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Jun 2022

Semolina Syrup Cakes

These mini cakes are delicious with a bright lemon flavour thanks to the syrup and the glaze I love baking cakes in mini brioche tins as it looks so much more pretty than in a normal tin. Flipped upside down, it creates the perfect base for a dollop of whipped cream or a drizzle of glaze. That is exactly what I have done here with these semolina syrup cakes. The…

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Kheer Brulee’s

Kheer is a delicious rice pudding, flavoured with hints of cardamon and cinnamon. Diwali is a special time of year which calls for indulgence and celebration. Kheer has been a long standing dessert which my mum makes for different auspicious days. Kheer is typically made with “white rice”. Which is a thin, long-grained rice. Here, I have used basmati rice which is more easily accessible. It is important to prepare…

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Orange Cream Chiffon Cake

A pillowy light chiffon cake, with a delicious orange cream filling and orange cream cheese frosting I am currently in the process of changing jobs, much to my co-workers dismay – mostly because they will no longer be getting my spare baked goods after it is shot for the blog. As a result, I have been taking request for cakes and one of my colleagues suggested I make an orange…

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Gluten-Free Cherry and Almond Loaf

A delicious moist, almond loaf studded with glace cherries If you make this recipe, please share it with me by tagging me on Instagram @adventureswithsugar or on Facebook at Adventures with Sugar. FOR THE GLUTEN-FREE CHERRY AND ALMOND LOAF 200g glace cherries 2 tablespoons cornflour 180g salted butter, room temperature 250g caster sugar 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/4 teaspoon almond essence 180g ground almonds 80g desiccated coconut cherries and 20g…

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Black Sesame and Ginger Financiers

Whilst Financiers are traditionally French, the flavour of these give them a little Asian twist Financiers are French tea cakes which are made with brown butter and ground almonds. The use of almonds makes this treat a bit more dense, but still delicious. Typically, financiers are baked in a financier mould which are similar to loaf pans, but flatter. It is said that the shape of the financier is meant…

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Apple Tarte Tatin

Wonderfully tart Grannysmith apples provide a nice contrast to a sweet caramel and the perfect pastry to encase it all Having spent a few days in Paris, there was no shortage of pastries which I tried. I tried many variants from macarons to choux and entremets to flan. What surprised me the most however, was how delicious a well made apple tarte tatin could be. I am not a massive…

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Mini Milktarts

These mini version of the traditional milktart are the perfect dessert to pack for a picnic If you are South African, then you are no stranger to milktart. This dessert draws many parallels to a custard tart, but with a few differences. The first is that the custard has a wonderful spicy note thanks to the cinnamon and nutmeg. The second is that there is a higher ratio of milk…

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