Desserts, baking & sweet treats
Homemade hot chocolate is so easy to make and a healthier alternative to shop-bought powders or mixes. If you prepare your own, you can control what goes into each mug of deliciousness and choose better quality chocolate that is lower in sugar and other additives. Remember, dark chocolate gives a better, richer flavour than milk chocolate. If preferred, you can stir in a little honey for a sweeter taste.
Dié maklike Sjokolademousse word met jogurt in plaas van room gemaak, wat steeds ’n heerlike romerige tekstuur verleen, maar minder ryk is. Jy hoef ook nie met eierwitte te sukkel wat eers styfgeklits en ingevou moet word nie. Die groot geheim? Goeie gehalte sjokolade en kakao vir ’n smullekker donkersjokolade-smaak.
Lemon and poppy seeds are a well-known combination, and these cupcakes add a zesty flair to any tea table or picnic basket. The fresh thyme gives a lovely botanical flavour to the cupcakes, making them a little more sophisticated. The ratio of lemon juice to icing sugar adds just enough acidity to the recipe to balance out the sweetness and rounds the cakes off beautifully.
In summer, it’s always fabulous to have a dessert, but definitely not a warm one, even if it’s a baked version of some sort. I love to serve this frozen terrine, as it always looks so impressive. The combination of the vanilla cake, creamy ice cream, toasted macadamia nuts, berries and chocolate is popular with everyone.
How can I best describe this apple tart? Caramelised apple wedges with honey, a touch of lemon, cranberries and a delicate combination of spices. But that’s not it yet – it all sits on an almond and butter layer, wrapped in a light and crisp butter pastry. Absolutely delicious. This Pink Lady® apple tart is one of the best I have ever made (and eaten). Yes, it’s a bit of extra work, but oh, so worth it.
In my house, lemon curd is an absolute favourite treat. There are so many ways we enjoy it – on a freshly baked scone, with fruit and berries as dessert or like in this recipe, on warm pancakes.
Chocolate truffles are a decadent treat and always have a sense of luxuriousness about them. Although there are a few important things to know when working with chocolate, these truffles are not too difficult to make.
These rusks are so easy to make and high in fibre. The buttermilk gives it a lovely texture, without the need for eggs – so the recipe is indeed correct and not missing eggs.
Warm, homemade bread with butter melting into it and a dollop of chunky apricot jam always bring back delightful memories. There is something comforting about freshly baked bread, which is difficult to describe.
Hierdie kors het ’n effens ander tekstuur as ’n tipiese broskors, maar is makliker om te hanteer, want dit hoef nie uitgerol te word nie.