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Weekend Brunch

6 Jan

Morning Cake Snobbers! It’s official… the holidays are OVER! ūüė¶ Don’t cry just yet though, I have the perfect thing to lift your spirits… a spot of brunch!

I definitely overindulged this weekend (diet starts today right?!) by cooking and baking some yummy dishes that will definitely be repeated.

First up: kick off your day with this Shakshuka-style dish of eggs, perfect for picky eaters (like myself!)

My take on Shakshuka

My take on Shakshuka

I’m not a fan of all the veggies etc that go into these dishes usually, so I made my own version! (Feeds 2 very hungry people!)

Ingredients:

  • Garlic (2 cloves)
  • Mushrooms (optional)
  • Carton of Passta (I like the garlic+herb one)
  • Fresh or dried parsely
  • Mixed herbs
  • Paprika
  • Sriracha or other hot sauce (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • Handful or your favourite grated cheese
  • Salt
  • Honey

Method

  • First, drizzle a generous amount of olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan
  • When hot, crush garlic and fry til brown
  • Add mushrooms and fry over
  • Add in passata, herbs, paprika, a drop or two of hot sauce, and parsley
  • Add a good squeeze of honey, a dash of salt, and mix!
  • Simmer for 10/15 mins until mixture has slightly reduced
  • Crack in your eggs and add another sprinkling of parsley
  • When your eggs are nearly done, sprinkle your cheese over and let it melt!
  • Serve immediately in the pan, with some fresh bagels or pita bread

Brunch for 2 hungry people… DONE! (And it’s even kinda healthy too!)

Next time i’d add in some spinach for added iron!

Gefiltefest 2012

21 May

On Sunday I attended the 3rd Gefiltefest, the Jewish food festival, and tweeted from there the whole day!

There was a mix of cookery demonstrations, discussions, chances to learn and also workshops for the kids. I had a brilliant time, meeting legends like Claudia Roden and Sula Leon, as well as learning from amazing chefs like David Mendes and Sarah Magnus.

I loved the Falafel from Falafel Feast

Sula Leon’s pastry session was fabulous, and I especially loved the savoury smoked salmon cheesecake!

A highlight of the day was the Shakshouka competition – as a hater of tomato I adored the spinach shakshouka which won the first prize (jointly with Ilan Scorer of the UJIA)

I helped out Sarah Magus, pastry chef and culinary goddess, creating marshmallows and turkish delight.

The kids had a great time making their chocolate Mount Sinai (and I had a great time eating it!)

The last session I attended was a chocolate truffle demo by David Mendes, assisted by the lovely Steph of Kokopellis chocolates.

David showed us how to make some gorgeous peanut butter truffles, which I enjoyed immensely!

All I saw the¬†entire¬†day were smiling faces, stuffed full of food! And here’s me… doing just that!

A massive thanks and well done to Michael who organised the entire festival. If you didn’t make it this year, you must go next year!

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Israel Cupcakes!

10 Jan

 

I made these fab Israel cupcakes for a friend moving to Israel! They turned out great and were gobbled up by everyone! What do you think?

 

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