4 Gastronomic DIY Gifts

Flavoured Oils

When infusing oil, it’s important to tick a few boxes in order to prevent bacteria from growing. First, use dried ingredients; herbs and chilli are great options. In a saucepan, heat canola oil and flavourants to about 80°C, and keep at this temperature for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and decant. The bottles must be sterilised. 

Bread in a Jar

In a big jar, layer all of the dry ingredients necessary for completing to our delicious,  easy recipe for Biltong Flat Bread. Tie a ribbon around the jar, along with a recipe card that gives the recipient the instructions for completing this tasty bread. It’s the perfect gift to say thank you to the hostess of a dinner party.

Spice Rub

Mix up an assortment of spices to make a delicious spice rub. Ground cumin, curry powder, ground ginger, salt, cayenne pepper and coriander make a tasty Moroccan rub that is ideal for chicken recipes like this one: Moroccan-spiced Baked Chicken Breasts . Brown sugar, paprika, ground black pepper, salt, chilli powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper make a decadent, sticky braai seasoning. Transfer the mixture to a pretty jar.

Chocolate Spoons

Here is the perfect gift for the recipient with a sweet tooth! Spoons filled with luxurious chocolate that is just waiting to be melted into a glass of warm milk, tea or coffee. Get your hands on a pack of wooden picnic spoons and cover each one with a blob of melted chocolate. Place on a plate and allow to dry. Package in clear cellophane and secure with a ribbon.