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recipes

Salsa for Nachos (or anything else)

I spent a whole lot of time looking for a recipe for cooked salsa but apart from finding very few, in the end I decided that a fresh one would be nice (and it was).  In the past when we’ve had Nachos I’ve bought ready made salsa, this one is nicer, makes about 500ml (way more than the bought bottle), ... Read More »

Tomato sauce for pizza topping

There’s nothing like home made pizza.  I make the dough in my bread machine and we make our own tomato topping.  This is my husband’s recipe. You can either use it as is or give it a whizz with a blender. TOMATO PIZZA TOPPING INGREDIENTS about half a medium or smallish onion 1 tin chopped peeled tomatoes a clove or ... Read More »

Banting and Gluten Free Lemon Meringue

This week I had a visit from a very special friend from Durban.  She is banting and loves lemon meringue.  I have never tried banting baking before but after some searching chose a recipe on The Banting Chef.  My first attempt was not a success, the recipe didn’t say what size pie dish to use and my tin turned out ... Read More »

Erika’s super butter cookies

In 2016 I was given an order to bake 700 mustache shaped cookies for Movember.  There was no way that I could have done them all on my own.  I baked the cookies and my friend Erika decorated them.  Her decorating skills are amazing.  She shared her cookie recipe with me that she was given at school.  I’ve tried similar ... Read More »

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 »