Category: Appetisers

  • French crepes

    This is recipe is from my French host mother. Be creative with your toppings, either sweet or savoury. Bacon, cheese, eggs, ham, cooked chicken, as well as nutella, jam, lemon juice and sugar all work really well. Makes about 20 thin crepes. Ingredients 3 eggs 250g  flour 1 tbs sugar 1 pinch salt 1 tbs […]

  • Pesto mushroom bruschetta

    Serves 4. Ingredients 1/3 cup good quality  extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp lemon juice 1 tbs brown sugar 300g button mushrooms, halved 8 thick slices ciabatta bread 250g  cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tbs basil pesto ground black pepper Ingredients Place1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice and brown sugar in a jar and shake to […]

  • Chicken and sweet corn soup

    Serves 4 as an easy meal Ingredients 1L chicken stock 420g can creamed corn 4 spring onions, thinly sliced (or shallots) 350g chicken breast, thinly sliced Directions Place stock in a large saucepan with the corn and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmerand add the chicken. Cook for 3 minutes, then add […]

  • Warm camembert dip

    Ingredients 250g camembert 5 small garlic cloves, blanched splash red wine sprig fresh thyme, chopped cracked black pepper crusty bread, to serve Directions Preheat oven to 200C. Place the camembert in a baking dish. Pierce the camembert with a small knife and place the garlic in the holes. Splash a couple of tablespoons of good […]

  • Pumpkin soup

    Ingredients about 2kg of pumpkin, peeled and diced 2 medium onions, sliced 6 cloves garlic, sliced 1 1/2 tbs ground cumin about 3 cups chicken (or vegetable) stock Directions Place the onions in a big pot and cook with a bit of oil or butter for a few minutes, then add the garlic and cumin […]