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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…

Snowballs

The previous night chaos hit our little sleepy country town, snow!!  Not only snow but rain and freezing temperatures, creating ice rink conditions by morning.  What happened was this beautiful angelic like snow fell for a couple of hours covering everything in a stunning white fluffy blanket, followed by slow and steady rain throughout the…

Nice Cream – 3 Ways

  I grew up in a home where ice-cream was a regular treat.  My family on my Dad’s side are crazy for ice-cream, and I would never dream of having a family function without serving a tub of vanilla ice-cream.  Which does get me thinking that this ice-cream crazy gene may well have been passed…

Raw Caramel Sauce

My recipes pop into my thoughts at the strangest times, particularly in the mornings between the 10 minute snooze intervals of my alarm clock.  I’m sure there is a scientific reason as to why my mind starts to churn out food combinations, maybe it has something to do with cortisol levels or just a craving…

Simple Vanilla and Chia Cupcakes

Sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious, and for me I way prefer a simple vanilla cake to lavish chocolate cake any day of the week.  I’ve been working long and hard at this recipe, and really think I’ve finally nailed it.  It is moist, vanilla-ry, and holds together really well.  Topped with either…