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Hot Potato Blogger Challenge Recipe: Baked Smoked Salmon Trout and Courgette Croquettes

Serves 4 to 6

This is a good recipe for a breakfast, brunch or dinner party starter. The croquettes are baked, so they can all be cooked in one batch. It is a good idea to bake them on silicone or baking paper to prevent them sticking. They can be made ahead of time up to coating with the cheese mixture, refrigerated for a few hours, then cooked just before serving.

Flavour Combination:

½ cup cheddar cheese, finely grated

¼ cup ground almonds

¼ cup desiccated coconut

2 cups cooked potato, peeled and mashed

80g smoked salmon trout ribbons, finely chopped

4 to 6 baby courgettes, grated

himalayan salt, to taste

2 eggs, beaten

fresh rocket, to garnish (optional)

To make:

  1. Preheat oven to 180*c
  2. Mix together the cheddar cheese, ground almonds and desiccated coconut, set aside.
  3. Mix the smo...
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A Grand Day Out – the 2015 South African Cheese Festival

Two of my favourite animated characters are Wallace and Gromit. I have no doubt that this is because of our mutual love for one of the foods of the Gods – cheese! In A Grand Day Out, after discovering that there is no cheese in the house, Wallace and Gromit build a spaceship to take them to the moon because “everybody knows the moon’s made of cheese”.

If you are in the southern Western Cape this weekend you won’t have to travel to the moon to experience the joy of cheese. From the 25th to the 27th of April 2015 the 14th annual South African Cheese Festival is being held at Sandringham Farm in Stellenbosch. At the time of writing, on the eve of the event, tickets are sold out for both the Saturday and the Sunday...

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Food and Wine Tasting with Bon Fromage and Slanghoek

Yesterday evening I attended a very generous cheese and wine tasting at Bon Fromage, the cheese restaurant in Newlands. We were treated to five cheese and wine pairings, the cheese being chosen by Bon Fromage owner Brian and the wines from Slanghoek.

Brian hosts these wine tasting events regularly, and a very reasonable cost of R100 per person gets you an informative cheese and wine pairing, followed by dinner and a cheese platter. At every wine tasting you can order the wine at the cellar price, which is always good value for money.

I was surprised when we were offered a choice between Roast Vegetable Pasta Bake or Potato and Bacon Bake as a main course – I always considered Potato Bake to be a side dish! I chose the Potato and Bacon Bake and was more than happy with my choice, which ...

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