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Black Cherry Tiramisu

Black Cherry Tiramisu...

Black Cherry Tiramisu This is a non alcoholic Tiramisu that worked so well the friends and family were groaning at the table, taking “just one more little piece”. It really is very simple and the only thing you need to be a little careful with is not turning the egg yolks into scrambled eggs but I have a fool proof method for that which will make sure your Black Cherry Tiramisu is perfect every time. You wil;l...
Bread and butter pudding

Bread and butter pudding...

Bread and Butter Pudding Bead and butter pudding is one of those desserts that seem to really bring a family together and get them chatting at the end of a meal. Its warm, homely, moreish and smells great. I know it’s been so hot in SA lately but serve this with a dollop of great vanilla ice cream or shipped cream and you have a winner. What you need Crustless bread cut into triangles (I sometimes leave the crusts...
Milk Tart

Milk Tart...

Milk Tart Milk tart or Melk Tert is as South African as biltong and dry wors and this is one of those recipes you are going to want to bookmark, print or share so that you never lose it. Milk tart has been one of my favorite desserts for a very long time and I have tried quite a number of Millk Tart recipes and if you have been following these recipes for a while, you will know that the easier the better for me. It’s...
Lemon Flan from Gatriles

Lemon Flan from Gatriles...

Quick lemon flan For those of you who remember that fabulous restaurant in JHB called Gatrilles Son & Co and experienced the sheer joy of tasting their very popular lemon flan, you will be thanking me forever when you read how simple and tasty this recipe is. It’s a real South African recipe that uses Marie biscuits in it’s base. I got it from a recipe book my mother put together many years ago and the...
Easy tiramisu

Easy tiramisu...

Tiramisu This one is specially for Marie. Tiramisu is a fantastic and very easy dessert that always impresses. You can have a bit of fun with it by adding layers of your favorite fruit as well. This one is the basic tiramisu recipe that is fabulous as is. Serves 6-8 people What you need 1 cup strong black coffee (1 tablespoon nescafe) Frangelico liqueur (optional) 1/2 cup caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 250g...
Portuguese custard tarts

Portuguese custard tarts...

Portuguese custard tart These little beauties are in most bakeries and if you are a Vida fan you will probably have had them before and nowadays, with prepared pastry being freely available in the frozen food section of the supermarket you can whip up a batch in about 45 minutes.(makes 8 to 10) What you need 400g frozen puff pastry thawed Filling 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup water 2 cups milk 2 tablespoons maizena (corn flour) 2...

Sago pudding...

Would you believe that those delightful little pearls are from the crushed seeds of this palm. Sago reminds me of Grandma’s old style cooking and is best served hot with some heavy cream and a little honey. baked Sago pudding is one of those comfort desserts like bread and butter pudding, rice pudding or malva pudding, they all make you feel like you are wrapped up in front of the fire at Grandmas place with a steaming...
Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee...

Creme brulee Creme brulee has got to be one of the simplest yet rewarding desserts to make. It never fails to impress and and if you are a single guy you will be way up there after this one… trust me. I dont know what it is, but using the flame is just such a guy thing, I love it. What you need 375ml cream(1 tub) 125ml milk 75ml sugar 4 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1 vanilla pod 4 rammikins The process Heat the oven to...
Lemon Meringue pie

Lemon Meringue pie...

Lemon Meringue pie This lemon meringue pie recipe is a great old recipe from a school recipe book! Never fails and well worth it. I am all about easy recipes and lemon meringue pie made this way is both easy and delicious and will even impress your mother in law! Lemon meringue pies have been known to make me susceptible to all sorts of persuasion, so if you need to persuade someone to do something for you, it’s...