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Pork Florentine en Croute

This dish started off as almost daily headache of 1) protein option and 2) how to cook it. Pork was the chosen protein and it really came down to what choice cuts were available. Fillet or tenderloin would have in normal days would have been sliced & stir fried into Ginger Pork or paired with spinach into Pork Roulade . The word ‘en croute’ crept … Continue reading Pork Florentine en Croute

No Fail Shortcrust

Another shortcrust pastry for yet another quiche. Are you tired of seeing endless recipes for shortcrust pastries yet? I am not done with the many different variations possible for this versatile pastry. I thought I had best put this down before I forget the measures of the same basic ingredients especially if I don’t make quiche too often. New quiche recipe coming up as well. … Continue reading No Fail Shortcrust

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5-minute Pizza / Flatbread Dough

5-minutes is all it takes to make a versatile dough that can be used as a thin & crispy pizza base, flatbread to be stored away for a quick meal! Great as a flatbread or to serve with a dip. Ingredients: 1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder water (about 1/2 cup more or less) 1-2 tablespoon olive oil Method: … Continue reading 5-minute Pizza / Flatbread Dough

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Eggplant Parmigiana

I am back with my second recipe using Eggplant/Brinjal/Aubergine a la Italiano. My next recipe also uses this vegetable, simply to use up whatever balance I have bought that did not get used in this current recipe. More work? but Oh! so delicious. I think of this dish as Baked Breaded Eggplant Casserole. Breading the eggplant is very similar to what you would do when … Continue reading Eggplant Parmigiana

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Eggplant & Tofu Lasagna

Eggplant, brinjal or aubergine? Same family different names as well as being related to the tomato, chilli pepper and potato. I have been adding the eggplant in many recent dishes, mainly because my daughter has said that she eats eggplant!! This is my first foray into cooking a vegetarian lasagna using the eggplant sans beef. I do hope you will like it as much as … Continue reading Eggplant & Tofu Lasagna

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Almond Cake

This was made at the behest of my husband for Easter, I have however followed a recipe that uses a mix of plain/all-purpose flour & ground almonds.  Almond Cake is normally made using almond flour, sugar, eggs & baking powder as flour or wheat is one of the grains that is prohibited during Passover as a reminder of when the Jews fled Egypt with unrisen dough … Continue reading Almond Cake