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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...
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...
Warm banana chocolate dessert

Warm banana chocolate dessert...

There seems to be a glut of bananas on the market at the moment. PicknPay were all but giving them away last week and here is a really delicious warm dessert for those bananas that are getting over ripe. Also remember that if you peel and slice bananas you can freeze them and then pop them frozen into a blender for an ice cream type treat. What you need 120ml soft butter (100 grams) 175ml white sugar 175ml brown sugar 1...
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...
Buttermilk pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes...

Buttermilk pancakes These buttermilk pancakes are beautifully light and puff up so nicely. I love to put a nice size piece of soft butter on top of a stack, smother them in maple syrup and have a few pieces of crisp streaky bacon on the side but serve them with strawberries warmed in a pot with a little sugar or anything else you feel like. You cam alos break up the crisped bacon into small pieces and add them to the...
Simple apple cake

Simple apple cake...

Easy Italian apple cake This easy apple cake recipe is ideal as a hot dessert with cream or as a tea time cake served cold. It’s a really simple recipe and while the apples are sweet and delicious in the shops right now, you are going to want to try this one. Use nice large golden delicious apples they work perfectly but any good apple will be fine. The beauty of this cake is that it is really simple to make and...
Cinnamon rice pudding

Cinnamon rice pudding...

Tuscan Cinnamon Rice Pudding Winter time is warm homely dessert time and this classic Tuscan rice pudding is as good as it gets when you feel you need a comfort pudding. It’s really important to use Arborio rice, it’s a creamy full rice that absorbs the cinnamon flavour perfectly. It’s a rich pudding that will serve 4 to 6 people depending on what you serve it with. If you have one of those fancy star...
New Orleans bananas

New Orleans bananas...

New Orleans Bananas The year is almost over and this dessert screams good times. It has rum, bananas, rasins and cinnamon. It’s a really great way to end a dinner party and takes little effort to prepare. (4-6 people with ice cream.) What you need 4 large ripe bananas Handful of raisins (a little less than 1/2 a cup) 3 tots dark rum 60g butter 4 tablespoons brown sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon Vanilla ice cream The process First...
Traditional steamed Christmas pudding

Traditional steamed Christmas pudding...

Steamed Christmas pudding This Christmas pudding recipe really needs a scale, I have tried to get it to cups but depending on the size of some of the ingredients, whether they are chopped or not etc… just does not do it justice. Head on over to the appliances section and get one, they are not expensive and once you have one you will wonder how you did without it. You should make your Christmas puddings now for Christmas,...
Apple passion crumble

Apple passion crumble...

Apple passion crumble This is a really great recipe. Hot Apple crumble with whipped cream or ice cream is one of my real favorites but the passion fruit and pear flavour added to the apple is just fantastic. Don’t be shy with the whipped cream on this one, forget any diet your are on and just indulge yourself. Eat it straight from the oven, you are going to love it. If you don’t want to make your own pastry,...
Warm cherry sauce

Warm cherry sauce...

Black Cherry Sauce Cherry sauce came to mind when recentlybeing asked for some suggestions for a birthday party. This is fantastic and really simple dessert idea that is a winner every time and is so simple to prepare for just a few people or a huge crowd. It can also be used as an accompaniment with duck or pork by simply leaving out the cinnamon and letting the sauce reduce further. (for 4 desserts) What you need 1...
Banana fritters

Banana fritters...

Banana friters are a fantastic winter dessert and this recipe can be used for any firm fruit, make banana, apple or even pineapple fritters. They are best served with a really good ice cream. (4 servings) What you need 4 bananas ends removed and cut in half 2 cups self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda 1 1/2 cups water cake flour Oil for deep frying Cinnamon and caster sugar for dusting. The process Sift together...
Sticky toffee sauce

Sticky toffee sauce...

Sticky toffee sauce I have so many great memories of sticky toffee pudding from the Dullstroom hotel to pubs and restaurants in England, so I went out to find a great recipe. It was easier than I thought and then made the pudding even easier with a bought sponge cake. This is excellent to deal with a sweet craving and the quickest hot dessert when you are at a loss and just don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. Your...
Easy apricot crumble

Easy apricot crumble...

Apricot Crumble This is a classic and very quick dessert that is very versatile. You can add a few strawberries or goosberries as well for a change and the crumble topping comes out with a nice crunch that is sweet and so very moreish. What you need 15-20 fresh apricots 2-3 tablespoons castor sugar 180g soft butter (room temp) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 100g castor sugar 200g flour The process Halve and remove the seeds from...

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