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Mrs Campbell’s date loaf

This is another recipe which I have been making since childhood.  When my mother visited her friend Yvonne Campbell I would sit writing out her wonderful recipes.  Last weekend my life long friend Dominique came to visit for my daughter Dominique’s (yes named after her) farewell before she and her husband leave for Canada.  Domi snr is also Domi Jnr’s ... Read More »

Marbled Black Forest Fridge Cheesecake

A while ago I posted a recipe for baked Black Cherry Cheesecake.  This is a different version for a no bake fridge cheesecake.  I don’t really fancy raw eggs in a cheesecake and this recipe is egg free. INGREDIENTS 200g chocolate digestive biscuits or similar (I bake this recipe and use them in my crumb base) 85 grams butter 60 ... Read More »

Strawberry dreams – recipe

It’s that time of year when one end of year party rolls into the next.  We have the end of year ballet party, the swimming party and so on, these strawberry tarts are great to take along to any bring and share.  The pastry shells can be made in advance and even frozen, then putting them together is a doddle. ... Read More »

Roast vegetable Lasagne

A while ago I made roast vegetable lasagne and loved it but forgot how to make it.  This time I looked at an Angela Day recipe but made so many changes that it didn’t resemble the original recipe much but is pretty darn yummy.  You can be flexible with the roasting veg, if you want to substitute or add ingredients ... Read More »

Glazed fruit sticky cake

My Mum gave me a Mary Berry cookbook At Home which I have used often and love the recipes which I have tried.  The only recipe which did not work was the one for Cornish Sticky Cake, it rose very fast and very high and then collapsed.  My guess is that there is something wrong with the ingredients probably too ... Read More »

Cliff’s magnificent Millionaires shortbread

I am the baker in the house, and my baked goods are pretty awesome but when my husband puts his mind to creating something special there are not many top restaurants that can top what he pulls out of the hat.  Long ago Woolworths used to sell millionaires shortbread but that version is no longer available and he had a ... Read More »

Roast Red Pepper Pasta Sauce Recipe

Last week I got a huge bag of Red and Yellow peppers at Woolworths for an excellent price.  Wanting to make a pasta sauce I looked up many recipes then went off and made up my own.  It went down really well and I will be making it again. ROAST RED (AND/OR YELLOW) PEPPER PASTA SAUCE (serves 4) INGREDIENTS 4 ... Read More »

Chicken, cheese and corn muffins

Last weekend my brother-in-law stayed over after flying up to Joburg for the Pixies, Rock on the lawns concert.  I wanted to make something nice for breakfast before he flew back home to Cape Town.  I based this recipe on an Angela Day one for ‘Cheese muffins with ham and corn’ but made quite a few changes.  They were really yummy ... Read More »

Ostrich Mince Bolognese

Since discovering Ostrich Mince, I never use Beef mince.  Ostrich meat is so lean that even extra lean beef tastes fatty in comparison.  Ostrich mince is available at Woolworths and Pick n Pay.   Of course you can use Beef, or Chicken mince in this recipe if you prefer.  This is a family favourite and we eat it once a ... Read More »