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Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients Dough 11/2 cups all-purpose flour 11/2 tablespoons caster sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 tablespoons softened butter 1 egg, lightly beaten (optional) 1/4 cup milk (approx) Cinnamon Filling 3 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 11/2 – 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or cassia Glaze 5 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted 2 teaspoons […]

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Cinnamon: Sweet Wood

Cinnamon, with its heady, woody scent that perfumes the air when sprinkled on French Toast and Apple Pie was once more prized than silver!

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Rose Petal Jam

INGREDIENTS 100g/4oz red rose petals 1 cup/200g/8oz granulated sugar 2 cups/500ml/16fl oz water 4 tablespoons lime juice METHOD Snip off the white base of the rose petals and discard. Rinse thoroughly and drain. Sprinkle sugar over the petals to coat them thoroughly and leave overnight. Place remaining sugar in a pan and add the water […]

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Lokum – Turkish Delight

Lokum is a delicate sweet, traditionally prepared with sugar and rose water or lemon. The texture is in between that of a gummie bear and jelly, but smoother! 

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Double your pleasure with leftovers

Parties and celebrations mean leftovers. Here are some tips on how to reuse leftovers so you can enjoy your festive dishes in completely new delicious avatars!   Roast chicken Salads and sandwiches:  shred pieces of roast chicken/meats and use in salads or sandwiches. Pasta, Rice and Noodles add to Mac and cheese bake; stir-fry with […]

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Sgara Boregi (Cigarette-Shaped Rolls)

This is a very famous Turkish appetiser, which has its origins in the cuisine of the Ottoman Empire. Borek refers to any baked or fried filled pastry prepared with phyllo dough. This is a vegetarian version, perfect for any time of the day!

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