Friday, 17 July 2009

Tomato And Onion Mealie Bake

This is like polenta - I make my mealie meal with milk and salt and it should be semi firm.
This is great with meat at a braai or serve with a cheese sauce it makes a good vegetarian entree - serve salad or spinach lightly cooked and chopped. 375 Grams Mealie Meal -- cooked 2 Large Onions -- sliced 2 Cloves Garlic -- crushed 1 Large Green Pepper -- chopped 450 Grams Tomatoes, Canned Mixed Herbs -- to taste Salt And Pepper -- to taste 250 Grams Cheddar Cheese -- grated Fry onions, garlic for 5 minutes. Add the chopped green pepper, tomatoes, herbs and seasoning. and simmer for 10 minutes. Spoon half the mealie meal into an oblong dish - cover with tomato mixture and sprinkle cheese thickly over the tomato mixture. Repeat layers ending with cheese and bake at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Make Ahead Bran Muffins

This is a wonderful recipe and keeps very well - I have even taken it into the bush and provided fresh muffins with morning coffee! Must admit i had a small portable oven!
They also cook well in a microwave! Reduce time to about 6 to 8 minutes depending on your microwave.
2 1/2 Cups Whole-Wheat Flour -- sifted (In a pinch you can use all purpose flour) 2 Cups Wheat Bran 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 2 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda 2 Large Eggs -- beaten with 1/2 Cup Oil -- beaten with 2 Cups Milk -- beaten with 1 1/2 Cups Dark Brown Sugar -- beaten with 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 1 Cup Mixed Fruit -- dried 1/2 Cup Candied Cherries (of available) 1/2 Cup Macadamia Nuts -- chopped (or nuts of your own choice) Mix dry ingredients. Add beaten ingredients to dry ingredients. Add fruit and nuts and mix well. Put into a covered container and leave in fridge until needed. Stir up mixture when needed. Put a little mixture into patty tins and bake at 190 degrees c for 15 minutes.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Zimbabwe Meat Loaf

In cold weather there is nothing more satisfying than a good slice of meat loaf served with either a baked potato or mashed potato. this recipe will serve six and is economical as well as tasty. 1 pound ground beef, lean 1 large chopped onion -- finely chopped 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons tomato sauce 1 large egg 1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 pinch thyme 1 slice bread -- thickly sliced 1/4 cup milk 1 roll aluminum foil 2 large eggs -- hard boiled and shelled 3 bacon slices Remove crust from slice of bread and soak in milk - squeeze dry. Mix all together except foil, hard boiled eggs and bacon - and shape in the form of a loaf on a greased baking tray. Make a dent in the center and insert 2 hard boiled and peeled eggs - close up firmly. Place slices of bacon across the top sideways. Crimp up oiled tin foil along the sides to keep its shape. Cook until golden at 500 degrees.