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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...
Cream cheese icing

Cream cheese icing...

Best Cream cheese icing Cream cheese icing is what you would normally find on a carrot cake and using this recipe exactly as it is makes enough to cover the top and sides of a 25cm round cake. The icing is not very sweet but creamy and really delicious. It’s a very versatile recipe so if you like your icing sweeter, add a 1/4 cup of icing sugar to the mix and to make a chocolate version, add the extra sugar and...
Homemade chocolate rum truffles

Homemade chocolate rum truffles...

Chocolate rum truffles These homemade chocolate truffles are not the usual very rich almost too chocolatey truffles, they have a little crunch and use cocoa not chocolate. They are absolutely sublime and can easily be made without the rum for kids and those who don’t like alcohol. The best thing about this recipe is that it is so simple and can be made your own very easily, add a few nuts or cherries, less biscuit...
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...
Candied Walnuts Chinese style

Candied Walnuts Chinese style...

Candied Walnuts These are a Chinese food delicacy of marinated Walnuts, nice and sweet with a hint of salt from the soy which gives it a little colour as well. They are quite a unique flavour and very morish, so if you are dieting …. just don’t go there! What you need 250g Walnuts 220ml honey 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce Caster sugar Oil The process Combine the honey, lemon juice, and soy...
Easter chocolate crunchies

Easter chocolate crunchies...

These are something a little different for Easter and are so incredibly delicious you will be hard pressed to find anything quite like them. Anything made is so much better than bought and these will be appreciated by anyone receiving them. They are really simple to make and the family will love them. What you need 280g plain chocolate 100g butter 80g crunchies (honeycomb chocolate bars) 80g digestive biscuits 100g white...
Condensed milk fudge

Condensed milk fudge...

Condensed milk fudge During the holidays, my kids often make things to sell to the neighbourhood and this one is a winner every time. For a little something extra and double the price, cover ithe fudge with a thin layer of chocolate like in the chocolate caramel slice. What you need 800g sugar 250g butter 250ml milk 250ml condensed milk 10ml vanilla essence The Process Simmer sugar, butter and milk together over medium...
Chocolate caramel slice

Chocolate caramel slice...

chocolate caramel slice I am a big fan of caramel and this chocolate caramel slice really hits the spot. It’s really very simple to make and just so good to have in your cupboard when the sweet craving comes around. What you need 1 cup self raising flour 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup castor sugar 125g butter melted 1 tin condensed milk (400g) 20g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 125g milk chocolate 100ml cream The...

Peanut brittle...

Peanut Brittle These are real treats and perfect for school lunch boxes, make peanut brittle and have it around the house in broken bits for any time snacks. I love peanut brittle but you can use walnuts or almonds for a different brittle. I have also been known to toss in some sesame seeds for a change. Make this one your own. What you need 1 and 1/3 cups sugar ½ cup golden syrup 1 cup boiling water 1 and ½ cups broken...

Diddle daddle...

Diddle daddle or candied popcorn is just so sweet and yummy its hard to resist. If you need more its better to make them in batches of this size.
Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice...

Coconut Ice Go back to your childhood with this fabulous coconut ice recipe. I remember having coconut ice from little general dealer shops on the Natal North Coast way back when and from Sacks corner in Parkmore. (That should give you an idea of how old I am!) It’s a really easy coconut ice recipe that your kids will be forever indebted to you for. Try it for school fetes or those other school occasions, it never...
Condensed Milk Caramel toffees

Condensed Milk Caramel toffees...

These are those soft sticky toffees you just can’t seem to get enough of. If you have fillings beware, these little chunks of pure sticky heaven will pull those suckers right out. I have lost a filling before and it was not a pleasant experience but it did not stop me from chewing on a few more and then a whole lot more after the tooth had been fixed. Silly I know, but who can resist a toffee? What you need 1 tin condensed...

Chocolate truffles...

Chocolate Truffles Chocolate truffles have got to be the simplest, most delicious and imoressive little balls of bliss you could ever make for anyone. Valentines day will never be the same again once you can convince who you made them for, that you actually made them yourself. You need: 225 grams 70% cocoa dark chocolate, cut into small pieces 3/4 cup (180 ml) heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons butter Thats it, then you...