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Desserts, Recipes / 15.01.2015

Let me just begin by saying chocolate mousse is my absolute favourite dessert. Nothing is quite as satisfying as a rich, creamy, melt-in-the-mouth chocolate mousse to end a meal. There are various ways of making a mousse and I have experimented with a few recipes. There are those that use egg whites and cream, then those that use egg whites and egg yolks but no cream, and then my personal favourite which makes use of all three! Cream is essential to give a nice smooth texture, and egg whites give the light, airy feel to the mousse. The egg yolks add...

Fun / 01.12.2014

My name is Astrid and I live in the beautiful city of Cape Town. I've always had an interest in food and loved baking from a young age. At university, I studied a degree in Food Science. After that, I worked at a flavour laboratory developing beverage formulations. Due to various reasons, I left the commercial food industry, but I missed the creative aspect of developing products. I started blogging about my baking adventures and the Sweet Rebellion was born. The Sweet Rebellion is all about indulgent and decadent treats. I believe that food made with love should be eaten without...