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How to make delicious pie crust

Pie. What comes to mind when you hear this simple, three letter word? Delicious smell, golden crust, melts in your mouth, comfort food... and the list goes on. The wonderful thing about pies is that they can be eaten all year round and can be made as a …

How to make homemade ice-cream

Cream ice is what it was called in the 17th century. Today, it is an all-time favourite, always loved and constantly being reinvented. This blog post will give you a quick guide on how to make homemade ice-cream that is delicious and easy to make. This …

Cronut Recipe

Have you ever heard of a cronut? Sounds quite strange, doesn’t it? Well, it’s the combination of a doughnut and a croissant, created in 2013 by Dominique Ansel, a Parisian-born baker who now resides in New York. Cronuts have been described as nothing less …

School lunch box ideas

Have you just run out of ideas for the kids’ lunch boxes? This is a feeling many parents can relate to… hopefully this blog post will give you some new ideas to change lunch making from dreadful to delightful! First, we look at meal ideas and then …

Flowers to eat

Do you feel that your food needs a little something to make it more appealing? Add to it a flower or two!   But not just any flower.  Not everything that blossoms is safe for human consumption. Stick to the tried and tested. Here are some of …

Gingerbread men recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 15 minutes   Ingredients: 30ml full cream milk 50ml golden syrup 125g butter (unsalted) 1 egg 750g cake flour 125ml brown sugar 5ml bicarbonate of soda 5ml ground cinnamon 10ml ground ginger 3ml …

Chinese steamed pork buns recipe

How to make delicious Chinese steamed pork buns   Preparation time for dough: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes   Dough ingredients: 1 cup warm water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 packet of yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 + 1/4 cup …

Making your own baby food

Being a parent can be one of the most wonderful and exciting times of a person’s life. The responsibilities of being a parent can also weigh down quite heavily on one’s shoulders. One of the first things that come to mind when thinking of child care is …

Traditional bobotie recipe – so yum!

With winter coming right around the corner, we're all craving some warm and delicious comfort food.   Bobotie is one of the national dishes of South Africa, and it is truly delicious!   This traditionally Cape Malay dish is made from …

Delicate and delectable Madeleines

  Personally, I blame Marcel Proust.   Were it not for his 2000 (give a take a few) words long description of Madeleines in Remembrance of Things Past (also known as In Search of Lost Time), I would have never fallen in love with these …