Comfort Food for the Soul

Mulled Wine
What better way to fight off the gloominess of winter than with comfort food, right? After all, what is a holiday without a little indulgence? Our properties offer self-catering accommodation ideal for a family winter getaway – whip up any one or all three of these tasty treats and banish your winter blues with Flexi Club

Here are some of our comfort food favourites:

Hot Chocolate

Coconut Marshmallow Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup chocolate ganache
  • 150g toasted coconut marshmallows

Method:

  1. Heat milk and whisk until frothy
  2. Spoon ¼ cup of ganache into each mug and pour over milk
  3. Mix well, and top with marshmallows

All you need is a roaring fire!

Creamy Pasta Alfredo

Creamy Pasta Alfredo

Ingredients:

  • 45ml butter
  • 250ml fresh cream
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 50g ham
  • 500g cooked tagliatelle
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Melt butter in saucepan
  2. Add cream and bring to a simmer
  3. Add crushed garlic and sliced ham
  4. Toss in cooked tagliatelle
  5. Season to taste

Replace the ham with bacon or pancetta to make it extra tasty!

Spicy Durban Lamb Curry

Spicy Durban Lamb Curry

Curry Ingredients:

  • Pinch salt
  • 1.2kg lamb shoulder, diced
  • 2 tbsp self-raising flour
  • Glug of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 4 cm knob ginger, peeled
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp ground masala
  • 3 tsp hot curry powder
  • 12 curry leaves
  • 4 tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and quartered

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • Half onion, sliced
  • Half cucumber, sliced
  • Small bunch mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Season Lamb and toss in flour.
  3. Heat oil in an ovenproof saucepan and brown meat in batches.
  4. Remove and set aside. Drain excess oil from pan.
  5. Blitz onion, garlic and ginger to form a paste.  Add oil to pan and fry paste until golden.
  6. Add spices, curry powder and leaves.  Fry for another minute.
  7. Add tomato puree and sugar and simmer for a few minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
  8. Return meat to pan, season and mix well to coat in sauce.
  9. Add potatoes and enough water to cover all ingredients.
  10. Cover and bake (adding more water is necessary) for 11/2 to 2 hours, or until meat is tender.
  11. Toss salad ingredients together and serve with curry, rice, naan or roti.

Buy a half loaf of bread and turn it into a bunny!

Recipes courtesy of Pick ‘n Pay Online.

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