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Desserts, Recipes / 03.08.2021

#sponsored.If you’re looking for a comforting winter dessert that’s easy to prepare, look no further. These delicious poached spiced Clemengolds® are packed with zesty mandarin flavour and sweet fragrant spices (not to mention loads of vitamin C!). This dessert is incredibly simple to make, and involves little more than making a syrup and slicing up some Clemengolds®.The only challenge is patiently waiting for the spicy syrup to reduce once you’ve poached your fruit!  Clemengolds® are exclusively available at Woolworths and you can find them instore now! They’re seedless and easy to peel, making them great for juicing, snacking and of course baking. Clemengold®...

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...

Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 04.03.2021

We've had the most beautiful hot summer in Cape Town. Sadly its coming to an end and autumn is on its way! Luckily with our amazing climate here in South Africa, it's still warm enough to enjoy these super-easy and totally refreshing Pina Colada popsicles. With just 4 ingredients and a blender, you can whizz these up in no time. They're dairy-free, gluten-free AND vegan so they make a fab treat to have on hand in the freezer for any unexpected guests. For alcohol-free, kid-friendly lollies, simply omit the rum. You can also add ½ tsp of finely grated lime...

Desserts, Ice Cream & Frozen Delights, Recipes / 25.04.2020

I don't know about you, but I'm so ready to see my friends again! It's been 6 weeks of lockdown now - that's 6 weeks of not leaving the house at all. Although I've always been quite a home-body and enjoyed spending my days in the kitchen, it's not quite the same when you don't have anyone to share your creations with. My husband has some of it, but he actually doesn't have much of a sweet-tooth! So although it still feels like an absolute age until we can have friends round for dinner again, I've already planned the...

Desserts, Recipes / 03.05.2018

Not many desserts can claim to be impressive to look at and unbelievably delicious, yet easy to make. This Chocolate Mint Panna Cotta is exactly that. Just perfect in it's simplicity - a silky-smooth and creamy dessert that looks gorgeously tempting, but is created with just a small number of ingredients and hands-on time of only of a matter of minutes. Even so, I couldn't resist adding a crumbly chocolate soil on the side. This is not the chocolate soil of the crushed biscuit variety, this is actually something quite magical - crystallised chocolate. Don't be intimidated by the sound of...

Desserts, Recipes / 06.04.2018

Panna Cotta is one of my favourite desserts - I just love the smooth, silky texture and subtle flavour. A Panna Cotta is quite neutral on it's own and it carries other flavours very well, so I decided to make a honey-flavoured version. Although Autumn is here, it's still possible to buy delicious juicy peaches. They complement the honey flavour of the Panna Cotta beautifully, and add a gorgeous pop of colour too. You'll notice that the honey is added after the other ingredients have been heated - this is to preserve the flavour of the honey. Panna Cotta lovers, try this! Ingredients: 25ml...

Biscuits & Cookies, Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 04.02.2018

Since it's the month of love and all, I'm posting my favourite "romantic" recipes. Obviously, macarons had to make an appearance! If you like macarons but find them a tad too sweet, these Blueberry Cheesecake Macarons are just for you. The cheesecake-inspired filling is rich and creamy but still a little tangy. And then there's the fresh burst of fruity flavour from the blueberry compote. What really makes these Blueberry Cheesecake Macarons so gorgeous is the beautiful little speckles of actual dried blueberries. A bit like a macaron version of a speckled egg! That's thanks to the addition of blueberry powder to...

Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 09.01.2018

Fact: chocolate is one of the most popular food products in the world. Newsflash: now you can make it quickly and easily at home! This is because cacao products such as cacao butter and cacao paste are now available to the general public - yay! Making your own chocolate means you can customise the sweetness and flavour to your liking.  The quantity of sugar in this recipe can be increased or decreased, or try using creamed honey instead. Play around with adding some orange zest, nuts, coffee, dried berries or cookie chunks. This dark chocolate is completely vegan and dairy-free. If you...

Desserts, Recipes / 29.12.2017

If you're looking for a light and refreshing summer dessert, this Sparkling Berry Jelly is just for you! It combines sweet, fresh berries with fruit juice and sparkling wine. The fizzy bubbles actually set in the gelatine and dissolve on your tongue when you take a bite! I think this jelly would be a perfect New Years Eve dessert. Anything made with champers is automatically classified as "festive' in my book! Despite it's impressive appearance, it is an incredibly easy recipe to make. Plus it can be made days in advance and feeds a crowd. Other fruit and juice flavours work really well...

Recipes, Sweets & Treats / 12.10.2017

Chocolate purists will tell you that white chocolate is not true chocolate. It doesn't even really taste like chocolate! This is because it contains no cocoa solids at all. As a result, it is much sweeter than milk or dark chocolate and lacks that dark, slightly bitter cocoa flavour. Some years ago, the technique of caramelising or roasting white chocolate became a trend. For very good reason. By heating the sugars in the chocolate, the flavour changes from (some might say sickly) sweet to nutty, toasted and caramel-like. So delicious! I find the best way to enjoy this unique flavour is in...