Category: Desserts

I had a stash of strawberries in the freezer and the options were frozen strawberry daiquiris or to make this super easy Strawberry Baked Pudding and use it as a vehicle to finish the last scoops of no churn ice…

This Biscoff Affogato combines 2 of my favourite things into something utterly delicious. A classic Italian Affogato with a big dollop of Biscoff spread. A classic Affogato is an Italian dessert made up of  a scoop of vanilla gelato or…

This Gluten Free Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe comes from Georgia McDermott, a photographer in Melbourne whose recipes are gluten free and FODMAP dietary intolerance friendly. I’ve followed her on Instagram for many years, love her work and the fabulous desserts…

Tahini is certainly not just for dressings, dips and halva and this recipe for Roasted Nectarines with Tahini Cream is a great example of how delicious it is as an ingredient in a sweet recipe. (And if you are looking…

The Most Popular Recipes of 2023 is a delicious bunch of recipes, some of which, thanks to Pinterest are now heinstirred classics. A few have been around for years and I’m happy to see they still get made regularly by…

I have no doubt that it is a bit of a stretch calling this Limoncello Tiramisu a tiramisu but to be honest I prefer that it sounds more familiar than a Limoncello Parfait. So I will go with my cheeky…

If you’re heading into spring save this recipe for Frozen Strawberries and Cream for the first hot day coming your way. And if you’re heading into autumn there still time to enjoy this super simple and delicious dessert. https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cwur_17J9_6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA== All…

Air Fryer Clementine Puddings

These Air Fryer Clementine Puddings is a long overdue update on the Clementine Almond Cakes I posted back in 2013. It must have been one of the first posts on the blog and did not even have a recipe. It was a…

Sticky Toffee Pudding

I could not help thinking of my mom while making this Sticky Coffee Pudding – a delicious spin on the well known Sticky Toffee Pudding and with it being Mother’s Day this weekend, the timing is perfect to share the…

My recipe idea for this Easter Sundae is a combination of 3 recipes coming together for a delicious dessert this Easter. Or any occasion actually, even those nights when watching Netflix would be so much better with a something sweet…

Those who know me well can confirm that I can have ice cream any day, any time and in any quantity. Of all my appliances my ice cream machine is the most loved. But a no fuss, no churn ice…

Pressure Cooker Chocolate Lava Pudding

Dinner at Bianca & Nick is not only filled with lots of laughs, far too many glasses of fantastic wine but also good food ending with a delicious dessert. Therefor I have no qualms about recommending this recipe for Bianca’s…

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Toasted Pistachio Frosting

The Most Popular Recipes of 2022 is an eclectic mix of sweet and savoury, one going back all the way to 2014, a trendy lockdown recipe (remember those?) that seems to have outlasted the pandemic (fingers crossed) and a recipe…

This Cherry Spoon Cake is without a doubt my favourite dessert of the year. Delicious, quick, fuss free and super adaptable. Glam it up with cherries or figs or keep it cheap and cheerful with any seasonal or frozen fruit…

I am sure my fellow “dessert first” friends will agree it is impossible to pass by a recipe with Tahini Fudge in the title. I saw the recipe in a recent issue of the Guardian Feast and just had to…

Its’ a wet weekend in Cape Town but spring is about to arrive and with it brings promise of warm, sunny weekends filled with lazy lunches and barbecues. And these Peppermint Crisp Pavlovas gets the ball rolling in anticipation of…

“This Turkish Yoghurt Cake is like a light, airy, fresh-tasting cheesecake,” writes Claudia Roden in her book Claudia Roden’s Mediterranean: Treasured Recipes from a Lifetime of Travel. And she is absolutely correct. It’s a delicious light cheesecake that can be…

These Easter Cakesicles are probably the most fun you can have with a chocolate cake, easter eggs and a few wooden ice cream sticks. It is a lovely way to get the kids involved in the kitchen over the long…

We’ve made it to December! And with festive gatherings just around the corner, I thought it apt to share 10 of my favourite recipes published over the years. These are recipes that I make regularly and they remain favourites no…

I came across this recipe for Ottolenghi’s Lemon Labneh Posset a short while ago and saved it to make at some point. And it was after receiving a box full of beautiful, organic lemons for a shoot that a few…

This recipe for Peppermint Crisp Fudge is inspired by a recipe I saw on Sarit Novak’s beautiful Instagram feed. And with Heritage Day just around the corner I had to put my own local twist on it. Sarit’s fudge recipe was…

I am a latecomer to Karak and Lotus Biscoff biscuits but it has been pretty much love at first taste and this Karak Chai Cheesecake is a dessert I wanted to make ever since that first taste. Karak has its origins…

I’m delighted to share my new e-cookbook, EVERYDAY TRAYBAKES, now available for instant download. The book consists of 18 traybake recipes, each one with the aim to spark fresh inspiration with new ideas and interesting flavour combinations. With flavours from…

This Dutch Baby with Brandy Roasted Cherries is an end of year festive treat making the most of the all too short cherry season and any leftover, stale panettone you may have.  It is an “updated” version of the dutch…

Panettone and Coffee Ice Cream Cake

It has taken a while to get to this recipe for Panettone and Coffee Ice Cream Cake. I had been thinking about what to do with panettone after using it in a shot to promote one of my new surfaces…

Tahini Brownies

This recipe for Tahini Brownies comes from Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s book “Sweet“. It is one of my all-time favourite cookbooks but somehow the recipe never caught my eye. It was only when fredandbutter, an Instagram account I follow…

