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Food & Home Entertaining May 2016

South Africa's most established and trusted food magazine inspires professionals, homemakers, culinary students and food lovers. Even the most sophisticated dishes are made accessible to the reader, and there’s never a shortage of comfort food ideas for the whole family. Food & Home keeps readers up-to-date on trends, faces and places, restaurants, events, gadgets, local producers and gourmet travel destinations.

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to mom with love

Breakfast berry tartlets Makes 8 EASY 35 mins 100g PnP Nutty Muesli 30ml (2 tbsp) honey 1 x 400g PnP Puff Pastry, defrostedat room temperature 1 large PnP Egg, beaten 125ml (½ cup) PnP Strawberry Jam TO SERVE PnP Double Cream Yoghurt 50g PnP Raspberries and Blackberries 100g PnP Strawberries, halved fresh PnP Mint HOW TO DO IT 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C. Combine the muesli and honey in a bowl. 2 Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to 0,5cm thickness. Cut out eight 8cm-diameter rounds using a cookie cutter. Make an indent in each pastry round using a 5cm-diameter cookie cutter. Place the pastries on a greased baking tray. 3 Using a fork, prick the pastry on the inside circle. Brush with egg wash and bake in the oven until light golden brown, 15 minutes. 4 Remove from oven and…

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the small stuff

When Mother Theresa said, “We can do no great things; only small things with great love,” I’m sure she was referring to genuinely helpful acts of kindness for your fellow man, not well-meaning yet not-quite-on-target gestures – I couldn’t help but chuckle when thinking of this famous quote the other day while recalling five-year-old me making Mother’s Day tea. With the help of Nasso, our much-loved domestic who was like a second grandfather to me, I confidently set about laying mismatched china on the tray and standing on my stool to switch on the kettle. With an amused grin on his face, Nasso followed me around the kitchen at a polite-enough distance to make me feel like I was large and in charge, not a misguided little munchkin. Teapot now at the…

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our contributors

RONELLE HART Psychologist & freelance writer I love words, food, writing and cooking, and am fascinated by how food connects us to the world and to ourselves. I blog about this at foodsmoodsmomentsmemories.wordpress.com. My favourite food writer is Nigel Slater, but I also love M. F. K. Fisher and Ruth Reichl, and Anthony Bourdain’s latest books are on my wish list. My favourite party trick is to try out new recipes on guests. On Saturday evenings, you’ll find me cooking a more special meal than usual, while listening to my musician husband playing his sax to Saturday Bandstand on 702. CARO DE WAAL Conceptual food & design artist I live in Cape Town and, with years in the kitchen and then food media, I came full circle and started my company, Eat Design, where I…

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dear food & home

A LIFE WITHOUT PYE I have just recently started cooking ‘proper’ meals again. My hubby of 48 years passed away last June and my cooking just stopped. When I got married, I couldn’t cook and was living in Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia), so my domestic, Pye (perfect name), taught me to cook – I used to stand with him nearly every day and, my goodness, could he cook! Needless to say, my hubby was very spoilt with superb three-course, home-cooked meals. I’m so grateful to Pye for teaching me some wonderful tricks and outstanding meals and I cooked for 38 years, seven days a week (Pye cooked for the other 10). I was recently in Woolworths buying my usual magazines, only to see the sticker that said ‘Buy 3 get 1 free’; so, I…

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what we’re loving on instagram

@foodtypography Do you love beautiful typography? And are you a true foodie? Then you’ll enjoy Danielle Evans’ ‘balanced breakfast of design and foodstuffs’. Think words of wisdom as well as eye-catching letters and fonts fashioned from food products of different textures and colours. One of our favourite Instagrammers! @cakes We love admiring Creative Foods’ latest awe-inspiring videos – expect everything from making and icing cakes, biscuits, cupcakes and desserts, to garnishing and eating them too! Guaranteed to make you drool and also to give you insight into the precision and passion behind beautiful bakes. @hopeinthewoods Handmade, wooden, long-stemmed spoons, scoops, pinch pots, cake slicers, bowls and spatulas adorn the lust-worthy feed of designer, Luke Hope. All products (available at hopeinthewoods.com) are made with organic materials, revealing natural form and blending new lines and shapes.…

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menu suggestions

BREAKFAST IN BED Poached egg and bacon muffin cups PAGE 81 Sweet-potato röstis with smoked trout ribbons, crème fraîche and lemon PAGE 50 Hot cross bun French toast with maple and vanilla figs and mascarpone PAGE 54 TARYN “As the mornings get darker and colder, what better than to wake up to a warming weekend ‘brekky’ in bed with your loved one – indulgent French toast, decadent muffin cups and fresh salmon röstis. Delish!” SUPPER IN A HURRY The perfect cheeseboard PAGE 43 Spice-roasted cauliflower with tahini and sesame seeds topped with seared tuna and a soft-yolk poached egg PAGE 56 Microwave chocolate mug cake PAGE 23 NOMVUSELELO “Who doesn’t want to make this scrumptious, easy and super-quick three-course meal during a busy weekday, or even for those friends who spontaneously pop by on the weekend. You’ll even have time to relax and enjoy their company.” IT’S TEATIME! Goat’s…