12 June 2019 Lorraine

I know when we say Chilli Bites to a foreigner I don’t think they quite understand what we are referring to. Here in South Africa our chilli bites are similar to Pakoras. It’s a delicious spicy Indian snack. South African Spicy Chilli Bites is made with chickpea flour or gram flour and spices, it’s crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. We also refer to them as Bhajias here in South Africa. I know I always refer to myself as a lazy cook but trust me there are some things that are worth a little more effort. Making…

10 June 2019 Lorraine

I hope you all had a great weekend!  I love weekends; it’s great having my hubby and kids home with me. However, my 18 year old is studying to become a Professional Chef and he stays at the res during the week. Of late he hasn’t been coming home much on weekends, either he has a girlfriend or he’s enjoying his freedom a bit too much. I do miss him a lot, it’s seems like our home is becoming nearly an empty nest far too soon. It’s scary thinking all 3 of my boys will be out the house and…

6 June 2019 Lorraine

I bought some strawberries a few days ago with the intention of making a cheesecake but I never got around to making them. Today I thought some Strawberry Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar will put them to good use, before they go all funny. When I think muffins I think a little more dense textured than cupcakes.  However today I didn’t feel like dense, I wanted something a little lighter. These muffins are just that, quite light and airy because this time I whisked the eggs and sugar until they were double in volume and then added the dry ingredients. I…