Fragrant Onion Boreka’s (optional vegetarian or vegan) Kruidige Uien Boreka’s

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The ingredients of this dish are cheap and simple but the spices make this dish.

Use whole spices which you crush in a mortar, this way the taste is much more intense. By making your own spice blends you can give your signature to a dish.

Vegetarians can make the dish without the sardines.

Vegans can omit the fish and use (whole wheat) filo pastry instead of the whole wheat short crust pastry. Brush the layers of filo with oil before you stuff them.

I imagine next time I make this to sprinkle sesame seeds and black cumin between the filo pastry leafs or even add some of the spice mixture.

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Chai Tea

 

Chai Tea

My chai tea involves,

1 teaspoon of black tea

1 cup of milk (I like regular or soy)

½ cinnamon stick

1 clove

2 cardamom pods

Pinch of nutmeg

A slice of fresh ginger

Heaps of honey, don’t be shy on the honey, chai tea should be sweet,

Slowly warm the milk with the tea and spices and leave to simmer until the tea has the desired concentration. Sift the mixture into a big mug and sweeten with honey.