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Scones with vanilla pouring cream and apricot jam

May 22, 2018


Did any of you watch the Royal Wedding on Saturday? I did and I couldn’t help but wonder what was going through Meghan Markle’s mind. The whole thing is so grand and out of a storybook that I wonder if it felt real to her in anyway, if you know what I mean? What did you guys think of her dress and how beautiful was her tiara? My goodness, it was such a piece of art.

All this Royal wedding hype really got me in the mood for nice pillowy scones, so I thought that seeing as the Royal Wedding fever is still going strong and it was World Baking Day a couple of days back I’d share another recipe from my baking series that I’ve started with Royal Baking Powder. So everyone say hello to my foolproof recipe for soft Scones with Vanilla Pouring Cream and Apricot Jam.

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Best Butter Cookies

April 1, 2018


Happy Easter everyone! I really hope you have all had a wonderful weekend so far and that you have been surrounded by family, friends, food and loads of chocolate eggs!

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been sharing a lot more recipe posts lately. I’ve always loved being in the kitchen, ever since I was little kid and I’m so chuffed that Nina James loves baking and cooking as much as I do because it’s such a fun thing for us to do together and it doesn’t hurt that you get to eat the end result, which is not the story when you’re making pies out of playdough.

Yesterday we whipped up these very morish butter cookies and then sat in Nina’s room and had a full on tea party. She even picked a dress out of her cupboard and changed for the occasion, it was so sweet!

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Best Beef In Satay Sauce This Side Of Illovo

February 21, 2018


I love peanut butter and I love Thai food! I also love things that can be whipped up in 3, 2, 1 BOOM! This next recipe that I’ll be sharing with you is made from eight ingredients, eight simple yet complimentary ingredients that make up one of my favourite dishes, Beef In Satay Sauce mmmmmmmmmm….. so if you’re a fan of peanut butter and Thai food then guess what? You’re going to friggin love this recipe!

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Banana Boston Cream Cake

October 6, 2017


The other day I was feeling like a custard cake so I pulled out my Home Sweet Home book by The Hummingbird Bakery and paged through it to see if there was something along those lines in it, not only did I find a custard cake but I found a banana, chocolate, and custard cake! Those are like three of the best flavours ever so I didn’t waste any time starting to put this magnificent beast together.

There are quite a few steps involved, you have to make the sponge, the custard and the ganache that goes on top so I wouldn’t say that it’s the quickest recipe to get through, but it’s totally worth all the effort because it’s super delicious. I changed a couple of things from the original recipe, but it still worked out great and I was really happy with the end result.

So if you fancy a soft fragrant banana sponge with a sweet custard center and a rich chocolate ganache frosting, then this is the cake for you. If you don’t like bananas, custard or chocolate then may I suggest you give it a major skip!

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Choc Chip Pancakes

January 25, 2016

Choc Chip Flapjacks


Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you just feel like choc chip pancakes and you hope that you have all the ingredients in your cupboard so that you can stuff your face with a stack of sugar and chocolate.

These pancakes (flapjacks) are some of the easiest ones I have ever made and they never ever fail. You know how sometimes you make a batch of batter and then you try to make pancakes and 85% of them fail because either the mixture isn’t right, or the pan isn’t hot enough, or they look like something you found under the couch. Well this recipe will have you and your stretchy pants smiling from one drawstring to the next.

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Italian Cream Cake

April 20, 2015


The other day I tried my hand at an Italian Cream Cake. For those of you who have no idea what an Italian Cream Cake is, not to worry I’ll explain…it’s a white cake that originates from the South that is flavoured with coconut and pecan nuts and covered in cream cheese icing. I know what you’re going to say, where does the Italian and cream fit into it? Well the cream is in the batter and as for the Italian, I’m as confused as you are on that one…

Before I stumbled across this recipe, I had also never heard of or tasted an Italian Cream Cake, but now I’m so glad that I’m no longer a stranger to this fluffy coconut-ty cake of loveliness.

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