Pastry Twists (Olive Paste & Mediterranean)

For easy entertaining these are great to serve to friends as a snack whilst watching football or movie, as finger food at a party or as a starter when dinner guests arrive.  Pastry Twists are best served hot. Preparation Time:     20 minutes (approximately) Cooking Time:     15-20 minutes Makes:      40 Olive… Continue reading Pastry Twists (Olive Paste & Mediterranean)

Veal & Pork Sausage Rolls

As promised the first recipe from the party I catered for. These sausage rolls are loved by the young, younger and even young at heart. 5 1/2 sheets of ready made Puff Pastry 1 kg Veal & Pork mince 1 large Spanish Onion 2 Eggs (1 egg will be used as an egg wash on… Continue reading Veal & Pork Sausage Rolls

Grilled Roma Tomatoes

12 Roma Tomatoes (cut in half) Olive Oil 1/4 Cup chopped Sweet Marjoram (fresh if you can get it, otherwise dry is fine) Salt & Pepper Balsamic Glaze (drizzled) (Makes 24 Pieces) Turn the oven/grill on to about 180°-200°C depending on how hot your oven/grill gets.  I always put my grill on 200°C and then… Continue reading Grilled Roma Tomatoes

Sweet Chilli Sauce

500 grams of Cayenne Chillies (whole + 3-4 Bullet Chillies) 1/3 Cup of sugar 150 ml Olive Oil (Canola, Vegetable or Sunflower are fine to use) 4-5 Cloves of Garlic (crushed) 1 Litre of boiling water salt and pepper to taste Makes approximately 1 & 1/2 jars (370g + 185g) Remove the ends off the… Continue reading Sweet Chilli Sauce

Lentil & Vegetable Burgers

This is a easy recipe to put together it can be served hot or cold. Today I am serving it cold with a salad. All ingredients are cooked, mixed together then lightly browned in a pan.   2 x 400 gram Can Lentils (rinsed & drained) 1 medium sweet potato 3 medium washed potatoes 1 Spanish… Continue reading Lentil & Vegetable Burgers

Vietnamese Soup (Chicken) Pho Ga

This is for all of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere and are feeling a little cold.  Do try making this soup it isn’t as hard as it looks.  Take the time to read through the recipe as well as the Cook’s Tips.  They are my suggestions to make a few tasks easier.  If you… Continue reading Vietnamese Soup (Chicken) Pho Ga