April 8, 2020

Going retro with Baked Alaska on RSG

Posted on September 12, 2012 by in rsg

Who of you have had the classic dessert, Baked Alaska before? A thick layer of cake, layers of  vanilla of Neapolitan ice-cream and in my mom’s case, canned peaches. All this beautifully adorned in a thick layer of snow-white meringue, baked in the oven for just a bit and served immediately to a table full […]

Chocolate Samosas – hardly a recipe!

Posted on March 5, 2012 by in baked goods

You don’t need a recipe to make these Chocolate Samosas! I know that by saying this, I am shooting myself in the foot, because this is after all a recipe blog and why would you be here if it was not for my easy do-able recipes. Good news, this IS an easy do-able recipe and […]

Butterscotch and Banana Pavlovas on RSG

Posted on February 22, 2012 by in baked goods, desserts

Butterscotch sauce dripping all over cloud-like meringues…. oooh yum!  The recipe however was the easy part. Butterscotch sauce is from the devil, I promise you! At pot of the stuff, in the fridge is lethal, it works like a magnet and pulls you towards the fridge the whole day!  The butterscotch sauce was therefore my […]

Budget Custard and Caramel Pavlova for end of the month blues!

Posted on January 30, 2012 by in eggs


Making a budget pavlova sounds like a bit of a contradiction doesn’t it? After all this is a rich and very elegant dessert, using only the best ingredients. Any dessert that is named after a Russian Ballerina has to be expensive and integrate to make. Well I am about to prove you wrong! You see […]

Churros-The quintessential Spanish street snack with Diesel Vanilla Sauce

Posted on August 9, 2011 by in baked goods

Churros-the quintessential spanish street snack. I think every picture I have ever seen of this delightful Spanish snack called Churros has made me want to get up, walk to the kitchen and bake them. Strangely though, I have always thought they were too difficult and finicky to make, but put a foodie under pressure and […]

Pear Tarte Tatin with Toffee Sauce

Posted on July 12, 2011 by in baked goods

When I posted my Pear Tarte Tatin on Twitter early Thursday morning, I was unaware of how many Tarte Tatin recipe would be posted that day. I think it is fantastic to have so many variants of the same recipe, all unique in their own way. To me, the best thing about a Tarte Tatin […]

The Croissant Pudding that made it to My Easy Cooking and RSG!

Posted on June 29, 2011 by in rsg

The croissant pudding that made it to this site had to be special, because (I’m ashamed to say)  I am not a croissant kind of girl. I’m more of a English muffin or ciabatta-for-breakfast kind of girl. My husband often gets up early on a Saturday morning, pop down to the nearest bakery and brings […]

Rustic Apple Tart, Kwêla and Childhood Memories!

Posted on May 31, 2011 by in baked goods

Rustic Apple Tart. I was humbled when the team from Kwêla thought I was worthy of a story. I knew that story would start with all my happy childhood memories, because that is where my passion for good food really originates from. I also knew that such a story would have to include Apple Tart, […]

Summer Custard Slices

Posted on December 15, 2010 by in baked goods

Custard slices…show me a kid who does not like them! I certainly cannot resist them, I find myself standing at the bakery section in the supermarket, totally mesmerized by the rows and rows of confectionery, but mostly the custard slices.After all, what on earth could possibly be yummier than thick custard sandwiched together by thin […]

ClemenGold Tarte Tatin – my bribe for your VOTE!

Posted on July 7, 2010 by in baked goods

When I received my box of ClemenGold Eesy Peelers last week, the ideas just kept coming and coming. Luckily for me, there were more than enough naartjies to sustain my creativity. My favorite recipe from the batch had to be the Risotto With Maple and ClemenGold Honeycomb and it was the recipe I chose to […]