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Almond cake with poached muscadel pears

Almond Cake with Muscadel Poached Pears

Although an almond cake is traditionally flourless, I’m often in the mood for a cake that’s …

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Olive bread with tomato tartare

Olive Bread With Tomato Tartare

The moment I decided to really start exploring plant-based cooking, I knew I wasn’t going to …

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Brown Rice Cigars

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Cinderella eggs

Cinderella Eggs

“You shall go to the ball!” I always hear these words whenever I think of Cinderella …

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Peppermint crisp eclairs

Peppermint Crisp Caramel Éclairs

When meeting up with fellow South African expats overseas, the conversation inevitably steers in the direction …

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Toffee Tomatoes

Balsamic Toffee Tomatoes

Remember those toffie appels we used to get at school fêtes and church bazaars? I loved …

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Chocolate Soufflé With Passion Fruit Custard

We all need that “brag” dessert we keep up our sleeves for when we’re having our …

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Roasted Marrow Bones, Oxtail and Ale Broth With Long Grain White Rice

There’s a touch of sophistication to marrow bones that I’ve always relished for the fact that …

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Condensed milk, apple and almond cake

Condensed Milk, Apple and Almond Cake

If you grew up on condensed milk, you’ll get it. There’s just something so nostalgic about that milky caramel taste.

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Sushi rice balls

Jasmine Rice and Salmon Balls

You know when you get a craving for something you have no idea how to make? …

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Himalayan Pink Salt seared scallops

Himalayan Pink Salt Seared Scallops

The kitchen is a creative space. I know immediately when I walk into someone’s kitchen for …

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JAN-Oysters four ways

Oysters Four Ways

Being back in South Africa for a while has got me in the mood for one of those light, late-summer seafood dishes…

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Almond cake with poached muscadel pears

Almond Cake with Muscadel Poached Pears

Although an almond cake is traditionally flourless, I’m often in the mood for a cake that’s …

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Peppermint crisp eclairs

Peppermint Crisp Caramel Éclairs

When meeting up with fellow South African expats overseas, the conversation inevitably steers in the direction …

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Chocolate Soufflé With Passion Fruit Custard

We all need that “brag” dessert we keep up our sleeves for when we’re having our …

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Condensed milk, apple and almond cake

Condensed Milk, Apple and Almond Cake

If you grew up on condensed milk, you’ll get it. There’s just something so nostalgic about that milky caramel taste.

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Shortbread with rooibos caramel

Shortbread with Rooibos Caramel

I’d go so far as to say, the most fun you can have with food is …

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Roasted Banana, Amaretto and Raisin Rice Cake

I remember making this cake for our staff meal at JAN as a treat on Saturdays before service. It always put us in such a great mood…

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MERINGUE AND CARAMEL MOLOTOV

Summer is for light and breezy, easy-peasy puddings. Enter the Molotov, a Portuguese meringue pudding. It’s …

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GATEAU SAINT HONORÉ

I do love indulging in a bit of history and heritage when it comes to food, …

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Festive Chicken and Potato Pie

As I start to think ahead to upcoming Christmas celebrations and all of the favourite festive …

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JAN-Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread house

There’s something about Christmastime that brings out the kid in me. One of my favourite activities …

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Fruity Iced Biscuits

Since my take on Zoo Biscuits – that childhood classic that only born and bred South …

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VETKOEK AND CURRY MINCE

One of my fondest memories of growing up was when, on those odd occasions when I …

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Almond cake with poached muscadel pears

Almond Cake with Muscadel Poached Pears

Although an almond cake is traditionally flourless, I’m often in the mood for a …

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Peppermint crisp eclairs

Peppermint Crisp Caramel Éclairs

When meeting up with fellow South African expats overseas, the conversation inevitably steers in …

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Condensed milk, apple and almond cake

Condensed Milk, Apple and Almond Cake

If you grew up on condensed milk, you’ll get it. There’s just something so nostalgic about that milky caramel taste.

