January 2018 - The Sweet Rebellion
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Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 30.01.2018

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Now that I've gotten the hang of making macarons, I can't get enough of it! Sweet and delicate, macarons add a sophisticated touch to any tea party, and make for a beautiful homemade gift too. Another bonus is that they carry a variety of flavours very well, so you can really let your imagination run wild! When choosing the flavour for my next batch of macarons, one of my favourite desserts came to mind. The combination of a thick, creamy custard and crunchy, almost bitter caramel is what makes Crème Brûlée the popular dessert that it is. In order to replicate...

Brownies & Bars, Recipes / 23.01.2018

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In the month of New Year's resolution's, I bucked the trend and hosted an Anti-Bant event. It was an event dedicated to those of us who are NOT getting on the banting, paleo, plant-based or sugar-free diet wagons. The event was all about indulging in a variety of unapologetically sweet treats. As such, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to showcase this White Chocolate Rocky Road. My sister flew all the way from Joburg to attend my Anti-Bant event. Of course this meant that she also got roped in to all the preparations! She contributed this gorgeous White Chocolate Rocky...

Desserts, Recipes / 12.01.2018

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Greek cuisine is one of my favourites. Whenever we eat at a Greek restaurant it's a given that Baklava will be the ending to my meal. I just love the crisp layers of pastry, crunchy nuts and sweet, honey syrup all rounded off with a touch of cinnamon - heaven! Baklava is very simple to make. However it does take a bit of time - that's just because each phyllo sheet needs to be buttered individually. But when you sink your teeth into a golden diamond of freshly made Baklava you'll be glad you went to the trouble to make your...

Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 09.01.2018

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Fact: chocolate is one of the most popular food products in the world. Newsflash: now you can make it quickly and easily at home! This is because cacao products such as cacao butter and cacao paste are now available to the general public - yay! Making your own chocolate means you can customise the sweetness and flavour to your liking.  The quantity of sugar in this recipe can be increased or decreased, or try using creamed honey instead. Play around with adding some orange zest, nuts, coffee, dried berries or cookie chunks. This dark chocolate is completely vegan and dairy-free. If you...