18 October 2018 Lorraine 2Comment

Poli is an Indian sweet treat made with a flaky deep-fried pastry and filled with coconut, sesame seeds, cardamom and almond. it is usually prepared for a special occasion. This brings back memories of my childhood, I remember my mum making this for Diwali,  she never made it quite the same, she used a more nutty filling, however I prefer this filling without the addition of nuts. This is a filling my mum-in-law makes and she is a great cook so I have learned a few tricks from her over the years.  This Flaky Poli can be deep-fried immediately or…

5 October 2018 Lorraine

Here I am sharing some tips to making a great South African Curry. South African cooking is a little different to authentic Indian cooking, our food is a little more rustic. Everything is not ground into a smooth paste with a creamy sauce like the food at authentic restaurants. The flavours are still aromatic and delicious, it’s the method that differs. It’s not unusual to find chunky bits of onion and tomato in South African Indian curries, I remember my mum only ever chopping up her onion and tomatoes, nothing was ever pureed and I don’t ever recall her blanching…

27 September 2018 Lorraine

Don’t we all just love a light and fluffy cake. Everyone I know is always asking for a recipe for light and fluffy cakes. Well here’s a trick that really works, apart from buttermilk I think sour cream works really well in achieving your goal of baking a light, fluffy cake. So next time you bake be sure to add that sour cream to your batter. Happy Baking!