Month: January 2017

How to

Basic White Sauce

A basic white sauce has many uses for example: Lasagna Macaroni and cheese Cauliflower with cheese sauce Useful tip: Use a balloon whisk when making a white sauce, it helps to prevent lumps in the sauce. For a cheese sauce Melt butter in a saucepan. Add flour and stir till […]

Dessert

Chocolate Nougat Sauce

With only 3 ingredients you can make the most wonderful chocolate sauce. If you prefer a more intense chocolate flavour you can replace the milk chocolate with dark chocolate. Serves 4 – 6 Preparation time 5 minute Cook time 30 – 40 minute Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Place […]

Mains

Ravioli Lasagna

The wonderful thing about this dish is that you can decide what ravioli to use. You can buy ravioli with a meat, spinach, butternut or mushroom filling. Serves 4 – 6 Preparation time 1 hour Cook time 35 minutes Tomato sauce White sauce Tomato sauce Heat olive oil in a […]

How to

Basic Tomato Sauce (V)

This sauce is a good basis for any pasta sauce. You can add anything you like to this sauce. Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cook time 1 hour Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add onion and fry still soft but not brown. Add tomatoes and season with salt […]

Starters

Stuffed Mushrooms (V)

Use the biggest brown mushrooms you can get. The filling might look like a lot to you, but you will get all the stuffing in big mushrooms. Serves 4 Preparation time 30 minutes Cook time 20 minutes Preheat oven to 180 °C. Break bread in big pieces and place with […]

How to

How To Bake a Potato

Bake a potato Preheat oven to 180 °C. Use a sharp knife and cut a shallow cross on top of potato. Place potato directly on oven shelf. Bake for 1½ hours till cooked and skin is very crispy. Take out of oven. Squeeze open and serve with butter, salt and […]

How to

How To Peel A Tomato

Use a sharp knife and cut a shallow cross on the bottom of the tomato. Place tomatoes in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave in water for about 3 – 4 minutes. Remove from boiling water and place directly into a bowl of ice water. This will stop […]

Bake

Quick and Easy Scones

Scones don’t have to take a long time to make – this recipe must be one of the easiest. Serves 12 Preparation time 10 minutes Cook time 15 – 20 minutes Barbara’s tip When you brush your scones with the beaten egg, only brush on the top. If you brush […]

Salads & Sides

Classic Greek Salad (V)

For me a Greek salad is served without lettuce. The feta cheese must be kept whole and not crumbed or cubed. This is really simple dish but absolutely delicious. Serves 2 Preparation time 10 minutes Peel cucumber with a vegetable peeler. Slice lengthways in half and scrape out pips with […]