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Funeral Cookies

Post: Funeral Food INGREDIENTS 1 cup flour 1/2 cup cornflour 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons caraway seeds 180g unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped finely extra cornflour for dusting biscuit stamp METHOD Mix together the flour, cornflour, salt and caraway seeds. In a separate bowl cream together […]

Toshikoshi soba noodles

Post: Year-End Noodles Servings: 2 INGREDIENTS: 3  cups  water  (720 ml) 1  piece  kombu (dried kelp) (4″ x 4” or 10 cm x 10 cm) 1  Tbsp  sake 2  Tbsp  mirin 2  Tbsp  soy sauce ¼ tsp  sea salt 7  oz  dried soba noodles (buckwheat noodles) (200 g) Toppings 2 Tbsp dried wakame seaweed (4 […]

Christmas Pavlova

Post: Xmas Extra INGREDIENTS For the pavlova 6 large free-range egg whites 350g/12oz caster sugar 1 tsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp cornflour For the filling 600ml/20fl oz double cream 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 50g/1¾oz icing sugar, sifted 200g/7oz strawberries, hulled and quartered 300g/10½oz raspberries 200g/7oz blueberries 50g/1¾oz pomegranate seeds a few mint leaves, […]

Mince Pies

Post: Mince Pie Riots Orange Pastry for Mince pies 1lb (400g) plain flour 8oz (200g) butter 4oz (100g) vegetarian suet grated rind of 1 large orange orange juice Cut fat into flour and rub till it resembles breadcrumbs Stir in the grated rind With a knife, stir in orange juice till it just begins to […]

Nankhatai

Post: Nankhatai INGREDIENTS: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup gram (chickpea) flour 2 1/2 teaspoons fine semolina 1/2 cup icing sugar Pinch salt 1 teaspoon chai spices* 3/4 cup ghee or butter 1 pinch chopped pistachios METHOD: 1. Prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set the oven to preheat at 325 degrees […]

Mahlab Butter Cookies

Post: Mahlab Makes: About 25 cookies, Prep time: 20 minutes, Bake time: 10-15 minutes   INGREDIENTS: 1 lb butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 4 c all-purpose flour 1/2 c black sesame seeds 2 tsp ground mahlab METHOD: Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C) Cream the butter and sugar in a […]

Japanese Pickled Mushrooms

Post: Pickles INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup brown sugar ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup mirin ¼ cup sake 6 cups thinly sliced mushrooms (I use white button mushrooms but shitake would be nice too) ¼ cup rice vinegar METHOD: In a large saucepan bring to a boil the brown sugar, soy sauce, mirin and sake. Add […]

Bialy, Four Different Ways

Post: Bialy INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon instant yeast 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup water, warm room temperature FILLINGS: Traditional – onions sautéed in olive oil with poppy seeds, salt and black pepper to taste Cheese of your choosing Marinara sauce topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni Shredded cheddar cheese and slice jalapeño […]

Fruit Soup

Post: Fruktsuppe INGREDIENTS: 1/2 lb pitted prunes 1 cup raisins 1 orange 1 lemon 4 tbsp Tapioca 1/4 lb. dried apricots 3 apples 3/4 cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 can tart red cherries, with liquid METHOD: Begin the evening before the day you plan to serve this dish Snip the dry fruits in half. […]

Greek-style braised kalettes and potatoes

Post: Kale Prep time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 1 hour; Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 650g small charlotte or other waxy potatoes, quartered 1½ lemons, ½ lemon finely sliced, 2 tbsp juice 1 tsp fresh oregano leaves or ½ tsp dried oregano 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve 360g kalettes 3 garlic cloves, […]

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