This week in our bakery
This week Chef Pierre has baked up some of his delicious Christmas Fruit Cake. His own recipe, this Christmas Cake is a favorite with many. Beautifully packaged, it is selling at R160 for just under a kilo of fruity yumminess.
Christmas cake is an English tradition that began as plum porridge. People ate the porridge on Christmas Eve, using it to line their stomachs after a day of fasting. Soon dried fruit, spices and honey were added to the porridge mixture, and eventually it turned into Christmas pudding! A fun bit of history to this seasonal treat.
New at MOM Cafe
We have introduced both a hot and cold version of Chai tea – black tea laced with our secret blend of warm spices including cinnamon, ginger and cardamom. We are currently selling both a Hot Chai Tea Latte and an Iced Tea Latte, both of which have proven to be very popular! Whatever your fancy, stop by MOM cafe for your chai fix today.
The ACVV Brekkie
Last Friday at MOM we hosted a breakfast meeting for the ACVV, the oldest non-profit organisation in the social services field. A massive NGO effort, we were proud to be able to host a breakfast meeting here at MOM. The ACVV does such impressive work, and we wish them all the best as they continue onwards.
This week Pniel’s quilting group had their year end lunch with us. They selected their lunch from Chef Eugene’s daily menu and finished off with some Malva Pudding for dessert. They all went home with some of our rusks, cake and treats. We had such fun hosting the event and are so pleased to see the quilting group has already booked again for next year!
Tips and Tricks
This weeks tip comes from Chef Hennie on how to cook food your children will love (yes, even vegetables). He suggests using a variety of intersting colors, to make your dish look more exciting and palatable. He also cautions against using too many ingredients- keep it simple and tasty. Remember to season their food with salt, herbs and mild spices also, to prevent bland food that will not go down well.
Finally, get your children involved! Allowing them to roll the pasta, cut the veggies with a butter knife and other acitvities like this will make them feel more involved in the cooking process, and will make them more likely to eat the final product.
Birthday at MOM
One of our awesome MOM regulars Cecile enjoyed her birthday with us recently. Her guests enjoyed our quiches and some tea and cake and spent most of the morning laughing, catching up and celebrat- ing this special day.
MOM is an ideal and intimate venue for birthdays, kitchen teas and baby showers. Chantelle is always on hand to discuss your personal requirements and will then co-ordinate a special and memorable day of celebration for you and your friends and family. Get in contact with Chantelle on 066 483 2526.