August 7, 2010 in Uncategorized
Bang bang bang bang BANG BAAAAAAAAANG – I have failed you my fellow bloggers!! The sound of the workmen banging and crashing inside my bathroom, kitchen and HEAD ….. I could stand NO MORE! I was 8 Compral down by around 09am yesterday. There is only so much that this koekie can cope with! We packed our bags, raided our fridge and cupboards and off we trotted to a timeshare spot in Sea point until Monday when – Oh dear Lordie hear my prayers – we will be able to use a toilet and shower again! I dashed back inside to grab two bottles of wine from my Fairview trip – Sjoe.. nearly nearly left without my libations!
After purchasing a toilet – basin – tiles and the 5 million bits and pieces that go with these items – Daniele and I were virtually lifeless from hunger. Shortly before we both passed out from a lack of sustenance we made a quick pilgrimage to Giovanni’s. Oh I just love that store – the warm and familiar aroma of espresso wraps you up in a comforting blanket of lekkerheid. I know that I promised you a recipe for a camembert creation that could be made in your bedroom or lounge but the banging defeated me. I had a trial run of my invention in the kitchen of our new home – I need to tweak the flavour up about 4 notches ….. Watch this space. The good news is that the actual “Idea” of the dish works fabulously well – I have flavour issues –that’s all!
Seeing as I have picked apart most airline’s pallid attempts at “Panini” making – I thought I should share the secret of Panini making – which I cannot claim as my own – this is a learned skill people – Tricky Ricky is the undisputed reigning King of Panini. If there is a panino to be made – he’s your man and he won’t allow anyone else to make them. My boys have been known to sell their school sarmies for many Ronds, on picnics families move closer and closer to befriend him and sample his prize Panini! And boy does he let the whole world know – one thing about Italians ………… their middle names are usually – I love myself!!! So here are a few of Tricky-I-love-myself-Ricky’s Panini.
1 red pepper – pepperoni style
cream cheese – i used Fairview Bobba’s
rocket and watercress
3 slices of mortadella
tomatoes – 3 baby rosa
salt and pepper
a squeeze of lemon
Cut your ciabatta in half and butter it properly – covering ALL open exposed bread
Place on your mortadella
rocket and watercress
halved rosa tomatoes
a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
a squirt of mayo
On the other half
spread on your cream cheese and give a good grinding of black pepper
now gently place the half with cream cheese on top of the other half
and gently press the two together
|The secret IS no to put too much of any one filling – you are aiming at achieving
a balance of flavours – DON’T go wild with the mayo.
And that’s that!!!
These two have
1. parma ham, rosa tomatoes, rocket, mayo and lots of black pepper
2. chopped herring, tomato, watercress and lemon juice with lots of black pepper.
Here is my first go at the Camenbert Zuccotto
Have a great day everyone, we are off to the Old Biscuit Mill!