Simply Women!

Simply Women!

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It’s international women’s day today and what better way to celebrate the women or woman in your life than to prepare them a flavourful meal. Yes, once again a reason for us to celebrate in the way we know best through food.

Alternatively, ladies get set to treat your self with delicious, healthy and easy-to-make recipes this evening. Folks, celebrate and honour womanhood truly a power, so strong and deep!

Expert Maria Goretti, of ‘I Want to Bake Free’, Living Foodz gives us two lovely recipes to woo your woman this special day.

Himbasha

Himbasha, International Womens Day, Food



Celebratory, slightly sweet, often served at special occasions, several varieties, most distinctive flavoring is ground cardamom seeds.

 Cooked in 5 hours 



Ingredients:

• 

1x 7g sachet dried yeast


• 55g (¼ cup) caster sugar


• 600g (4 cups) plain flour


• 2 tspblack sesame seeds


• 2 tsp ground cardamom


• 80ml (⅓ cup) vegetable oil, to grease and brush


• Melted butter, to serve



Directions:



Dissolve yeast in 250 ml lukewarm water. Stir in sugar and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 10 minutes or until mixture bubbles.

Combine flour, 1 tsp salt, sesame seeds and cardamom in a large bowl. Add oil and yeast mixture and mix to form a dough.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth. Place in a lightly greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 1 hour or until dough doubles in size.

Preheat oven to 180°C. Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Roll out to form 2 x 30 cm rounds. Place into 2 x 30 cm greased skillet pans. Using a sharp knife, score 3 concentric circles in each round, working from the middle out, then make 4 shallow cuts intersecting through the centre to form a wheel pattern.

Brush with oil and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through and golden. Brush with butter and serve with hummus, if desired.

SALMON SOUFFLE



Salmon Souffle, Food, International Womens Day

Ingredients:

• 3 tbsp butter


• 3 tbsp flour


• 1 cup milk


• 1 tsp salt 

pepper 


• 1 (6 ounce) can salmon, flaked and bones crushed


• 3 eggs, separated



Directions:

1. Melt butter in small sauce pan.


2. Add flour, milk, salt and pepper.


3. Boil until thick and then remove from heat.


4. Add salmon and slighty beaten egg yolks.


5. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold inches.


6. Pour into greased souffle dish or other deep baking dish.


7. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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