Potato and Brocolli Bake

The only way that I love broccoli is with cheese. In that respect, I am a total child, but I don’t care. This is a great easy way to make a potato bake with broccoli with loads of cheese.


  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup grated cheese


  • Parboil the potatoes for about 30 minutes, then remove from the boil and allow to cool.
  • Preheat the oven at 180ºC.
  • Cut the broccoli florets and place in the bottom of an oven proof dish.
  • Melt the butter in a small pot.
  • Mix in the flour and cook for a few minutes, cooking the flour and butter mixture.
  • Slowly add the milk while mixing into the flour and butter mixture.
  • Stir continuously until the sauce starts to thicken, then  add the paprika and half the cheese.
  • Slice the potato into chunky slices.
  • Pour some of the sauce over the broccoli in the dish, then layer with a layer of potato slices, then a layer of sauce.
  • Layer the potato and sauce and finish with a layer of sauce.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180ºC.

Chocolate Coconut Biscuits (also known as Romany Creams)

In South Africa we have these delicious biscuits called Romany Creams. They are all coconut chocolate biscuits sandwiched together with  more chocolate. This is a homemade version, which of course is never the same as the real thing, but I think these are better!


  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 250g butter
  • vanilla essence
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt
  • 1½ cups coconut
  • 1 cup of melted chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper
  • Cream together the softened butter and sugar
  • Add to flour mixture (flour, baking powder, salt and coconut and cocoa)
  • Mix in boiling water and add vanilla essence
  • Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto a greased baking tray
  • Bake at 180ºC for 15-20 minutes
  • Let the biscuits cool and then melt the chocolate in a bowl placed over a pot of boiling water
  • Sandwich together the biscuits with melted chocolate

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