It is Spring and the weather is warming up which means braai season is finally here!!
There is nothing more South African than firing up the braai or outdoor cooker and socialising with close friends and family. With the mains always being a form of protein; you need delectable side dishes to compliment it. This delicious Glazed Chipotle Bacon Wrapped Corn is just the answer. View Post
The weather in Cape Town has been strange over the last couple of days – literally 4 seasons in one week. So with that in mind; I’m still holding on to my colder weather recipes. Furthermore I love using cinnamon and warm spices when baking. Once of those baking recipes is my upside down apple cake. There is nothing better than that distinct aroma of cinnamon, warm spices, a hint of citrus and caramalised apple just wafts through the kitchen; the minute I open up the oven door. View Post
It’s August and still very much winter in South Africa. Cold weather and staying indoors is still on the cards. And with that being said; my family and I are still craving hearty food.
Remember when I told you that pumpkin is one of my favourite vegetables – well pumpkin has basically been on the menu since the start of winter. From creating snacks, side dishes, mains or baking with it; the possibilities are endless to create mouth-watering recipes. The humble pumpkin is so versatile. Apart from it being delicious; it is packed with so many health benefits. View Post
I introduce to you freshly baked homemade cranberry scones.
Scones just like the classic sponge cake is a traditional menu item at an afternoon high tea. Served with a strawberry jam and a good dollop of whipped cream. Scones are so versatile and you can have it sweet or savory but the texture should never be dry. That is a complete no-no for me. A description of the perfect scone is soft, flaky, buttery and should melt in your mouth. View Post
Winter is a time to hibernate, slap on those winter woollies and stay warm and fuzzy. It is also a time when good things tends to come out of the kitchen. This is one of the reasons why I love winter so much. This luscious boozy brandy dessert also better known as tipsy tart of Cape brandy pudding is one of those things.
This delicious dessert is nutty, drenched in a sugary-brandy sticky syrup that makes it oh so very luscious. The brandy combined with the dates definitely give the dessert that unmistakably rich flavour. View Post