Char Siu

1 kg pork  1/2 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup ketchup 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup Chinese rice wine 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons red food coloring 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (optional) Mix all seasonings and marinate pork overnight. Reserve marinade and cook on the stove until thickened. Cook pork…

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…

Speculoos & Maltesers Pavolva

Want to know what its like to eat a fluffy cloud of whipped cream, crunchy candy bar bits and crispy melt-in-the-mouth meringue? 6 egg whites 3/4 cups fine white sugar 2 teaspoons cornflour 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 300ml thickened cream 3/4 cup Icing Sugar 1 cup roughly chopped speculoos & maltesers Preheat oven to 110°C.…

Arabica Coffee Ice Cream

  We’ve been lied to people. You absolutely do not need an ice cream maker to make ice cream. Yes, it was a surprise to me too. 300ml carton cream (I used lightened, 25% fat) 300ml milk (Half fat) 115g sugar (Half white sugar, half soft brown sugar) 1 tsp vanilla essence 3 egg yolks 2…

Crusty bread

Its winter and the radiator in my apartment is so lukewarm, I put my dough on top of it to rise. 2.5 tsp. active dry yeast 1 tbsp. sugar 1.25 cups warm water (about 100 degrees F should do) 1.5 tsp. kosher salt 2.5 cups All-Purpose Flour Combine yeast, sugar, and warm water in the…

Turban Cap

Notes This hat is constructed in two parts. First the twisted headband is knitted flat and joined. Then the body of the hat is knit flat from side to side (instead of top-down or bottom-up), using short rows to shape the crown, and sewn together. The body of the hat is made with a high…

Blueberry Streusel muffins

      These are the best batch of blueberry muffins of my life! Do not skip the streusel! Those crunchy sugary morsels really step the muffins up a notch. This recipe makes a very moist tender crumb that is as soft as sponge cake when they’re just out of the oven and they stay…