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Desserts / 18.10.2021

This is one of my favourite desserts when I need something comforting that requires minimum prep. Not only is it incredibly easy to make but is also very forgiving. Don't have maple syrup? Use honey. Don't have hazelnuts? Use almonds. Don't have vanilla pods? Use a teaspoon of cinnamon. Don't have rum? Use Frangelico or port. You can really get creative with the ingredients and customise it just to your liking. I've made this recipe many times with slightly different ingredients, and each time it is delicious! All that's needed is a something creamy on the side -...

Desserts, Recipes / 23.09.2021

Peppermint Crisp tart. The iconic South African dessert made with 4 simple ingredients: Tennis Biscuits, Caramel Treat, Cream and peppermint Crisp chocolates. No matter how many variations I throw your way, you guys never seem to get tired of it - my Peppermint Crisp desserts are some of my most popular recipes on the blog!  This Peppermint Crisp Cheesecake is a slightly more grown-up take on the classic. A crunchy biscuit crust encases a mousse-like caramel cheesecake filling, topped with clouds of vanilla chantilly cream and crumbled Peppermint Crisp. The cream cheese adds a melt in the mouth texture with just enough tang...

Jams and Preserves, Recipes / 09.09.2021

Whenever I'm faced with a large quantity of ripe fruit that I can't get through quickly enough, I usually choose to A) freeze it or B) make a jam or curd. Since fruits generally contain a lot of water, their texture will change on freezing and defrosting. This is because the water inside the fruit cells expands on freezing, and the ice crystals rupture the cell walls. Once defrosted, the fruit will inevitably be soft and soggy. This is not an issue if you're planning on using the thawed fruit for smoothies, juices or sauces but if you're planning on...

Desserts, Recipes / 20.08.2021

What could be more comforting than a bowl of warm Malva pudding drenched in custard on a cold night? Amarula Malva Pudding, that's what! Malva Pudding is a South African favourite. Its not hard to see why! It's a caramelised spongy pudding flavoured with apricot jam and soaked in a syrupy cream sauce. Comfort food at its best! The addition of Amarula Cream Liqueur takes this dessert up a notch and adds that extra warm and fuzzy feeling. Ingredients: For the Malva Pudding:180g sugar2 large eggs2 tbsp apricot jam2 tbsp butter1 tsp white vinegar150g flour1 tsp baking sodaA pinch of salt100ml milk For the sauce:100ml cream100g butter100g...