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Yuppie Chef: The Jolly Cookathon!!!

November 20th, 2012 · 12 Comments

You know how we can not resist a competition from Yuppie Chef… just can not resist!!! Well click on the Jolly Cookathon to see this years fabulous competition!!!

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Last year they had the Enkosi Cookathon and we couldn’t help ourselves, we tried out every single recipe and learnt heaps about South African cooking… Well this year their competition was based on recipes from the book:

Taking it Easy by Andy Fenner, is a collection of recipes by twenty Fabulous South African Chefs. The challenge was to select two recipes from the chosen few and cook them and enjoy them – we had no problem with the enjoying – but we did have a problem choosing:

  1. Sirloin Flat Bread Sandwiches with Fresh Garden Herbs.
  2. Green Bean and Fennel Salad.
  3. Stone Fruits and berries Amandine.
  4. Singapore Chicken With Rice.
  5. Amarula Mud Cake.
  6. Ricotta Gnocchi With Gorgonzola Sauce.
  7. Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Bar.
  8. Fresh Tuna with Oysters, Micro Radish and Lime.
  9. Yellowtail Ceviche with Fresh Peas, Avocado, Chilli and Lime.

There was lots of debate and discussion… and we finally settled on:

Sirloin Flat Bread Sandwiches with Fresh Garden Herbs.

We waited for the perfect weather…


We began where a lot of good South African Recipes begin… with a fire!!!


Because South African cuisine and a braai are really the same thing!!!


We prepared our steaks…


And our flat breads…


A had time to hang out around the fire and chat…

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And when the coals were ready… on went the steaks…


And the table was dragged outdoors… and set for a banquet…


A table for ten!!!


And a banquet indeed…


Slivered steaks on heaps of herbs from the garden…


And a stack of mini-flat breads…


Dinner, almost good to go…


We whipped up a mixed tomato salad…


And stuffed our flat breads…






What a feast…


Everyone was way too full for our second recipe and dessert, it had to wait until tea-time the next day!!!

Amarula Mud Cake.

A dusting of cocoa powder…


And afternoon tea was set…


Take a closer look, it is so worth it!!!




When a young family member bursts into spontaneous prayer… you know you have hit on a winner!!!


I know it is a cliche…


But enjoyed by all…


Thanks Yuppie Chef for another fantastic competition!!!

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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Domestic Goddesque // Nov 21, 2012 at 1:02 am

    yummy: love these shots and tempted to lick the screen to see if I can taste the food.
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  • 2 Cassi // Nov 21, 2012 at 2:04 am

    Wow, everything looks so yummy! Love seeing all those smiling faces and mommy too!
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  • 3 se7en // Nov 21, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Hay Domestic Goddesque… This seems to be the week of food blogging for us, just so happens that we have been cooking up a storm!!! My goodness this was a fantastic feast we had!!! Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a fun week!!!

  • 4 se7en // Nov 21, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Aww Cassi, thank you so much for stopping by and commenting – made my day!!! We had a lot of fun putting that post together!!! Hope you have a brilliant week!!!

  • 5 Marina (Yuppiechef) // Nov 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

    What a lovely post! Which brave person took the group shout? Good climbing skills 😉

  • 6 se7en // Nov 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Hi Marina from YuppieChef… We have a courtyard and the father person had no problem standing overhead to get the shot!!! Glad you liked it – can’t wait to see all the entires!!! I am guessing you are going to have a fairly busy week!!!

  • 7 Herb Ward // Nov 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Dear Seven plus One,

    What a lovely braai on a summer’s evening. Fantastic! (It’s getting chilly here in the mountains of North Georgia. . .)

    Praying for you!

    Uncle Herb

  • 8 se7en // Nov 23, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Hay Uncle Herb, How exciting to hear from you, from all the way across the world!!! Wouldn’t it be fun if you could pop over for a braai and a warm evening of dinner out doors!!! We miss you all and hope your holiday time is especially blessed!!!

  • 9 Marcia (123 blog) // Nov 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    OOOOH< YUMMY! I love the food and the pics, but most of all, seeing your beautiful face.

    Enjoy your week off 🙂

  • 10 se7en // Nov 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Marcia… you didn’t stop by AND leave a comment!!! Fabulous to hear from you!!! I thought you were coming to Cape Town in November… but no!!! Hope the time flies until your holiday!!! Lots of love!!!

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