Category: Desserts

Semifreddo is without a doubt my new favourite thing. It delivers an incredibly delicious ice cream and has to be the easiest way of making ice cream when you do not have an ice cream maker. Cape Town city centre…

Think about your morning cup of tea with a piece of toast and marmalade. Now imagine it as ice cream. Or even better, as an ice cream sandwich. This is the second recipe I developed with the wonderful products that…

It is 1 September and officially Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. And even though there is still a nip in the air, the days are getting longer and summer with its abundance of outdoor eating, stone fruit, berries and long…

I saw the link to this Frozen Zabaglione recipe on my Twitter feed and immediately wanted to make it. It was originally published in The New York Times by David Tanis, as part of his column titled “An Inspired Lunch Puts…

I love rooibos. Not only does the flavour remind me of childhood holidays in Stellenbosch with my grandparents but I drink the tea often. It is uniquely South African and very popular the world over but it seems hardly used…

Once in a while it is fun to give a classic dish a facelift and you can’t get more South African classic than a peppermint crisp tart. This recipe has been in the back of my mind in various forms…

I had no intention of doing a Valentine’s Day post but as I played with styling the “mess” it just read “Valentine’s Day” to me. So here is my interpretation of that classic English dessert which came in to being…

I am a huge fan of the Great British Bake Off. It is by far my favourite cooking contest show and I am always in awe of what the contestants create while wishing I can bake as well as they…

This might be my Paula Deen moment. Not THAT moment but rather a deep frying cheesecake moment. I had to wonder if it is necessary to top a mince pie with meringue and the answer was yes, because it is…

Another beer ice cream and I do think this is a perfect dessert after a barbecue next to the pool. And I just love the results of this Pumpkin Ale Ice Cream with Smashed Toffee. I wanted to play with…

My chipotle in adobo sauce obsession has met chocolate. And cake. And even without the chipotle I do think this flourless chocolate cake is pretty fantastic, chocolaty rich but not overly sweet. The chillies just add a gentle zing to…

The smell of rooibos evokes memories of winter holidays at my maternal grandparents in Stellenbosch. My brother and I chasing every moving thing in the fishpond, seeing the snow on the Matroosberg from the garden, the smells of buttermilk rusks…

If there ever was a “man” ice cream I think this is pretty close! I am quite a big fan of David Lebovitz and a friend told me about his book The Perfect Scoop which is packed with ice cream…

  To be totally honest this is more of a fridge tart than a cheesecake but definitely delivers the same tangy smoothness and richness of a cheesecake. I did not want to bake a traditional cheesecake neither wanted to use…

These tartlets are so quick and easy to make but do need a few tricks to make them really good. They have to be eaten straight out of the oven, have to be served with vanilla ice cream and definitely…

These cakes are divine! I had wanted to make David Lebovitz’s Orange Syrup Cake since reading about it on his blog in April and when I saw clementines available on Sunday morning it was the perfect time to get some and start…

Bill Granger is one of my favourite “celebrity chefs” and I was very lucky to see him in action at the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town this weekend. He has a wonderful stage presence and was a…

Beetroot is at its best when roasted. The earthy sweet flavour is more intense. I usually add a splash of olive oil, a chilli roughly chopped and a roughly smashed clove of garlic and roast at about 200 degrees C…

I saw a wonderful recipe for Speculoos Ice Cream on Ishay’s blog www.foodandthefabulous.com. I loved the addition of condensed milk to the ice cream and decided to use that as a base for this ice cream. One of my favourite desserts…

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