May 27, 2017

Burnt Butter Banana Bread – next level stuff!

Posted on May 25, 2017 by in baked goods

Burnt Butter Banana Bread

Burnt Butter Banana Bread – a superb tongue twister, say it faster and faster. It has a wonderful ring to it, don’t you think. Like something you should eat NOW! This Burnt Butter Banana Bread is the result of my therapy session in the kitchen. I wanted (no needed) to make the ordinary extraordinary. I […]

Yogurt Cranberry Seed Rusks – Dunk it Eat it!

Posted on May 2, 2017 by in baked goods

Yogurt Cranberry Seed Rusks

I love these Yogurt Cranberry Seed Rusks, the problem is, once I start, I cannot stop. My Yogurt Cranberry Seed Rusks are the result of using up all the bits and bobs in the seed jar, but also to see if I can replace buttermilk in a recipe with yogurt. Well, I killed two birds […]

Breakfast Skillet Blinis – what a way to start your day!

Posted on April 26, 2017 by in baked goods

Breakfast Skillet Blinis

Breakfast Skillet blinis? What next? My breakfast skillet blinis idea is for the lazy Sundays, the divine sleep-in long weekends or for any other day when making small petite blinis is just too much to handle. According to Wiki, blinis are small thin pancakes, traditionally made from buckwheat flour.  They are usually served with smoked […]

Easy Easter Bunny Cupcakes – kids are loving this!

Posted on April 11, 2017 by in baked goods

Easy Easter Bunny Cupcakes

These Easy Easter Bunny Cupcakes I saw on Instagram, so I cannot take any credit for the idea. I loved the Easy Easter Bunny Cupcakes, firstly because they are so cute and because they were so easy to make and kids can join in the fun of making them. They also have fur made with […]

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 […]

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. […]

Baked Brie with pesto and roasted tomatoes

Posted on December 15, 2016 by in cheese

Baked Brie

Baked Brie is from the gods. Seriously, I don’t do it often, because I have no control. Baked Brie is brie on steroids, it takes this already delicious cheese to another level. It is definitely a showstopper too. Whether you make individually  wrapped cheeses or one big round, your guests will love it. It is […]

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 […]