Umngazi Recipes

Fri
2
Aug
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Umngazi Fish Curry

Ingredients: 2kg Fresh Fish Cubes about 2cm squared 2 cups White Bread Flour 2 Onions finely chopped 5cm Fresh Ginger finely chopped 1 House Garlic finely chopped 2 fresh Green Chilies finely chopped 2 tins 400gr Tomato & Onion Mix 1 tablespoon roasted Coriander Seeds crushed 2 tablespoon Cumin Powder 2 tablespoon Turmeric Powder 2…

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Fri
2
Aug
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Winter Vegetable Soup

olive oil 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 1 potato, peeled, finely chopped 300g celery, peeled, finely chopped 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 1/4 cups red lentils, rinsed, drained 4 cups vegetable liquid stock 1 cup water 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped METHOD Step 1…

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Mon
8
Apr
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Peach, Beetroot & Spinach Salad With Goats Cheese & walnuts

A big thank-you to Nico and his culinary team for sharing this delicious salad – a great accompaniment for any lazy Autumn lunch. INGREDIENTS • 2 peaches, stoned, cut into wedges (you can substitute other  stone fruits) • 1 bunch small beetroot, trimmed and lightly cooked • 1 pkt Baby Spinach • 1 bunch radishes,…

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Sun
30
Dec
Oreo Cheesecake
Oreo Cheesecake

Serves 4-6 Preparation: 20 min Chilling: 4 hours INGREDIENTS: 176 g Oreo cookies, divided 60 g butter, melted 250 g cream cheese, softened 200 ml caster sugar 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence 250 ml (1 c) cream, lightly whisked Extra Oreo cookies to decorate (optional)   METHOD: Grease a 20 cm cake baking tin….

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Sun
30
Dec
Tomato, Feta and Pita Salad
Smoked salmon, dill & lemon paté

Ingredients 150g smoked salmon, trimmings are fine 200g tub soft cheese 1 tbsp crème fraîche, only if you have some juice half a lemon small bunch dill or chives, chopped Method If you aren’t using smoked salmon trimmings then chop the salmon into small pieces. Tip the soft cheese, crème fraîche (if using) and lemon juice…

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Sun
30
Dec
Florentine Tart
Florentine Tart

BOIL for +- 10 min:   1 ½ cups Treacle Brown Sugar 1 1/3 Cups milk 180gr Butter 2 Cups Glazed Fruits 1 Cups Chopped Cherries 1/2 Cups Almonds   Perfect Pastry:  Makes 1x 24cm tart shells 12 Tbs butter ½ cup castor sugar Pinch salt 2 ½ cups flour Zest of ½  lemon 1 Tbs…

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Sun
30
Dec
Tomato, Feta and Pita Salad
Tomato, Feta and Pita Salad

INGREDIENTS 80ml (1/3 cup) extra virgin olive oil 4 rounds (14.5cm-diameter) pita bread, cut into 2cm-thick strips 4 medium (about 175g each) vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into 1cm-thick slices Salt & freshly ground black pepper 4 green shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced 100g pitted kalamata olives, halved 150g Greek feta, crumbled 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar…

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Tue
2
Oct
Gin Basil and Cucumber Smash
Gin Basil and Cucumber Smash

Ingredients 8 basil leaves 8 slices cucumber 2 tbsp sugar syrup 2 tots Craft Gin Juice of half a lemon Crushed ice Tonic Water   Method For the sugar syrup dissolve 1 part sugar into 2 parts water boiling on the stove for about 3 mins Place basil and cucumber into a mason jar Muddle to extract the juices Add the…

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Tue
2
Oct
Spinach and Feta Phyllo Parcels with Tzatziki
Spinach and Feta Phyllo Parcels with Tzatziki

Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 45 minutes Servings 10 parcels Ingredients For the Phyllo parcels 200 g spinach washed 2 spring onions scallions, washed and finely chopped 1 tablespoon dill chopped 3 sundried tomatoes finely chopped 70 g feta cheese crumbled 4 sheets filo pastry chopped into 20 squares of roughly 12 x 12 cm olive oil for brushing For the Tzatziki 100 g Greek yogurt 1 clove of garlic minced 1 teaspoon dill chopped 2 squeezes lemon juice salt & pepper to taste olive oil optional…

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Tue
2
Oct
Easy Lemon Mousse Recipe
Easy Lemon Mousse Recipe

0:10 Prep time 2:00 Cook time 4 Servings INGREDIENTS 200g Ricotta 200g Crème Fraîche 2 Tbs Icing Sugar 1 Tsp vanilla Essence 160g (1/2 cup) lemon curd, plus extra, to serve 45g (1/4 cup) Almonds, chopped Fresh blueberries, to serve Fresh mint leaves, to serve (optional) METHOD Step 1 Use electric beaters to beat the…

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Fri
22
Jun
Roasted Red Capsicum Soup with Gremolata
Roasted Red Capsicum Soup with Gremolata Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 kg red capsicums (red pepper), halved, deseeded olive oil 3 cups liquid Vegetable stock Salt & freshly ground pepper crusty baguette, cut into 2cm thick slices GREMOLATA 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped Handful chopped fresh parsley 1 lemon, rind finely grated Drizzle of olive oil METHOD Step 1 Preheat oven to 200°C….

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Fri
22
Jun
Gluhwein Recipe – Umngazi Blog | Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa
Gluhwein Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup water 1 Cup Orange Juice 2 cup white sugar 2 cinnamon stick 2 orange 15 whole cloves 2 (750 ml) bottle red wine DIRECTIONS In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, orange juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer. Cut the orange in half, and squeeze the juice into the simmering…

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Fri
22
Jun
Coq Au Vin – An Umngazi twist on this classic french dish
Coq Au Vin Recipe

An Umngazi twist on this classic french dish! INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup good pinot noir, or a good Bordeaux blend 6 chicken thighs, bone in and skin on 180g good quality rindless bacon, cut into 1cm-thick batons 2 brown mushrooms, thickly sliced 5 portobelini mushrooms, thickly sliced 8 small button mushrooms, halved 2 small red onions, quartered…

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Wed
14
Feb
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BAR ONE CHEESECAKE

We loved this recipe by Yuppiechef for Bar One Cheesecake. See original recipe on www.yuppiechef.com This fridge cheesecake is made of Bar-One, on the list of  most loved chocolate bars and bursting with caramel, nougat and cocoa goodness. Chocolate base 250g chocolate coated digestive biscuits 150g melted butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 20g extra butter…

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Tue
28
Nov
Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

This quintessential drink can be made from tequila or whiskey, around since the mid 1800’s. The earliest version of this drink contained simply, water, sugar, bitters and booze. Now the drink has morphed and allowed its self to keep up with the times and still be as popular as it was in its inception. INGREDIENTS…

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Tue
28
Nov
Cosmopolitan Recipe from Umngazi
Cosmopolitan Recipe

If you’re a regular at hosting parties and dinners, this one is a crowd favourite and had to be on our list. It gained popularity when Dale DeGroff got one into the hands of Madonna at the Rainbow Room, after then it was the drink everyone wanted to be seen sipping on. It’s a drink…

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Wed
2
Aug
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Gooey Chocolate Brownie

INGREDIENTS 200g Dark Chocolate 250g Butter 50g Chopped Walnuts Nut 30g Cocoa Powder 65g Cake Flour 5ml Baking Powder 360g Castor Sugar 4 Large Eggs 1 Cup Chocolate Chips METHOD: Preheat Oven at 180 Degrees Line a 24 cm Spring Form Pan Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler add nuts. Sift the cocoa,…

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Wed
2
Aug
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Beef Bourguignon

A hearty French dish to keep you warm this winter! INGREDIENTS 2 Beef Stock Cubes 1 ½ Cups Boiling Water Olive Oil 1 ½ kg Beef Chuck or Stewing Beef, Cut Into 4cm Pieces 175g Rindless Streaky Bacon, Coarsely Chopped 1 Onion, Finely Chopped 3 Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped 2 Tablespoons Plain Flour 2 Tablespoons…

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Fri
16
Dec
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DUTCH APPLE CAKE AND FUDGE SAUCE

Dutch Apple Cake: 1 ½ cup soft butter 1 cup castor sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Pinch of salt Cinnamon and sugar ½ cup milk 385g tin pie apples Cream butter and sugar Add eggs one at a time and beat well Sieve the dry ingredients and add to…

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Fri
16
Dec
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FLORENTINE TART

Crust: 12 Tablespoons butter ½ cup castor sugar 1 egg 1 Tablespoon oil 2 ½ cups flour 1 Teaspoon baking powder ½ Teaspoon salt 150g dark chocolate melted with 3 tablespoons milk Preheat oven to 180c Cream butter and sugar, add egg and oil, continue beating Add dry ingredients and process until dough forms Press…

