Alright so this is not necessarily an 'Italian Platter', but my love for platters as meals definitely stems from my Italian heritage. The only component of this platter that's not Italian is the hummus and pita bread (maybe carrot sticks???). Other aspects may be more French, however I have a French great-grandmother and am not too fastidious when it comes to separating the two.
Whether you're having them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack, one can rarely go wrong with this South African classic - the Braai Broodjie. "But, Em, these just look like toasted sandwiches...", you may be saying, however the essential difference is that these smokey holiday treats are toasted over coals and not in … Continue reading Holiday Food Part 1: Braai Broodjies
It's the middle of June and winter is officially upon us. Not that it's ever truly winter in Durban, but that doesn't stop me from indulging in my winter favourites. Colourful socks, oversized jerseys, cake and coffee, and in this case...coffee cake. I'm sure I'm not the only one whose appetite suddenly becomes gargantuan during … Continue reading German Coffee Cake Squares
Bananas are an all-year-round kind of fruit and are super versatile. You can eat them as they are, pair them up with PB on toast, add them to smoothies, and now thanks to this recipe make them into delicious banana flapjacks!