Luxurious Chocolate Cake

I made this chocolate cake for my boyfriend’s birthday last week and it didn’t stand a chance! Gone in less than 12 hours. It is a moist sponge, almost brownie like, and I got the recipe from the Community Table Recipes site and tweeked it a little. 2 cups white sugar 1 and 3/4 cups…

Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding – An Easter Experiment

The bunnies are breeding, the ducks are laying and Easter is just around the corner. Most people are starting to plan that Easter lunch, and I have a perfect little dessert that adds an Easter twist to a classic favourite. This recipe I spotted on a UK website is absolutely delish! a 6 / 8…

Pancetta and Carmelised Onion Pizza Swiss Rolls

These are entirely my own creation, so I am quick to admit that they were made with fear and hesitation BUT, like always, fortune favours the brave and they turned out fine and DELICIOUS! I made them because a friend had planned a games evening and he mentioned to me that beer was the drink…

Mediterranean Baby Potato Salad

I made this crowd pleaser up after my brother (who is not a fan of ordinary potato salad) suggested I make something with less mayo and bacon (you can never go wrong with bacon). It’s great because if you are aware of any vegetarian or vegan guests coming to your BBQ or party you can…

Mexican Popper Pull-Apart Bread

The on going struggle of deciding on which crisps or what breads go with what dips, is real. Well, believe me you need not look any further than this amazing, cheesy all-in-one recipe. It is a fast, “put-together-and-bake” starter that is perfect for barbecues or parties. one large loaf of bread (any loaf with a…

Silky Espresso Mousse with Frangelico

This mousse recipe that I got from a magazine a few months back is an absolute killer!! It’s rich, creamy and naughty with its drop of hazelnut liqueur. I first made this when I went to meet my boyfriend’s boss (who is now MY boss too – the mousse is that good) and his family at their home. 150g good…

South African Comfort Food! Potjiekos!

Now, as I am a new blogger, many of you will not know that I am actually from South Africa! I would like to share with you our favorite form of comfort food. Potjiekos! Pronounced “poy-kee-kos” it is the Afrikaans word for “pot food”. It is essentially a slow-cooked stew made in a potjie (pot)…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondants

Sadly, this is not my own recipe, BUT I love it enough to share it with you! The spongey, cake casing for the peanut butter lava is a dessert that only gets complaints for those sad souls with nut allergies. 180g dark chocolate 200g butter, softened 100g caster sugar x4 large eggs x4 egg yolks…