Once you go black rice, nothing similar ever tastes just as nice.
This is surely one for the weekend.
Rich wholesome honey sweetens this stack of buttery pancakes inside and out. The secret to achieve cakey texture is to not over-mix the batter. Serve the pancakes fresh from the skillet with a drizzle of warm honey, and fresh banana. If you don’t have a non-stick skillet, lightly grease the pan with butter between each batch.
Thank you to our friend, chef and cookbook author, Yvonne Ruperti for this truly delicious recipe.
Not to be confused with a jam or a jelly, Indian chutney combines fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices and lastly sugar. A sweet item used in a savory context. It works.
A thank you to international chef, Yogesh Arora, who currently consults for Design A Cuisine culinary concepts.
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup Waitrose honey, or any other pure clover honey
- 8 dates
- 2 medium apples
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 packet dried mango
- 1/4 cup cashews
- For the ingredient prep; Preheat the oven to 180C first.
- Roughly dice dates and apples into small 0.5 cm cubes.
- Slice dried mangos into thin strips.
- Roughly chop cashews into half.
- For the granola; Mix all prepared fruits and nuts into a small bowl.
- Pour honey into the bowl and stir to coat all the fruits and nuts evenly. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the cinnamon and oats.
- Stir the honey in slowly, coating the oats.
- Pour the fruit and nut mixture into the large bowl.
- Stir thoroughly so all ingredients are combined.
- Spread evenly onto a sheet of baking paper laid on an oven tray.
- Pop the tray into the oven and wait until the oats turn golden brown.
The 7th day of the Chinese New Year bears great significance to Chinese everywhere, simply because it is called “Ren ri” or common man’s birthday where everyone grows one year older but wiser. Aside from tossing the usualy Yu Sheng, the stir-fried 7 assorted vegetables offers 7 kinds of auspicious vegetables to celebrate this occasion.