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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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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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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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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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vodka chilli butterscotch sauce

I’ve been waiting patiently to share this new recipe of mine with you, and now that the latest issue of Crush Online is finally out, I can. This vodka chili butterscotch sauce is great drizzled over vanilla bean ice cream, warm apple crumble, or used as a dipping sauce for grilled fruit kebabs. However, my […]

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lemon curd creme brulee

When it comes to dessert, I’m most likely to order Creme brulee. The sound of that initial crack through the caramel layer, and the first mouthful of that delicious velvety smooth custard is hard to beat when it comes to dessert. Add a “hidden” layer of citrusy lemon curd at the bottom and you have […]

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