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
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 know, I know. Easter is all about chocolate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t mix it up a little and try something completely different! This triple-layered coconut cake is the perfect show-stopper to end your Easter meal. It’s made with light and fluffy coconut flavoured sponge cake, and iced with a coconut cream buttercream. Phyllo pastry works fabulously Read More
Just about every baker out there will tell you they have the BEST chocolate cake recipe. But you can ignore them. Because this recipe is the only chocolate cake recipe you’ll ever need! I’ve been using this recipe for over 20 years and it has never flopped. That’s what I call fool-proof!
If you want to up your cake game, say no to boring buttercream! This chocolate fudge icing has an amazing texture – like that of a spreadable fudge! It might be a little hard to imagine but once you taste it you will know what I mean. It’s pretty special. The unique texture is all thanks to a surprise ingredient… Read More
Everybody loves a Red Velvet Cake, but this Halloween version is a spook-tacular centerpiece that your guests won’t forget!
Don’t be haunted by all the components, there are a lot but each one is simple to make. Just focus on making one component at a time and then assembling the cake. Read More
You may remember the Cake Pop craze which dominated the baking world a few years ago. I’m not ashamed to admit I jumped on that bandwagon with great enthusiasm. Bakerella, the inventor of the Cake Pop, remains one of my food heroes to this day. A Cake Pop is a mixture of cake crumbs and icing, rolled into balls, placed on a stick like a lollipop and dipped in chocolate. They are moist, delicious and a real delight to look at. I will say this though, they are rather a lot of work make. For this reason, they are great for a special occasion when you really want to show off your baking skills! Read More
Pound cakes date back hundreds of years and were baked by our grandmothers and their grandmothers too. Traditionally a pound cake consists of a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs and a pound of flour, hence the name. How easy is that! Even the most inexperienced baker can remember the recipe by heart, and bake a delicious pound cake at a moment’s notice. Read More