Christmas in July Cooking Workshop

Christmas in July!! Are you ready for it? Apart from the fact that so many wonderful Christmas recipes are created in the Northern Hemisphere for cold Christmas holidays, November is also an incredibly busy time for us. Too busy to attend cooking workshops and plan our Christmas menu while office parties, carols by candlelight and…

Peppermint Crisp Ice-cream tart

This is a popular South African dessert made with carnation caramel treat and a peppermint crisp chocolate bar. In this recipe, I’ve churned the filling in my ice-cream maker and made an ice cream pie, but the layering is exactly the same and if you don’t want ice-cream, you can just leave it to set…

Sweet Potato, Carrot & Caraway Soup

With winter upon us now, soups bubbling away on the stove are a quick save when ravenous kids come off the sports field after it’s already dark. So often, this is a pre-dinner meal in my house, and I love that everyone can help themselves to a ladle of soup while I get on with…

Frozen Tiramisu Loaf

This Mother’s Day, the only job I had was to make dessert, so I could spend some time making it. This wonderful Frozen Tiramisu Loaf is as delicious as it is beautiful! You can make it ahead of time, but you can’t take shortcuts, because there aren’t any! For the cake: Use any marbled or…

Gluten-Free Banana Muffins with Salted Caramel

Makes 12 So many people these days require gluten-free recipes and I’ve been hard pressed to come up with new ideas for my friends and family. These banana muffins were a real hit with my friends this morning and the leftovers are going to make great back to school lunch box fillers – minus the…

Easter Choc Chip Cookies

Makes 48 These cookies are an Easter holiday version of a firm family favourite. My kids get very excited when white candy-coated Easter eggs hit the shelves – all too soon if you ask me! Adding chips of these into their favourite cookie is such a treat, and like regular chocolate chips, they hold up…

Carrot & Butternut soup

Today is International Carrot Day! And with that, summer has left SA it seems… we’ll be into cooking soups with root vegetables in no time! Carrots, I find, are always available and they keep well, so I usually have a bunch in my fridge. They’re a really good source of Beta Carotene, Fiber, Potassium and…

White Chocolate Blondie

A deliciously decadent white chocolate blondie, baked and served in the pan. Trust me, there won’t be a morsel left! Here’s what goes in 1 Milky Bar chocolate slab (200g), chopped Half a cup of butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup flour 1 egg 3/4 cup coconut cream Half a cup of desiccated…

Hummingbird Cake

I think we all had enough banana bread during lockdown to last us a lifetime! So what else can you do with your overripe bananas? Try this absolutely delicious Hummingbird cake. You can just make a couple of loaves (which make a great lunchbox addition), or bake the cake with all the bells and whistles!…

Butternut coconut cream soup with z’atar roasted chickpeas

Here’s what goes in 1 onion, chopped 1 tablespoon of garam masala (or suitable curry powder) 1 kilogram of butternut, diced 1 tin of Coconut cream (400ml) 500ml of vegetable stock Olive oil, for frying 1 can of chickpeas, drained Z’atar spice Salt to season How to do it In a large, deep pot, fry…