• Hummus

    July 3, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Hummus is one of the favourite dip in the Middle East. Usually served with toasted pita bread or with vegetable crudités and makes very good and healthy appetizer or snack. (Makes about 400g) Ingredients: 400 gram can of chickpeas 60 ml liquid from can of chickpeas 2 tablespoons tahini 1 garlic clove, minced 5 tablespoons…

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  • Cheesy Bites

    June 15, 2010thecoffeebreak

    (Makes approx 15-20) Ingredients: 140 gram all purpose flour 90 gram butter or margarine 60 ml cold water 60 gram of grated cheese Pinch of salt Method: In a large bowl sift flour and salt; add butter or margarine. Use your fingertips to rub butter into the flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Use cold…

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  • Grissini

    June 6, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Grissini or breadsticks are long, thin and crispy pieces of dry bread originated in Turin, Italy and generally are served as an appetizer or snack. (Makes 22-25 breadsticks) Ingredients: 250 gram flour 7 gram dry yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 150 ml lukewarm water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon olive oil Freshly ground black pepper Sesame…

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  • Tomato Slices stuffed with Egg

    April 5, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Here is a simple idea what to do with leftover Easter eggs 🙂 (Serves 4) Ingredients: 4 tomatoes, sliced 4 eggs, finely chopped 150 gram white cheese, grated 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise 2-3 tablespoons sour cream Salt, pepper to taste Method: In a bowl combine egg, cheese, mayo and sour cream; season with salt and pepper.…

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  • Karantita

    April 4, 2010thecoffeebreak

    Karantita is Algerian dish made from chickpea flour. This dish is one of the favourite in Algeria and is made in every family. It usually served hot, spread on baguette with harissa sauce and sprinkled with cumin on top. Karantita has different names, such as karane, guarantita, kalantita and quaratita. This is my husband’s recipe.…

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  • Fried Chicken Wings

    March 25, 2010thecoffeebreak

    (Serves 2) Ingredients: ½ kg chicken wings ½ onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon cumin 3 bay leaves, crushed Salt, pepper to taste Fresh herbs Juice of ½ lemon 3-4 tablespoon olive oil Oil for frying (Chicken marinate) Method: In a bowl…

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