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Jul 2020

Rainbow Cookies

A fun twist on usual cookies, which look very vibrant and work well for kids parties. An ombre version will make this more sophisticated for a special occasion. I often like to challenge myself with baking things that are new and adventurous. I spent the weekend baking these rainbow cookies, which are a bit time consuming to make, but still lots of fun. They will team up well with my…

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One Bowl Blueberry Muffins

My go to one bowl blueberry muffins are super moist and delicious. When I visit my family in Durban, I usually catch the late evening flight in on a Friday and an early morning flight back to Cape Town on a Monday. I always grab myself a Mugg and Bean muffin to keep me company on the morning flights back home (and an extra large coffee if I know it…

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Pistachio and Cherry Sheet Cake

This is a lovely slightly dense, but still moist cake, with a nutty flavour. The cream cheese icing is more sweet than tangy, and the cherry flavour adds a nice level of tartness. I have been working on a big report for the last couple of weeks, so my ability to spend time in the kitchen, experimenting with new recipes, is limited. That does not mean that I do not…

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Caramel White Chocoflan

So the name is completely made up! It is my take on the traditional chocoflan with caramel and white chocolate instead I initially baked this “cake” for International Chocolate Day, but never ended up sharing it for some reason. So here it is now! A chocoflan, as you can guess, is part chocolate and part flan. This cake is incredibly popular in Mexico. It is also know as the impossible…

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Grapefruit Self-saucing Pudding

This pudding is made with a particular cultivar of grapefruit, which is not bitter. I would not recommend using red ruby grapefruit. A lemon version works just as well ! A friend told me about this new range of grapefruit which is available at Woolworths. I normally associate grapefruit with a bitter flavour, but this is pleasantly sweet with a slightly sweet counterbalance. I really wanted to bake a beautiful…

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Ultimate Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

The most chocolaty cupcake you will ever eat, with chocolate in the cake, the filling and the icing. These chocolate cupcakes were one of the first things I created, after my chocolate cake. If I had to single out the one bake which is most loved by all, it are these cupcakes. I recall taking these to the office once, people were literally arguing about who could have the last…

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