Homity Pie

Post: Homity Pie The original Cranks recipe called for wholemeal pastry cases, but by 1986 the recipe was felt to be old fashioned and so the pastry went. Here is the updated ‘healthy’ 1996 recipe for Cranks Homity Pie. I hope you enjoy it. Ingredients 1 kg/ 2lb potatoes 50g/2oz butter 200ml/8fl oz sour cream […]

Gula Melaka Syrup

Post: Gula Melaka Preparation Time – 10 minutes; Cooking Time – 20 minutes; Makes 250 ml. Gula Melaka makes a delicious syrup in its own right and goes with salted coconut milk and shaved ice, or ice-cream. Ingredients 300g coconut sugar, roughly chopped if it comes in a block 150ml water grated rind of 1 […]

Green Chickpea Bean Pilaf

Post: Fresh Harbara Channa Ingredients 2 tbsp oil 1 pinch asafoetida 1 bay leaf 1 tsp cumin seed 3 cloves garlic chopped finely 1 tbsp ginger chopped finely 1 red onion chopped finely 1 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste) 1 cup tomatoes chopped finely 1 tsp salt (or to taste) 1 cup green […]

The Easiest Ever Coconut Ice-Cream

Post: South Seas Cuisine Ingredients (serves 10-12) 2 litres vanilla ice-cream 3 cups coconut milk powder Method Slightly soften the vanilla ice-cream. Scoop into the bowl of a food processor with a blade, or use a bowl and hand held electric beater. Pour in the coconut milk powder and beat quickly. Scoop ice-cream back into […]

Chocolate Truffles

Post: Desert Truffles Chef Annabelle White at Whittakers produces the most complete set of recipes to make the most luxurious variety of chocolate truffles. Here is the link: Whittakers chocolate truffles. But here is a simpler recipe from BBC Goodfoods: Ingredients 300g good-quality dark chocolate 300ml pot double cream 50g unsalted butter Optional Flavourings: bourbon, […]

Fruit Salad with Indian Black Salt

Post: Indian Black Salt A really simple use of black salt in a spicy fruit salad: Ingredients 2 medium sized ripe peaches 4 plums 2 kiwis 2 granny smith apples 1 medium sized grapefruit 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped 1/3 cup slivered almonds 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (2 limes) 1 teaspoon black […]

Feijoa Salsa

Post: Feijoa Ingredients 3 feijoas 1 lime 1 red onion 1 tomato 1 bunch corriander Method Slice the skins off the feijoas Squeeze lime and retain the juice Finely chop all ingredients and place in a bowl Add lime juice and serve immediately Source: Julia and Libby

Bananas with Rum

Post: Bananas Ingredients: 12 bananas Sugar Fresh lemon juice Rum Method: Peel and cut the fruit into small pieces; Put into saucepan with enough water to stop the fruit from burning Flavour with plenty of lemon juice and enough sugar to taste Cook slowly till bananas are soft. Run through a sieve, refrigerate till cold. […]

Pinto Beans with Epazote

Post: Epazote Ingredients 2 ½ cups dried pinto beans (about 1 pound) 2 cups coarsely chopped onion (about 1 large) 3 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup olive oil 3 sprigs fresh epazote 9 cups water Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste Queso fresco (crumbling cheese) Sprigs fresh epazote Instructions Spread […]

Casimiroa Mousse

Post: Casimiroa Ingredients 400ml mashed/blended casimiroa 1 cup sugar 200ml cream whipped 1 tsp vanilla paste/essence 5tsp gelatine mixed with ¼ cup of water, heated in microwave 2 lots of 10 seconds mixing well between heating to dissolve. Method Mix casimiroa pulp, sugar and vanilla well. Pour in dissolved gelatine and mix in well. Fold […]