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Three ingredient shortcrust pastry

Three ingredient shortcrust pastry

Three ingredient shortcrust pastry One of my favourite things to make in the kitchen is pastry from scratch.  There is such a large variety of recipes and applications, the options are endless.   I like this recipe in particular because it can be made in […]

Two-ingredient Date Paste

Two-ingredient Date Paste

Quick and easy Date Paste Recently I have made improvements to my personal eating habits.  More greens and less processed ingredients.  It goes without saying that every now and then I would still like to have a little extra sweetness in my life.  While looking […]

The best peanut butter cookies to make with your kids

The best peanut butter cookies to make with your kids

These are the best peanut butter cookies to make with your kids. That is a big statement to make, but I stand by it.  When it comes to making something with young children it should be easy and straight forward.  It is more fun for […]

How to make lavender sugar

How to make lavender sugar

How to make lavender sugar When it comes to baking especially, there are small little changes that can uplift a recipe from.  Every day tastes can become something special with some thought and planning. Lavender sugar is one of these little changes.  It’s ridiculously easy […]

Basic Brioche

Basic Brioche

Brioche is rich and buttery with a beautiful crumb.  What’s not to like?  There are also so many meals that you can prepare with it, it makes sense to keep some sliced and ready in the freezer. This is another very straightforward recipe once you […]

Chocolate Chai Cookies

Chocolate Chai Cookies

Like most of us, I love a good Chocolate Chip cookie.  There are so many different variations out there, it can be hard to choose which one you should make.   I find that a lot of these recipes are too buttery with not enough […]

How to make Ciabatta at home

How to make Ciabatta at home

Everyone has that one thing they can’t wait to cool down for.  Cookies, pastries, pie… Mine is Ciabatta.  To be very precise, it’s the end pieces of Ciabatta hot out of the oven with a smear of salted butter. It’s food heaven for me. Ciabatta […]

Buttermilk Rusks

Buttermilk Rusks

Ever since I was a child I loved home-made buttermilk rusks.  South African’s just love to dip one into their tea or coffee – many times with a spoon ready to scoop up the piece that will inevitably fall into the cup. If you haven’t […]

Mint Top Deck Chocolate Cake

Mint Top Deck Chocolate Cake

  When it comes to chocolate cake I have three go-to recipes that I always use: a fantastic moist vanilla cake, a recipe for Devil’s Food Cake from a friend’s Texan grandmother and a decadent dark Black Magic Cake from My Baking Addiction. It’s sometimes […]