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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…

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…

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…

Ginger Shrub (Vinegar Water)

Ginger Shrub (Vinegar Water)

Derived from the Arabic word shar?b which means “to drink”, shrubs – or drinking vinegars – are concentrated sweetened fruit syrups that can be added to water, sparkling water, cocktails, with herbal tea (I like to add a warm teaspoon of coconut oil to a neat shot if I have a sore throat – it…

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…