I had a similar soup at one of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town recently and decided that this is the soup for this week!!! It is a very simple recipe that can be vegetarian (just substitute the chicken stock with vegetable or mushroom stock) OR Vegan! For a Vegan variation I will substitute the chicken stock with vegetable stock, the milk with almond milk, the butter with olive oil and leave out the crème fraiche and parmesan. Drizzle with a generous “glug” of good quality truffle oil and perhaps garnish with some pan fried wild mushrooms for the Vegan option?
This soup is very filling and certainly a meal on its own – a bit of crusty bread on the side can work well with it!
This dish is delicious served with mashed potatoes. The strong lemon flavor combined with white wine and cream is delicious and tangy.read more
This is my favourite meaty winter soup! If this one does not warm you up – nothing will!!!
(Double up on this recipe and keep leftovers in the fridge for a few days – it will last really well. You can also freeze left overs for 1 month)
This soup is served at ski resorts all over Europe – we had it for the first time with Austrian friends many years ago in Langebaan. (on a cold, rainy day!) It was thick and chunky – almost like a stew! This recipe is my version.
This unusual soup is quick, delicious and easy to make.read more
Decorated with eleven balls of marzipan and chocolate coated almonds to represent the twelve Apostles minus the traitor Judas. The chocolate gives the cake an interesting twist and the cherries and cranberries are a delicious surprise when you bite into the cake. The layer of marzipan inserted in the middle of the cake makes it moist and lifts the flavour to a new level!read more
These biscuits can be made a few days before they are needed and stored in an airtight container. You can make any shape and size – decorate with the royal icing! They take time to make but is well worth the effort.read more
This is a very good recipe for Pasteis de nata’s and one that very few are prepared to part with! It is the real thing!read more
A delicious salad meal – perfect for summer. You can use left-over meatballs or make fresh ones. The nectarines and avo makes it very special and the dressing is so easy and compliments the salad really well!read more
These delicious tartlets will have everybody coming back for more! They look quite ordinary but the flavours are amazing and it gets better after a few days! I use the best quality raspberry jam that I can afford – over the Christmas period I substitute the raspberry jam with fruit mince to make amazing fruit mince pies. You can substitute the raspberry jam with pear slices and a block of dark chocolate as filling or baby apples with stems stickingread more