August 21, 2018

Banana Caramel pudding – cheat’s version

Posted on February 11, 2018 by in desserts

Banana Caramel Pudding

Banana Caramel pudding – what is not to love about it? My Banana Caramel pudding had all the comforting notes of a trifle, but I can hardly call it that. It was rather spur-of-the moment thinking today. I have not made pudding for Sunday lunch in ages, and this morning I thought, IT IS TIME. […]

Watermelon Ice Lollies – Kids love them!

Posted on December 20, 2017 by in desserts

Watermelon Lollies

Watermelon Ice Lollies are fun to make and the kids love them so much. So when you make them, make as many as you can, because they literally fly out the fridge. My watermelon ice lollies are made with jelly, I find that the lollies do not freeze to hard and it is a little […]

Lemon Mousse – deliciousy light

Posted on December 4, 2017 by in desserts

Lemon Mousse

This Lemon Mousse reminded me of the classic Pineapple and Ideal Milk Fridge Tart that we all grew up with. Even as a child I could happily finish off the tart in one go. The Lemon Mousse Recipe seems complicated at first, but is is basically 3 steps. Just read through the recipe and you’ll […]

Fruity Ice Lollies – kids love them

Posted on October 13, 2017 by in desserts

Fruity Ice Lollies, bring them on, we are ready for Summer. These Fruity Ice Lollies are so simple to make, some have only one ingredient, I mean really? I love ice lollies, even more than I like ice-cream lollies. They refresh me in Summer and I don’t feel too bad for eating them, even though […]

Strawberry Sago Pudding – traditional with a twist.

Posted on August 15, 2017 by in desserts

Strawberry Sago Pudding

My Strawberry Sago Pudding is going to raise eyebrows…….my dad’s eyebrows. He loves sago pudding, but not the jam thing, least of all strawberry jam. The Strawberry Sago Pudding is refreshingly different and it looks rather pretty, even if I have to say so myself. I have had so many requests for a sago pudding […]

Saucy Orange Ginger Pudding

Posted on July 26, 2017 by in baked goods, desserts

Saucy Orange Ginger Pudding

Saucy Orange Ginger Pudding – Can you even imagine how delicious it is? With or without custard, it is my new favorite winter dessert. My Saucy Orange Ginger Pudding happened by chance. I had a basket full of blood oranges that I had to use before I leave for Port Elizabeth tomorrow and I craved […]

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 […]

Festive Trifle like you have never seen before!

Posted on December 1, 2016 by in desserts

festive trifle

Festive trifle is layers of custard, jelly, boozy sponge cake and cream in a bowl, right? Wrong! My festive trifle this year is something completely different, yet similar in so many ways. A tapestry of trifle, I call it. Why mess with a heirloom recipe? Look, I love trifle, it’s  Christmas tradition not to be […]

Poached Guavas with Wine and Vanilla – memories of gran’s kitchen!

Posted on August 15, 2016 by in desserts

poached guavas

Poached guavas with thin runny custard took me right back to my gran’s kitchen in Ceres. During winter, she always had guavas in her fruit bowl on the kitchen table. As kids, we hated poached guavas. We hated the fresh guavas in the fruit bowl even more, because as the guavas ripens, it has quite […]

Malva Pudding Milkshake – the teen version of a South African Classic

Posted on August 2, 2016 by in desserts

Malva Pudding Milkshake

Malva Pudding Milkshake? What the fudge? It cannot be real, can it? This Milkshake takes the classic Malva Pudding to a whole new place. It is confusing, but so so delicious. A pudding traditionally served warm with custard, is now cold. I cannot say the idea is my own invention, but I searched the internet […]