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Melktert (Milk Tart)

Most South Africans love a good old melktert which is the Afrikaans name meaning ‘milk tart’ – the classic quintessential dessert usually consisting of a sweet pastry crust, filled with a mild, creamy custard of milk, flour, sugar and eggs, baked in a round pie tin and dusted with cinnamon after baking. Milk tart appears…

Strawberry Mousse Cake

Sunshine is not a common occurrence here in the UK so when it does come out we literally make hay!!  Remembering after we moved here nearly four years ago from South Africa how we laughed when we saw people practically huddled together outside to enjoy the last rays of afternoon sunshine at a pub when…

Nut-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Many schools in our area have turned fully nut free, and understandably because there are so many children that are highly allergic to nuts.  The previous school that my daughters attended was one, and to be honest I totally get why they have to make the whole area a nut free zone but it does…

Strawberry and Blood Orange Galette

A huge splurge at my local farmers market (mainly because of my inability to walk past amazing produce and just keep my hands in my pockets) resulted in an excess of strawberries this past weekend.  When I opened the fridge today I noticed they were looking ever so slightly tired so I set to work…

Mojito Loaf Cake

I’m back….after a few months off the blogging circuit I’m finally back with renewed excitement and rearing to go in the creativity department.  Where have I been for the past few months you ask?  I have been photographing a recipe book for a great friend/author Dr Karen S Lee who has written a book for…

Rose and Pistachio Bundt Cake

I have a little thing for bundt tins, odd I know, but when you spend your days trying to make things taste and look pretty at the same time, well a bundt cake tin just makes life a tiny bit easier.  Think of it as a chandelier to regular lights, yeah they do the same…