Bircher muesli

Ingredients

4 cups rolled oats
11/2 cups milk
11/2 cups apple juice
11/2 cups yoghurt
1 tablespoon honey
2 apples, grated
2 pears, grated
Toasted coconut/toasted sunflower seeds/toasted pumpkin seeds
Sliced banana to garnish
Sliced strawberries to garnish

Method

Combine all ingredients. Cover and place in fridge overnight. Before serving garnish with strawberries and banana.

Smoked salmon blinis with sour cream

Ingredients

Blinis:
1 cup flour, sifted
11/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
extra butter for the pan

Smoked salmon
Sour cream
chives

Method

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add eggs followed by milk until mixture is smooth. Stir in melted butter and mix. Heat a non stick pan with a little butter until surface is covered. Drop teaspoonfuls of mixture into pan. Cook for a couple of minutes until bubbles appear on the surface and base turns golden. Flip over and cook other side until golden. Top with smoked salmon, sour cream and chives.

Mini potato bourakas

Ingredients

4 sheets puff pastry, defrosted
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 potatoes peeled and boiled
2 tablespoons sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Milk for brushing
Sesame seeds

Method

Preheat oven to 200. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry onion until glassy. Mash potato with sour cream and add onion. Mix and season with salt and pepper. Cut circles out of puff pastry. Place a teaspoon of potato mixture in the centre of each circle. Fold circles in half and pinch together sides to seal. Brush with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden.

Yummy tuna, dill and pickle dip

Ingredients

1 x 425 can tuna in oil, drained
1 egg, hard-boiled and mashed
¼ cup whole-egg mayonnaise
1 tablespoon finely chopped dill
1 spring onion, finely chopped
4 pickled cucumbers, diced
salt and pepper to taste

Method

In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.

Season with salt and pepper.

Mix well.

Mini date breads

Ingredients

100g butter, cubed
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup milk
1 cup plain flour, sifted
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pitted dates, roughly chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
11/2 cups choc chips(optional)
Cinnamon sugar
canola oil spray

Method

Preheat oven to 180. Place butter and sugar in a small pot over low heat until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, add milk and dates, stir and set aside to cool. In a large bowl combine plain flour, wholemeal flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Add egg to cooled butter mixture and stir well. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir to make a smooth batter. Pour into mini loaf tins, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake for 20-25 mins or until cooked.