'The Great British Bake Off' judge tries South Africa's budget food

'The Great British Bake Off' judge tries South Africa's budget food

'The Great British Bake Off' judge Prue Leith joined Breakfast with Martin Bester to talk about her new book, 'Bliss on Toast'. 

Prue Leith

South African-born chef, caterer, presenter, and ‘The Best British Bake Off’ judge, Prue Leith, joined Breakfast with Martin Bester as part of the promotion for her latest book, ‘Bliss on Toast’.

‘Bliss on Toast’ shares 75 recipes for things to put on toast. This book will help you make quick, delicious, and versatile meals all year round, from working-from-home lunches and cosy Sunday suppers to light bites, indulgent treats, and impressive canapés.

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The delicious recipes in her new book are sure to leave your mouth watering. 

Since January is 90 days long and not everyone has money for fancy toast, the Breakfast with Martin Bester team and their listeners shared their best budget-friendly toast ideas with Leith.  

Jacaranda FM presenter, Philicty Reeken, also brought some Koolkos on toast for the South African-born chef to try. Koolkos is a dish made with cabbage, potato, and spices

“Koolkos is menskos. Kos vir die mense, kos wat volmaak en met liefde gemaak is. Iets waarmee jy groot word."

What’s more comforting and satisfying than toast? If you top it with a few cleverly paired ingredients, it can be a full meal, not to mention pure bliss.

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‘Bliss on Toast’ is as much a toolkit for quick fridge raids as it is an inspiration for seasonal delights. With 82 years of experience in good eating and 60 years of experience in cooking, writing about, and judging food, there is no one who better knows what makes a meal bliss than Dame Prue Leith.

Prue Leith was born in South Africa on 18 February 1940.

She is most famous for writing cookbooks, founding Leith's restaurant, being a judge on 'The Great British Menu', and more recently a judge on 'The Great British Bake Off'.

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Prue’s varied career and achievements have seen her recently honoured with a Damehood. Known for revolutionising food and restaurants in London early in her career, she is now a judge on 'The Great British Bake Off', presented 'Prue’s Great Garden Plot', and co-hosted 'Clever Cook, Waste Less'. She is a published author of eight novels. Her experience in directing companies, chairing the School Food Trust, and campaigning has equipped her with endless knowledge in so many areas in broadcasting, business, and philanthropy.

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