Why Katy's Barking Gecko ?!

I love to travel, I love to cook and to try new recipes...

After returning from yet another trip to South Africa I browsed one of my Food Magazin subscriptions and

we started to envision how it might be to have a small, a very small restaurant. Somewhere in Australia or

South Africa.
Maybe 4 or 5 tables.
To be in the kitchen wearing t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops cooking for fun and nice people....

Doesn't that sound great ?!
We even came up with a name: Katy's Barking Gecko

Well there is no restaurant (so far....), but heaps of favourite recipes.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sweet Chilli Jam

I love Sweet Chilli Jam especially with Cheese…
This is a pretty easy recipe to prepare.
Makes about 6-7 250ml jars


8 red Peppers , deseeded and roughly chopped
10 red Chillies , roughly chopped
finger-sized piece fresh root Ginger , peeled and roughly chopped
8 Garlic cloves , peeled
2 large red Onions, peeled and chopped
400g can tomatoes
750g golden caster Sugar
250ml red Wine Vinegar


Tip the peppers, chillies (with seeds), ginger, onions and garlic into a food processor, chop finely.
Place into a heavy-bottomed pan with tomatoes, sugar and vinegar, bring everything to the boil.
Then turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about 50 minutes, stir occasionally.
Once the jam is becoming sticky, continue cooking for 10-15 minutes more, stir frequently so that it doesn’t burn.
It should look like thick, bubbling lava.
Cool slightly, transfer to jars with a twist off cap, close the cap and then leave to cool completely, turned upside down.
Keeps for 3 months in a cool, dark cupboard - refrigerate once opened. 

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