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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,...
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...
Basic Vanilla Biscuits

Basic Vanilla Biscuits...

Vanilla biscuits Fresh biscuits are such great things to have around the house and this basic biscuit recipe is the perfect recipe to get you going. The bottom of the recipe gives you a few ideas of how to make different flavours and style biscuits from the same recipe. They are so simple to make and from start to finish take about 25 minutes, then 15 or so minutes of baking and you are done. makes about 30 biscuits What...
Cornflake cookies

Cornflake cookies...

cornflake cookies Whenever I have been away for a while I like to replenish the cookie jars and these cornflake cookies are really great. They are great to have around when you are on the run, to grab a few on your way out the door when you have missed breakfast. They last at least a week in an airtight container… I have never tested any longer than that. (makes about 3 dozen cookies) What you need 125g butter at...
Almond biscotti snaps

Almond biscotti snaps...

Almond biscotti This was really great.. a simple and easy to make almond bread, that when cut very thin and placed in a moderate oven make the most amazing crispy little almond slices a bit like thin almond biscotti. Imagine melba toast that tastes of almonds. It is meant to be a bread which is also great but I prefer the crispy little fellas. What you need 125g toasted almonds (skinless) 3 egg whites 1/2 cup caster sugar 3/4...
Cheese biscuits

Cheese biscuits...

Cheesy bisuits These Cheese biscuits are wonderfully crumchy and quite unlike anything you will expect. They use cornflakes which give them something uniquely South African and are well worth making. They lasted less than a day and are very morish. What you need 125g butter 3/4 cup grated cheddar (use a mature cheddar) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup crushed corn flakes 1 egg lightly beaten Milk The...
Pecan cookies

Pecan cookies...

Easy pecan cookies These are really easy to make pecan cookies that will be devoured in no time flat. They are crisp with a toasted pecan on top and covered with a dusting of icing sugar which makes them completely irresistible. Make more than one batch of these pecan cookies and store a few for yourself out of reach or you will need to fight for every last one. (makes about 20) What you need 60g butter 1 teaspoon vanilla...
Coconut ice slice

Coconut ice slice...

Coconut ice slice The holidays always remind me of the times spent on the Natal North coast and the local shop that always had coconut ice and peach sherbet in these huge glass jars. Here is a really fancy version of coconut ice layered into these delicious slices and toped with icing. These are incredibly sweet but so delicious. The kids will love making these… and if you can get them to sell a few for some holiday...
Date balls

Date balls...

Date balls Date balls recipes have pretty much stayed the same for years. They are great to have around the house for healthier little snacks, taste great and are as simple as pie to make. With Christmas coming up make sure you have a large jar of date balls for people to snack on. What you need 2 packets Bakers Marie biscuits 250g dates chopped 450g margarine 250g sugar 2 eggs desiccated coconut The process Break up...
Hertzoggies

Hertzoggies...

Hertzoggies Hertzog cookies are just the best little tarts, everyone loves them. They are an apricot version of lemon meringue pie with a hint of coconut. these days you can buy frozen pastry which makes them so easy to make, you can have a dozen hertzoggies straight from the oven in about 1/2 an hour. What you need 1 packet frozen short crust pastry 1 bottle/tin smooth apricot jam 2 egg whites 100g caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon...
Peanut butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies...

Peanut butter cookies OK folks, these little fellas are just the most fantastic cookies to have around. My Mom’s housekeeper of about 30 years has been making them almost as long as I can remember and they seldom see out the day, so I cannot tell you how long they will keep, which is good right? Yes, very very good. (makes about 3 dozen) What you need 125g butter at room temperature 2ml vanilla essence (1/2 teaspoon) 1/3...
Rock cakes

Rock cakes...

Rock Cakes Every now and then while at the bread counter, I spot these rock cakes which are great for any anytime snack with your tea. They are really simple, excellent for lunch boxes and really just great to have around the kitchen. They are uncomplicated to make and are easily spiced up with a little all spice and nutmeg. This is the basic recipe, try a batch and then if you feel adventurous, add a different flavouring. What...
Jam cookies

Jam cookies...

Jam cookies These were really simple to make, took about 1/2 an hour from start to finish and are just so much better than store bought cookies. People will ask you , “did you really make these?”. Even though they keep well in an airtight container, you will not have to test the theory. These are made with a strawberry jam, but use whichever is your favorite jam. What you need 80g soft butter 1/3 cup caster...
Chocolate pecan cookies

Chocolate pecan cookies...

These are just awesome and the best part is that they take 30 minutes from start to eating. 20 minutes or so to prepare the dough and 10 minutes in the oven. They smell fantastic as while they are baking and you will need to summon every bit of willpower you have to leave them to cool. What you need 180g soft butter 3/4 cup soft brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs beaten 5ml vanilla essence (1 teaspoon) 2 1/4 cups...

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