March 29, 2017

Spicy Pork Samosas with Shirachia

Posted on March 13, 2017 by in baked goods, snacks

Spicy Pork Samosas

Make these Spicy Pork Samosas on the days that you need that fierce kick in the mouth. They will get your endorphins going again. My Spicy Pork Samosas are NOT for the faint-hearted. They are VERY spicy.  Then just when you survive the heat from the filling, try dipping it in the Shirachia. The Shirachia […]

Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake

Posted on March 8, 2017 by in baked goods

Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake

Oh, this Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake was so good.  It had the perfect balance between sweet and sour. So if you do not like overly sweet cakes and desserts, this is definitely something to try. I baked this Raspberry Coconut Pound Cake last night and it is gone, every last crumb of it. The history […]

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Slices

Posted on March 7, 2017 by in baked goods, desserts

Passion Fruit Cheesecake Slices

I made these Passion Fruit Cheesecake Slices twice in less than a week, they were that good. Making these Passion Fruit Cheesecake Slices, was just the most natural thing to “if life or your neighbors give you masses of passion fruits”. Passion fruit, also known as granadilla are most probably the easiest fruit to grow […]

Lepelsteeltjies – one is just NEVER enough!

Posted on March 6, 2017 by in baked goods

Lepelsteeltjies

Lepelsteeltjies are my downfall. I have no limits and no resistance either when it comes to these delectable little biscuits. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, lepelsteeltjies are small cheese biscuits with a jam center. It is like eating jam and cheese on a sandwich, just way better. […]

Labneh Pizzas – Savory or Sweet, you chose!

Posted on February 6, 2017 by in baked goods, cheese

Labneh Pizzas

Labneh Pizzas, talk about fusion. Labneh Pizzas are not pizzas you will find in your local pizzeria and if you do, thy will be under the gourmet range and will cost significantly more. Look, my family also goes for the classic pizza flavors, Hawaiian ( my worst), Thai Chicken or Bacon and Mushroom. Nothing to […]

Pork Pies are just perfect for lunchboxes!

Posted on January 10, 2017 by in baked goods, pork

Pork Pies

These pork pies are perfect for lunchboxes. It can be made in advance, freeze well and will actually survive a day in a bouncing school bag. I have been dying to make these pork pies, but somehow we associate pies with winter so I have always put it on the back burner. Then it dawned […]

Snack Times become feasts with a little planning

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in baked goods, snacks

Snack Times

Snack times are my best times. Those informal get-togethers that end up being the best memories. Snack times can either be stressful and expensive or, with a little bit of clever shopping and cupboard stocking, most enjoyable. I thought it would be a good idea to give you a peep into my festive stock cupboard. […]

Creme Patissiere Tart with red currents and Pistachio Praline

Posted on December 12, 2016 by in baked goods

creme patissiere

Creme Patissiere, or in short  ‘crème pat‘, is a rich, creamy custard thickened with flour. It is used in donuts, eclairs and tarts, as I am going to do today. Making Creme Patissiere is one of those kitchen basics that you just have to master. Like knife skills, measure correctly or kneading. Yet, so many […]

Labneh Quiche with roasted tomatoes and ham

Posted on November 7, 2016 by in baked goods, eggs

Labneh Quiche

This Labneh quiche is going to change your opinion about a quiche. It changed my daughter’s. I packed this labneh quiche with robust flavors such as smokey gypsy ham, roasted tomatoes and garlicy labneh. The labneh is from the Bedouin Cream Cheese Labneh Range. People often ask me if my family “likes” everything I make […]

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake with Mousse and Strawberries

Posted on October 24, 2016 by in baked goods

hot milk vanilla sponge cake

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake is in my opinion the best vanilla sponge to bake. It is basically flop-proof, which works for me. This hot milk vanilla sponge cake was the first ever cake my mom taught me to bake. She had very clear instructions. #1 – you whisk the eggs and sugar until light […]