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Green Buttermilk Smoothie

Green Buttermilk Smoothie
Perfect healthy breakfast
  • 1½ cups small Kale leaves
  • 1 banana
  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 - 2 pitted dates
  • ¾ cup KVD Buttermilk
  • ½ cup ice
  • Goji berries and borage flowers
  1. Put all ingredients, except goji berries and borage flowers in a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with the goji berries and borage flowers and drink.


Buttermilk Ricotta Gnocchi

Buttermilk Ricotta Gnocchi
  • 500g Buttermilk Ricotta
  • 5 eggs
  • 25g butter melted
  • ⅓ grated parmesan
  • salt & pepper
  • mixed chopped fresh herbs like parsley, oregano and basil
  • 350g plain flour sifted
  1. In a blender place ricotta, slowly add eggs and melted butter.
  2. Place ricotta egg mix in a large bowl and fold in parmesan, salt, pepper, herbs and flour.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Place a large pot of water on stove top and bring to boil.
  5. roll the dough into logs, with a little extra flour, the width of your thumb and cut into 2cm lengths.
  6. place these into the boiling water and cook until they float to the surface.
  7. put the risen gnocchi into ice water to cool quickly and set aside.
  8. Make a sauce by reducing a splash of white wine and Crème Fraîche. Place gnocchi into a oven proof dish and pour over sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan and place in oven to bake until golden.
  9. You can also use a tomato based sauce with bocconcini.
  10. You can substitute the buttermilk ricotta for a traditional ricotta.


Buttermilk Ricotta & Blueberry French Toast

Buttermilk Ricotta & Blueberry French Toast
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons Buttermilk ricotta
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp castor sugar
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • a touch cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  1. Mix the buttermilk ricotta with the lemon zest and sugar
  2. Spread the ricotta on both slices of bread.
  3. Place the blueberries in the ricotta on one slice of bread.
  4. Form a sandwich with the blueberries in the middle.
  5. Mix the egg, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a shallow pan.
  6. Dip the sandwich into the egg mixture and cover both sides with it.
  7. Melt the butter in a pan.
  8. Fry both sides of the sandwich in the pan until golden brown.
  9. Top with the maple syrup


Buttermilk Pear Tart

Buttermilk Pear Tart
Recipe type: Lunch
Time of Year: Anytime
  • 2 ½ cups unbleached plain flour
  • 2 table spoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sal
220 gram chilled unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
1 pear
100 grams blue cheese
100 grams caramelised onion
4 eggs
4 tablespoon crème fraîche
Salt and pepper
  1. To make the pastry, pulse butter, sugar, salt and flour in a food processor until it looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Add the buttermilk and continue to pulse until the dough starts to incorporate into a ball. Using your hands, shape pastry in a rectangle. Wrap in plastic film and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Roll out to 1 cm thick and line a 20 cm low flan tin or 4 individual flan tins, blind bake the pastry by placing a lining of baking paper with rice to weigh it down and bake for 10 minutes at 160°C.
  3. Remove paper and rice and put a layer of caramelised onion followed by the blue cheese, then the sliced pear.
  4. Gently whisk the egg and crème fraîche and pour over tart.
  5. Bake in the oven for a further 10 minutes until egg has cooked.
  6. Serve with a little rocket salad.