Éclairs and Profiteroles

Choux Pastry gets transformed when piped and baked into lovely elongated Éclairs or beautiful round Profiteroles. Before writing this, I made them enough times to know when they are royally messed up and then when they are absolutely great to look at and enjoy eating. I do not like to quit when things do not…

Vanilla and Chocolate Layer Cake with Strawberry Icing

I always love making cake, but  it is even better when it is raining outside. To be indoors where it is warm and where I am being surrounded with an buttery aroma and having a nice warm oven nearby it is such bliss. Who does not like cake? There are so many varieties, truly something…

Black Forest Macarons

Whenever we travel we end up buying souvenirs for our home, we feel it is a great way to be reminded of the trip and to relive those special moments. Sometimes we will buy liquor or spirits that is unique to that place. To be honest I don’t know why we do it, as we…

NIELSEN-MASSEY Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract

This is by far the best Vanilla Extract I have ever used. I have been using this product for many-many years. Vanilla meaning ”little pod” coming from the Spanish word ”vaina”. This lovely plant comes from regions like the Mexico area, Madagascar, South Pacific, West Indies, Central and South America. Those contain different species and…

Chocolate Heaven Blondies

I have made Brownies countless times. (Recipe for my Brownies to come in the future.)  I decided to veer to its cousin the Blondie just for variety. This was so satisfying to make. Especially when putting warm melted butter over the white chocolate chips and seeing it melt and become this lovely luscious liquid, and…

Milk Tartlets

I was missing some home flavours and decided to make this creamy tart. South Africa is filled with diversity and culturally has so many influences and that off course comes with a variety of cuisines and desserts. The original name ”Melk Tert” is an Afrikaans name naturally for Milk Tart. These are a big favourite…

Chocolate Almond Cake with Caramel Icing

I love chocolate. I love the complexity of different notes in chocolate and that you can match them with so many different flavours. What I really like about this cake recipe is that it is in-between a brownie and cake texture and it tastes amazing on its own or with a topping. It has an…

TIANA Organic Raw Coconut Goodness

This is such a versatile product. You can use it in sweet or savoury dishes. I highly recommend this if you like a lovely strong coconut taste. When I bought this I actually thought I was buying coconut oil. That is my own mistake because I didn’t really read the label, it just looked like…

Oat, Coconut and Dried Fruit Squares

  My original recipe I had made for many-many years, this version of the recipe is newer and was created for the simple fact of experimenting with different ingredients. After all, every moment I bake or experiment it is a mini celebration of expression and I love to see whether different ingredients might work or…

Date, Cocoa and Coconut Energy Morsels

These little morsels are perfect for before or after a workout. If you have a sweet tooth this will also hit the spot as it is a great tasting and a healthy alternative which is packed with vitamins and minerals.  The taste is chocolaty with caramel tones. Quantity – 16 balls depending on size One…

Lemon Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting

Berries and the freshness of lemons always remind me of summery days. I can’t always decide which berries are my favourite. I think it depends on the mood. Blue berries are lovely just as it is or in some morning oats, health bars, in smoothies, ice cream and so the list goes on. I made…

French Apple Tart

If you are looking for an easy recipe that still delivers on taste and if you love apples, this is the one for you. I love any dessert with apples especially as you cook them with some sugar and it becomes caramelised and gooey and served with ice cream or custard is a dream. It is lovely to…

Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

One of my favourite things is chocolate especially dark chocolate. It is rich and has so much depth and for me it is so much more satisfying than milk chocolate. That is just me though, everyone is different. I love creating new recipes and playing around with known ones. Especially if you know it works,…