Breakfast recipes · Recipe reviews

Old Fashioned Flapjacks – Recipe Review

Get the recipe First of all: these flapjacks are awesome. Delicious, golden and crisp exterior with a light and fluffy centre. I found them on Genius Kitchen years ago (it was just called Food then). Sweet but not sickly, these have since become our go - to pancake recipe. Try them! But I have made… Continue reading Old Fashioned Flapjacks – Recipe Review

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

Cakes · Icings and Fillings

Delicious Vegan Chocolate Glacé Icing

This icing, also called water icing, is absolutely delicious and very chocolatey. It is also quite a sweet icing, but the unsweetened cocoa powder helps to offset the sweetness slightly. I adapted this recipe from the basic glacé icing using water and icing sugar, gradually discovering what ingredients and methods work best, and this is… Continue reading Delicious Vegan Chocolate Glacé Icing

Breakfast recipes

Wholewheat Pancake Recipe

This pancake recipe was adapted by my mom from a recipe in the Dairy Book of Home Cookery. She replaced half the flour with the Make-Ahead Flour Blend in The Sneaky Chef, and the result is a healthier, filling, delicious pancake recipe. Ingredients: 2 1/3 cups (580 ml) plain (all-purpose/cake) flour 1 2/3 cup (410 ml) Sneaky Chef… Continue reading Wholewheat Pancake Recipe

Cakes · Cupcakes

3 Quick Fixes that will uplift any plain cupcake, guaranteed to blow your mind!

When you want to make something special out of a regular cupcake. These ones are for cupcakes before baking - quick fixes for ready-made cupcakes are coming soon though, so don't lose hope if that's what you're looking for! #1: Rainbow Cupcakes Divide your cupcake mixture equally into 3 bowls. Stir red food colouring into… Continue reading 3 Quick Fixes that will uplift any plain cupcake, guaranteed to blow your mind!