Upon a visit to a green grocer that I recently re-discovered, I found the most gorgeous Granny Smith apples. They were a beautiful bright green colour and completely unblemished. I bought a bag full with the intention of eating them as is but once I tasted them, knew they would be absolutely perfect in […]
You know a chef is fabulous when he shares his produce with you. This is exactly what happened when my ice cream-wizard friend and I had lunch at Ginger & Fig last week. Zane, the phenomenal chef gave each of us a big box of quince which he gets from his aunt’s farm. I had […]
I first blogged this recipe a few years ago after dubbing it the Ultimate Chocolate Cake. That claim then got validated when this very recipe won the title for SA’s Best Chocolate Cake in one of our local glossy magazines. And since then it’s been a constant at many of our family birthdays and events. […]
When granadillas (or passion fruit, as they are more commonly known) are in season in South Africa, I buy them religiously. I love how their floral fragrance fills the house and their tart, juicy flesh always makes my mouth water. My paternal grandmother used to have a granadilla tree in her garden and whenever we […]
There are few holidays that make people go as food crazy as Christmas. Just have a look at Pinterest to see that people are going Christmas crazy. I, for one, am delighted. I am most definitely a Christmas person. I got it from my mom, who I always referred to as the Queen of […]
The title of this cake should really be spiced sweet potato cake with chantilly cream filling, maple buttercream and maple-candied nuts, but I thought that was a bit much plus it didn’t fit into the title tab. However, that really is what this cake is. A mouth full. And once you have a mouth full of […]
I’m not exactly sure what is going on in our house but the food seems to be disappearing a lot faster than usual. It could be that we have food fairies with long fingers OR it could be that my children have finally found their appetites and have started eating like they’ve never been […]
Apples and salted caramel should become one of the new classic combinations and with this pie, I am doing my bit to make that happen. Slightly tart apples coated in sweet, rich, salty caramel. Can you say “died-and-gone-to-Heaven”? I use fresh Granny Smith apples instead of pie apples because I like when apple retain a […]
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I heard about Tres Leches around 3 years ago and I have been intrigued ever since. A simple vanilla cake soaked in a mixture of 3 milks? Sign me up! I eventually got around to baking this cake two weeks ago and decided to use my easy-as-pie vanilla sponge cake recipe. This is really the […]
When I still had a stall at the Hazel Food Market in Pretoria, I sold these banana loaves and every week I would bake more than the previous week, and every week I would sell out after a few hours. People went bananas (so lame, sorry!) for my flavoured banana breads. When I stopped doing […]