Kafta (in the oven)

Ingredients 500g ground beef 5 stalks fresh parsley 3 stalks fresh mint 3 tbsp. finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes 1⁄4 tsp. ground allspice 1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin 1⁄2 tsp. ground coriander 1⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1⁄2 medium yellow onion, minced Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Oil roasting pan liberally and place in 220 degree C…

Veggie dumplings

Filling ingredients 1 tbsp minced ginger 1 small onion, chopped finely 4 shiitake mushrooms, chopped finely 1½ cups cabbage, chopped finely 1 large carrot, chopped finely 1 bunch chives, finely chopped 2 dashes of white pepper Sesame oil Shaoxing wine Soy sauce 1 tbsp Sugar Chop up everything, then cook in a bit of oil in a pan…

Dumpling Skin

Dumpling skin 2 cups  plain flour ½ cup water + 3 tbsp Mix flour with 1/2 cup water and stir. Once absorbed, start knead with your hands. add water a tablespoon at a time and knead until forms a ball. Cover with a damp towel and let rest for at least one hour, but preferably two…

Gyoza

I have guilt; inbred, catholic, you’re-never-good-enough guilt. And that guilt pierces through my soul every time I use a jarred sauce, box mix or ready mixed spice packet. But I console myself with the thought that if the Pioneer Woman uses them, why can’t I. But that pride/ street cred/ over-inflated sense of achievement is fantastic…

Kibbeh

You might have more common sense than me, but apparently you’re not supposed to leave the blender running for longer than a minute. Oops. The smell of the burnt out motor and smoke is a good sign that your blender has met its end. 😅 For the stuffing 250g beef mince 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted…

Leftover bruschetta

With leftover ingredients from my lemony lentil soup recipe, I made some fresh salsa bruschetta to munch on while I waited for the soup to boil. Ingredients 1 large tomato, diced 2 small cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped 1 wedge lemon, squeezed, crusty bread slices olive oil In olive oil, cook garlic until…

Salted Caramel cupcakes

I LOVE SALTED CARAMEL. Lovely luscious salty sweet creamy burnt caramely sauce. The perfect vessel to eat it with is a spoon but a vanilla cupcake is a close second. Vanilla cupcakes 1 & 1/4 cups plain flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup…