Caroline McCann’s Homemade Bacon

Big Green Egg Bacon and Eggs

Ingredients 1kg pork belly whole 60g black peppercorns 120g whole juniper berries 650g coarse salt 300g dark brown sugar 2 tsp ground nutmeg 5 garlic cloves 5 bay leaves crushed 20g thyme leaves 20g rosemary leaves Method Combine all the ingredients and rub it on the pork belly, including all the little grooves. Place a [...]

Cherry Clafoutis


Makes 6 servings Ingredients 500g black cherries, pitted 150g cake flour 180g sugar 2 eggs 240 ml cream 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp brandy (optional) Butter, for buttering the baking tin Method In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar and set aside. In another small bowl, whisk eggs, cream, vanilla extract and brandy [...]

Bertus Basson’s Baked Fish, Olive Marrow and Tomato Main Course


Serves 4 Ingredients 400g Fish 50ml Olive Oil 30g Salt 2  Lemons 120g Baby Marrows, sliced 3 Baby Tomatoes per person, halved  Basil Pesto Ingredients 150g Basil 2tbsp Toasted Pine Nuts 1 Clove Garlic, chopped 3tbsp Grated Cheese Oil Salt – to taste Steps: Puree basil, garlic and a little bit of oil together. Add [...]

Strawberries Romanoff Crêpe

Strawberries Romanoff Crepe

Ingredients: 125 g flour 2 eggs 300 ml milk 1 tbsp melted butter 500 g strawberries 50 g sugar 500 g mascarpone dash of fraîche de bois (Strawberry Liqueur) dash of vodka dash of crème de cassis (Blackcurrant-flavoured liqueur) 2 tbsp icing sugar,  extra to sprinkle sunflower oil 4 mint sprigs Steps: 1. For the [...]

Pound Cake with Strawberries and Berry Coulis

Pound Cake with Strawberries and Berry Coulis

Ingredients Pound Cake 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 3 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups cake flour 1/4 tsp each table salt and baking soda 1 cup plain yoghurt 2 tsp vanilla extract Strawberry-Raspberry Coulis 500g fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 1 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen 1 cup sugar 2 tbs [...]