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Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts / 26.07.2021

Sponsored. It’s that glorious time of year when our shops are filled with a variety of gorgeous citrus fruit. My favourite amongst these is juicy, sweet Clemengolds® (which are exclusively available at Woolworths). If I can get to them before my husband devours the whole bag, I love using them in baking as they are easy-to-peel and seedless as well! This Chocolate and Clemengold® Truffle Torte is incredibly rich and decadent, with a hint of zesty citrus. As it contains no flour, the texture is dense and fudgy (plus it’s gluten-free!). The Clemengold® syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness and freshness to balance...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 24.06.2021

Last week a neighbour gifted me a bag of beautiful ripe passion fruit. I set about making a big batch of passion fruit curd (recipe coming soon!) but had plenty fruit leftover. I've been meaning to reshoot a raspberry cheesecake recipe from many years ago and decided to remake it with a passionfruit topping instead! I was so pleased with the flavour and thought it looked really striking too. Despite technically being a "no-bake" cheesecake, I find that baking the crust for a few minutes really amps up the toasty, biscuity flavour of the cheesecake. This combined with a creamy, almost...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 13.05.2021

Sponsored.   13 May is Apple Pie Day, and this is one holiday I am super-excited to get on board with! Although Apple Pie is considered an all-American dessert, it was actually invented by the Brits back in the 14th century and included figs, pears, raisins and saffron. It was only in the 18th century that the first apple pie recipe was printed in America where it quickly gained popularity, and is now considered America’ favourite dessert. In the spirit of celebrating this delicious, comforting dessert I went about developing an Apple Pie recipe with a twist. Replacing the pastry on top with a lattice of...

Desserts, Recipes, Tarts & Pastries / 28.04.2021

I debated calling this "Chocolate Cream Pie" but since pies are technically made up of a filling between two crusts, this is actually a tart (with only a bottom crust). Whatever you wish to call it, it is delicious. I mean seriously indulgent and rich and decadent and just darn delicious! Although uncomplicated in it's flavour - it is chocolate through and through - it 's far from one-dimensional. Each layer adds its own special magic: a crunchy chocolate cookie base, then a fudgy, melt-in-the-mouth ganache all topped off with clouds of softly whipped cream. Many ganache tarts do without...

Desserts, Recipes / 25.03.2021

Do you like chocolate? Do you like cheesecake? How about speckled eggs? I thought so! Then these adorable mini Easter chocolate cheesecakes are just for you. Made up of an Oreo base, a creamy chocolate cheesecake layer and a chocolate curl "birds nest" filled with mini speckled eggs. I used the new choc-mint flavoured speckled eggs which I absolutely love (they add a fresh minty burst which cuts through the richness), but any mini easter eggs will work perfectly. You may have noticed there is chocolate in every layer of these little babies so definitely invite your chocoholic friend around...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 11.03.2021

There's something about biting into an ice cream sandwich that really makes you feel like a kid again. I guess it's because there is simply no elegant way to eat it! These gorgeous, eye-catching treats are always a hit with both kids and adults, and its not hard to see why. The combination of deliciously chewy chocolate chip cookies, cool and creamy vanilla ice cream, and bright, tasty toppings means they're a feast for the eyes as well as the taste-buds! An ice cream sandwich may seem like a super simple dessert to make, but there are a few useful tricks...

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,...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 08.12.2020

Sponsored.When you bring this stunning showstopper of a dessert to the table, you’ll definitely receive a few ooh’s and aah’s from your guests – and that’s before they’ve even tasted it! Little do they know that it’s actually super-easy to make, especially for such a grand and impressive dessert.Despite trying to imitate a Christmas Pudding, this baby tastes nothing like it! No heavy, stodgy pudding here, just rich chocolate ice cream and lots of crunchy Bakers®  Biscuits, roasted hazelnuts and juicy red glacé cherries. All of this topped with a creamy white chocolate ganache (essential for that Christmas Pudding look) and some cherries for a festive flair.  (When...

Desserts, Recipes / 07.12.2020

SponsoredTrifle is one of my husband’s favourite desserts – and definitely his favourite Christmas dessert. That’s why I have quite a few trifle variations on my blog and couldn’t resist adding another one this year! This time I thought I’d use some of my favourite gingerbread biscuits to make little gingerbread trifles. Since pears work so well with the spicy ginger flavour of the biscuits, I used those for my fruit layer and then some ginger ale jelly for a little freshness. Of course, a trifle wouldn’t be a trifle without Danone Ultra Mel Vanilla Custard! In order...