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Strawberry Ice-Cream

Ingredients 500 grams strawberries 175 grams caster sugar (plus 2 tablespoons) 500 ml full fat milk 500 ml double cream 1 vanilla pod 10 large egg yolks 2 tablespoons lemon juice Method Hull and roughly chop the strawberries, put them into a bowl and sprinkle over the 2 tablespoons of caster sugar and leave them to steep and infuse with flavour. Pour the milk and cream into a heavy-based saucepan, and […]

Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Maple-glazed Chicken

Serves 2 Ingredients ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup ¼ cup (60ml) water ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes ½ teaspoons cracked black pepper 2 x 200g chicken breast fillets, trimmed Roasted parsnips and steamed sugar snap peas, to serve Method Place the maple syrup, water, chilli, salt and pepper in a […]

Cook Yourself Thin USA

Chocolate Pavlova

Serves 6 Calories per serving: 337 Ingredients For the pavlova 4 egg whites 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon cocoa powder For the topping 1 cup whipping cream 1 cup fresh raspberries 1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate 1/4 cup melted chocolate for drizzling Method Preheat the oven to 300 […]

5-Ingredient Fix


PREP TIME: 10 COOK TIME: 40 Ingredients Ready-made mini pastry shells Lemon curd, recipe follows Meringue, recipe follows  Meyer Lemon Curd:         4 egg yolks (pasteurized)   4 whole eggs    6 1/2 ounces granulated sugar   1 cup Meyer lemon juice    3 Meyer lemons, zested    1 sheet gelatin 6 ounces butter, cut into cubes   Meringue:  1 part egg […]

Donna Hay Fast Fresh Simple

Berry Mille Feuille

Serves 4. Ingredients 8 square wonton wrappers 50g butter, melted 2 tablespoons icing (confectioner’s) sugar ½ cup (125ml) single (pouring) cream, whipped 125g blueberries 125g raspberries extra icing (confectioner’s) sugar, for dusting Method Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the wontons on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Brush the wontons with butter […]

Chuck's Day Off

Tequila Lemonade

YIELD:  2 big cocktails Ingredients 2 scoops ice cubes 8 Meyer lemons, squeezed (if Meyer not available, use regular lemons) Several dashes sugar cane syrup (or “Simple Syrup”) 4 sprigs fresh peppermint 4 ounces  Tequila (120 ml) 1 lemon sliced into wheels 2 vanilla beans A dash of soda water to top up Method Into […]


Whole Roast Lemon and Oreganum Chicken

Serve the chicken with creamy potato and leek bake, fresh rosemary sprigs, lemon slices and an extra drizzle of paprika. Ingredients 1 whole fresh chicken 2 lemons, sliced into wedges 2 garlic cloves (crushed) paprika rosemary salt, pepper 2 onions, cut in half with the skin on 3 tablespoons butter 6 large potatoes, peeled 2 […]


Succulent Garden

Today Landscape designer, Bernadine Drath is inspired by the amazing succulent garden at the Walter Sisulu garden which boasts a variety of species. She shows us how one can use succulents to design a garden perfect for any home. Planting List: 2 x 3 planted Aloe barbarae (Tree Aloe)                         1 x Aloe […]