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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 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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Stork Bake Instagram Takeover (with recipes)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

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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Stork Bakers: Cardamom and Rose Custard Slice and a Win!

Monday, June 5, 2017

I'm not going to lie, I love when the going is easy; when there's not much for me to push through and deliver on and I'm able to couch through a season of Frasier in one sitting with a pot of  single-origin Guatemalan and plate of cheese and crackers. Yes, I have simple tastes. However, I ...

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Chewy White Choc Chunk and Popcorn Cookies

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Growing up, my pop culture consumption was completely colonised by US-TV and comic book exports. I could recite the Pledge of Allegiance by heart and knew that milk and cookies were a sacrosanct pairing. Oh, and how I love a good chewy American-style cookie. I found a great recipe on that substitutes butter with cream cheese, resulting in ...

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Banana loaf with Sesame halwa

Monday, November 14, 2016

A photo posted by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (@saaleha_b) on Nov 12, 2016 at 2:15pm PST My grocery stock is pretty much the metaphor for my life. The bananas are going off but there's sesame halva in the fridge and coconut blossom sugar in the cupboard. Mental state aside, at least a recipe came of it. The sesame ...

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