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Chef Michael's Kitchen

Winterberry Shortcake

What happens when you have a craving for strawberry shortcake in the winter and the only fresh strawberries are hard and tasteless? Incredibly, try frozen! They’re picked and processed ripe and delicious and with a bit of cooking will satisfy your craving for strawberry flavour while you await true summer berries. Yield: 8 Servings Ingredients For […]

Crafts

Pewter Mini Teaspoon Tray

Pewter Mini Teaspoon Trayby Elize RoodtPewter Art Academy Requirements Pewter tools: – tracer tool, ball tool, Teflon tool and paper pen Mini wooden tray Pratliglo or similar sealant Lead Free Pewter sheet Original Design & Tracing Paper Felt or other soft surface Pewter glue Ruler, pencil & scissors Metholated Spirits Patina & Latex Gloves Metal […]

Food

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes Frosted as an Artist’s Colour Pallet Cupcakes: Ingredients 250 g Butter 300 g Caster Sugar 6 eggs 2 Cups Self Raising Flour 1 cup milk 3 tsp (15 ml) Baking Powder 1 tsp (5ml) Vanilla Essence Pinch of salt Method Pre-heat the oven to 180oC Cream the butter until it has a light […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Brown Butter Banana Muffins

PREP TIME: 5COOK TIME: 30SERVES: 12 Ingredients 4 ripe bananas 1/3 cup raw agave syrup or honey 1 stick unsalted butter 1 large egg 1 3/4 cups self-rising flour Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper muffin liners.    Peel the bananas and add to a large bowl.  […]

Food

Lamb and Squash Tagine

Serves – 4 Ingredients 1 pound boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Coarse salt and ground pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 cinnamon sticks 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut […]

Food

Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Ease of preparation: easy Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Serves: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the Pudding: 2 cups (500 ml) milk 4 eggs, separated 1 tbsp (15 ml) dark rum ½ tsp (2.5 ml) vanilla extract 5 ½ cups (1,375 litres) stale white bread cut in small cubes ½ cup (125 […]

Food

White Chocolate and Dried Cranberry Cookies

Makes 30–40 These are so yummy — and I feel that they are a tiny bit healthy too! They keep perfectly for 4 or 5 days, and they freeze too. Ingredients  150 g (5 oz) butter 150 g (5 oz) plain flour 1⁄2 tsp bread soda 50 g (2 oz) ground almonds 50 g (2 […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Filet Mignon with Creamy Red Wine Sauce

Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 2- 8 oz beef tenderloin steaks, dried on paper towels 2 cups of your favourite hearty red wine a pinch of salt lots of fresh pepper a splash of oil 2 Tbsp of butter 4 oz of French-style cream cheese 2 Tbsp of whipping cream Method Preheat a skillet over medium-high […]