A few weeks ago I was sorting out our deep freezer and I stumbled upon a banana bread loaf that I had baked a few months ago. We were going to a braai the next day and we had to take dessert. Seeing as I had the bread, I wanted to make use of it. Bread pudding was the obvious choice, but it needed something to take it to the next level. Continue Reading
You all might probably have heard about the deconstruction of a dish. You either hate it or you love it. I love it! It is a way to take a dish to a new level – to take an ordinary dish and transform it into something that looks similar and nothing alike at the same time. I like the way the dish looks after it has been plated up in a deconstructed way.
The best description I found on a website, ChefTalk.com, was the following: “deconstructed dishes may take the foods that are normally combined in the dish, change their forms, and then plate them together in a different way. It’s not just about taking the dish apart, but putting its elements back together.”
My sister, Jani, recently attended a short DSLR Videography course. As part of her final assignment, they had to shoot a short video. What better video than one that involves food? We decided to make something a little more intricate to give her more footage to play around with and practice editing.
Here is an example of what a deconstructed dish looks like. This one is a lime meringue pie. It consists of lime curd (make sure to use GREEN limes, not yellow limes), meringue shards, piped Italian meringue, pastry crumb, guava jelly, gooseberries and edible flowers for garnish. You can serve it up as a dessert for one person, or what I have also done is a dessert to share.
This was her first attempt at making a video. We look forward to making the next one. Hope you like this one!
Thank you, Jani Rust Photography.
We were recently invited to a braai. Nice people always offer to take something with and I think of myself as a nice person.
I was really lazy on Saturday and just wanted to quickly put something together for this braai. And believe me, it really does not get easier than this. You can literally check what you have in the fridge and make your own flavour combinations.
Many food bloggers make their own bread dough from scratch, but I really did not want to make my own dough, plus there is nothing wrong with store-bought dough. It is also sold at a great price! (be sure to get to the supermarket quite early as it sells out fast!)
I had crème fraîche and onion marmalade left over from a function and you know my rule – No wastage!
The bread was a real hit – I received a lot of compliments! Some guests even asked for the recipe. Well, your wish is my command!
Keep your eyes peeled for the next roll-up bread recipe – a sweet one!