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Cakes & Cupcakes, Recipes / 20.10.2019

Halloween is the perfect time to get into the spirit of things and make a spine-chillingly scary showstopper of a cake! I've been obsessed with the fault-line cake trend that's recently hit Instagram, so I decided to make a Halloween version. Fault-line cakes are iced in a such a way that the cake appears to have a break through the middle exposing an inner layer that can be decorated in any number of ways. Although it may look complicated, it's actually very easy to achieve this striking effect. My idea was to have some creepy eyes peeking through the...

Desserts, Tarts & Pastries / 26.09.2019

The Paris Brest was created in 1910 by Chef Louis Durand and is simply a ring of choux pastry that is filled (traditionally with a praline mousseline cream) and decorated with almonds. The origin of the name is an old bicycle race between Paris and the city of Brest in Brittany - the circular shape of the pastry is intended to represent a bicycle wheel. I decided to fill mine with an easy chocolate mousse, which is deliciously creamy and rich with the crunchy pastry, and not too sweet.Choux pastry, unlike other pastries, is a rather wet dough that bakes into a light and crisp...

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...