Tag Archives | dessert

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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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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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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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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