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Bramley Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel

Bramley Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel

This recipe is a firm family favourite during winter.  It is the ultimate comfort pudding served warm with a scoop of ice-cream and a generous drizzle of caramel after a hearty meal or served cold as cake for a celebration or afternoon tea. Somehow this image ended up looking like a scene from a Halloween…

Keto Bread

Keto Bread

Well, it is 2019 and let’s just say that my past few weeks of the festive season have definitely been more 20% than 80%, but do you know what…I loved it and I’m very happy with that! No regrets at all! That being said, the time has come to accept that the holidays are now…

Christmas Cupcakes with a Surprise Filling

Christmas Cupcakes with a Surprise Filling

I’m still trying to come up with a name for these because Christmas cupcakes sounds really blah (which they are anything BUT)…someone on my Instragram suggested cuppies because they really are a beautiful marriage between an almond cupcake and mince pie.  Being fortunate enough to live in the country and down the road from the…

Pear and Chocolate Loaf

Pear and Chocolate Loaf

It is officially autumn here in the UK!  Not just because of the obvious later sunrises and earlier sunsets but more the blustery winds that swirl orange leaves all over the place.  Now, in books and movies this is considered romantic especially if there is a little child running around trying to catch the leaves…

Melktert (Milk Tart)

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

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

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

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…