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Tue
27
Sep
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Parma Ham and Goat Cheese Flatbread (Makes 3 flatbreads)

INGREDIENTS Dough:  600g Bread Flour 10g Instant Yeast 5ml Salt 5 ml Dry Herbs (optional) 50g Butter, Room Temperature 350ml Warm Water 10ml Olive Oil Topping: 250g of Caramelized Onions (optional) 250g Shaving Parma Ham 250g Goat Cheese Finely chopped Chives for Garnish   INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Sift the flour, yeast…

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Tue
17
May
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OXTAIL

(Serves 8) Oven 150C INGREDIENTS: 3kg oxtail Seasoned flour – (flour, salt, pepper, mixed herbs) Sunflower oil 3 large onions – sliced 3 cloves garlic – chopped 1 bottle good red wine Beef stock – enough to cover oxtail 1 bouquet garni (thyme, parsley) Salt and cracked pepper 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons red currant jelly…

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Tue
17
May
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VEGETABLE SOUP WITH BARLEY

INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion –peeled and chopped 2 small leeks 4 tomatoes ( take skin off – hot water) Handful of fresh green beans 1 or 2 carrots 1 stick celery 1 cup cut green or red  cabbage 2 garlic cloves 1 tin mixed beans (drained) 1 ½ litre boiling water 3…

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Thu
17
Dec
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Roasted Tomato and Basil Soup

INGREDIENTS: 4 Chopped Onions 6 Chopped Celery Stalks 6 Tablespoons Vegetable Stock Powder 2 Tablespoons Crushed Garlic 2 Tablespoons medium Curry Powder 10 Ripe Tomatoes cut in quarters 2 Sprigs of Fresh Basil 3KG Tin of whole peeled Tomatoes 2LT Water Sugar, Salt & Pepper to taste Olive Oil for frying METHOD: In a roasting…

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Thu
17
Dec
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Butternut, Spinach & Feta Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 Butternut, halved, pitted and cut into 2 cm thick strips 15 – 20 ml Olive oil Salt and pepper A squirt or two of good quality honey 1 small bag – 50 gr or so of fresh spinach leaves 1 cup of balsamic vinegar One or two wheels of good quality/ Danish feta…

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Fri
9
Oct
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Umngazi Breakfast Muffin

Ingredients:   2 cups self- raising flour 1 tsp bicarb 1 cup cake flour 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs – lightly beaten ¾ cup oil 1 ½ cup milk Handful of chopped dates 1 tsp cinnamon powder Method: Sift the self raising flour and cake flour and bicarb together Stir in the sugar Mix…

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Fri
11
Sep
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Roasted carrot, beetroot, barley and feta with coriander salad

Ingredients:  A few onions peeled and quartered (red are good if you have) A few carrots peeled and chopped into wedges A few beetroot – peeled and quartered Barley cooked in chicken stock Olive oil for roasting veggies Splash of balsamic vinegar Cumin seeds or powder Coriander powder Feta cheese Fresh coriander Chopped spring onions…

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Wed
22
Jul
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LAMB SHANK WITH ROSEMARY AND RED WINE

(This recipe serves 4) Ingredients: About 4 lamb shanks – or 2 large ones 2 Tablespoon olive oil 2 Tablespoon flour ( for dusting) 1 large onion – cut into quarters 5 or 6 garlic cloves  – sliced 4 sprigs / branch rosemary  – fresh is best 3 cups beef stock 3 cups of red…

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Tue
21
Jul
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Umngazi Malva Pudding

Ingredients: 20ml butter 1 cup castor sugar 2 eggs 1 tablespoon apricot jam 1 teaspoon bicarb and pinch sugar 1 teaspoon vinegar ½ cup milk 1 cup flour Sauce: 1 cup cream ½ cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 180ml sugar ½ cup boiling water Method: Cream the butter and sugar – add the eggs…

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Fri
19
Jun
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Slow braised red wine oxtail

(This recipe serves 8) Ingredients: 3kg oxtail Seasoned flour – (flour, salt, pepper, mixed herbs) Sunflower oil – to brown the meat 3 large onions – sliced 3 cloves garlic – chopped 1 bottle good red wine Beef stock – enough to cover oxtail 1 bouquet garni (thyme, parsley) Salt and cracked pepper 2 bay…

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