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Feb 2021

Saffron Milk Cake

A fragrant twist on an ordinary sponge cake, tinted with a golden hue from the saffron infused milk It was whilst making some cardamom and orange puddings that the idea of making something saffron inspired came to me. My mind was racing in so many different directions initially, but in the end I decided to settle on a cake incorporating saffron. I have seen some tres leches cakes (my masala…

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Roasted Strawberry and Cream Sundae

Silky and creamy strawberry semifreddo, coupled with chantilly whipped cream, strawberry sauce and caramelised almonds Sundae’s have always seemed really daunting and I have never gotten around to making one. Whenever a fix was needed, I would always head over to Spur or Wimpy. Eating Sundae’s at one of these restaurants are filled with nostalgia for me. I wanted to create a more sophisticated version, moving away from the usual…

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Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

A slightly fruity cupcake with a silky smooth white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream I made these cupcakes with the intention of sharing them for Valentine’s Day, but they never ended up making the cut. I was just too inundated with work to edit the pictures and type out the blog post – better late than never though ! These cupcakes have a fruity flavour as a result of the strawberry…

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Gluten Free Glacé Cherry and Almond Loaf

A dense and buttery loaf, studded with beautiful red cherries. I am quite experienced when it comes to baking cakes and cupcakes, but my recipes all call for the staple ingredients of flour, sugar, butter and eggs. I haven’t ventured much into creating eggless bakes, or gluten-free or dairy free bakes. Baking is such a science that I have always been a bit afraid of the outcome, should one change…

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Red Velvet Macarons with White Chocolate Cheesecake Filling

I love filling macarons with actual discs of baked cheesecake and here I have opted to combine the decadence of red velvet with the creaminess of white chocolate I developed this recipe especially for Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner. But lets be honest – do we ever need an excuse to eat macarons. These would make the perfect Mother’s Day treat, an anniversary treat or just an…

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Rum and Raisin Truffles

An inspiration from the Cadbury fruit and nut chocolate slab. RUM AND RAISIN TRUFFLES 60g raisins 30ml rum 220g 70% dark chocolate, plus 70g for dipping 80g milk chocolate 50ml whipping cream 30g butter 50g pecans 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder METHOD Place the rum and raisins in a jar and let it soak overnight. Give it a good shake now and then. For the truffles, finely chop the chocolate, by…

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Black Forest Swiss Roll

A slightly different take on the classic black forest cake Cherry season is almost over and I had to make at least one dessert with cherries. This Black Forest Swiss Roll is chocolaty, and fruity, but balanced with the lightly sweetened whipped cream. If you make this recipe, please share it with me by tagging me on Instagram @adventureswithsugar or on Facebook at Adventures with Sugar. WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT MAKING THE…

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Blood Orange and Almond Tea Cakes

I love the classic combo of orange and almond – borrowing from the concept of an upside-down cake with this recipe I had an entire box of blood oranges to work through, so have been dreaming up all sorts of recipes! Vovotelo, a local Cape Town based restaurant used to make an absolutely moreish orange and almond cake. They have since closed down, but I am still determined to create…

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