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So last night I had this crazy craving for something sweet (not really a craving, I always want something sweet)
Luckily I had springroll pastry (the small one) in the freezer, bananas and nutella.
Its so simple, but the banana in half lengthwise then cut it in 3. So there should be 6 pieces in total. Separate the pastry sheets, put 1 piece of banana on the sheet, spread with nutella and roll like a spring roll. Instructions are on the back of the springroll pastry pack.
Fry in a pan, with oil just covering the base of the ban and fry until golden brown.
Dust with some icing sugar and ENJOY !!!
I know my husband enjoyed it last night‚Ä¶he ate most of it!
Probably one of the easiest and quickest things I‚Äôve made! My husband went to mosque when I started the food and by the time he came back supper was served.
For this salad I used left over chicken however if you making it from scratch you can use 2 breast fillets with salt, pepper and lemon zest. Bash with a rolling pin or tenderiser to make it flat and quicker to cook. Pan fry in some olive oil until crispy and cook.
For the salad, 1 cup (teacup) couscous and 2 cups boiling water (always a 2:1 ratio) with some salt in a bowl, cover the bowl with a lid or plate and let it rest.
Chop up half a yellow pepper, half a red pepper, 4 spring onions.
Add this is a frying pan with a table spoon olive oil, and 1 tablespoon garlic. Fry until everything is soft and glossy.
The chicken should be done now, so slice it up. In a big dish, add the cooked peppers, chicken and rehydrated couscous. Mix it up nicely and squeeze the juice of one lemon and 1 table spoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with some feta.
For the Tzatziki sauce : 1 tub of fat free plain yoghurt, half a grated cucumber, salt and some lemon zest.
Serve all together and VOILA!!!!
An hearty healthy quick meal
A bit costly but nice for once in a while.
Very simple, wash off the seafood you want to use. I use headless prawns (normal prawns I just cut off the heads), calamari, mussels and hake pieces.
Chop up about 4 spring onions, grate 4 garlic cloves, lemon zest(from 1 lemon), crushed chillies or 2 whole long red chillies and roasted peppers ( I have a gas stove so I just cut open the pepper clean out the inside and chargrill it on an open flame) once that‚Äôs done I chop it up.
In heated pan add about a tablespoon of olive oil, add the grated garlic, lemon zest and chillies ‚Äď it will create an amazing aroma! Then the rest of the chopped up stuff.
Once its nice and brown, add 2 tins of tomato puree‚Ä¶once that all nice and cooked, add a handful of chopped parsley and and a handful of chopped dhania. Add a tablespoon of salt and ground pepper.
Add the shellfish first then the calamari and fish. Let it simmer until the fish is cooked.
The bread is very easy‚Ä¶.take baguette or ciabatta cut slits down and across creating a ‚Äėcubed effect, grate some garlic cloves across the bread, sprinkle with mixed herbs and drizzle with olive oil. Pop in the oven for a couple of minutes and VOILA‚Ä¶ your very own healthy garlic bread.
Serve Seafood Broth with the bread!
This is such an easy and simply pasta to serve as a side for any meal ESPECIALLY a braai
1 handful of sliced spicy biltong (chopped into smaller pieces)
1 avo cubed
2 rounds of feta cubed
Spring onion finely chopped
Handful of chopped dhania
500g fusilli or elbow pasta or macaroni boiled in water, olive oil and salt
Tip: Always add the salt once the water has boiled. When the pasta is done and is soft, take it off the heat and add cold water, this will stop the pasta from cooking in the boiling water and prevent it from making the pasta mushy.
Once you have drained the pasta and let it cool completely add the rest of the ingredients.
Honey Mustard dressing (3tablespoons)
¬ľ cup olive oil
1 tsp garlic
Salt, ground pepper
1 tblspn sugar
Mix it all together and add to the pasta and mix through thoroughly
You will need:
500g S/R flour
500ml plain yoghurt
1tsp baking powder
Optional extra ‚Äď garlic, herbs, chillies
Mix all the ingredients together to make a dough, make balls and roll out like a roti.
Fry in a non stick pan for 2min on each side or until golden and flaky.
When done, brush with melted butter ( I added garlic to the butter)
Excellent accompaniment to braai or fried food‚Ä¶.or chops whichever u like.
You can literally make it, fry it and eat it in 5 min.
We’ve already published this but Nadia and I decided to post this again seeing as it’s Eid this weekend!
Here is the original:¬†http://www.baydu.co.za/?p=2078
This is as compulsory on Eid as a turkey is on Thanksgiving.
2 cups pea flour
1 cup S/R flour
2 tsps. Turmeric
2 tsps. Jeera
2 tsps. Koljana (coriander)
2 tsps. Bariship
2 tsps. Crushed Chillies
2 tsps. Salt
2 tsps. Garlic
2 onions finally chopped
1 bunch of spinach chopped
¬Ĺ bunch of chopped dhanya
Mix all the dry ingredients together, add the chopped onions, spinach, dhanya and eggs. Mix with water‚Ä¶not too runny and not too stiff.
If you making it all add 2 tsps baking powder. If you dishing out and freezing, add 1 tsp baking powder once u defrost and are ready to fry.
The trick in frying daltjies in the temperature of the oil, Medium heat is perfect.
This is also very easy and little fuss.
For the Chilli :
2 onions finely sliced
8 tomatoes soaked in boiling water
1 green pepper and 1 yellow pepper
2 or 3 chillies
1 heaped teaspoon ¬†of dried chillies
Half bunch chopped dhanya
1 Tblspn Garlic
2 Tblspns Brown sugar
Throw this all together in a heated pot and let it simmer
While that is simmering
1 BIG piece of tenderised steak UNCUT‚Ä¶
Score the meat slightly.
Using any steak spice, rub it thoroughly over the steak on both sides
Place in a hot pan, heat for 2 min on each side then remove the steak
Slice it up in small pieces‚Ä¶and add to the chilli
Allow to cook on a VERY LOW heat for 30min to an hour
I usually served it with garlic and dhanya brushed roti and guacamole.
Probably the easiest recipe EVER
All it takes is 1 small onion finely chopped, braised in a tablespoon of butter until transparent.
Add fillets of chicken (cubed nice and small) and season with salt, pepper and garlic.
Let it cook for about 5min.
Add 1 tin creamstyle sweetcorn and a half a punnet of sliced mushrooms, then 1lt milk.
Mix 1pkt of think vegetable (packet soup) and 1pkt cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup with 1lt water.
Add to the pot and let it simmer for a bot 15min‚Ä¶.and VOILA!! Soup’s done
Beat 1 cup sugar with 3 eggs till light and fluffy. Add 1 cup cake flour, 3 tspns baking powder and 1/2 cup oil.
In a separate cup mix together 3/4 cup boiling water and 2tblspns cocoa. Add that to the cake mix and mix well.
Add a couple of chopped marshmallows, spoon into cookie cups and bake for 12min.
For the icing:
Cream about 2tblspns of butter, add 2 cups icing sugar, 1tblspn cocoa and mix with a little milk until creamy and smooth.
Add mini marshmallows and chopped up speckled eggs.
Spoon on the cooled-off cupcakes with a small fork and top with a marshmallow…
Lots of gooey yumminess in one cupcake