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  • Christmas Cake tray bake shades of cinnamon

    Christmas Cake Tray Bake

    Fruity, light and and spicy – this year’s delicious light Christmas Cake.  Made in a tray, it is perfect for a “quick night before, forgot to make a Christmas Cake”, kind of cake.  Heavy…

  • Mini chocolate bundt cakes

    Mini Chocolate Bundt Cakes with Cherry Preserve

    Whilst tidying my baking cupboard where I keep my stash of  baking pans, I came across my  beloved Bundt tins and trays.  And when I mean stash, I am not exaggerating.  One of my crazy…

  • 15 Minute Almond Shortbread

    I’ve been playing around with some flavourings and decided that a little hint of almond, subtle but distinct, would be just the thing for this easy shortbread. These are flaky and melt in…

  • Muffins

    Roasted Pumpkin, Parmesan and Basil Muffins

    I’ve always had a soft spot for muffins.  There are not too many that I would turn  my nose up to, in fact sweet or savoury, they press all the right buttons for…

  • Crunchies like mama makes them

    Crunchies – A South African Favourite

    When I orginally started my blog it was for the sole purpose of keeping a record of all my recipes for my children who live around the world.  My mother’s recipes have…

  • Chia and Parmesan Crackers

    Rosemary, Chia and Parmesan Crackers

    I am a huge Donna Hay fan, have all her books and my ipad is filled to the brim with each and every magazine.  Late night reading for me will usually be hours of…

  • gluten free muffins

    Gluten Free Pecan and Cinnamon Muffins

    Whether you are allergic to glutens or not, the new found popularity in following a gluten-free diet or eating more gluten-free foods will most definitely benefit you, regardless of your current health.…

  • Ruby Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

    I have this crazy love for loaf cakes which I can’t explain.  Maybe it’s because there is something about the fact that they don’t require any fancy toppings or decorations to make them perfect.…

  • Healthy Brownie bites

    Nut Butter Brownie Bites

    Raw Energy – get the best out of your ingredients by eating them the way nature intended.  These Nut Butter Brownies are pure health, goodness and energy in every bite.   They are…

  • Cheese straws

    Camembert Straws

    I like to think of these Camembert Straws as the sophisticated version of a basic cheese straw.  These are made from scratch, using a delicious creamy wheel of Camembert, and seasoned with cracked black pepper.…