Mango salsa

Mango salsa

While the weather is still so warm I thought I would do a real old favorite which is great with fish, chicken or even on the side of a curry. You can quite easily substitute the mango with pawpaw for something a little different. I often add other things like finely...
Cheese blintz

Cheese blintz

Cheese blintzes are a jewish delicacy which I just love. They are simple to make and can be eaten as a tea time snack, breakfast or anytime really. Like most home cooked food, it’s best to eat them straight away. What you need 6 eggs 3 cups cold water from the...
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...
Pears with walnuts

Pears with walnuts

These are good as a dessert and are also really great with strong cheeses or as part of a cold summer lunch platter of cheeses, cold meats and salads. I saw Nigella do these and they were so simple I just had to try them and must say they are really fantastic. There...
Meringues

Meringues

Meringues are the one of my other favorites that can become any number of desserts or sweet things to munch on. I have made thousands of meringues over the years and this is how I do it. If you like meringues and have never made an Eton Mess, you are missing out on...
Easy apricot crumble

Easy 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...
Fantastic french toast

Fantastic french toast

When last did you make French toast? It’s so simple and a real treat that should be doused with syrup. Make more than you would normally, this is a real hit and not for the weight conscious. What you need 2 eggs 2 tablespoons caster sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla...
Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding always reminds me of the old Dullstroom hotel which I spent many, many fantastic weekends visiting in the 80’s and 90’s. Hot gooey and unbelievably good, you just have to try this one. What you need Cake mixture 1 1/3 cup flour 1 1/2...
Hot chocolate brownie dessert

Hot chocolate brownie dessert

Hot chocolate brownies and cream anyone? This has got to be the ultimate winter feel good dessert. It’s hot, its gooey and it’s choclate…. What you need 100g butter 100g dark chocolate chopped 175g caster sugar 2 eggs beaten 80g flour 2 tablespoons...
Cinnamon almond baked apples

Cinnamon almond baked apples

Baked apples are such a nice dessert to finish of any winter meal but these are really fantastic. The Almonds and the sugar are crunchy and sweet and the apple is soft and tart. I like the Granny Smith apples because they are tart, but use whichever are your favorite...