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Food & Home Entertaining

Food & Home Entertaining December 2018

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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3 min.
’tis the season

LEMON-AND-ROSEMARY CHICKEN WITH CHRISTMAS CAKE, PORK AND SAGE STUFFING You can make the stuffing a day or two ahead of time – simply cover and refrigerate until needed Serves 4 – 6 EASY 45 mins + 1 hr 15 mins, to roast WHAT YOU NEED STUFFING olive oil, to fry 1 onion, peeled and diced large handful each fresh sage and rosemary leaves, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced meat from 500g pork sausages, squeezed out of the casings and casings discarded 1 x 350g SPAR Freshline Christmas Fruit Cake, crumbled 125ml (½ cup) sherry salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste CHICKEN 1 large (1,6 – 2,2kg) free-range chicken 1 garlic clove, peeled and cut in half 1 tbsp Dijon mustard large knob butter, softened salt, to sprinkle handful fresh chopped rosemary…

1 min.
we’re listening...

winning letter green FINGERS Every time I go shopping, I look out for Food & Home Entertaining. I must say, the July issue was amazing. Being a cake decorator for many years, I found the “Simply Succulent” feature (page 34) to be really awesome. Who would imagine that by mixing fondant and some gel food colouring together (and putting in a little effort) you could make a spectacular edible desert rose with which to decorate a cake? Even if you are a novice, you can follow the steps and produce a delightful cake topper. My garden is full of succulents and, now, F&HE has shown me an easy way of reimagining them onto cakes. This article was succulently amazing. Bernice Vertue, Erasmuskloof CUISINE queen I’m always too scared to try out new recipes, but Food…

4 min.
cover recipe

DRIPPING WHITE CHOCOLATE “CANDLE” CAKES WITH EGGNOG SPONGE AND NUTMEG-RUM BUTTERCREAM ICING Makes 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small cake A LITTLE EFFORT 2 hrs 30 mins WHAT YOU NEED CAKE 12 large eggs 10 egg yolks 1 tbsp vanilla essence 600g white sugar 600g ground almonds 165g white bread flour 18g ground cinnamon 10 egg whites 165g salted butter, melted BUTTERCREAM 150g egg whites 225g castor sugar 500g unsalted butter, cubed and softened 3 tbsp rum 2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 500g white chocolate, melted, to drip 3 x white birthday candles, to decorate HOW TO DO IT 1 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line 4 round cake tins (with a 15cm diameter and 5cm depth each), 1 x 900g tin can (with a diameter of 10cm) and 1 x 450g tin can…

2 min.
easy does it

STAY ON TRACK The festive season shouldn’t mean the end of your exercise routine... you can still go jogging, walking or cycling, no matter where you are. And, with the heat, what better way to keep hydrated than with Aquartz Active Natural Mineral Water? The perfect on-the-go bottled water, Aquartz Active has a good balance of minerals, is low in salt and has a naturally sweet taste; not to mention its resealable sports cap and practical design that makes it easy to use when out and about. Aquartz Active is available nationwide at most leading retailers. For more product information, visit clover.co.za. BAGS OF FLAVOUR Bursting with tantalising tastes, the new Twinings Infuso collection is sugar and caffeine free, making it the perfect all-day drink. What’s more, you can use the tea to…

1 min.
crystal clear

SPREAD IT ON THICK Spruce up your Christmas leftovers with Clover Cream O’Naise – it’ll add a creamy twist for a whole new taste! The only mayonnaise with dairy cream added to it, Clover Cream O’Naise is extra delicious and smooth. Did we mention that it’s high in vitamin E and has no added MSG? What a bonus! Packaged in an innovative easy-to-scoop and reusable tub, Clover Cream O’Naise is available at leading supermarket retailers for a recommended retail price of R19,99 per 500g tub. Visit clover.co.za for more details. COOL BREW As temperatures soar, it is imperative to keep cool and refreshed. Luckily, with Sir Fruit’s new selection of brewed ice tea fruit blends, this has never been easier (or more delicious). Made with only the best fruit southern Africa has to…

1 min.

SMART WATER FILTRATION After inventing the first household water filter 50 years ago, Brita continues to innovate. With new features like an LED Smart Light filter-lifetime indicator and soft-grip handle, the unique design reinvents the traditional filter jug. Another unique feature is the new innovative MicroFlow technology that increases filtration performance by 25%. Visit brita.co.za for additional product information. TO ENTER SMS BRITA followed by your name, ID number, email and postal addresses to 48405. Each SMS costs R1,50 and free SMSs do not apply. The prize is not transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The competition closes on 31 December 2018. Visit foodandhome.co.za for the full Ts&Cs.…