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‘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 homemade ones and they really are easy.  I searched for ... 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 »

Gooseberry & Apple Pie

This is one of my favourite recipes and I look forward to Gooseberry season to make it.  I am very fortunate that Cliff is a gifted gardener and we have a few gooseberry plants in the veggie garden.  You can use different quantities of gooseberries and apple it doesn’t really matter so long as the total is 850g. The pastry ... Read More »

Smartie cookies

I recently copied a recipe for Smartie cookies and made them for the children. I can’t remember which recipe book it was from. When I made the cookies my children loved them. After making them I realized that you can take any choc chip cookie recipe and use Smarties instead of choc chips. The recipe calls for 200g sugar-coated chocolate ... Read More »

Magical Gingerbread Men

My Mother did many little things which made my childhood magical, creating so many special memories. I have been remiss in following through and making this a tradition. She would bake Gingerbread Men, no fancy cutter back then which led to the legs, arms and head detaching on a whim, I don’t remember this bothering me. The Eyes and buttons ... Read More »

Jelly Oranges

I love tradition and keeping family traditions going.  Yesterday was my  son’s 5th birthday, one thing which I did for his party was Jelly oranges.  My Croatian Grandmother Ursula (who I was named after) made these for her 7 children, and my Mum made them for every party which she gave me as a child.  Kids love them, they are ... Read More »