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Hertzoggie recipe

Hertzoggie Meringue with Doily

There are some things that just never go out of style! The Hertzoggie is …

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Roasted Banana, Amaretto and Raisin Rice Cake

I remember making this cake for our staff meal at JAN as a treat on Saturdays before service. It always put us in such a great mood…

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GATEAU SAINT HONORÉ

I do love indulging in a bit of history and heritage when it comes …

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MELKTERT AND MOERKOFFIE MACARONS

As much as I love France – and have made a home here – …

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Milk Tart and Apple Crumble Ice Cream

One of the first dessert treats I learned to bake was an apple crumble. …

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CHOCOLATE BREAD AND BUTTER POPS

If I had to make a list of my ten favourite recipes, which I’ve …

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Jasmine Rice, Coconut & Rose Macaroons

Apart from an extra “o”, the main difference between a macaroon and a macaron …

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BROWNIE MIGNARDISES WITH A MALVA TWIST

This is a marriage of two greats. On the one hand, you’ve got that …

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KOEKSISTERS

After all these years, the koeksister – in all her glory – has found …

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Roasted Marrow Bones, Oxtail and Ale Broth With Long Grain White Rice

There’s a touch of sophistication to marrow bones that I’ve always relished for the fact that …

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Charcuterie platter

Mediterranean Charcuterie Board

Whether you’re having a picnic, party or date night, a platter is always a great idea. …

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Biltong Crusted Lamb with Rice Filled Apples

The aromas I enjoyed while trying this out took me right back to my childhood and the joys of spending Christmas with my loved ones.

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JAN-Lamb Pie

FESTIVE LAMB PIES

When you allow yourself to journey to the Kalahari, you get intimately acquainted with the Karoo. …

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FRIED BOBOTIE BALLS WITH CORIANDER MINT YOGHURT SAUCE

As we start to think of our festive feasts – and gathering again – we’ll definitely …

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VETKOEK AND CURRY MINCE

One of my fondest memories of growing up was when, on those odd occasions when I …

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BACON & MUSHROOM VOL-AU-VENT

I love my South African heritage, so I sometimes feel that I don’t share my favourite …

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OUMA ONDER DIE KOMBERS

I get a lot of inspiration from colour. There’s something about the combination of green and …

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CHILLED PEA AND HAM SOUP WITH GOATS CHEESE MOUSSE

While it would be optimistic to say we’re heading into summer in South Africa, things are …

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PORK OLIVES WITH A MUSTARD SAUCE

In 1952, a butcher in the Netherlands came up with a dish he called Slavink, which …

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Lamb Bobotie | Bobotie with RICE CRISPS AND SULTANA PURÉE

The recipes in Volume 7 of JAN the Journal have been inspired by each of the …

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TWICE COOKED PORK BELLY WITH CAULIFLOWER PURÉE

Considering the time you invest in this classic, it’s without a doubt one of those pull-all-the-stops …

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Chicken and Rice Bites with Prawns and Bok Choy

Whenever I want to make a fresh start, I go for freshness in my meals and these chicken and rice bites are a favourite.

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Festive Chicken and Potato Pie

As I start to think ahead to upcoming Christmas celebrations and all of the favourite festive …

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DEBONED CHICKEN IN A BACON WEAVE

Roast chicken is as classic as they come; a Sunday lunch staple. But every Sunday? Well, …

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Portuguese Rice and Duck

Something about this traditional Portuguese dish reminds me of South Africa’s Spice Route era,

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Chicken Brioche Pies

You know when you try something new in the kitchen, not sure how it’s going to …

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APPLE-STUFFED CHICKEN

The tartly sweet twist that the chicken breast has been waiting for, with a Mustard Beurre Blanc sauce.

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QUAILS IN WHITE WINE & GRAPES

Flavoured with tarragon, these quails are cooked following the traditional method. This bittersweet herb is similar …

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Duck with red wine plum sauce

Collaborating with Pierneef à la Motte’s executive chef on a recipe for JAN the Journal Volume …

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ROAST CHICKEN AND BACON PIE

While lean chicken breast makes a great salad, I wouldn’t recommend it for baking a pie.

