Winter has settled into Cape Town and all I want is to eat are these comforting recipes. After a disastrous year, we could all do with a little more of it anyway.
If this hearty pie with a splash of ale isn’t comforting I don’t know what is.
My favourite giant sausage roll recipe can be made into smaller ones too.
A showstopping dish that’s worth all the effort.
THE one and only fish pie for me and a perennial favourite on Drizzleanddip.
A slight tweak to Joel Robuchon’s classic Burgundian dish.
I won’t let a winter go by without making this rib-stickingly delicious dish.
A delectable and decadent creamy chicken dish
This flavourful and vegetable-laden butter chicken is a staple in my house.
If you know you know with this one and hitting a lot of comfort high notes.
ROAST CHICKEN COMFORT
Roast chicken has to be right up there amongst the best comfort food you can get and these are my favourite recipes:
- Whole roast chicken with wine & herbs,
- Pieces of chicken with white wine, garlic, and herbs
- Roast chicken with garlic & ginger
- Roast chicken & Italian sausage with herbs & orange
- Roast chicken with stout rosemary & honey
If you’re roasting a chicken you must make my best-ever duck fat roast potatoes: (also delicious with sunflower oil)
I think all pasta is comfort food, so browse MY BEST PASTA recipes, or pick one of these gems:
My absolute BEST winter soup and the perfect robust portion for 2.
What would winter be without a regular supply of butternut soup? So much better and more economical than a store-bought option.
Hot comfort pudding to the max. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and enough to feed a few.
What is winter without malva pudding?
Or a more traditional recipe and widely regarded as the best malva pudding in South Africa from Boschendal.
This is THE ONLY chocolate fondant recipe I will ever use.
This is my go-to crumble recipe and I love it with homemade creme Anglaise.
One of my favourite fruit quick bread recipes.
My other favourite fruit/bread recipe.
One of my favourite cakes of all time. It’s pure heaven trust me.
For when you binging Netflix on the couch.
I’ve added Maltesers, Chuckles or malted puffs (whatever you like to call them) to my favourite fudge recipe with a dash of vanilla. This is my favourite fudge recipe of all time.
When you need comfort in 45 seconds
I make this all the time and everyone LOVES it. I always keep wheels of Camembert in my freezer for this recipe.
Wrap a wedge of Brief in Parma ham with a sprig of thyme and then bake. What could be wrong? Absolutely nothing.
Because breakfast also needs to be sweet and comforting.
This is hands down my favourite comfort breakfast meal & here I have added mushrooms (optional).
Check out all my Mothers Day brunch recipe ideas that work for any brunch really.