challenging

Dishes that require hihg level of skill, effort and attention but still manageable at home.

Harira

Total time
3 hours
Yield
12 servings

A traditional soup from Morocco and Algeria with lentils, beans, rice,vegetables and meat.

Australian pudding

Total time
3 hours, 30 minutes
Yield
12 servings

Way down in the land down under, or on top if you want to use a different kind of map, they make a wonderful Christmas pudding. It will delight diners from around the world.

Sweet and sour pork

Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes
Yield
6 servings

This is a delicious sweet and sour pork recipe that rivals any Chinese takeout. It does take a bit of work and it’s important to read through everything before getting started. Of course, practice makes perfect and after you’ve tried this recipe a couple of times, it’ll be a snap to put together.

Turkish baklava

Total time
1 hour
Yield
12 servings

Baklava is Turkey's most famous dessert. It consists of whole or chopped pistachio nuts enclosed between paper thin layers of phyllo pastry, drizzled with a honey based syrup. It makes a deliciously sweet and nutty dessert or a treat to serve with aromatic Turkish coffee.

Steak Johannesburg

Total time
50 minutes
Yield
2 servings

Steaks grilled in the best South African tradition, served with grilled asparagus with orange and nutmeg Hollandaise, and cumin flavored chickpeas. This is not as challenging as it may seem as long as the orange juice reduction is ready in advance.