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Aug 2020

Doughnuts filled with Milk Tart Mousse

These eggless doughnuts are wonderfully light and fluffy, with a slightly crisp outside – and perfectly complemented by the delicious, airy milk tart mousse. My mum does not eat eggs and as a result, often does not get to enjoy my baked treats. I am therefore always on the lookout for wonderful eggless recipes. My mum loves the eggless doughnuts from Woolworths and I wanted to try and create something…

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Custard and “Jelly” Biscuits

These biscuits are a combination of my favourite things: lovely crisp custard biscuits, sandwiched with a raspberry buttercream. I was chatting to my aunt on the phone recently and she mentioned baking a batch of these custard biscuits. They are something I grew up eating and every time I visit home, I return to Cape Town with a stash in my bag. I love dipping the custard biscuits into warm…

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Raspberry and Lemon Mini Cakes

These mini cakes have a delicious lemony flavour with a light, sweet and tart raspberry mascarpone cream. One of the benefits of blogging is that you come across and get inspiration from many fellow bloggers. I have been following Astrid Field, the face behind The Sweet Rebellion, long before I began blogging. She has such great recipes and ideas. I have been wanting to make these raspberry and lemon mini…

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Orange Upside Down Cake

A deceptively easy cake that requires no frosting, but is still a showstopper for a special occasion Upside down cakes are seriously underrated, in my opinion. Baked in a single tin, requiring no frosting and a simple dollop of fresh cream on the side, this cake is perfect for a special occasion. I have recipe tested this with several different types of citrus. The one that. by far, looks the…

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Chocolate Pudding

This is a soft and moist pudding with morsels of melty chocolate in between and a chocolate sauce. Growing up, my sister used to bake us a chocolate pudding. Somehow, that recipe seems to have been misplaced. I was determined however, to try and re-create it. Dare I say we may have actually stumbled across a better invention ! I love making this in winter, as it is warm and…

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Lemon and Blueberry Loaf

This is a simple lemon loaf with blueberries tossed in, drizzled with lemon syrup for some extra tart flavour, and moisture. I want people to be able to bake delicious bakes, without all the effort and fuss of having to use complex techniques and ingredients. Personally, I like challenging myself by trying new techniques but sometimes a simple bake which yields delicious results is equally rewarding. This lemon and blueberry…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are utterly deliciously crisp on the outside and chewy in the centre. Whilst it is called a chocolate chip cookie, I prefer to use actual chocolate in the recipe. Not another chocolate chip cookie recipe! Have you googled “chocolate chip cookie recipe”, you get over 100 million results! Everyone has their version of the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe which they consider to be the best, so it was…

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