Chocolate Brownies

Makes 18 – 24 In celebration of World Chocolate Day this week, I thought I would share this classic chocolate brownie recipe. Since I usually serve these for children, I make mine without nuts, but of course these can be added if you like. They are something between a cookie and a cake with a…

Ouma Ann’s Apple Pudding

This is another one of those family recipes passed down to us by my Ouma Ann, made even before her, by her mother. It was often served for dessert after Sunday lunch and the best treat was having cold squares of it in my lunchbox for school the next day. We created many happy memories…

Parma Ham, Caramelised Onion, and Rocket Quiche

A quiche will make for a lovely light lunch, and is so versatile you can actually fill it with anything you like. I make variations that include ‘tomato, basil, feta’; ‘butternut and feta/goat’s cheese’; or ‘asparagus and tuna’. This recipe is the favourite however, and looks really impressive topped off with extra Parma ham and…

Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Makes 18 Beautifully decorated sugar cookies all boxed up with a bow make a wonderful Easter gift.  They would also add a special touch to your Easter tea, or could form part of an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Better yet, you could leave them undecorated and set them aside with some icing for…

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, so popping these into their favourite cookie is a welcome treat. I always share this tip when making choc chip cookies – don’t overbake them and serve them…

Easter Carrot Cake

Easter conjures up images of bunnies which is fitting, I think, for some decadent carrot cake on the day! But not all carrot cakes are created equal. What separates the truly exceptional from the mediocre is the moistness and luxuriousness of the cake. Every time I bake this cake, I make sure I use quality…

Valentine’s Vegan Scones

Makes 24 Valentines Tea for Two? What if I were to tell you that these little tea scones are totally vegan? Not my usual fare, but tried and tested and absolutely delicious! I’m so delighted with the outcome of these scones because adding something vegan to our recipe collection this week means we have something…