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Comfort food

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 […]

Smoky oil-free potato chips with avocado and hummus swirl dip

Smoky oil-free potato chips with avocado and hummus swirl dip

These oil-free potato chips is a lovely excuse to indulge I can’t think of one person who does not like potato chips.  It’s a quick and easy snack to fill up little tummies on the go and satisfy starchy cravings.   This recipe is packed […]

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 […]

Yoghurt Panna Cotta for Christmas breakfast

Yoghurt Panna Cotta for Christmas breakfast

Christmas is right around the corner I don’t know how your Christmas planning is going, but here in our house we’re taking it pretty easy.  It’s a what happens will happen situation really.  With a soon to be five year old in the house we […]

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 […]

Panna Cotta made with Herbal Tea

Panna Cotta made with Herbal Tea

Panna cotta is a great dessert to have in your repertoire.  I find it incredibly forgiving for a beginner (or when you are distracted while making them).  Panna cotta’s are best made a day in advance, so it is ideal for family get-togethers.  All you […]

How to make Potato Gnocchi

How to make Potato Gnocchi

How to make Potato Gnocchi As the weather finally cools down my cooking is edging more and more towards comfort cooking. And there is not much that is more comforting than a delicious serving of Gnocchi. The temptation might be there to simply pick up […]

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 […]

How to make donuts

How to make donuts

How to make donuts The hardest part of baking a cookie or deep-frying beignets is inevitably waiting for it to cool enough to pop in your mouth. These pillowy donuts are no different.  A delicious crispy outer layer surrounds the soft insides.  An absolute bonus is […]

Marie Biscuit Fudge

Marie Biscuit Fudge

If you grew up in South Africa chances are you have eaten Marie Biscuit fudge.  It evokes sentimental memories of childhood treats.  The recipe is simple and easy to make with children.  Cocoa, butter, icing sugar, and Marie Biscuits.  The ingredients list calls for raw […]