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Baked Yoghurt Brûlée


Friday, July 6, 2018

One of my favourite things to eat on our travels through India is little pots of baked yoghurt at breakfast. I love the sweet tangy creaminess, almost like a whisper of cheesecake. Baking the yoghurt gives it such a pleasant mouthfeel, but I could just as easily eat spoonfuls of this mixture as is.   Baked Yoghurt Brûlée ...

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Roasted Macadamia, Cashew and Coconut Butter


Friday, June 29, 2018

Airfriers are great for roasting nuts; go for a low to medium heat and shake the basket intermittently. Process until smooth and flavour with salt, honey and a bit of cardamom. I was dealing with leftovers so I don't have exact measures but the macadamia:cashew:coconut flake ratio was something like 3:2:1

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Roasted Macadamia Nut Sojee


Thursday, June 14, 2018

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


Thursday, June 14, 2018

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


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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


Thursday, May 17, 2018

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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