Cakes, Sweet

Chocolate drizzled Profiteroles

I always think of Profiteroles as a bit of a throw back to the '70's, but they have been around a lot longer than that. They are little balls of choux pastry (pronounced "shoe") that are filled with custard cream, ice cream or whipped cream and are often garnished with a sprinkling of icing sugar… Continue reading Chocolate drizzled Profiteroles

Christmas, Slices

Christmas Nutty Fruit Slice

As a parent, it's hard watching your children grow up. Don't get me wrong, it's one of the most wonderful and rewarding adventures many of us will have the privilege to participate in, but standing by while watching them learn life's lessons is tough. This week one of my son's friends tricked him into doing… Continue reading Christmas Nutty Fruit Slice

Christmas, Sweet

Chocolate Peanut Cups

These chocolate peanut cups are to die for and anyone you share them with will think you're very clever, but I can promise you, they are so quick and easy I think you'll be surprised when you make them. I remember being incredibly impressed when a friend made something similar a year or so ago for… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Cups

Braai

Garlic Butter Braai Potatoes

Saturday was another gloriously bright sunny day and as this weekend is a long weekend with Monday being Labour Day, we're taking full advantage of relaxing at home and slapping a few chunks of meat onto the BBQ, or rather, the Braai. We have a small bbq, but being South African through and through, we… Continue reading Garlic Butter Braai Potatoes

Cakes

White Chocolate and Raspberry Friands

I was introduced to Friands by a work colleague a little over a year ago when she brought these delicious little treats into the office one day for morning tea and I discovered another slice of sweet heaven. Friands may look like muffins or uniced cupcakes, but they are in fact, very different. Not only are… Continue reading White Chocolate and Raspberry Friands

Bread

Fairy Bread

"What is that?" I hear you ask - don't worry if you don't know, I asked the same question a number of years ago after finding myself in a new country and attending a friend's child's birthday party. So if you've never heard of it I completely understand, but it has got to be the… Continue reading Fairy Bread

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas

Caramel Chip Cookies – a tribute to Robin Williams

So very sad today to hear of the death of Robin Williams - one of life's great comedians and actors. A soul who brought so much joy and happiness to so many, but who's own demons eventually overcame him. This is definitely not the post I was planning on sharing with this scrumptious cookie recipe,… Continue reading Caramel Chip Cookies – a tribute to Robin Williams

Baking, Cupcakes, Themes

Minion Cupcakes

You know how life takes it's twists and turns and after a few fast paced yet manageable weeks, you suddenly have one that stands out from the calendar, screaming at you for attention and you can't quite see how you're going to get everything done that needs to be done in that specific 7-day period. Asking… Continue reading Minion Cupcakes

Biscuits / Cookies, Lunch-box Ideas, Sweet

Chocolate M&M Cookies

This past week Winter finally arrived with a vengeance...we've been treated to a very mild Autumn so far, with well below the average rainfall and very moderate temperatures, but we were advised to brace ourselves for a storm with "cyclone-strength winds" which, it turns out, gusted up to 170km/hr along the peninsula where we live.… Continue reading Chocolate M&M Cookies

Cakes, Scones

Buttermilk Scones

Last weekend I was so excited as I knew I would have a bit of spare time to focus on baking something delicious. You see, two months ago I started a new job and I've had precious little time since then to do much for myself, let alone spend time in the kitchen. It's weird, but… Continue reading Buttermilk Scones