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Teff pancakes with Papaya and Mint

Friday, February 12, 2016

If you're familiar with Ethiopian cuisine, you'll recognise teff as the primary ingredient in injera bread. Teff is a gluten-free grain with great versatility and is something of an unassuming super-food (think quality protein, iron, calcium and resistant starches). With its malty and nutty notes, it reminds me of Maltabella, which in turn reminds me of breakfast ...

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Flash Food Friday: Mini Pancake Stacks

Friday, January 29, 2016

I suppose you could go with the more laboured route and pour, with painstaking precision, little rounds of batter. Or you could just cook a few large crepes, stack them up with a bit of syrup as you go along, and cut out perfect circles with a cookie cutter. "But the scraps," you ask. "What ...

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Vegan Cranberry Banana Oat Cookies

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Johannesburg's current heatwave is an absolute annihilator for bananas. I usually peel and freeze them for smoothies once they begin to over-ripen, but this time I thought I'd give these quick oat and banana cookies a bash. Cranberry Banana Oat Cookies Recipe adapted from Healthy Girl's Kitchen 3 small-medium over-ripe bananas 3 sachets ready-oats/100g rolled oats 1/4 cup ground flax seeds handful of ...

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Foodgrams: Microwave Ice Cream Bread

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Toasted ice cream bread with cream cheese. Because you can. 1/2 cup ice cream (use the good stuff) and 1/3 cup self- raising flour nuked for 2 minutes and toasted. More cake-like than bread, just slightly sweet. I made this with a tabasco-flavoured ice cream from @paul_ballen - gave it a pleasing fruity taste. #icecreameveryday ...

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Wholewheat Banana Pancakes

Thursday, June 28, 2012

My go-to batter for pancakes is Nafisa's 3-ingredient recipe. It calls for combining one egg (or two if you like), one cup milk, one cup flour and mixing, pouring and flipping your way towards a tummyfiller of a breakfast. I've been playing around with the basic batter and I now add a pinch of baking powder to ...

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Home-made chocolate walnut spread

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I know just a handful of people who do not go goosey-limbed at the thought of having a full bottle of Nutella cradled in their palms. There's something about that chocolate spread that induces a Pavlovian reaction at its very mention. It's almost sacrosanct. So much so that my little concoction may be considered a ...

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