Super-Easy Choc Chip Cookies

A few weeks ago, I discovered a pretty 'sweet' baking trick (excuse the pun) which makes these choc-chip cookies SO much quicker and easier than normal cookies. The dough can be made in just over ten minutes, no lies. It tastes good, too. And it's pretty hard to mess up. The trick? Melted butter. But… Continue reading Super-Easy Choc Chip Cookies

Vegan recipes

Two Recipes: Healthy Vegan Ice Cream and Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Sundae with Chocolate Sauce

Yes, you read that right: this post is not one recipe. It's two. Or, to be correct, it shows you how to make some low sugar, plant based ice cream which is, in the second recipe, smothered with chocolate sauce. Which kind of removes the 'health' aspect. So, I've treated this as two recipes; you… Continue reading Two Recipes: Healthy Vegan Ice Cream and Vegan Chocolate-Hazelnut Sundae with Chocolate Sauce

Meals · Pastry

My Mom’s Homemade Chicken and Leek Pie

Here in South Africa, although spring is here, winter brought chilly evenings and it was on one such evening my mom created this delicious pie, inspired by the Coq au Vin Pie in one of our favourite cookbooks, Taste of the Midlands. The sauce was quite thin but still deliciously creamy and the chicken, leek and tarragon… Continue reading My Mom’s Homemade Chicken and Leek Pie

Cakes · Cupcakes · Recipe reviews

Gluten-free Vanilla Cupcakes – Recipe Review

Recently, I received a business order - 40 gluten-free unicorn cupcakes, 20 vanilla and 20 chocolate. For the chocolate cupcakes, I made the chocolate oil cake recipe and substituted gluten-free flour for the normal flour - note that gluten-free flour often absorbs more water than normal wheat flour (I discovered this through experience - halfway… Continue reading Gluten-free Vanilla Cupcakes – Recipe Review


Delicious Lemon Meringue Tartlets Recipe

These lemon meringue tartlets are adapted from the excellent recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie in Mary Berry's Desserts and Confections. You can either use the crumb crust suggested here, or make my Flourless Almond Crust, which works excellently for tartlets. The recipe can be used to make tartlets (about 12) or one large pie. Ingredients:… Continue reading Delicious Lemon Meringue Tartlets Recipe