Dessert

Raw Cacao Fudge Frosting
Raw Cacao Fudge Frosting

I don't care much for coconut oil. There, I've said it! I don't have anything against it but the memory of coconut oil head massages when I was a child, the very distinct aroma prickling my nostrils as the oil was heated up to slather over my long locks is enough to...

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Jelly
Vietnamese Iced Coffee Jelly

I run on coffee. It flows through my veins. Although I limit myself to only three small cups a day, I get caught up in the whole ritual of this intensely aromatic tradition. I wake up thinking about my first cup. As Nick expertly pours me my first of the day (he has...

Crispy Caramel Apple Tart And My Fool Proof Frangipane
Crispy Caramel Apple Tart And My Fool Proof Frangipane

If you love mug cakes (of course you do!) then you will love this quick dessert of buttery flaky pastry  topped with a caramel fudgy frangipane and paper thin apple slices, baked to golden must-be-eaten-with-a-dollop-of-ice cream perfection. An abomination of a...

Sticky Triple Chocolate And Orange Star Wars Cake
Sticky Triple Chocolate And Orange Star Wars Cake

"Mum, look at me!" left shoulder thrown back, little wiry body angled sideways, knees bent in some kind of a stance, chin tucked down, eyes glaring menacingly, skinny right arm stretched towards me, the forefinger and thumb cocking an imaginary weapon. "Guess who I...

Baileys Salted Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta
Baileys Salted Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta

Imagine a dinner party set at a long, vintage table with crystal goblets and crackled plates amidst tall flickering candles, their flame bouncing off a bejeweled low hanging chandelier. Imagine a glorious dessert platter of shimmying, jiggling, wickedly deliciously...

Baileys Jelly And White Chocolate Mousse
Baileys Jelly And White Chocolate Mousse

I recently discovered a great little trick to creating an instant jelly with the use of cornflour as opposed to gelatine. This kind of jelly sets much faster and has a mousse like consistency, making it ideal for fast desserts. After experimenting making this jelly...

Instant Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Instant Chocolate Avocado Mousse

I first had a chocolate-avocado combination a few years ago at a friend's party where another friend had brought chocolate cupcakes with chocolate avocado icing. Ummm. It was okay. Strictly. I would need to have it at least ten times before I started enjoying it in...

CHAI LATTE TIRAMISU
CHAI LATTE TIRAMISU

Christmas is just over six weeks away. Okay, now you can panic! I had that moment about two weeks ago when I realised that the whole year had slipped through my fingers and that my boys and loved ones would be the only ones waking up to no presents under the tree, if...

Avocado And Lime Ice Cream, Prop Problems And Feeling Lost
Avocado And Lime Ice Cream, Prop Problems And Feeling Lost

  Before I share my recipe for this gorgeous Avocado Ice Cream, let me tell you that a lot has happened since the last two times I did a little catch-up on the blog. Today, I thought I'll fill you in on what has been happening in my kitchen and in my life. Too...

Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101
Coffee And Cream Pavlova + Pavlova 101

It is that time of the year when a lot of us who love to entertain go on the hunt for the perfect show-stopping dessert. Because come on, a glorious dessert is worth much more at a gathering than any dish you create, isn’t it? I obsess a lot about what to cook and...

Lemon Lime Granita With Cucumber Mint Salsa
Lemon Lime Granita With Cucumber Mint Salsa

Granita hails from Italy, deriving its name from the Italian word for grainy. It is a frozen fruit dessert like a slushy made up of coarse crystals. Hence the name.  A granita is a labour of love. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you think that you can mix it...