Chocolate Crunchies

Wishing you and your loved ones every blessing in 2016. Happy New Year! Would you believe that this post was actually scheduled to go live on 28 December? I have no idea why it didn’t and, by the time it was supposed to, my ISP […]

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Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake

Custard, for me, will always be one of those comfort foods that make me remember my childhood. I haven’t even considered it as one of the first things I cooked until now because, until I started writing about it, I’d forgotten how (in order for […]

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Today’s Puff Pastry Challenge

When Today sends you a box of “mystery ingredients” and challenges you to make something outside of the norm, you go out of your way to avoid the clichéd quiche, pies, puff pastry pizzas and tarts. After all, everyone knows how to use puff pastry as […]

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Double Chocolate Cheesecake

If you were a chef surrounded by food all day, what would you eat? Well, if the first episode of Neill Anthony: Private Chef that premieres on SABC3 at 4:30pm this Sunday, 15 March is anything to go by, it’s something, quick, hearty and fast. I’d […]

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Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Fingers

I think I’m addicted to baking. After a busy weekend I found myself feeling quite shaky and irritable on Sunday morning and once I made these…and brownies, I felt much better. These cookies aren’t overly sweet so dusting them with castor sugar immediately after they have […]

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Nutella Cookie Sandwiches

Smooth, creamy, dark and mysterious…chocolate holds special memories for many of us and is often the treat we reach for first after a long hard day or a broken heart. There is something about this evocative delight that brings about relaxation and a sense of […]

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Pinwheel Cookies

These pinwheel cookies remind me of the cartoon snake in Aladdin (I think) who made his eyes go into spirals to hypnotize people. This is a great basic recipe to have on your books for shortbread cookies and it works quite well with cookie cutters […]

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Quick, easy Apricot & Cranberry crunchies

Old fashioned crunchies or granola bars bring back so many memories of Saturday afternoons visiting the grandparents who often dunked them in their tea as there poor dentures couldn’t cope. While there are many, many recipes for crunchies and I’m fairly sure every family has their own […]

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Quick and Easy birthday cake

Pirates and Princess (cakes) were the order of the day last year for the  birthday parties of my two children. I’m happy to report that my efforts were well worth it and the kids LOVED their cakes. I had a dilemna with the doll cake because […]

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