Roasted Macadamia Nut Sojee

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I have semolina on the brain today. I love the versatility of this ingredient. It makes a great component to savoury dishes as well, and I'm keen to try a few soon. But for now, here is a variation on my almond and vanilla semolina halva/sojee . In this iteration, I used ground roasted macadamia ...

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With Stork Bake: Semolina Halva With Almonds and Vanilla

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There's just something so celebratory about a semolina pudding. It's one of those Indian dishes that work wonderfully as both starter and dessert. For Eid this year, I partnered with Stork Bake to develop this semolina halva with almonds and vanilla. Visit the Stork Bake recipe site for more recipes. Photography: Hein van Tonder Semolina Halva With Almonds and ...

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Coconut and Mango Wafer Cookies

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I adjusted an easy recipe for wafer cookies from the Stork Bake recipe site to include desiccated coconut and mango essence. They turned out crisp with just hints of tropical flavour, like a lovely whisper of summer. Coconut and Mango Wafer Cookies (adjusted from www.stork.co.za) ½ cup (125 ml) Stork Bake 1 cup (250 ml) castor sugar ...

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Naartjie and Vanilla Cupcakes for World Baking Day

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I am so honoured to partner up with Stork Bake again this year to bring you my best bakes. In celebration of World Baking Day, I came up with these naartjie and vanilla cupcakes. If you don't have naartjies available, create a dried powder from the rind of your favourite sweet citrus. Photography: Hein van Tonder Naartjie and Vanilla ...

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Fluffy Stuffed Spinach Omelette

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When in doubt, omelette. In a bowl, whisk until airy; three eggs with chopped dill, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, turmeric and garlic flakes. In the frying pan on medium heat; toast cumin seeds in bit of coconut oil, add about two handfuls of shredded spinach, and sprinkle with a little lemon/orange juice (the vitamin c prevents the ...

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Overnight Oats with Tahini and Appelstroop

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I have that new year itch to declutter everything, including the fridge and the grocery cupboard. And that's what led to these overnight oats for breakfast this morning. I used appelstroop to sweeten because I'd bought a tin of the stuff on a whim a while back at President Hyper in Krugersdorp. I placed the following ...

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Turkish Delight Almond Milk

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What does one do with a box of lemon and rose turkish delight that's been sitting in the grocery cupboard for well over a year? Let's just say the benefits of maturity do not extend to lokum. The sweets, hard as they'd become, were not a toothsome delight. I decided to melt them down into a ...

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Stork Bake Instagram Takeover (with recipes)

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A few months ago I was afforded the wonderful opportunity to work with the Stork Bake team on their Instagram account. Hi Stork fam, it's Stork Baker @saaleha_b here. I will be taking over this account for the next three days to bring you baking hacks, treats and lots of sweet vibes. Today I'm going to ...

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