Archive | Baking

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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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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Blood Orange Olive Oil Cake

This Recipe was especially developed for @Crush Online with Willow Creek Blood Orange Olive Oil. Blood Orange Olive oil and Almond Cake Makes: 1 cake Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus 1 hour of boiling an orange) Baking time: 50-60 minutes 1 whole orange 2/3 cup (160ml) Willow Creek Blood Orange Olive Oil 4 eggs 1 […]

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baked plums with ginger biscuit crumble

Something for the long weekend! Serves: 4 4-6 large juicy ripe plums, halved and de-pitted ½ cup (125ml) flour 50g butter, chilled and cubed 3 Tbsp (45ml) brown sugar ¼ cup (60ml) oats 4 ginger biscuits, crushed finely ¼ cup (60ml) Orange liqueur, to serve (optional) Vanilla bean ice cream, to serve Preheat oven to […]

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pasteis de nata

And Im back, I hope. Its been far too long since I’ve blogged and I’m really missing it. With Cape Town being the design Capital for 2014, I was asked by The Pretty Blog to think up a scene with the theme “Paint the town yellow” and I should be inspired by the warm and happy […]

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chocolate raspberry and pistachio nut torte

There’s something just wonderful about chocolate and raspberries. Put them together, add a couple of pistachio nuts and you have a wonderful marriage of chocolate heaven. Click here to get the recipe which you will also find in the latest issue of Crush Magazine. Credits: This recipe was especially developed for Crush Magazine Photographer: Henk Hattingh Recipe […]

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rainbow cake

A couple of weeks ago, I was approached by Yuppiechef to develop and style this rainbow cake for one of their upcoming mailers. It may look like a serious amount of work, but you really only need to make double this recipe in order to achieve your 6 different coloured sponges. Covered in a white, […]

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learn the art of baking with Yuppiechef

I had the privilege of styling these gorgeous recipes of Sarah Graham’s while shooting The Art of Baking with Yuppiechef a couple of months back. It comprises of 6 baking tutorials and best of all its FREE. All you need to do to get your hands on these tutorials, is sign up and register at […]

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