A festive dessert that will have everyone thinking you spent hours in the kitchen and yet, it’s quite easy to make. This ice cream cake can be made well in advance, as it can remain frozen for a week or more. When I heard that AMC Cookware added a 16 cm Baking tin to the existing 24 cm and 20 cm versions in the range, I knew it would be perfect for many exciting baking ideas. And it’s really cute too – if a baking tin can be cute!
As a child, this was one of my all-time favourite winter desserts. It’s called a self-saucing citrus pudding and just what you need on a cold day. I can imagine the flavours as I am writing. The feather light batter on top has a sweet-sour sauce which forms underneath as it bakes and is quite a surprise element if you have never eaten this before. So, if you’re making this for the first time, don’t be alarmed when you dish up – this is how it’s supposed to be.
Sjokolade en speserye saam? Ja, beslis en veral as jy van Meksikaanse kos hou. Diepgebraaide churros met sjokoladesous is ’n bekende nagereg. Die deeg is byna soos ’n choux-deeg en word met ’n spuitsak in diepolie gespuit en so gebraai. Hierdie is my vinnige weergawe met ’n soortgelyke idee – net heelwat minder moeite.
I love Pink Lady® Apples and although they are not back in season yet, I am keeping this recipe on hand for the moment they are on shelf in May. And seeing that South Africans love to bake, I just have to share this delicious cake so long.
The moist cake with its soft texture is really special and similar to a typical Ukranian apple cake. Ian Sklarsky shared this family recipe with the Pink Lady® team and they were so excited about it, that they shared it with us at a lovely launch event a few years ago. The natural sweetness of the apples and the ability to hold their structure, even when baked, is just what you need for this cake.
Westfalia Fruit has four flavours in the avocado oil range: Plain, Garlic, Lemon and Butter – great to use in any recipe where oil is needed. I often use the lemon-flavoured avocado oil as it adds a citrusy aroma and taste to anything from salads and roasted or steamed veggies to chicken and fish. It is especially good when baking, like in these light and fluffy mini tea loaves.
In this recipe, the polenta and nuts adds an interesting texture and the lovely zestiness from the lemon-flavoured avocado oil is perfect with the hint of fresh herbs.
Baking is a much-loved holiday tradition and something that can get the whole family into a festive spirit. Kids often love to bake and ice their own cookies and get creative with colours and toppings. It’s also a great activity to get them involved and keep them busy in the holidays.