Mini Carrot Bundt Cakes

Many of us will be baking up a storm for family gatherings over Easter time. I know I will be. I went through my archives and realized I have yet to share a good carrot cake recipe on my site and I mean,...

Margherita Tray Bake Pizza

This is the type of pizza I grew up with.  A quick-mix dough pressed into a baking tray and topped with tinned tomato & onion and lots of cheese. If it was a good time of the month, we would have the...

Pumpkin Pie

In the spirit of Halloween and the magnitude of pumpkins that are stocked in our supermarkets at the moment, I think a pumpkin pie recipe is in order. I've had many requests over the years for a foolproof...

Old Fashioned Custard Cookies

Custard cookies (Vla koekies) are my absolute favourite biscuits of all time. As a child, we would find them at the local Tuisbedryf or at the till points at 7 eleven. Nowadays, it is only when we visit food...

Cranberry, Seed & Oat Crunchies

Everybody needs a good recipe for crunchies (also known as flapjacks to UK folks).  This is a recipe I have been using for years and it has never failed me. These are the good old fashioned kind - sugar,...

Citrus Polenta Cake with Cardamom Syrup

The smell of this cake baking is something quite special and the flavour reminds me of our time in Tuscany.  A slice of sunshine is the only way I can describe it. Polenta provides a nutty dense texture that...

Bacon & Apple Tarte Tatin

The best part of my job is getting the opportunity to dream up twists and fun takes on the classics, like this Bacon and Apple Tarte Tatin for instance. Apple and Bacon – a match made in heaven. Why not a...

World Baking Day: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Stork  challenged me together with a few other food bloggers to #PledgeToBake for World Baking Day which is today (18 May 2014)! I chose to bake for my physician/haematologist, Dr Du Toit and his Bone...

Homemade Hot Cross Buns!

Ah yes, Easter is just around the corner. Why not bake some homemade buns this year? They really are quite simple to make and the bonus is you get that freshly baked smell wafting through your home! Also,...