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Cardamom & Almond Biscuits

Cardamom & Almond Biscuits

INGREDIENTS: 250g soft butter 250g sugar 1 egg ½ cup oil 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon 3 Tbsp ground cardamom 500g cake flour ± 100g almonds, chopped   METHOD Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and oil and blend well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cover the dough with wax wrap then roll out to ± 1 cm thickness. Lightly scrap a vertical design on the dough using a fork. Using a knife, cut out small rectangular shapes (± 4x 2cm). Bake @ 180°C...

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Traditional Cape Style Romany Creams

Traditional Cape Style Romany Creams

INGREDIENTS: 250g soft butter 250g brown sugar 1 cup oil 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla essence 250g coarse coconut ½ cup cocoa ½ cup cornflour 500g self-raising flour   METHOD Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add oil, eggs and vanilla essence and blend well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cover dough with wax wrap then roll out to ± 3mm thickness. Lightly scrape a vertical design on the dough using a fork. Using a cookie cutter, cut out desired shapes. Bake @ 180°C for ± 10- 12 minutes, taking care not to burn...

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Kofta Kebabs in Spicy Tomato Reduction

Kofta Kebabs in Spicy Tomato Reduction

KEBABS: 1 kg minced chicken / beef / lamb 1 large onion, finely diced. 3 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped ± 1½ tsp salt (to taste) 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp ground ginger 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 egg 1 cup breadcrumbs   METHOD: Blend all ingredients together and allow to rest for ± an hour for flavours to develop. Make golf- ball sized kebabs and pan fry lightly in shallow oil. Set aside SAUCE: 2-3 Tbsp oil 2 medium onions (finely chopped) 1 Tbsp garlic and ginger paste 2...

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Glazed Walnut Banana muffins

Glazed Walnut Banana muffins

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups cake flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 cup sugar 6 ripe bananas 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 eggs 1 cup oil 1 cup buttermilk/ Bulgarian yoghurt   TOPPING: 1 Tbsp cake flour 3 Tbsp soft brown sugar 3 Tbsp soft butter 2 Tbsp honey or golden syrup ½ tsp SpiceMecca ground cinnamon cup chopped walnuts   METHOD FOR TOPPING: Blend the first 5 ingredients together to form a paste. Stir in the walnuts.   METHOD: Place flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Mix. Separately mash together the bananas and the bicarbonate of soda. Separately...

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Savoury Steak Pie

Savoury Steak Pie

Dough: 2 cups Cake Flour 125g butter Pinch of Salt & Pepper 3 tsp Baking Powder 1 cup milk 2 eggs Method: Place flour salt & pepper and Baking Powder in a bowl. Rub butter into it to make breadcrumbs. Beat up eggs and milk and add to above to make a soft dough.   Filling: 1 kg Tenderised Steak 3 green chillies, chopped 1 tsp salt ½ tsp Black Pepper 1 Tbsp Spice Mecca Steak & Chops 1 Tbsp Spice Mecca BBQ Spice 100g butter Method: Place all ingredients in a pot and cook until very soft. Cool then...

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