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Here I share with you my homemade bread recipe. Traditionally homemade bread was made every Sunday in most households for a light supper in the evening. I serve my bread with corned beef, polony, cheese or left over Sunday roast.
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From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive!
Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive!
Ingredients: 2 cups long grain rice 2-3 tins of tuna 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables 1 cup vegetable oil 3 potatoes 2 large onions, sliced thinly sliced 1 tomato, chopped ¼ cup buttermilk 1 – 2 green chillies, chopped 1 ½ tsp jeera / cumin 3 cloves 3 allspice 3 cardamoms 2 stick cinnamons 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp butter 2 tsp fish masala 2 tsp garlic, minced 1 tsp salt ½ – 1 tsp chilli powder Juice of 2 lemons 1/2 tsp turmeric / borrie
Method: Boil the rice in water until half done. Drain, rinse and set aside. Peel the potatoes, cut into slices. Heat the oil in saucepan, fry the potatoes until lightly browned and semi soft, set aside. Drain excess oil from the saucepan, add the chopped onions, fry until golden brown. Add the chopped tomato, buttermilk, green chillies, jeera, cloves, allspice, cardamoms, stick cinnamon and salt. Simmer over low to medium heat for 10 minutes or until onions are soft.
Meanwhile, combine all the spices with the lemon juice in a small bowl, stir to combine. Pour over tuna. Arrange the potato slices at the bottom of a large heavy based pot / saucepan. Add half of the rice on top of the potatoes, spreading it evenly.
Arrange the tuna with the masala on top of the rice on top of the rice, then the onion mixture, then the mixed vegetables ending with the remaining rice. Dot the butter on top of the rice add 1 cup of hot water.
Cover and steam to complete over low to medium heat for about 10 minutes. Turn the heat off and leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving with lemon atchar or blatjang.
Deliciously moist pudding, serve with custard or enjoy on its own. Makes one large pudding or divide into ramekins.
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups milk
2 tsp brown vinegar
2 Tbsp smooth apricot jam
2 Tbsp butter
2 cups cake flour,(plain) sifted
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Preheat oven to 180° Celsius. Cream together sugar, jam and eggs. Melt butter and add vinegar add this to the sugar and egg mixture. Add the milk, flour and bicarb, mix well to combine all the ingredients. Pour into a pyrex dish (or something similar) and bake for 45 – 60 minutes. If you using ramekins the time will be considerably shorter. You’ll know its baked when the top is browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and pour the warm sauce over. Makes 6 – 8
TO MAKE THE SAUCE:
1 cup milk
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon caramel essence
Melt all the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat an pour over the cake.
OR USE THIS RECIPE FOR A CREAMY SAUCE
125ml water/Orange juice
Melt together as per above sauce and pour over warm pudding
Sweet and tangy, flavourful tropical chicken for a quick and easy meal. Prepare beforehand and pop in the oven for a lovely alternative to Sunday roast.
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1 chicken, skin off and cut into 8 pieces
1 tin canned pineapple rings (440g)
1 Tbsp brown sugar
¼ cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
½ – 1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt or to taste
1 Tbsp cooking oil
Fresh chopped dhanya/coriander/cilantro
In a medium bowl, whisk together soy sauce, juice of canned pineapple, tomato sauce, garlic, ginger, chilli powder, paprika and salt . Reserve a quarter of the sauce and set aside.
Using a Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine the sauce mixture and chicken. Marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight in the refrigerator, turning the bag occasionally.
Combine the pineapple rings and brown sugar.
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
Transfer the chicken, with the marinade, into an oven proof dish. Cook the chicken, uncovered, for about 45 minutes turning half way through. Pour the remaining reserved sauce and arrange the pineapple rings on top of the chicken. Return to the oven and grill for about 5 – 10 minutes until the pineapple rings are light golden in colour.
Remove from the oven and garnish with freshly chopped dhanya. Serve with a fresh green salad.
Use fresh pineapple and half a cup of pineapple juice instead of the canned pineapple rings.
BBQ (braai) the chicken pieces instead of cooking in the oven.
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