March 29, 2017

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 […]

Spicy Apple Coffee Cake – of course with dripping caramel.

Posted on October 3, 2016 by in baked goods

Spicey Apple Coffee Cake

Spicy Apple Coffee Cake on a Sunday afternoon after a nap, what on earth can be better? Having a second slice of Spicy Apple Coffee Cake just before you go to sleep, that can be better indeed. I love weekend baking, I guess it is how I grew up. My mom always baked on weekends, […]

Smokey Cheese Straws made with only 3 ingredients

Posted on September 29, 2016 by in baked goods

smokey cheese straws

Smokey Cheese Straws are the perfect little bite with drinks or when the children come home from school and in need of a snack. Dip a few of these smokey cheese straws in a cup of soup and you have a delicious meal. It is also the ideal way to use up leftover pieces of […]

Meringue Buttercream Icing and Birthday Cakes

Posted on September 26, 2016 by in baked goods

Meringue Buttercream Icing

Meringue Buttercream Icing is the bomb! Oh my word, where has this recipe been all my life? This Meringue Buttercream Icing recipe is my answer to almost a lifetime of searching for an icing or frosting recipe that I like. Let my begin by saying what I dislike about some frosting recipes. Cream Cheese Frosting […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – Do we have a coffee date?

Posted on September 19, 2016 by in baked goods

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, on a Monday, really? Yes, you can have Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies this week, life is just too short and fragile not to. The truth is that these cookies are so good you need to have stash hidden in your cupboard at all times. These cookies can make a […]