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“Hachis Parmentier” (Left over pie)

  We all love a bit of pie! It is an easy heart warming and nutritious meal. Since it is a left over pie you can of course add other left over’s like other vegetables or sausages. A versatile dish, if you want to make this dish...


How to make Colombian Arepas

A tasty and simple corn snack originating from Columbia. It is made from corn and these are one of the most popular foods in Columbia. Arepas are eaten for breakfast lunch and dinner. They are often split and filled with all types of filling or...


Poppy Seed Strudel

This poppy seed strudel recipe showcases the distinctive taste of poppy seed filling that is so popular in European sweets rolled inside a yeast dough crust. Unlike many recipes, this one does not skimp on the poppy seed. This is not like wimpy poppy seed...



Why don't you spoil yourself with home-made Croissants. This recipe comes form our our Pastry Masterclass Cooking Class. Ingredients 625g/1lb 5oz strong white flour, plus extra for rolling out 12g/½oz salt 75g/3oz sugar 20g/¾oz dried yeast 500g/1lb 2oz butter, chilled 8 sticks chocolate (optional) 1 free-range egg, beaten Preparation method 1; dissolve the yeast in...


Lemon and Coconut Yoghurt Tart

Let's get spoiled today with Lemon and Coconut Yoghurt Tarte This beautiful cake is been prepared by Mark, one of our past student's who shared with us the photo of a final dish. We are so pleased to see how he cultivates his passion to cooking...


Creamy Seeded Mustard Sauce (perfect for Salmon)

This sauce is absolutely delicious! Not to creamy, as it is balanced by the vinegary mustard. It perfectly compliments salmon, and its also great with mashed potato. You need to cook the salmon beautifully as well to master this dish, but that is a lesson for another time....


Red Duck Curry Recipe

Red Duck Curry Recipe (Serves 4) 1 whole duck Little oil for roasting 3-tablespoon red curry paste 6-8 kaffir lime leafs 1 bunch Thai basil 3 table spoon green peppercorns in brine, drained 6-6 small Thai eggplant (use I normal one as replacement and cut into 2 cm large cubes) 1 red capsicum core...


Spanish Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Here is an easy recipe for a popular Spanish dessert! Spanish churros are great to share as a dessert after a meal, or to enjoy with tea of coffee. Churros (Spanish doughnuts) with hot chocolate sauce Recipe (4-6 serves)  Donuts Ingredients 125ml milk Pinch of salt 50gm butter 75gm flour 2 eggs 50gm caster sugar 1...


Eye Fillet Recipe from the Electrolux media launch event

This week we had the pleasure of going to Sydney to be a part of the Electrolux  media launch for their new Masterpiece Collection of cooking appliances. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Walter & Dorota Trupp @ the Electrolux media launch[/caption] Walter prepared a three course meal for all...


Avocado, Spinach and Asparagus Salad with Parma ham

  This salad is light and fresh. It is great for spring lunch or served as a starter at dinnertime. Avocado, Spinach and Asparagus Salad with Parma ham Recipe Preparation Time:            15 minutes Completion Time:            15 minutes Makes:                                 4 entrée serves Ingredients 2 ripe and large avocados 12 spears of asparagus stemed for...


White Asparagus & Spinach Quiche

Quiche is a lovely meal to share with family and friends. Its great served either warm or cold, at lunch or dinner time. Its perfect for spring-time, served with a salad. Here is a recipe for a delicious vegetarian quiche. Savory short crust pastry One medium sized quiche You...


Tarte de anchovis

  Tarte de anchovis 2 serve You need 40 little white anchovies (the original recipe uses fresh and raw anchovies) 2 medium sized potatoes boiled in the skin 4 tablespoon of olive oil Sherry vinegar to taste Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon cut basil 1 tablespoon chopped spring onions 1 tablespoon black olives roughly chopped 1 cup...


Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Completion Time:    10 minutes Special equipment: Electric blender Serves: 4 - 6 serves Ingredients 1½ cups of green and black olives, use only one colour if you like 1 tablespoon salted baby capers 5 - 6 anchovy fillets 2 small garlic cloves, peeled 2 - 3 red...


Red Cabbage Risotto with Apple, Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Red Cabbage Risotto with Apple, Walnuts and Blue Cheese A quiet unusual risotto but to be honest Grandmother used to cook this dish with barley. I experimented a bit with the recipe and found that it is even better with rice as it is more elegant and...


Walters Lamb Roast

Here is a recipe for Lamb Roast. Roasts are easy to prepare, and are great during the colder seasons, perfect for family gatherings and for weekend meals. Enjoy!   Lamb roast For this method you can also use a leg with the bone still in. The recipe works as well...


Green Chicken Curry Recipe

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="534"] Green Chicken Curry[/caption]   Today we would love to share with you one of our favourite curry recipes.  Its a spicy dish with a lot of flavours, good for warming up in winter, and quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy it!   Ingredients For the curry paste ½ ...


Mixed Paella

  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="800"] Mixed Paella[/caption]   I absolutely love this time of year...