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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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churro’s con chocolat

Iv’e always been a huge fan of doughnuts, but ever since tasting Churro’s (Spanish doughnuts) for the first time a couple years back, I have found a new love. Long, thin, crispy fingers of deep-fried choux pastry thats lightly dusted in cinnamon sugar and served with a shot of dark chocolate dipping sauce. Tapas at […]

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black forest chocolate fondant

lately I’ve been loving experimenting with interesting flavours and fillings and inserting it into the centre of the classic chocolate fondant. It really adds that extra excitement and surprise when that dark chocolate sauce starts oozing out. I’ve only really made two variations so far – Amarula chocolate fondant and now the Black forest chocolate […]

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warm apple fritters

These warm, crispy apple fritters are just delightful. And a great ‘tapas dinner party’ dessert option too. Thinly sliced granny smith apples, lightly coated in a souffle type beer batter then deep fried until crispy and golden brown. Lightly dusted in cinnamon sugar and served with mascarpone is comfort food at its best. I also […]

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Amarula Chocolate Fondant

I was with my husband enjoying one of my most favourite desserts, chocolate fondant, when my phone beeped with an email asking if I would like to participate in an Amarula gifting competition. I quickly skimmed over the email and I immediately new exactly what I was going to create. The challenge from Amarula was: […]

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A Squeeze of Citrus

Crush 33 is finally out and I was asked to become inspired by our beloved citrus family, and develop 4 recipes using these gorgeous vitamin C packed fruits. First up was the Lemon macaroon filled with a tangy lemon curd. I really love this recipe as its super easy and doesn’t require any sugar syrup […]

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Soured Apricot and Almond Tart

When I was working in the South of France I was obsessed with the variety of freshly baked goods on offer in the boulangeries and made it my mission to taste as many delectable pastries, breads and cakes as I could. It was in Ville Franche when I stumbled upon a quaint boulangerie and ordered the […]

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Torte

Looking for a super quick and easy, fool-proof, double chocolate gooey-ness and toasted nuttiness piece of heaven? Then look no further. A winner in my books especially when served warm with a double dollop of Mascarpone. Chocolate Hazelnut Torte Makes 1 tart 200g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped (I used Nomu Decadent Hot Chocolate) […]

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