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Melting Moments Cookies

April 16, 2019

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Have you ever eaten a biscuit that literally melts in your mouth? I’m talking the type of biscuit that will have you holding one in each hand while you’re still chewing your first helping. People have been making Melting Moments Cookies for years and years and once you make them, you’ll understand why.

This is the second recipe I’ll be sharing from my Maizena series and it’s a real goodie because of the cornstarch used in it, it’s actually the key ingredient that makes these biscuits so crumbly, light and super delicious.

Traditionally, people cover the tops with a generous dusting of icing sugar, but I decided to dip them in melted dark chocolate just to make them extra special and extra special is exactly how they turned out. These morish treats took next to no time to make and equally less time to polish off, so if you’re in the market for a delicious treat then scroll down and get baking.

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Brooklyn Blackout Cake

April 10, 2019

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Anyone out there a fan of a custard slice, cake, pie or just custard in general? Well then do I have a treat for you! Have you ever heard of a Brooklyn Blackout Cake before? A few years ago I attempted to make one, but it was a bit of a fail. It literally started falling apart the second I brought it out, which is never a good look on any cake table. I was a bit apprehensive to try it again, but this cake sounds and looks so good that I had to give it another go.

So I tried out a few recipes, altered one or two things here and there and bam made this Brooklyn Blackout Cake which tastes as good as it looks. I’m actually thinking if renaming it the Joburg Blackout Cake hahah, just for fun!

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Nutella and Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

July 4, 2018

Nutella and Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Good old Chocolate Chip Cookies, they are always a crowd pleaser even if you have people in the crowd that claim to not really like chocolate. Ahem…Andrew Berry 🙂

I have tried a fair amount of chocolate chip cookie recipes out in my life but I have only ever written two in my cookbook, my cookbook which only the recipes I absolutely love and trust go in to and I’m super excited to add this one to it.

Normally when I make these types of cookies I only add chocolate chips and nuts, but yesterday I decided to make Nutella and Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies. I’m talking a double hit of gooey yummy dark and milk chocolate together with a nice subtle hint of toasted coconut. These cookies came out of the oven and lasted less than half a day, in fact, they didn’t even make it within an arm’s length of a cookie jar, which I guess is a good sign.

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Spanish Hot Chocolate

July 4, 2018

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Ok, so it’s been pretty freezing the last couple of days out here in Africa! I actually can’t believe the snow that has been falling in the Cape. I wish the same thing would happen here because it looks so beautiful plus we never ever get to play in the snow.

So seeing as it’s been so cold I thought I would mess around a bit in the kitchen with some hot chocolate recipes. I’m a huge fan of hot chocolates, BUT I hardly ever go out and have one and think, man that was amazing I can’t wait to come back here for another round. They’re always either too watery or not chocolatey enough, or they just taste like cheap powder mixed with way too much milk. I like decadent hot chocolates, ones that make you hold onto your cup like it’s the last ornate item on earth! One where every sip takes you on a Unicron ride around the sun.

So I’m pretty pleased to be sharing this next recipe with you because it’ll have you unicorn-ing it up and down your street at all hours of the night. Guaranteed. I have no idea what I’m going on about but just go with me here.

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Vegan Milk Tart

February 27, 2018

VEGAN-MILK TART

Did you guys know that today is National Milk Tart Day? I love the fact that this South African sweet treat is loved so much that it needs its own special day, I would personally give it more than just one day, but hey that’s just me!

A milk tart is traditionally described as a shortbread crust with a milky filling and is said to come from the Dutch back in the 1600s. When I describe it I like to use the words ‘Can I have another slice please and make it a fat one?’. This tart makes me think of tea and Summer afternoons in the garden and I wish I actually made the effort to bake them more often. So seeing as it is National Milk Tart Day I thought I’d share the recipe for this Vegan Milktart that Nicole (before she left) and I made together in partnership with Maizena.

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