Archive for January, 2012

Tres Leches stands for the ‘Three milks’ – Evaporated milk, Condensed milk & Heavy cream – used in making this super-moist Spanish cake. A close friend of mine introduced me to it today & I simply HAD TO learn more about this divine dessert & share with you all..     PrepTime 30mins – Soaktime 8hrs – Makes one 13X9 cake – CookTime 25mins Ingredients: For the cake: Vegetable oil 6 3/4 ounces cake flour, plus extra for pan 1 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Here it is – my special Thai Green Curry recipe – SO MANY of you have been waiting for it & I know you’ll make me proud by trying it out soon with chicken, prawns or tofu and some freshly steamed jasmine rice.. I’ve had my dinner already but man, I’m SO hungry just typing this!         PrepTime 20mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 40mins Ingredients: 1/2 kg or about 1lb skinless, boneless chicken – cut into [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Bobotie, that gets its name from the Indonesian “bobotok”, is a very old South African dish, which originated in Indonesia or Malaysia & was brought to Africa by Dutch traders waaay back in history! You can bake it in a regular casserole or the way I like it – in a ‘Moroccan Tagine’. Bobotie is typically served with geelrys (yellow rice) and a side of mango chutney or any sour-sweet chutney called blatjang.     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 6-8 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

So, what does this cold, rainy weather make me wanna do – sit on the porch with a huge mug of hot-choco or my special masala chai (& samosas or glucose biscuits, yummm!!!) or I could grab a quick warm desert at the local cafe.. Oooooh, I’m in heaven!       PrepTime 30mins – Serves 8 – CookTime 45mins Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 5 large beaten eggs 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3 cups cubed [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

This is clearly one of India’s most popular dishes, served as tikkas (small bite-size chunks) or in a curry/gravy called ‘chicken tikka masala. You’ve probably had it in an Indian Restaurant or visiting Indian folks for a meal & thought – Gosh, I’d LOVE to make that! Well, now you can! PrepTime 5mins – MarinateTime 2-3hrs – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins Ingredients: 1 kg chicken (breast or thigh) skinless and cut into 2″ chunks 1 cup fresh yoghurt (should [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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