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Crunchies with seeds

This is probably the 1st recipe that I ever baked.  My Mum made them extra special by adding seeds and I now also sometimes add choc chips or cranberries.  The baking tray which I use is 22cm x 35cm CRUNCHIES 160 Grams Margarine 20 ml golden syrup ¾ Cups sugar 1  tsp bicarbonate of soda (Baking soda) 1 Cup coconut ... Read More »

Mushroom-Cottage Cheese Spread

I can bake pretty much any sweet thing your heart desires but when it comes to savory snacks I find myself at a loss.  I had to bring a plate of savory snacks for a church funeral today. I had a recipe but veered so far from it that I sort of made up my own and I am well ... Read More »

Fresh Strawberries give icing natural flavour and colour

I am still on my quest to find the perfect Vanilla Cupcake recipe.  Today I tried the BBC recipe and it is better than the one in ‘500 Cupcakes’, however I will have to try it again as I forgot to add the milk which may improve them more.  I was however very pleased with my icing.  I bought strawberry ... Read More »

‘500 Cupcakes’ – review

I will aways choose quality over quantity and the recipe book ‘500 Cupcakes’ is a perfect example.  I would rather have 5 excellent cupcake recipes than 500 which are below par.  Most of the recipes are very variations of the same.  This would be acceptable if the recipes were great, but judging from the 2 which I have tried I ... Read More »

Order Cakes for those with egg allergy in Johannesburg

I am the mother of a 5 year old boy who has a host of food allergies.  The worst of these are egg and nut allergies.  I have found that many don’t know where to turn when you want a cake for a special occasion.  Fortunately for Fjord I have always loved baking and after years of trying different recipes ... Read More »

Egg Free Chicken Mince Burger Patties

When looking for burger patty recipes  I found that they all seem to require egg.  Fjord is allergic to egg which rules this ingredient out for us.   I was worried about leaving out egg thinking that they would fall apart, but they don’t.  Basically you can use any recipe and simply leave out the egg.  I have however made ... Read More »

Sesame Chicken Strips for chicken salad

After we had an amazing Sesame Chicken Salad at Natal Spa a few years ago I searched for a recipe to make my own.  I battled to find one which I was completely happy with and came up with this recipe. Sesame Chicken Strips (serves 4) Marinade Ingredients 4 Filleted chicken breasts 25ml Soya Sauce 10ml Sweet & Sour sauce ... Read More »

Breadmaker Hot Cross Buns Recipe – Easy and Heavenly

It’s that lovely time of the year again.  Growing up Catholic I have issues with eating Hot Cross Buns all year round, and if I did the novelty would wear off.  When I got my bread machine I discovered that shop bought Hot Cross Buns are not a patch on home made ones and they really are easy.  I searched ... Read More »

Imperial Cookie Press – Review

For a while I have wanted a cookie press, particularly since making Viennese Biscuits  by pushing the dough through an icing nozzle thus creating what looked like a gemors (mess) but tasted divine.  As with anything costing over R100 we shopped around.  Cliff found a new baking shop in Boksburg called ‘The Cake Tin’  and bought me one as a ... Read More »