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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…

Fruit and Nut Nordic Bread

Inspired by the popular recipe for Nordic bread which is simply a combination of nuts, seeds, oil and eggs.  Me being….well, ME…had to ramp the recipe up slightly as usual!  When we lived in Cape Town there was a cute little Spar supermarket around the corner from us, they made the most delicious seeded loaf…

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…