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Jul 2022


Delicious, buttery morsels of bread with hints of aniseed Mosbolletjies are another South African classic which are best served with thick lashings of butter and a warm cup of tea. Mosbolletjies were initially introduced to South Africa by the French Huguenots who settled in Franschoek in the mide 1600’s. When I first had mosbolletjies, they actually reminded me a bit of naan. Not the naan which is a flatbread, but…

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Almond, Semolina and Blood Orange Syrup Cakes

This sweetness in this simple cake can be controlled through the syrup which is poured on top I had some delicious blood oranges left over from this Vanilla Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly, and came across this recipe for almond, semolina and blood orange syrup cakes by Donna Hay. I bought her book, Modern Cooking a while ago but have not had many opportunities to bake from it.…

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Vanilla Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly

A simple dessert which requires no baking, only a few bowls and comes together in a flash Winter signals the arrival of a very short and scarce blood orange season in South Africa, and I never pass up the chance to hunt them down and make something delicious. I just find the colour so inviting and luxurious and the fruit slightly less sweet than other oranges. My go to place…

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