Author Archive | Luisa

vanilla custard slice

Serves: 4-6 2 x 250g ready rolled out puff pastry squares For the Vanilla custard 1 cup (250ml) milk ½ cup (125ml) cream 1 tsp (5ml) Nielsen-Massey Organic Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract 4 egg yolks 2 tbsp (30ml) castor sugar 25g maizena For the Vanilla bean glaze ¾ cup (190ml) icing sugar, sifted 1-2 Tbsp […]

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Honeycomb

Makes: 10 – 20 shards (depending on size) Difficulty: moderate Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes 150ml sugar ¼ cup (60ml) honey 2 ½ tsp (12.5ml) bicarbonate of soda 100g 70% dark chocolate, melted Prepare and line a baking tray or small deep baking dish (depending if you would prefer thicker honeycomb pieces) […]

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prawn and coriander dim sum

These little Chinese steamed dumplings take a bit of time to prepare, but are so worth it in the end. Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy-moderate Time preparation: 1 hour Cooking time: 10 minutes 1 pack dim sum pastry (can buy frozen from most Asian supermarkets) 10 prawns, de-shelled, deveined and finely chopped 1 tsp (5ml) cornflour […]

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gluten free banana and almond crumpets

Delicious and healthy gluten-free crumpets. A guilt-free breakfast delight. Makes: 6 large crumpets Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes 2 ripe bananas 2 eggs 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract 1 cup (250ml) ground almonds 1 tsp (5ml) baking powder ½ tsp (2.5ml) ground cinnamon 2 Tbsp (30ml) butter, for frying Maple […]

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chocolate and pistachio nut marble cake

A gorgeous looking chocolate and pistachio nut swirl cake with the easiest and most delicious rich chocolate ganache topping made with cocoa! Makes: 1 cake Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 30 minutes Baking time: 45 minutes 200g butter, room temperature 200g caster sugar 1 tsp (5ml) NoMU vanilla extract 4 eggs 200g flour, sifted 2 tsp […]

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home-made dark chocolate

Who knew you could make homemade dark chocolate from scratch? Makes: 1 loaf tin (650g slab) Difficulty: Easy Preparation time: 15 minutes Chilling time: 4 hours 375g coconut oil ¾ cup (190ml) icing sugar, sifted 1 cup (250ml) NoMU cocoa powder, sifted ¼ cup (60ml) rice milk powder ½ tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract Place the […]

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Saanewald lodge. A holiday to remember!

Seeing that its #tbt and exactly 3 months until a couple of friends, Ash and myself will be jet-setting to Saanewald lodge in Saanenmoser, Switzerland for yet another incredible snowboarding holiday. I thought, what better way to throw back, than to blog about our experience we had at Saanewald lodge in January this year. Its […]

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