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Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s Italian   If you read my biography you’ll know that my love of food comes from watching Jamie Oliver on Sunday afternoons in The Naked Chef, so you can guess my excitement when I heard Jamie’s Italian was opening in Johannesburg. Being my favourite type of food and most probably my favourite chef ever’s…

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Café Del Sol

A classic Italian restaurant in every single way adapting to modern times by catering for everyone from the crowd that wants their food delivered to the banting army growing day by day it is easy to see why Cafe Del Sol stood proud as Winner of both Highly Commended and Best Italian eatery in the…

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Recipe – Champagne Cupcakes

Champagne Cupcakes are a delightful naughty treat for a special occasion. We love them for a kitchen tea, bridal shower, book club or just because. Make the Champagne Jelly that we shared last week. Bake a batch of Vanilla cupcakes (recipe below) Hollow out the centre of the cupcake and fill with bits of the jelly….

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Recipe – Champagne Jelly filled Cupcakes

Champagne jelly is the prefect way to use leftover champagne. Now we know you don’t have leftover champagne but in case you do, here’s a great way to use it – as a cupcake filling. Perfect for the next kitchen tea, bridal shower or grown up celebration! How to make champagne jelly: Prepare strawberry flavoured…

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Nigella’s Caramel Croissant Pudding

Nigella’s Caramel Croissant Pudding

Ever since I saw Nigella’s Caramel Croissant recipe, I knew I had to make it. Rich and sweet … and it helps prevent wastage – WIN WIN!   2 stale croissants 100 grams sugar 2 tablespoons water 125 ml double cream 125 ml full fat milk 2 tablespoons bourbon (or rum) Optional 2 large eggs (beaten)   Preheat…

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#BTWSB – Best Thing With Sliced Bread – Trio of Desserts

#BTWSB – Best Thing With Sliced Bread – Trio of Desserts

I was very excited to discover the ingredients in this the 3rd and final month of the #BTWSB Blogger Challenge with Blue Ribbon. This month our mystery ingredients included: Sliced White Blue Ribbon Bread Plain Cream Cheese Dark Chocolate Caster Sugar Vanilla Essence Ground Cinnamon Instead of limiting us to just one dessert, we treated…

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Halva Cocoa Peppermint Crisp Tart

  Today we’ve partnered with Mediterranean Delicacies to bring you a twist on the South African favourite dessert, Peppermint Crisp Tart. As a child, I always had a love for the caramel chocolate mint combination of this dessert. I love creamy desserts and this was such an easy one to make for my young hands….

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Speckled Egg and White Chocolate Rocky Road

Speckled Egg and White Chocolate Rocky Road

  Oh speckled eggs! You’re such a popular sweet and now that it’s Easter, all the other eggs come out to compete with you. Let’s use this time to celebrate your year-round popularity by transforming you into a delicious rocky road treat. What do you say? Let’s do it!   The Rocky Road was really…

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Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Spring has arrived! The sweet smell of jasmine is in the air and the world is a little greener. And what better way to celebrate than with bright coloured cupcakes with a strawberry and white chocolate flavour.  As sweet as Spring jasmine, the Strawberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes are a real treat! The warmer weather…

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Homemade Milk Tart for National Milk Tart Day

Homemade Milk Tart for National Milk Tart Day

Milk Tart is one of my favourite traditional South African desserts and with National Milk Tart Day being celebrated, I thought it was a perfect excuse to make some! You have two milk tart types – baked or non-baked. I’m a fan of the non-baked type as it’s easier and I love the cool dessert…

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