I prepared a farewell Sunday lunch of sorts today.
“Of sorts” because every lunch and dinner these past weeks had that farewell feeling of meals with meaning and meals with a brick in my throat every time I see me daughter’s face, who is yet again leaving for a year’s working stint overseas.
Excited for her and she is doing exactly what I would have done but still, oh but still…..the mind understands but the heart is not on the same page.
She had a list of favourite things to eat and meals to have when she returned from Chile last year and the same list is repeating itself for the “I am leaving again” list and then some! This time the destination is South Korea and I have absolutely no idea if she will find some of the ingredients there, or all, or nothing but she is leaving armed with a few favourite handwritten recipes to try on her own there in the faraway lands.
On the menu:
- Roast lamb in apple and white wine sauce- the recipe is that of Nataniel, a well known foodie and cook in South Africa and he made it on his television program Die Nataniel Tafel. See http://www.dienatanieltafel.co.za
- Pumpkin fritter with caramel cream sauce- yes we did not hold back on the sugar today….my son eats these for desert he loves it so much
- Green beans with red pepper, onion and feta
- Green salad followed by chocolate mousse
- Music on the go- golden oldies
Pumpkin Fritters with creamy caramel sauce
1 cup cold cooked pumkin (any variety)
1 cup flour
1,5 teaspoon baking powder
25 ml sugar
2 cups vegetable oil-to deepfry the fritters
Mix the ingredients together and fry spoons full in oil over medium heat until cooked through-drain on kitchen paper
Boil over medium heat until thick
2/3 cups cream
25 ml butter
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1/3 cup sugar
Pour over the fritters.
Leg of Lamb with apple and white wine sauce
2kg leg of lamb-season with salt and pepper to taste
250 ml apple juice
180 ml white wine
1 grated apple
2 table spoons flour
salt and pepper
Seal the meat in a pan and therafter lightly fry the onion in the pan juices.
Put the meat in a casserole, pour over the wine and apple juice and add salt and pepper to taste again. Add grated apple and fried onions and a few sprigs of thyme and bake for 3 hours covered on 150 degrees Celsius.
Remove the leg of lamb from the casserole dish and place in an open dish for 30 minutes in the oven. Pour the juice/sauce in a saucepan, thicken with the flour to make a thick sauce.Taste the sauce and season (if necessary) to taste.Serve with the warm carved meat. Thank you for this recipe Nataniel!