My best winter comfort recipes

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Beef & mushroom pie recipe

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.

PIE COMFORT

Beef & mushroom pie

If this hearty pie with a splash of ale isn’t comforting I don’t know what is.

Easy pork pie with sage & apple

My favourite giant sausage roll recipe can be made into smaller ones too.

pork pies with sage and apple

Lamb shank pie with red wine, rosemary & bay

A showstopping dish that’s worth all the effort.

Jamie Oliver’s fantastic fish pie

THE one and only fish pie for me and a perennial favourite on Drizzleanddip.

Jamie Oivers fantastic fish pie recipe

SLOW COMFORT

Beef Bourguignon

A slight tweak to Joel Robuchon’s classic Burgundian dish.

Beef Bourguignon recipe

Osso bucco with risotto Milanese

I won’t let a winter go by without making this rib-stickingly delicious dish.

A classic Osso Bucco recipe with risotto Milanese

Creamy chicken with braised leeks & carrots

A delectable and decadent creamy chicken dish

Creamy chicken with braised leeks & carrots recipe

My healthier veggie-loaded butter chicken curry

This flavourful and vegetable-laden butter chicken is a staple in my house. 

My healthier veggie loaded butter chicken curry with roasted cauliflower and carrots

Jamie Oliver’s chicken in milk

If you know you know with this one and hitting a lot of comfort high notes.

Jamie Olivers chicken in milk recipe

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:

Roast chicken with herbs, white wine & cream recipe

If you’re roasting a chicken you must make my best-ever duck fat roast potatoes: (also delicious with sunflower oil)

The best ever duck fat roasted potatoes

PASTA COMFORT

I think all pasta is comfort food, so browse MY BEST PASTA recipes, or pick one of these gems:

Spaghetti & meatballs

Spaghetti & meatballs recipe

Creamy salmon pasta, with spinach, capers & lemon

Creamy salmon pasta with spinach, capers & lemon recipe

Slow-braised beef brisket ragu with pappardelle

SOUPY COMFORT

A very delicious French onion soup

My absolute BEST winter soup and the perfect robust portion for 2.

A very delicious French onion soup recipe

My best butternut soup recipe

What would winter be without a regular supply of butternut soup? So much better and more economical than a store-bought option. 

My best butternut soup recipe

SWEET COMFORT

Sticky toffee fig & walnut pudding with toffee sauce

Hot comfort pudding to the max. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and enough to feed a few.

Sticky toffee, fig & walnut pudding with toffee sauce recipe

Pear & ginger malva pudding

What is winter without malva pudding?

Or a more traditional recipe and widely regarded as the best malva pudding in South Africa from Boschendal.

Malva pudding with ginger & pears poached in rooibos tea recipe

Chocolate fondant with Lindt Lindor

This is THE ONLY chocolate fondant recipe I will ever use. 

Chocolate fondant with Lindt Lindor

Apple and strawberry crumble

This is my go-to crumble recipe and I love it with homemade creme Anglaise.

Apple & strawberry crumble

Pear & halva crumble loaf with pecans, honey & maple

One of my favourite fruit quick bread recipes.

Pear and halva crumble loaf with pecans, honey & maple - adapted from Donna Hay

Possibly the best banana bread ever  

My other favourite fruit/bread recipe.

Possibly the best banana bread ever

The best. tres leches cake that is made from 6 kinds of milk

One of my favourite cakes of all time. It’s pure heaven trust me. 

The best tres leches cake on the internet

Spicy caramel popcorn

For when you binging Netflix on the couch.

spicy caramel popcorn recipe

Fudge with vanilla and chocolate malt balls

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. 

fudge with chocolate malt balls

45-second chocolate pudding with salted caramel

When you need comfort in 45 seconds

45 second chocolate pudding with salted caramel

CHEESY COMFORT

Baked Camembert dip with sundried tomatoes, garlic and thyme

I make this all the time and everyone LOVES it. I always keep wheels of Camembert in my freezer for this recipe.

Baked Camembert with caramelised Pink Lady® apples & thyme

Baked camembert with caramelised Pink Lady® apples & thyme

Parma ham wrapped Brief with thyme

Wrap a wedge of Brief in Parma ham with a sprig of thyme and then bake. What could be wrong? Absolutely nothing.

Roast fig tartines with blue cheese, prosciutto & honey

Roast fig tartines with blue cheese & honey recipe

Brown butter Dutch baby pancake with blueberries & lemon 

Because breakfast also needs to be sweet and comforting.

Dutch baby pancake with caramelised Pink Lady® apples with cinnamon

Dutch baby pancake with caramelised Pink Lady® apples & cinnamon recipe

Shakshuka

This is hands down my favourite comfort breakfast meal & here I have added mushrooms (optional).

Shakshuka with mushrooms and spinach

Check out all my Mothers Day brunch recipe ideas that work for any brunch really.

 

    

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