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Mosbolletjies

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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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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