cooled, steamed sweet potato with a fork. Add the beaten eggs and mix. Fold in the orange zest, spring onion, chives and coriander. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt.2. Melt a little butter in a pan and add a little …

  • cauliflower with mustard cheese sauce

    Cauliflower with mustard-cheese sauce

    1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Blanch the cauliflower in boiling water for 5 minutes. 2. Sauté the shallots in the butter until soft and golden. Stir in the cumin seeds, curry and mustard powder. 3. Add the mustard seeds and heat for 1 …

  • Yellowtail with coriander pesto and two sauces

    Yellowtail with coriander pesto and two sauces

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Fillet the fish or leave whole. If filleted, sandwich the yellowtail fillets with the coriander pesto or use to stuff a whole fish. Place the sandwiched fish fillets in a suitably sized oiled baking dish. Oil …

  • Gnocchi with Romesco sauce and grated hazelnuts

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place the peppers and tomatoes on a tray. Place the garlic cloves on the peppers to prevent them from burning. Season and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for 30– 40 minutes, or until soft.2. Place the roas…

  • Frozen berries with hot condensed milk sauce

    1. To make the sauce, heat the condensed milk, cream and vanilla in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, remove from the heat and stir in the butter.2. Serve the frozen berries topped with the condensed milk sauce.For more berry rec…

  • Corned-Beef-Stew

    Chalé sauce

    1. Place all the ingredients except the ‘to cook’ ones in a blender and blend together until you have a fairly smooth paste.2. Saute the onion until soft - add the spices and cook until all melded together. Add the blended tomato mi…

  • salted crispy pork with fragrant pepper sauce

    Crispy pork belly with pepper sauce

    1. Preheat the oven to 160°C. Place the pork on a roasting tray and carefully score the rind using a sharp knife. Rub with the sea salt. 2. Roast for 2 hours, or until soft and the rind is puffed up and crackly. 3. To make the pepper s…