It’s an age-old tradition that’s either adored or despised! Christmas fruitcake is known for its dense, heavy consistency and rich aromatic flavour that is always enjoyed during the festive period. Whether you love it or hate it, we decided to explore the history of the Christmas cake with you this week, as well as a delicious bonus recipe!
The use of bitters dates back to hundreds of years ago, where it was first used by monks for medicinal purposes. The popularity of bitters soon grew in Europe in the 1600s where they were used as appetite stimulators before a meal. It was only later in 1824 that Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert created the world famous recipe of aromatic bitters for Angostura.
South African cuisine has a rich history of mixing cultures and interesting food discoveries. A Durban-original dish, the bunny chow is a delicious local curry traditionally placed in the hulled-out centre of a half loaf of bread.