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Desserts / 21.11.2019

#sponsoredBeing a huge fan of Amarula, I was more than a little excited to hear about the launch of the Amarula Vanilla Spice variant. When I found out I would be receiving a bottle of it, plus a mystery box of ingredients to make a dessert with, I was over the moon! This cream liqueur is not only the perfect accompaniment to dessert, but also a fabulous ingredient to use when making one. With its velvety texture and complex flavour of vanilla with a touch of ginger, Amarula Vanilla Spice adds a creamy, sophisticated note all sorts of sweet recipes. The rules for...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 04.11.2019

SponsoredTrifle is a classic Christmas dessert, and for good reason! What's not to love about layers of dipped biscuits, creamy custard, jelly, fruit and whipped cream. All the colours and textures work so beautifully together. I got to thinking that a frozen version of this traditional treat would make for a refreshing change, and would be perfect for our hot climate here in South Africa! This Trifle Ice Cream Cake is sure to wow your guests and delight the senses! It's made up of layers of finger biscuits, creamy Danone Ultramel Vanilla Custard ice cream, peach sorbet, strawberry jelly ice cream...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 30.10.2019

It was actually the beautiful crackly appearance of Choux Craquelin that tempted me to try it. But it's the amazing crunchy texture that has me making it again and again! Craquelin is a simple cookie-like dough made with just butter, sugar and flour. It is rolled very thin, cut into circles and placed on top of the choux buns (profiteroles) before baking. In the oven the craquelin bakes into the most delicious, crispy topping that totally transforms the choux buns. A really quick, easy step that is well worth the effort. The mousseline filling is essentially a crème pâtissière enriched with butter...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 20.10.2019

Halloween is the perfect time to get into the spirit of things and make a spine-chillingly scary showstopper of a cake! I've been obsessed with the fault-line cake trend that's recently hit Instagram, so I decided to make a Halloween version. Fault-line cakes are iced in a such a way that the cake appears to have a break through the middle exposing an inner layer that can be decorated in any number of ways. Although it may look complicated, it's actually very easy to achieve this striking effect. My idea was to have some creepy eyes peeking through the...