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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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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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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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Milk Tart Slices

A cheat version of the usual South African classic, with a more rustic flare My motto for 2022 is to focus on more time for myself and slow down a bit. I still want to explore my passion for creating delicious dishes in the kitchen, but not always having to spend hours slogging over them. Custard slices evoke memories of summer picnic desserts as you devour these hand-held delights, not…

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Lime Panna Cotta with Strawberries

The perfect no bake summer dessert a combination of zingy lime with a flavour burst of strawberries This is a perfect summer dessert, both in terms of flavours but also the fact that it does not require you to slave over a hot oven. I am making it for Christmas this year, as I have a single oven which will mostly be occupied with a roast lamb leg. Not needing…

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