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Kellogg’s All-In-One Cookie

I could never condone binge eating (and get away with it), but if you were to gobble up, say, five of these in one sitting, ...
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Cinnamon Smoked Soetkoekies

You might have heard of burnt butter, but have you ever tried making your own smoked butter?
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Doekpoeding

If you've never heard of it, the doekpoeding is very similar to a fruit cake, but not as involved. It does boast one of ...
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Fish Cakes with Pommes Purée

Fish and chips always makes me feel like I'm on holiday. And although this dish isn't exactly the same thing, it definitely gets its inspiration ...
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Caponata Baked Frittata

Frittata is a total go-to for me, but I’m always looking for ways to mix it up and surprise myself.
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JAN-Kellogs Smoked Trout Breakfast Salt

Smoked Trout with Poached Egg

The “breakfast salt” in this recipe hits all the right notes, from a comforting Corn Flakes flavour infusion to a welcome kick of crunch.
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Lemon and Rooibos Trifle

When coming up with new recipe ideas, one of my favourite things is to take one idea and flip it on its head. In this ...
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Jerusalem Artichoke Winter Rice Salad

My absolute favourite part about a Jerusalem artichoke is its smell. When it's raw, it smells like petrichor, the smell of rain falling on dry ...
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Biltong and pear tartlet

Biltong and Pear Tartlet

This one’s going into my personal recipe journal of crowdpleasers.
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Maple Crème Brûlée Cake

Maple crème brûlée cake

There’s always a reason to celebrate, especially the season. In summer, I can’t get enough of stone fruit and berries. But in winter, it’s all ...
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Malva Bundt Cakes

Malva Bundt Cakes with Whipped Cream

It’s not a malva pudding unless it oozes syrup, am I right? The thing is that – and I hate admitting this – I sometimes ...
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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 got all that almondy deliciousness, but that also (ahem) ...
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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 of what we miss most about our home country, ...
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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 nearest and dearest over for a long overdue gathering. ...
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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 when you tell a story with it. This recipe ...
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Dark Chocolate Crêpe Cake

On my first visit to Paris, I discovered the crêpe cake.
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Milk Tart with Rice Pudding Shell

I probably used to be more of a milk tart purist, but how can I be? I’ve used it as inspiration in a number of ...
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Vanilla Glazed Grape and Custard Tart

I feel like I’ve been chasing milk tart since I was a child. When it comes to deciding on a tart filling, custard has to ...
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Pampoenkoekie Brownies

It’s the thing about brownies. They’re so willing to play dress-up that, it’s so easy to give them a taste of home.
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Carrot Cake Flapjacks

There are some household brands that have been a part of the South African pantry for decades, and with every new generation, with a tweak ...
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Rich Chocolate Torte with Peach Preserve

It’s always a good idea to have a rich, chocolatey trick up your sleeve.
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Mosbolletjie Roosterkoek

The mosbolletjie has found its way into so many of my menus over the years, I would go so far as to say it’s one ...
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Maple Crème Brûlée Cake

Maple crème brûlée cake

There’s always a reason to celebrate, especially the season. In summer, I can’t get enough of stone fruit and berries. But in winter, it’s all ...
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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 gold that makes me want to jump up 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 definitely warming up, which means we’re looking to change ...
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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 was made from a sausage filling of beef and ...
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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 JAN destinations. With each course, you will find a ...
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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 dishes. But when you plan ahead, you’ll be delighted ...
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Pulled Pork and Cabbage Roulade

On very rare occasions, British cooking makes a big splash in the culinary world. The Bubble and Squeak is one such invention, and one which ...
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STUFFED PORK FILLET WITH BACON CANNELLINI BEANS

My favourite way to cook at home is when I take a bunch of ingredients and start improvising. One recent invention that I thought I ...
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PORK RAVIOLI WITH SAGE BUTTER

This dish is a marriage of my three adopted homelands — France, Italy and the Kalahari. Ravioli, of course, is classically Italian, and one of ...
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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 the guest is as close ...
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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 Japanese “katsu” is an Anglo-Japanese ...
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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 dry, bland affair. To ensure ...
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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 mind, it’s the perfect Mother’s Day dish, and proof that rice ...
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Beer battered fish

What can I say, I’m a sucker for fish and chips, especially at those whitewashed harbourside places along the West Coast with the nautical rope ...
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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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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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Tomato and Crab Salad with Basil Pesto

A seasonal salad to impress again and again.
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Grilled Prawn with Zucchini Flowers, Cucumber and Avocado Gazpacho

SUMMER IN A BOWL. Light, fresh and zesty!
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THREE CLASSIC PIES

Having lived in France for the best part of a decade, I recently realised just how much I miss an old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness, homemade pie. Of ...
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BABY COS LETTUCE, ROASTED LIMES AND HUMMUS SALAD

This is one of those recipes that always makes me feel good about myself. Apart from being 100% plant-based, you waste almost nothing! I’m always ...
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VEGETABLE RICE ROLLS

Remember when we still travelled freely to places like Thailand, Vietnam and Bali? While it certainly feels like we’ll be able to do that again ...
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PICKLED VEG AND LABNEH

Sturdy, timeless, beautiful, trendy, infinitely recyclable. Quite literally, its form is only limited by your imagination. No matter its shape or size, it not only ...
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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 curry, but comforts at the same time with a ...
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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 is seriously good. Could it ever replace the crispy ...
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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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Dirty Little Secrets

Just like any South African who has spent time abroad, I feel a definite sense of home when I return and feel African ground beneath ...
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Breaking Bread at La Motte

Be it breakfast, brunch, lunch or a laidback afternoon drink – La Motte invites you for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and artisan bakes ...
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Eat Like a Vegeterranean

In the Mediterranean – from Spain and Portugal, all along the coast through France, Italy, Greece, Turkey and the door of the Middle East through ...
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High Cakes

Only when someone asked you especially do you need to bake your own cake, unless you want to. See it as an exercise in creativity.
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