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Cinnamon Iced Coffee


How to add a little spice to your coffee (with a little help from my sous-chef Miss S:)

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1/2 cup coffee beans, medium coarsely ground

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 cups boiling water

1 cinnamon stick

ice cubes, for serving

heavy cream, for serving

Place the ground coffee and cinnamon in a French press coffee pot. Add the boiling water, stir, cover, and allow the coffee to steep for 4 minutes. Then insert the plunger and push it down. Transfer to a pitcher and add the cinnamon stick. Allow to cool, or refrigerate overnight. Serve over ice, adding cream or milk (I used almond milk…super yummy!) to taste.

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* just one of the yummy recipes from ‘Sunday Suppers’ by Karen Mordechai


Yummy Apple Crumble


For the filling:
5-6 cooking apples, peeled, cored and quartered
50 g sugar, to sweeten
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon water

For the crumble:
35 g rolled oats
35 g wholemeal flour
20 g caster sugar
35 g margarine or butter

Preheat the oven to 190°C. Peel and core the apples, quarter and cut in to chunks.

Combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and water. Turn into the prepared baking pan.

Place the flour and oats in a bowl and mix well. Cut the margarine or butter into small cubes and add this to the oats and flour. Mix with your fingertips until it resembles an even crumb texture. Add the sugar and mix through. I like to sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon:)

Cover the fruit with the crumble mixture. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the apples are hot and crust is golden brown. Serve warm with cream or a scoop of ice cream…and enjoy!


Pancakes just taste better for dinner

This morning we realised that today is Shrove Tuesday a.k.a PANCAKE day! And as any tradition involving pancakes is good with me, I checked my cupboard. Many of our favourite restaurants and stores are still closed but thankfully I had all the ingredients (even the chocolate ice-cream)! I did happen to find one market open despite the New Year holidays and found that strawberry season has arrived! Woooho. The strawberries are extra HUGE and amazing. Seriously…they look even bigger in person!

Pancakes for two (leaving just enough for leftovers tomorrow!)

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

P.S this recipe is even better when you double the sugar and half the baking powder but that’s maybe just my baking powder!!

Happy Shrove everyone!


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