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CHUTNEY CHICKEN WITH ROASTED POTATOES & APPLES

At Restaurant JAN, we put so much energy into every dish to ensure that what reaches …

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CHICKEN AND PRAWN KATSU

Talk about love at first bite! Don’t quote me on this, but I would imagine the …

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FESTIVE TURKEY WITH STUFFING ON THE SIDE

Turkey is a hot festive favourite, but in the wrong hands it can turn into a …

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Brown Rice Cigars

For any movie marathon – whether planning a movie night or working your way …

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Sushi rice balls

Jasmine Rice and Salmon Balls

You know when you get a craving for something you have no idea how …

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Himalayan Pink Salt seared scallops

Himalayan Pink Salt Seared Scallops

The kitchen is a creative space. I know immediately when I walk into someone’s …

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JAN-Oysters four ways

Oysters Four Ways

Being back in South Africa for a while has got me in the mood for one of those light, late-summer seafood dishes…

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Vetkoek stokkies

Vetkoek Stokkies with a Trout Pâté

We recently started making “grasbrood” at Klein JAN; long, thin bread sticks hidden in …

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Chicken and Rice Bites with Prawns and Bok Choy

Whenever I want to make a fresh start, I go for freshness in my meals and these chicken and rice bites are a favourite.

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MUSSELS AU GRATIN

As the weather in South Africa takes a summery turn, we’re starting to imagine …

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RICE LACE WITH SMOKED HADDOCK AND TÊTE DE MOINE

This is one of those extra special starters reserved for special occasions. In my …

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Beer battered fish

What can I say, I’m a sucker for fish and chips, especially at those …

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TWICE BAKED MUSSEL SOUFFLÈ

The best thing about a twice-baked soufflé is that you never have to worry about getting it to the table in time.

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Rice & Salmon Fishcakes

There’s something so comforting and wholesome about a fish cake. Maybe it reminds me…

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SALMON-THUMBNAIL

Chakalaka with Salmon

My answer to this old fave is a Mediterranean twist, with colours as vibrant as the Côte d’Azur.

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Olive bread with tomato tartare

Olive Bread With Tomato Tartare

The moment I decided to really start exploring plant-based cooking, I knew I wasn’t going to …

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Toffee Tomatoes

Balsamic Toffee Tomatoes

Remember those toffie appels we used to get at school fêtes and church bazaars? I loved …

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Tortellini

Cheese Tortellini with Herb Dressing

Tortellini must be one of the most comforting Italian dishes out there.

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JAN-Baby Cos Salad

BABY COS LETTUCE, ROASTED LIMES AND HUMMUS SALAD

This is one of those recipes that always makes me feel good about myself. Apart from …

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VEGETABLE RICE ROLLS

Remember when we still travelled freely to places like Thailand, Vietnam and Bali? While it certainly …

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PICKLED VEG AND LABNEH

Sturdy, timeless, beautiful, trendy, infinitely recyclable. Quite literally, its form is only limited by your imagination. …

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The New Salomie

You can’t call yourself truly Capetonian until you’ve met Salomie. She’s feisty, like a rich, spicy …

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BROWN RICE PIZZA TOPPED WITH AUBERGINE AND TOMATO

I know what you’re thinking, why make a pizza from brown rice? But trust me, this …

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TWICE BAKED CHEESE SOUFFLÉ

When cooking for friends and family at home, a twice-baked soufflé is always a good idea.

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Fried Krummelpap Side

This delicious side evolved during my first (illegal) braai in France, and I’ve never looked back.

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SPANAKOPITA

This Greek-style spinach pie is always a huge hit. Still warm and comforting, but just a bit on the lighter side.

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Tomato and Bean salad

Now for something fresh and nourishing. I find this bean salad to be such a fresh spin on my usual

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CRÈME BRÛLÉE DOUGHNUTS

A sweet easy-to-make treat
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