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Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 16.04.2021

Mastering the art of "flood icing" will allow you to transform a plain old sugar cookie into a bright and beautiful work of art! I couldn't think of anything more fun and cheerful than a plate of colourful doughnut cookies, and had a lot of fun decorating them. As a bonus you not need any fancy cookie cutters to make doughnut shapes - just a round cutter and an inverted piping nozzle.I have spent a fair amount of time testing different cookie recipes and flooding techniques, and have learnt a few tricks along the way:- Do not overmix the...

Biscuits & Cookies, Desserts, Recipes / 26.02.2021

27 February is National Milk Tart Day in South Africa. I love the fact that there is an entire day dedicated to this delicious dessert - not that I ever need an excuse to eat milk tart but it does always get me thinking of other ways to enjoy this lekker, local delight. The idea for these soufflés came to me late at night and I was so excited I started working on the recipe straight away! Since a milk tart filling is basically a cinnamon infused custard, and soufflés are essentially a combination of a custard and a meringue,...

Biscuits & Cookies, Breakfast & Brunch / 22.06.2020

Sponsored. Granola is one of my favourite snacks any time of day! When I’ve got a sweet craving but am trying to be a little healthier granola really hits the spot. Transforming granola into granola bars means you can have a guilt-free snack on-the-go anytime! These delicious bars are packed with oats, almonds, honey and little apricot jewels for a burst of fruity freshness. Crunchy granola is just not the same without thick and creamy yoghurt. That’s why I couldn’t resist adding a tangy yoghurt topping. This layer adds a lovely creamy element that is not too sweet and is packed with...

Biscuits & Cookies, Brownies & Bars, Recipes / 25.05.2020

I love making cookie bars! With a texture that lies somewhere between a brownie and a cookie, they are deliciously soft and chewy with a crisp crust. Another reason I love them is they are fair bit quicker to make than cookies, as there is no dough-chilling or rolling required. Simply press the mixture into a pan and bake! These particular cookie bars are flavoured with creamy peanut butter and loaded with chocolate chips. Eat them warm with ice cream for dessert, or snack on them just as they are. There really is no time of day that's not ideal...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 31.01.2020

With a rich buttery flavour and crisp texture, vanilla butter cookies are just perfect in their simplicity! They're absolutely delicious as is, but can also be iced or dipped in chocolate. I’m still rather obsessed with caramelised white chocolate so I chose to use it to sandwich two cookies together for an extra indulgent treat. As simple as these cookies are, a few little tips can really help you perfect them. Splurge a little and use real vanilla paste or extract - not only will you be able to see the little vanilla seeds in the cookies, but the authentic...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 24.11.2019

SponsoredRecently my vet recommended CBD oil to treat my dogs anxiety. Problem is, most CBD oils taste pretty unpleasant, and my fussy hound refused to consume it. Then I discovered the Select Pets flavoured hemp tinctures from Pet Heaven. Knowing how much my dog loves peanut butter, I decided to use the peanut butter flavoured oil to make some tasty Peanut Butter CBD dog treats. Now administering her medication is easy as pie, in fact she'd gobble up the whole jar of treats if she could! CBD Oil can be used for treating pain, anxiety and other illness symptoms in...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 15.09.2019

Salted Caramel M&M’s Multimillionaire Marshmallow Bars - if you think the name is a mouthful, wait until you take a bite! These decadent bars start with a crunchy, brown butter shortbread base, followed by light-as-air salted caramel marshmallow, topped with a layer of chocolate ganache and Salted Caramel M&M's! Salted Caramel M&M's? That's right - M&M's recently introduced a Limited Edition Salted Caramel flavour and it's available in South Africa just in time for Spring! The soft, chewy caramel centre is covered in milk chocolate and coated in a crisp candy shell. They are just as mouth-watering as they sound...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 13.09.2019

My love of Salted Caramel is so strong that I could not resist another Salted Caramel recipe! Macarons seemed an obvious choice - being rather sweet already they benefit from the hint of salt and touch of bitterness from the salted caramel. Also, the lovely creamy and gooey texture of the caramel filling makes for a delicious contrast with the crisp, chewy macarons. As with all my macaron recipes, I use the Italian meringue method which requires a sugar thermometer to cook the sugar syrup before adding to the egg whites. Personally, I find this method much more reliable than the...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 22.08.2019

Although we've never met in person, I feel like I've known Caroline Toich for years. She is the masterful baker behind Sweet Caroline's Cakery and I've been following her Instagram account closely ever since I saw one of her beautiful creations. Recently I spotted a batch of freshly made Banana Bread Rusks on Caroline's Instagram stories and immediately contacted her for the recipe. After one bite I knew the recipe was a winner. I asked her if I could share it with all of you, and she kindly agreed! These Banana Bread rusks start out as a sweet, dense banana...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes / 24.07.2019

I realised recently that I have four macaron recipes on the blog, yet somehow I never got round to sharing my all-time favourite - Chocolate Macarons! For the most part, once you've mastered a basic macaron recipe, you can make just about any type of macaron you want by simply changing what flavour and colour you add, and using different fillings (buttercream, ganache etc). All of my macaron recipes are based on one standard recipe. In order to make these Chocolate macarons I had to tweak the recipe slightly. The reason for this is that the addition of cocoa powder...