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…

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…

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…

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…

French Onion Soup

I’m lucky enough to be in France this week, enjoying the snow and the delicious comfort food that the Savoie region has to offer in winter. Yesterday I had the most delicious French Onion soup at a little cafe on the slopes, and it inspired me to share my own tried and tested recipe. This…

Christmas Turkey

There are several ways to ensure you don’t serve up a dried out turkey on Christmas day and a large part of that is making sure you don’t dry out the white (turkey breast) meat. I do this in two ways, and the first step is to soak your turkey in a spicy brine bath,…

Nutty Meringue Chocolate Brownies

I made these delicious meringue-like brownies yesterday and there’s barely a morsel left. This recipe is dead easy – whipped up all together in a food processor. Too good not to share! Compliments of my lovely friend Sue and thanks to many happy Champagne Tuesdays. Here’s what goes in 4 eggs a pinch of salt…

Cake Pops

Bite-sized, chocolate smothered balls of delicious, moist cake. What could be better? Cake pops are a great way to serve your cake – plate-free, mess-free and fuss-free! Since these can also be frozen, you can just pull out as many or as few as you need at a time. Here’s what goes in For the…