As we said our goodbyes leaving Toronto for Montreal on the 1st of January, Robin handed us a Santa Claus tin, packed to the brim with thick slices of the fruitcake he had baked. We diligently saved it, as a…

Drunk and Hungry

I am so excited to share Drunk and Hungry, my first e-cookbook, available for purchase by CLICKING HERE. And to my delight, Drunk and Hungry was announced the South Africa Winner in the 2021 Gourmand Cookbook Awards. It will compete…

I was given a jar of preserved guavas by Sophia Lindop a while back and it immediately reminded me of my grandmother and desserts from my childhood. Desserts of tinned fruit with a splash of evaporated milk. It was those…

When the cake craving hits and the last thing you feel like is baking, mug cakes are the instant gratification solution. And this Peppermint Crisp Mug Cake combines that easy fix with South Africa’s most popular chocolate bar. My recipe…

The Dalgona Coffee has become a sensation on TikTok and Instagram while many of us are in lockdown or quarantine all over the world. Loads of images of the now-famous Korean coffee – a glass of milk, chilled with ice…

Black Sesame Tiramisu

We waited for more than an hour outside in the falling snow for the Black Sesame Tiramisu at Montreal’s Ichigo Ichie. And it was worth every freezing minute. Granted, all we wanted was some ramen but it was the black…

Salted Chocolate Halva

This Salted Chocolate Halva was another one of those recipes that crossed my path and immediately saved as I just had to make it at some point. Homemade tahini halva, coated in melted dark chocolate and dusted with sesame seeds…

Lemon Brûlée Muffins

Disclaimer. This recipe for Lemon Brûlée Muffins has been paid for by Ultramel Custard. The inspiration for this recipe comes from the first post I ever saved on Instagram, all the way back in 2017. I love the save functionality…

Tahini Cake with Chocolate Sesame Frosting

Once in a while a cake recipe crosses your path and you know you just have to bake it. And this Tahini Cake with Chocolate Sesame Frosting and Caramel Shards shot up to the top of my seemingly endless list…

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

This Basque Burnt Cheesecake has been a bit of an internet sensation in 2019 and it breaks all the rules of baking a traditional cheesecake. The recipe comes La Viña, a restaurant in San Sebastián—the Basque region’s capital city –…

Olive Oil and Lime Madeleines

Baking Madeleines have been on my to do list for ages (I bought a pan about 3 years ago!) and I am happy to finally post a recipe for Olive Oil and Lime Madeleines. Dipped in white chocolate and freeze-dried…

Peppermint Crisp Cheesecake

I don’t really suffer from FOMO (the fear of missing out) but when two of you favourite food writers, The Kate Tin and Bibby’s Kitchen make cheesecake in their Instant Pots, I have to do the same. And as it is…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

It is never too cold for ice cream and it’s certainly never too cold for this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. In all honesty, I shot these images ages ago at the height of the Cape Town summer but…

Sweet Nachos with Caramelised Pink Lady® Apples

This recipe has been paid for by Pink Lady® Apples South Africa. I have been wanting to make sweet nachos for a while now ever since my favourite foodie saw sweet nachos appearing on quite a few menus while on…

Brandy Roasted Pink Lady® Apple Crumble Ice Cream

This post has been sponsored by Pink Lady® Apples I knew this ice cream would be good but I ended up so happy with this Brandy Roasted Pink Lady® Apple Crumble Ice Cream. Chunks of Pink Lady® apples roasted in brandy…

Fig and Brown Butter Clafoutis

I am spending the Easter weekend in Prince Albert and have seen boxes of what must the last of sweet Adams figs in all the shops. Fig season is nearly over so this Fig and Brown Butter Clafoutis is an…

White Chocolate and Summer Berry Galette

I was given a copy of the September issue of Delicious Australia a while ago by my favourite foodie who was in Australia for business and in it was a fantastic strawberry recipe feature. I loved it so much that this White…

Broke Brownies for Two

This recipe for Broke Brownies comes from Katelyn William’s new book called Chocolate and you can purchase a signed copy here. The book contains 90 original recipes broken into chapters of Speedy, Fruity, Crunchy, Creamy, Fancy, Naughty and Nostalgic. The…

Pavlova with Brown Sugar Labneh and Strawberries

This is another recipe from the strawberry feature in the September issue of Delicious Australia that I mentioned in the Panna Cotta with Gin Roasted Strawberries recipe from a week or so ago. That recipe was such a hit that…

Panna Cotta with Gin Roasted Strawberries

I recently came across a wonderful strawberry feature in the September issue of Delicious Australia that a fellow foodie brought back from a recent trip. I immediately wanted to make this recipe for Panna Cotta with Gin Roasted Strawberries. And…

Salted Fudge and Tahini Ice Cream (no churn)

The inspiration for this fabulous Salted Fudge and Tahini Ice Cream recipe comes from a recipe I spotted on The Food Fox. Ilse published a recipe for a no churn, soft scoop white fudge ice cream that looked so good and…

Honey and Tahini Cookies

I love how ingredient trends come and go, highlighting ingredients and making us see them in a brand new light. Granted, at some point we get a bit tired of yet another recipe but I do think some of the…

Better late than never but I am sure this Buttermilk and Lime Panna Cotta recipe makes up for being so late with a new post. I returned from the most incredible trip to Sarajevo with my friend Dawn Bradnick who blogs…

Banana Malva Pudding with Toasted Coconut Dukkah

It took a few tries to get this Banana Malva Pudding with Toasted Coconut Dukkah just right and I think this is a lovely twist on this classic South African dessert. I wanted to come up with another malva pudding reinvention…

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