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Blueberry and Lavender Pies!

Posted on August 8, 2014 by in baked goods


Blueberry – my mind immediately goes to the old Satchmo singing in his gravely voice “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill…….” Blueberry Hill was not written by him, but his 1949 recording of this classic, send it to the top of the charts and it became quite an iconic song! Well, I found my […]

Magic Bars – Magic happens when you share!

Posted on July 23, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

Magic Bars

Magic Bars – Magic when you bite into them and magic how easy it is to put together! Magic Bars – I must confess, I had no idea what they were until last week when I tasted one for the first time! Oprah calls it an Aha-moment and biting into those magic bars certainly caused […]

Pear Tartlets – Melkkos – Merlot – all wrapped up in one!

Posted on June 11, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

Pear Tartlets

Pear Tartlets were the end result to a fantastic morning spent baking, chatting and getting to know the inspiration behind Melkkos & Merlot! Pear tartlets, made with a few simple ingredients, but just taken up a notch to impress simple folk, like me! Let me however start at the beginning. I am always on the […]

Meringue Torte with Hazelnuts and toffee apples

Posted on May 26, 2014 by in baked goods

meringue torte

Meringue Torte? You most probably think Nina has gone all pretentious and fancy-schmansy on you! It seems odd that I would post a recipe for something so “complicated” and “expensive” on a blog called My easy Cooking! Meringue can be tricky to make, but if you follow a few simple rules, you can master it, […]

Apple Crumble Cake

Posted on May 19, 2014 by in baked goods

apple crumble

Apple Crumble with its golden crown of crumbly glory and a big spoon of semi-soft vanilla ice-cream, is hard to beat. Apple crumble must be one of the most popular desserts or cakes in the world. It is such a simple dish, made with simple ingredients such as apples, flour, oats, butter and sugar! I […]

Milktart – the do’s and don’ts!

Posted on May 16, 2014 by in baked goods


Milktart, that quintessential South African dessert that announces so proudly…… “Winter is here!” Milktart brings back fond memories for me! My mom always made the crustless version, maybe because she was always on a tight budget for time! As children we did not mind, because the silky, creamy texture and the crunch of the cinnamon […]

Doughnut + Croissant = Cro-naughties

Posted on May 1, 2014 by in baked goods

Creme Brulee

Doughnut….no! Croissant….. no! Ok, cro-naughties then! It is almost impossible to stop after one! Luckily the recipe makes quite a few, so you can sneak in a second and third cro-naughty. Doughnuts are soft and a little greasy, croissants are crispy on the outside and pillow-like on the inside. Neither of  the two is something  […]

Apricot mini cakes in minutes!

Posted on April 8, 2014 by in baked goods


Apricot mini cakes for tea or even a quick dessert is just what the doctor ordered this time of the year when there is a slight chill in the air. Apricot is my favorite flavor in juice, it makes the best kebabs, it adds flavor to a classic Bobotie and stuffed with goats cheese and […]

Tarte Tatin with tea-infused plums!

Posted on March 19, 2014 by in baked goods, rsg

tarte tatin

Tarte tatin, the French classic dessert that happened by mistake. A certain Stéphanie Tatin intended making a different apple pie, but left the apples and sugar on the stove too long and it started to burn. Like we all do at times, cover up our mistakes, she covered hers with pastry and voila……. that tarte […]

Figs and Cheese tarts – wickedly delicious!

Posted on February 21, 2014 by in baked goods, cheese


Figs  are in season now  and the varieties we have available is stunning and my mind is working overtime, thinking of new and exciting ways to enjoy them. Not that you need a recipe to enjoy figs, because some people will trade their lives for a sweet, chilled fig Figs were never one of my […]