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Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 03.03.2017

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Creamy, cool and just a little bit chocolatey. This mint chocolate-chip ice cream succeeds at being both refreshing and indulgent at once. The ultimate treat on a hot summer's day! It's perfect just as it is, scooped into a cone, or served with a rich chocolate sauce for an extra chocolate hit. The key to the perfect mint ice-cream is subtlety. This refers to both the flavour and the colour. You need only a drop or two of colouring to achieve a beautiful, mild mint-green hue. And go easy on the peppermint flavour too. Heavy-handedness will result in a mouth-numbing and bitter taste. An ice-cream...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 01.03.2017

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What do you get when you cross a gooey chocolate brownie with a crunchy chocolate cookie? A Brookie of course! Although either a brownie or a chocolate cookie are perfectly delicious on their own, you don't need to choose between them anymore. Brookies give you the best of both! A crispy cookie outside with a chewy fudgy middle - sure to satisfy even the strongest of chocolate cravings. The Brookies may seem way too soft when you take them out the oven, but fear not! They will crisp up just enough after cooling. I find these Brookies the perfect texture for...

Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 24.02.2017

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It may surprise you just how easy it is to make your own Real Fruit Jelly Sweets. Just pick your favourite juice, add gelatine and a little honey and lemon juice, and you are A for away. As an added bonus, you can control the sweetness - the amount of honey/sugar you add depends on how sweet you like it and also how sweet the juice is. You may even choose to leave it out altogether. Don't skip the lemon juice though - the gelatine tends to dull the fruity flavour a little and the lemon juice gives it the boost...

Edible Gifts, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 13.02.2017

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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...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 07.02.2017

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It was my Mom's birthday last week, so I gave her the choice of what cake she'd like for the occasion. She requested a Carrot Cake, which I was pleased about as it tied in beautifully with International Carrot Cake day on 3 February! I consulted my beloved Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook for a recipe, and the resulting cake was a huge hit! It has a delicious melt-in-the-mouth texture and is just spicy enough to enhance the sweet carroty goodness. The original recipe makes use of ginger but I substituted this with mixed spice instead. Use either pecan nuts or walnuts to add a lovely...

Breakfast & Brunch, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 03.02.2017

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These pretty Breakfast Lollies are as pure and innocent as they look. Made with only yoghurt, fruit, honey and granola, these make for a refreshingly guilt-free treat. We recently had some friends over for brunch. I wanted to make something fun for their little girls to eat. Fun, but still healthy. Needless to say the kids loved them, and were surprised that they were allowed a second helping. No need to save them all for the kids though - they are also a handy on-the-go breakfast on a warm weekday, or a light dessert. Ingredients: (Makes 8 x 80ml lollies) 450ml double cream yoghurt 20ml honey 20ml milk 5ml vanilla extract About 250ml...

Biscuits & Cookies, Edible Gifts, Recipes / 22.12.2016

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Snow may be reminiscent of a European Christmas, but even in the 30°C South African summer heat I couldn't resist making these Snowy Gingerbread Trees. They just look so Christmassy! With just a little extra effort, you can turn your Gingerbread Biscuits into stunning edible gifts or a beautiful centrepiece for your Christmas table. Not only do they look absolutely magical, but they taste simply divine too. This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in - they just love building the trees! To make your snowy gingerbread trees, just follow the recipe for Gingerbread Biscuits, and cut the dough into various...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 22.12.2016

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When I was growing up, it was always a tradition in my house to bake cookies in the weeks leading up to Christmas. My mom isn't much of a baker but my sister and I would spend many hours making dough and then cutting out and decorating cookies. Usually we would make plain old sugar cookies and decorate them with green, red and white icing. It was only in my twenties that I discovered this absolutely delicious Gingerbread Biscuit recipe, and it has been the preferred Christmas cookie ever since! There is just something so Christmassy about the aroma of cinnamon and ginger in the...

Edible Gifts, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 11.12.2016

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If you are on the hunt for a quick and delicious home-made gift, look no further. This white chocolate bark is so easy to make, and the bright colours just scream "festive", making it perfect for this time of year. In order to get beautifully glossy chocolate that will break with a sharp snap, you need to temper it. But don't let that word scare you! It's easy to do. The reason we temper chocolate is to encourage the cocoa butter in the chocolate to harden into a specific crystalline pattern, which maintains the gloss and texture for a long time. When chocolate is melted and...

Edible Gifts, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 09.12.2016

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A fabulous and unique festive gift, these delicate snowflake marshmallows make for a nice change from the usual Christmas gifts of cookies or fudge! As an added bonus, they are gluten-free. Marshmallows are so versatile too, you can have a lot fun trying out different flavours, colours and shapes! Since Christmas is around the corner, why not try these beautiful snowflake shapes? I think the snowflake shape really suits them, being white and all, but you could very easily add a little colour to the gelatine mix and make green Christmas trees or yellow stars. Simply follow the Vanilla Marshmallow Cloud recipe and use...