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Cakes & Cupcakes, Edible Gifts, Recipes / 01.09.2017

Today is the 1st of September, officially Spring Day! It's an absolutely gorgeous day in Cape Town. I can smell jasmine in the air and see green shoots on the trees. To celebrate the changing of the seasons I decided to have a little fun in the kitchen. Truth be told, these pretty flower pots are just chocolate cupcakes. But when you bake them in terracotta pots and decorate them with flowers, they transform into a magical spring garden. Once you've made them, you will feel a great need to share them as they are simply too pretty to eat alone! *If the thought of...

Edible Gifts, Jams and Preserves, Recipes / 16.08.2017

If you love lemon curd, you are in for a treat! This fruity clementine curd has all the sharpness and tang of a lemon curd, but with the extra juicy flavour of a clementine.  (In case you're wondering, a clementine is a cross between a naartjie/tangerine and an orange). Just like lemon curd, clementine curd has a host of delicious uses. Although it seems rather liquid when you fill your jars, it sets into a thick, almost custard-like texture - ideal for spreading onto scones or pancakes. Warm the clemetine curd slightly to use it as a sauce or drizzle in...

Edible Gifts, Jams and Preserves, Recipes / 08.08.2017

Raspberries are one of my favourite fruits. The luminous pink colour and tart flavour work so well in many desserts. Jam is a wonderful way to concentrate that juicy raspberry flavour so you can enjoy it anytime. My ultimate is spreading it onto a warm and crispy buttered croissant. Compared to a jelly, which is a transparent gel made of fruit juice and sugar, jam generally has chunks of fruit and is more spreadable. To classify as a jam, the finished product must contain 60% sugar. Yes, it's a lot! The sugar doesn't only sweeten the jam though, it also assists...

Breakfast & Brunch, Edible Gifts, Recipes / 02.06.2017

After developing my Apple Crumble Granola and Chocolate Granola, I realised my granola's were heading in a very dessert-like direction. Stopping at two flavours just didn't seem right, so I finished off the trio with this delicious Pecan Pie Granola. Using real maple syrup is the key to getting a pecan pie flavour - caramelised and syrupy. It costs a fair amount but trust me, you wont regret it. And you'll have plenty left over to pour over your blueberry pancakes.  The seeds and coconut flakes are optional, but make it that little bit healthier. PS. If you love Pecan Nut Pie, you'll love these...

Breakfast & Brunch, Edible Gifts, Recipes / 05.05.2017

Autumn is here! I love this time of year - the crimson and gold trees and crunchy carpets of leaves on the streets. It also means it's dark when the alarm clock goes off in the mornings, which can make it a bit of an effort to get out of bed. So why not reward yourself with this delicious Apple Crumble granola? The combination of apple and cinnamon is a classic one, and a perfect way to celebrate the warming, spicy flavours of autumn. Add milk or yoghurt for a delicious breakfast, or sprinkle over ice cream or custard for a quick...

Breakfast & Brunch, Edible Gifts, Recipes / 21.04.2017

I have a sister who loves to bake, just like I do. When I stayed with her recently, I tasted her latest creation - this totally addictive chocolate granola. She worked hard at perfecting the recipe, and then kindly shared it with me. I promised that I'd send her a shout-out for that. So thanks Sandra! Considering how delicious this chocolate granola tastes, I was quite surprised to find that is also quite healthy. Healthy is not really my thing, so I added my own special touch - in the form of some chocolate chips. There, that's better! Not only is this granola delicious and fairly healthy...

Edible Gifts, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 31.03.2017

Plenty of lovely chocolates around at Easter time. Plenty. Almost an annoyingly large amount. So why would make your own? There is something incredibly satisfying about making your own chocolates. Seeing the fruits of your labour, staring at the pretty, glossy shapes and thinking "I made those". There are so many beautiful chocolate moulds at baking stores these days (especially at Easter) that you're sure to find something you love. I think the best thing about making your own chocolate is choosing the chocolate/filling combinations! You can really tailor-make your very own personal favourite. I'm crazy about Belgian chocolate seashells filled with hazelnut praline, so I was...

Edible Gifts, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 23.03.2017

Oreo truffles - the original cookie truffles! I couldn't exactly post the other two varieties (Lemon Cheesecake Truffles and 3 Ingredient Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles) without posting the original, and in my opinion best. A wonderfully simple treat composed of a soft Oreo centre wrapped in creamy, sweet chocolate. Just like the other cookie truffles, these are super-easy to make. Ingredients: 1 x 176g box Original Oreo's 100g full fat cream cheese eg Philadelphia block, softened 200g white or milk chocolate Directions: Blitz the cookies in a food processor until you have quite fine crumbs. Remove a tablespoon of the crumbs and set aside for later. Add...

Edible Gifts, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 17.03.2017

For the lemon cheesecake lovers out there, here's quick way to get your fix.  These truffles are a cute and compact version of that much-loved classic dessert. You may have seen my 3 Ingredient Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles post a few weeks ago, and these are just as easy and tasty but with a zesty, lemon tang. There are two ways to make these, depending on how much of a lemon fan you are. Using Bakers Lemon Creams  will give you a really strong lemon flavour. Personally I found it a little too strong, so I came up with an alternative recipe where you can...

Edible Gifts, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 13.02.2017

Sometimes I'm in the mood to make something both cute and delicious, but I don't have a whole day on my hands to make cake pops. With these sweet little truffles, you can achieve that cute factor in a fraction of the time and with only 3 ingredients. All the fruity, biscuity flavour of a strawberry cheesecake is concentrated into one yummy bite-size truffle, then coated in creamy white chocolate. These Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles are delicious served with coffee or as an after-dinner treat. Or if you're feeling generous, package them up in a pretty box and give them as gift. Ingredients: 1 x...

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