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Desserts, Recipes / 04.12.2019

Sponsored.When Bakers® sent me a box of Bakers Choice Assorted® to make a festive dessert with, I had a really hard time choosing which of my favourite favourite biscuits to use! As such I decided to use all of the biscuits to make this delicious dessert sharing board.  I used 3 of the biscuit varieties to make mini desserts: mini Bakers Red Label® Lemon Cream trifles, Bakers Topper® cherry swirl ice cream sandwiches and mini Bakers Nuttikrust® caramel cheesecakes. Each recipe makes 12 mini desserts, which look beautiful when arranged on a large board or platter with some fresh berries, chocolate...

Cakes & Cupcakes, 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...

Tarts & Pastries / 23.12.2018

Tastivore recently asked me to develop a super-simple Christmas dessert recipe for them. I decided on these striking Coconut and Lime Christmas trees! Not only is this recipe quick and easy, but it transforms a simple tart into beautiful upright Christmas trees. The good news is that the tart can be made ahead, and one tart makes 10 slices so its great for feeding a big table of guests. Both important factors when choosing a Christmas dessert! The flavour of the tart is much like a lemon meringue pie (without the meringue of course). The addition of coconut to the base gives...

Desserts / 18.12.2018

As you may know, I love making classic desserts with a twist! Last year I made a trifle with traditional flavours but a slightly different presentation - a Trifle Slice. This year I wanted to make use of the delicious flavour combination of chocolate and cherries but layer it up in the traditional way and make a Black Forest Trifle. I was so happy with the result! The rich flavours of dark chocolate and black cherries give this dessert a grown-up revamp, and I think the contrast of colours looks great too. With fresh cherries in season now, it's a great...

Desserts, Recipes / 15.12.2018

Not that you ever need an excuse to show off your dessert skills, but the holiday season is a perfect time to do so. More than likely you'll be entertaining at some point, and will also have a little more time to put together something really special. Like these gorgeous White Chocolate Mousse domes with a shiny red mirror glaze! If you watch Masterchef, Zumbo's Just Desserts or the Great British Bake-off, you will know that entremets are all the rage. An entremet is basically a layered dessert consisting of mostly mousse and finished with a mirror glaze. Being an avid...

Edible Gifts, Sweets & Treats / 13.12.2018

Truffles are wonderful things. Make a filling, dip it in chocolate and voila, you have a delicious bite-size treat! Chocolate truffles are usually filled with a thick chocolate ganache, perhaps flavoured with a liqueur or some nuts. Being the holiday season and all, I wanted to make the filling extra festive so I scoured my pantry for ideas. The jar of fruit mince jumped out at me and got me thinking, how could I make a truffle taste like a mince pie - a Mince Pie Truffle? Fruit mince on its own is too soft and sticky to make a good truffle...

Biscuits & Cookies, Edible Gifts, Recipes / 03.12.2018

I'm always in search of great edible gift ideas, especially around this time of year. If you've ever made a homemade gift for a loved one you'll know how appreciated it is! Since I had no biscotti recipes on my blog I thought this was a good place to start. Biscotti look beautiful when simply packaged in cellophane with a ribbon, or in a pretty glass jar. And who doesn't love a crisp biscotti with their tea or coffee? Traditionally biscotti are made with almonds or other nuts but  I wanted something a little different. I love the rich, spicy flavours...

Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 27.11.2018

Sponsored Post If you haven't discovered pull-apart cupcake cakes yet, you are in for a treat! These "cakes" are actually made up of individual cupcakes. This makes them easy to portion, and less messy and wasteful than large cakes. Perfect for parties! Another benefit of using cupcakes is that you can make almost any shaped cake you desire by simply arranging the cupcakes in different ways. With Christmas around the corner (is it that time already?) I was inspired to make this festive Christmas Cupcake Wreath. It's made up of 24 cupcakes, so a fab dessert if you are feeding a...

Edible Gifts, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 23.11.2018

If you're looking for an easy edible gift this festive season, look no further! This Cranberry and Pistachio Fudge uses only white chocolate and condensed milk as the base, plus there's no sugar thermometer required. So technically it's not real fudge (made with butter, sugar and cream) but I'm all for shortcuts at this very busy time of year! It's hard to believe something so delicious takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. The white chocolate makes the fudge extra creamy and sweet, then the cranberries add a lovely bit of tartness. Add to that the crunchy chunks of gingersnaps and...

Desserts, Recipes / 22.12.2017

There appears to have been somewhat of a "trifle revival" taking place this year. Magazines, foodie programs and instagram all seem to be flooded with images of this retro dessert. As I always say, there is a reason classic dishes such as trifle have stood the test of time! The combination of cake, jelly, fruit, custard and cream is a definite winner. Let's be honest though, when serving it up it can look a little...