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:
Coconut Marshmallow Hot Chocolate
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup chocolate ganache
- 150g toasted coconut marshmallows
- Heat milk and whisk until frothy
- Spoon ¼ cup of ganache into each mug and pour over milk
- Mix well, and top with marshmallows
All you need is a roaring fire!
Creamy Pasta Alfredo
- 45ml butter
- 250ml fresh cream
- 1 garlic clove
- 50g ham
- 500g cooked tagliatelle
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Melt butter in saucepan
- Add cream and bring to a simmer
- Add crushed garlic and sliced ham
- Toss in cooked tagliatelle
- Season to taste
Replace the ham with bacon or pancetta to make it extra tasty!
Spicy Durban Lamb Curry
- 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
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- Half onion, sliced
- Half cucumber, sliced
- Small bunch mint, chopped
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- Preheat oven to 160°C.
- Season Lamb and toss in flour.
- Heat oil in an ovenproof saucepan and brown meat in batches.
- Remove and set aside. Drain excess oil from pan.
- Blitz onion, garlic and ginger to form a paste. Add oil to pan and fry paste until golden.
- Add spices, curry powder and leaves. Fry for another minute.
- Add tomato puree and sugar and simmer for a few minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
- Return meat to pan, season and mix well to coat in sauce.
- Add potatoes and enough water to cover all ingredients.
- Cover and bake (adding more water is necessary) for 11/2 to 2 hours, or until meat is tender.
- 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.