When you find that special lunch hangout you feel as if you’ve hit the jackpot, but you’ve definitely won when the person preparing the food at that same hangout, releases a cookbook.
Nirit Saban has drawn inspiration from her childhood and her travels across the globe for the dishes she serves at her Bree Street, Cape Town restaurant as well her cookbook, Olami- Simple Nourishing Fresh.
Saban is also a champion for “no-fuss” foods and keeping it simple in the kitchen: “It means look at your ingredients and let them speak to you.”
Here's one of the recipes from her book.
Stone fruit frangipani bake
My favourite bake of all times, not too sweet, fruit and nutty, hot, dense and spongy – yummy!
100 g ground almonds
70 g sifted flour
80 g icing sugar
80 g salted butter
5 tablespoons strawberry jam
4 white nectarines
2 yellow nectarines
2 white peaches
1 tablespoon icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
To make the frangipani, mix all the dry ingredients together first in a bowl.
Beat the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy, add the dry ingredients, then the
eggs and mix well.
Line a 25x10 cm baking dish with butter, place half the frangipani mix inside then a layer of strawberry jam and then the rest of the frangipani mix.
Slice the fruit into thin slices and arrange on top, lastly sprinkle with icing sugar and bake for 30–45 minutes at 170°C.
Olami - Simple Nourishing Fresh by Nirit Saban is available from loot.co.za for R303. Click here to purchase