Curry Banana Meat Balls

Posted: April 26, 2013 in Banana, Curry, Meat balls

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I have been craving Curry Banana Meat Balls for ages and eventually decided to make them. This is an awesome recipe was passed on, again by my mother, an awesome cook in her own right, just wish she would do it more.

The Meat Balls

Ingredients:

1 kg minced Beef

100 g Bacon

1 finely chopped Onion

4 tbls Beef stock

1 beaten Egg

1 tbsp Sugar

3 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Pepper

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tsp fine Coriander

2 tbsp Vinegar

1 slice grated whole wheat Bread

 Method:

Mix the mince, bacon and onion in a bowl. add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, corriander, vinegar and egg. Add the grated bread, sugar and beef stock. Mix well with your hands.

Roll 10 to 12 round meat balls. Put some flour in your hands while rolling them.

Curry Banana Sauce

Ingredients:

3 x big Onions finely chopped

2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp all purpose Flour

1/2 cup vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp Sugar

2 tbsp Lemon Juice

2 cups Water

2 tsp Curry powder

3 tbsp smooth Apricot Jam

10 Bananas

Methode:

Lightly fry the onions in the butter. Add the flour and curry powder. Slowly add the vinegar, lemon juice and water. Add the apricot jam, sugar and 6 bananas sliced. Bring to a boil and cook till the bananas are soft.

Preheat the oven at 180 deg Cel.

Seal the meat balls in a frying pan and place them in a lightly creased casserol dish. Take the remaining bananas and slice it finely and place then between the meat balls. Pour the curry banana sauce all over. Make sure all the meat balls are covered. Bake for 1 hour.

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Chocolate Cupcakes

Posted: April 22, 2013 in Baking, Chocolate, Cupcakes
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I found this amazing cupcake recipe and it’s been a hit ever since. The cake is extremely moist and finger licking good. It’s a very easy flop-proof recipe and you will win many hearts making and sharing these.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cocoa

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 cup warm water

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup canola oil

1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Method:

Pre-heat your oven to 180 deg C and line the cupcake trays with cupcake liners. Sift the cocoa,flour, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the egg, water, buttermilk, oil and vanilla essence and mix untill you have a smooth consistency.

Fill the cupcake liners with 1/3 cup of the mixture. I have found a piping bag works the best.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Test with a toothpick to see if the mixture is baked. f it comes out clean, then your batch should be ready.

Cool for at least 30 minutes before you get creative with the icing.

Makes approx 18 cup cakes per batch.

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Baby marrow Soup

Posted: April 20, 2013 in Baby marrow, Soups
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My mother has an amazing collection of recipes. One of my winter favourites is this delicous soup. This soup brings back so many awesome memories, helping my mother in the kitchen cutting and dicing the baby marrows. We could never wait till it’s ready to be served. Make enough as you will be going for seconds…

Prep time: 1 Hour

12,5 ml Oil
1 Onion chopped
750 g Baby Marrow, sliced
Lemon juice to taste
500ml Chicken stock
1 tin (405 g) Cream of Chicken soup
250 ml Fresh cream
50 ml Grated Cheddar cheese

METHOD
In a frying pan, sweat of the onions in oil till they soft. Add in all the baby marrows, lemon juice and chicken stock. Simmer till the marrows are soft. Add the chicken soup, cream and cheese. Bring to boil. Let it cool for a bit and then pulp it with a hand blender or put in a food processor.

Flavour to taste with Black Pepper.

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Nutty Banana and raisin loaf

Posted: April 19, 2013 in Baking, Banana
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I’ve come across a very easy to make, Banana Loaf recipe online. I’ve tweaked it a little and the feedback I’ve received were very possitve. So here is my variation of this the original.

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: Makes one loaf.

INGREDIENTS
3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of nutty wheat brown bread flower
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup crushed almonds

METHOD
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 175°C. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken wrapped in Bacon

Cooking time: 2 hours. Oven temp: 200 deg Celius.

Flatten 4 chicken fillets with a mallet till nice and thin. Lay down 2 x 5 strips of streaky bacon Place 2 x Flatten breasts on bacon sprinkle some portuguese chicken spice over the fillets

The Filling:

Take 300 grams of Danish feta and crumble with hands

Chop up 2 hands full of Baby spinach

Cut the last 2 streaks of bacon finely

Finly Chop 1 x Medium sized green chilli

Take a small amount of nuts and crush it

Mix everything together in a mixing bowl and with a tablespoon of olive oil

Spread the filling all over the chicken fillets evenly, leaving some space on either sides where the ends of the streaky bacon is.

Start at one end and roll everything tight and evenly so the bacon covers all the chicken. Use some toothpicks to keep the bacon in place (remember to remove these when your serve)

Place rolled chicken in a greased low-rise oven dish and bake in the oven for 40 minutes on 200 deg Celsius and an additional 5 minutes on Grill

Best served with Honeyed Sweet potato (recipe will soon make it’s way to this blog :))