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Blueberry Cheesecake Macarons

Happy New Year everyone! The past year has been extremely challenging for all, and I am looking forward to a brighter new year. Whilst I do not make definitive resolutions, I do have goals which I want to work on for 2021. One of them is to challenge myself to bake new creations which I have not done so before – hence these blueberry cheesecake macarons. I first saw the…

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My Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are wonderfully gooey and fudgy, but still have a slight bit of cakiness to them. The textures are enhanced with the addition of cocoa nibs and pecans. Brownies are a little chocolate bites of heaven, which lots of people have strong opinions about …. cakey vs fudge, cocoa vs chocolate, nuts vs no nuts …. the list is endless. That’s the wonderful think about baking, you can take…

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Lemon and Poppyseed Madeleines

This is a slight twist on the traditional Madeleine, with the inclusion of poppyseeds adds a lovely crunch. I had baked and shared these Madeleines on Instagram a while back, but have been so busy with my day job that I have not had time to share the recipe – my humblest apologies! I love making madeleines. They are actually quite easy to make, can be made ahead (actually, they…

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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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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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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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Pecan and White Chocolate Salted Cookies

This is my take on the usual chocolate chip cookie. They are crisp on the outside but so chewy and soft on the inside, with morsels of white chocolate and crunchy toasted pecans. There is something special about that perfect cookie, which is crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. I have never been much of a cookie baker, but find that there are some advantages…

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Sweet and Tart Lemon Squares

These lemon squares are quick and simple to make with just a few ingredients and have a lovely rustic feel to them. Anticipating that the lockdown was going to persist for a few weeks, we stocked up on lots of lemon (not in the panic buying, hoarding way – but enough to have more than a dozen). You know, for baking cakes, cheesecakes and throwing into you G&T 😉 I…

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