February 27, 2017

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 […]

Easy Ice Cream Dessert!

Posted on December 15, 2015 by in desserts

Ice Cream Dessert 1

Easy Ice Cream Dessert, heck yes! Who wants to spend their days cooking and making desserts when you could be spending time at the pool or on the beach. You want an Easy Ice Cream dessert, well this is it and it is a show stopper of color, texture and taste. The best part of […]

Festive Pavlova with Lime and fresh berries!

Posted on November 24, 2015 by in desserts

Festive Pavlova

Festive Pavlova it is indeed. You can tone it up or down, it always has a jaw-drop effect on your guests. I make a festive Pavlova often, Valentine’s Day is always a good enough occasion and also Easter. I even have a festive pavlova recipe for when the end of the month blues hot you! […]

Fruit Crumble – design your own dessert!

Posted on June 3, 2015 by in baked goods, desserts

Fruit Crumble

Fruit crumble has to be the essential winter dessert. It’s comforting, crunchy, creamy, fruity and most of all, it is warm. Making Fruit crumble is much easier than making a pie or tart and it is definitely the most versatile of all winter desserts. You can choose our own fruit, your own crumbly topping, so […]

Pineapple and Yogurt Slices

Posted on May 29, 2015 by in desserts

Pineapple

Pineapple is traditionally a summer fruit, but these days you can buy pineapples all year and when it is cold and miserable outside, pineapple on your plate is like little bites of sunshine. Although the children love pineapple flavored yogurt and juices, they have issues with the hard bits in the pineapple, it is always […]

Melkkos and rekindling childhood friendships!

Posted on March 25, 2015 by in desserts, rsg

Melkkos

Melkkos is a South African Heritage dish that brings back fond childhood memories of families gathering around the kitchen table eating bowls of this deliciousness with sugar and cinnamon. Melkkos has so many recipes and I don’t think it is a regional thing, I think every family has its own unique way of making melkkos. […]

No-bake Salted Chocolate Tart

Posted on February 25, 2015 by in baked goods, desserts, rsg

No-bake Salted Chocolate tart

No-bake Salted Chocolate Tart with Muscavado cream and Frosted Berries – oh my word, I am short of breath just thinking about it! No-bake Salted Chocolate Tart with Muscavado cream and Frosted Berries, made with only 6 ingredients – I am breathless, full stop! How is it even possible?Just look at these gorgeous images and […]

Guava Dessert – just like mom made it!

Posted on February 4, 2015 by in desserts, rsg

Guava Dessert

Guava Dessert or better known to us as (Bazaar) Pudding! Guava Dessert, just like my mom and ouma made it. Light fluffy, sweet  and so, so fragrant from the delicious guavas! Bazaar (market) pudding is one of my childhood memories. It was always the fist stall I visit at the church markets ( just before […]