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No bake white chocolate cheesecake

No bake white chocolate cheesecake...

This is such an incredibly easy recipe it is almost hard to believe it tastes so fantastic. I am not a big fan of sweet cheesecake recipes and this one really is an excellent recipe. Next time I make this recipe I think I will add some finely grated citrus rind. I can taste a little lemon or orange zest in it but it is fantastic as it is as well. Because it is not overly sweet, top it with almost anything to sweeten...
Chocolate profiteroles

Chocolate profiteroles...

Matt could not stay away! I just had to repost this today, they are really easy and are brilliant as a dessert to impress visitors during the Xmas season. They do take a bit of time but is so worth it. These have got to be the ultimate weakness of almost anyone. Choux pastry is not difficult to make, it just seems like it’s not working while you are mixing and then suddenly comes together. It’s important to...
Best Banana bread recipe

Best Banana bread recipe...

Since my trip to Australia 2 years ago where banana bread is part of Ausie culture and can be bought anywhere! I have tried many banana bread recipes and am happy to say that this recipe is the easiest and tastiest of the lot. I have been making it regularly, cutting thick slices and smearing thick layers of butter onto warm pieces 🙂 If it’s not directly from the oven, I pop it in the toaster to warm it up. This...
Christmas fruit cake

Christmas fruit cake...

Christmas fruit cake Christmas cakes that contain alcohol should be made about a month ahead of time to allow the flavor to mature. Incredibly, fruit cakes containing alcohol can be stored for around 9 months if in an airtight container. What you need 500g raisins 500g currants 500g mixed candied citrus peel 375g flour Pinch of salt ½ teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon allspice 375g soft butter 375g treacle sugar 6 eggs 50ml...
Cherry pie recipe (tinned cherries)

Cherry pie recipe (tinned cherries)...

As a child I remember having the most delicious Sarah Lee cherry pies (not sure if you can still get them in SA) as a treat and as I have moved recently was keen to try out the new oven and decided to give a cherry pie recipe a try for some friends. Everyone really enjoyed it and I can seriously recommend you try it. The recipe calls for ready made pastry so no messy stuff involved. It’s a pretty simple recipe and...
Easy banana bread

Easy banana bread...

Banana bread Last night it was cold and windy and had this ghalashing for banana bread, hot and steamy straight out of the oven and turned to a quick and trusty banana bread recipe I’ve had for years and never fails. (It was late so excuse the pic) I have done almost everything with banana bread, including making a bread and butter pudding with it. What you need 2 cups plain flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon...
Cheesecake with a chocolate crust

Cheesecake with a chocolate crust...

Baked cheesecakes have been irresistible to me since I first had a slice in New York 24 years ago and this recipe, which has a chocolate biscuit base and creamy texture that includes condensed milk is just what the doctor ordered when you need a distraction. What you need 1 packet chocolate digestive biscuits 100g butter melted 3 cups cream cheese 2 tins condensed milk (Nestle) 125ml lemon juice (from a bottle is just...
Chicken Leek and Ham pie

Chicken Leek and Ham pie...

Chicken and Ham pie with Leeks I made these pies along with the Greek Lamb shanks and Lemon Flans for a dinner party of 23 people the other night and it went down a real treat. You can prepare the filling the night before and then just cover with the pastry and pop it in the oven half an hour before serving. It is a very simple recipe and seriously delicious.  Make a large pie or separate into 4 smaller pies, it works...
Lovers Shortbread

Lovers Shortbread...

Lovers Shortbread This has got to be the simplest shortbread recipe I have ever had the pleasure of making. It takes all of 10 minutes to prepare and another 30 minutes until you can eat your heart out, they taste fantastic and freeze extremely well, what more could you ask for?  I am told these are a Lebanese shortbread, not sure where the Lovers shortbread comes from 🙂 Folks, you really must make a batch of these,...
Corn Bread Muffins

Corn Bread Muffins...

Corn Bread Muffins I was lucky enough to be given a fantastic recipe book called “savour” by some great friends, thank you Chris and Natheera. A bunch of us are off to Dullstroom for the weekend and what would a trip trout fishing be without something delicious to pop into your bag or pocket while out on the water so I tested a few recipes from the book and this corn bread recipe is awesome. I made them as...
Grandma’s Perfect Buttermilk Scones

Grandma’s Perfect Buttermilk Scones...

Buttermilk Scones Forget every scone recipe you’ve ever read. This is the only one you’ll need! (Makes 12 – 15 scones) Recipe by Rozanne. When these came out of the oven I left my office and drove over to try them. It was worth every second in the traffic. They truly are fantastic, this is one of those recipes your children will be asking you to leave them in your will! What you need 4 x 250ml cake...
Spinach & Feta Muffins

Spinach & Feta Muffins...

Spinach & Feta Muffins These muffins are awesome! Not only can they be made in advance, but they are so versatile and light that they can be served for breakfast, lunch and supper. In fact, they are the best Sunday-night supper for all you lazy buggars (like me) who couldn’t be bothered to cook after a wonderful weekend! – Recipe by Rozanne Folks, these little guys are a must try and for a little change...
Banoffee Pie Recipe

Banoffee Pie Recipe...

Italian Banoffee Pie There are few desserts as simple as making a banoffee pie and few that get the sounds of pure delight than this recipe. It’s of Italian origin I am told and although I love Italian food, have not had so many great desserts out of Italy so far. You may have had one from woolies or a home industry but there is nothing like a home made banoffee and as we know, the act of making it transfers the...
Devils food cake

Devils food cake...

Devils food cake This cake recipe has got it all, chocolate, cream, rich and delicious, the name says it all. It takes a while but you will you ever enjoy every slice of it when its done. I have made it with a butter cream icing as well which makes a nice change from the chocolate icing. What you need 280g soft brown sugar 40g cocoa powder 250ml milk 90g chopped dark chocolte 125g softened, unsalted butter 1 teaspoon...

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