Culinary Bling With Chef Mel Alafaci

In the world of culinary creations, where time is often an elusive luxury and stress can simmer faster than a pot of boiling water, there arises a beacon of culinary bling – South African Australian chef and entrepreneur, Mel Alafaci.

Here is one of our favourite “Spring Quickie” recipes :

Health Muffins

• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1.5 cups brown sugar
• 2.5 cups cake flour sifted
• 2.5 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
• 2 cups milk
• 2 cups digestive bran
• 125 ml melted butter or vegetable oil
• 1 cup filling (see below method for ideas – do YOUR thing!)



1. Simply mix all the ingredients together until you have a smooth batter then spoon or pour into greased and floured muffin tins or terracotta pots and bake for about 10- 15 minutes in an oven of 180c until brown and golden.
2. You can then make them more special by adding a teaspoon of any of the fillings into the centre of the mixture in the muffin tin and mixing it in slightly. Then bake.

Strawberries, Marmalade, Assorted Seeds, Lavender and Honey
Blueberry, Apple and Cinnamon, Peaches and Cream, Banana Poppy ripple. 



” Go forth and get your Culinary Bling on! ave the confidence to make your own and you’ll live happily ever after ! “ ~ Chef Mel Alafaci.

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