What is a S’more? In short, a S’more is a thing of beauty. These traditional American campfire treats are made up of a fire-roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate sandwiched between two Graham crackers (similar to digestive biscuits). The word S’more comes from “some more”.It’s not hard to see why –
The arrival of naartjies in the supermarket signals that winter has arrived. A firm favourite among South Africans, naartjies are known as mandarins or tangerines in other parts of the world. Considering their abundance at this time of year, I felt it would be unthinkable Read More
Sweet, juicy pears are in season and are so versatile to bake with. I especially love the combination of pears with vanilla. This week I felt like trying my hand at a bit of confectionery.
The French term for these deliciously soft sweets is “pâté de fruit”, which means “fruit paste”. Unlike jelly sweets set with gelatine, these are softer in texture and not quite as chewy or jelly-like. The secret to achieving this texture is Read More
We’ve spoken about dessert mash-ups before (in my Lemon Meringue Fudge recipe). Only good things can happen when you merge the best elements of two desserts into one sensational combo. Take the spiced apples and crunchy crumble topping of an apple crumble. Now add in the rich creaminess of a vanilla cheesecake. The result is a Read More
I used to love ginger loaf as a child, and discovered that my husband did too. I think the last time I baked one was a good 15 years ago! So it was high time I baked it again.
Making it was thoroughly enjoyable – there is something very satisfying about mixing up the dark and spicy molasses-rich batter. Read More
I discovered a wonderful product called Blueberry Powder. It is made by simply freeze-drying blueberries! The resulting product is a sticky concentrated powder which adds a powerful flavour and colour boost to foods. A great way to up the nutrient content of your smoothie bowl breakfast. Or in this case, your triple layered dessert.
It’s great to have a few “free-from” recipes up your sleeve. Gluten and dairy intolerances seem more common than ever. So if you’re having a bunch of friends around, chances are one of them will have an intolerance.
No need for your other guests to suffer though. My initial view has been that “free-from” recipes are tasteless and a poor substitute for the real thing. But once I took bite of these Read More