July 22, 2017

Dutch Apple Cake – cracks ‘n all!

Posted on July 5, 2017 by in baked goods

Dutch Apple Cake

My Dutch Apple Cake is not not going to win the any beauty pageant or Koekedoor, but to me she is just beautiful. Had a Dutch Apple Cake at Waverley Hills Restaurant recently and it was seriously the best Apple Cake I have ever eaten. I asked Chef Francois du Toit for the recipe and […]

Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie – Savory or Sweet.

Posted on May 29, 2017 by in baked goods

Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie

My Spiral Phyllo Cheese Pie seems like a bit of controversy between the Greeks and the Bulgarians as to who made it first. I prefer to think about it as great minds think alike. This Spiral Phyllo Cheese pie is called Banitsa in Bulgaria and the Greeks call it Kichi Kozanis. It may vary in […]

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 […]