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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…

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…

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…

Raw Choccie Apples

I remember making toffee apples with my mum as child and they were just SO messy.  Then eating was even worse, the caramel cracked and fell everywhere and the contrast between the sweet sugar caramel and the regular apple was actually unpleasant, to the point that I would eat the caramel and throw away the…