month : 04/2016 4 results

Feeling French: Part 3

What can be better than a mouth watering French tart?  The answer is simple, two French tarts of course!  In this edition you will find the recipes for two French tarts using one basic short crust pastry. Basic Short Crust Pastry 170g Flour, sifted 100g Cold butter, diced into small cubes 25g icing sugar, sifted 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon cold water In the bowl of a food processor place the sifted flour and icing sugar , pulse for a few seconds to combine. Add the cold butter ...

Feeling French: Part 2

Choux Pastry or Pâte à Choux as the French say is the topic of today. This twice cooked pastry (once on the stove and then in the oven) is a thick paste that rises twice, thanks to the high egg content. Once baked we are left with a hollow, airy centre just waiting to be filled with a  savoury or sweet filling.  Choux Pastry forms the base of many French delights and today we will create three mouth watering bakes using one Choux dough. We  start with with a basic Choux dough: Ingr...

Feeling French: Part 1

You've just got to love the French , nobody does baking quite like them.  Having French blood might make me a bit biased on the topic but just follow my series on French baking and I guarantee by the end you will be just as convinced as me that the French are born to bake, it must be in the genes. In this episode I have chosen three of the easier French classics to get you started with.  By just following a few simple tricks I promise you will achieve results that are sure to impress. 1. ...

When Pilgrims become Pioneers. Hello Pionieri Pizzeria!

After a three week absence from the local Joburg market scene, the king of Neapolitan Pizza is back. The same great pizza that frequent customers have come to know and crave has returned with a new look. The pop up pizzeria bears a new logo and more importantly a new name. Pilgrims Pizza has progressed to Pionieri Pizzeria - Pionieri being the Italian word for "Pioneers" On asking owner Jeffrey Zaki why the change, his answer made immediate sense. He explained that: "After the ...