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  • Mini Layered Chocolate Cake

    My favourite cakes to make are Mini Layered ones.  The ingredients that are required are minimal, and they are so cute and stand as high as they are round.  The slices are…

  • Christmas Food Roundup 2017

    If you are planning a party this festive season, make sure you cater for everyone , vegetarian,  seafood lovers,  meat and chicken eaters, and of  course those of you addicted to delicious desserts…

  • Vanilla cake with chai buttercream

    Vanilla Butter Cake with Chai Spiced Frosting

    The sweet smell of cinnamon, mixed spice and ginger are such a perfect complement to this vanilla butter cake.  I love to make vanilla cakes, as the choice of frosting is endless and this beautiful…

  • How to make meringues

    Meringue Kisses

    Meringues are such a deceptive dessert on so many levels, they seem so simple to make yet with their delicate crisp exterior you never know if you will be getting a gorgeous…

  • Dark Chocolate Ganache Tartlets

    These elegant Dark Chocolate Ganache Tartlets are my new “go to” for a luxury dessert that looks fabulous, yet is pretty easy to make.  Once you have mastered a pastry crust, the rest…

  • Donna Hay Chai cheesecake

    Chai Spiced Cheesecakes

    These Chai Spiced Cheesecakes are made with spices that depict the essence of the earth.  Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg and Cloves form the heart of these Mixed Spice little beauties, with a ginger and almond…

  • Muesli Breakfast Tart

    Muesli Tart

    Looking for something different for a special breakfast?  This Muesli Tart is a wonderful combination of a sweet pastry, breakfast muesli, and dried fruit soaked in rooibos tea and blended to form…

  • Cheese and Chive Bread

    Cheese and Chive Bread

    There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread, and it is even nicer when the smell is coming from your very own kitchen.  This Cheese and Chive bread requires no…

  • Granola bars for energy on safari

    No Bake Cranberry Granola Bars

    I love it when I can make something delicious without having to bake it.  These no bake  Cranberry Granola Bars will give you energy for hours and are the perfect breakfast for those on…