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Posts from the ‘Desserts and Drinks’ Category

Fresh Cherry and White Lindt Chocolate Tiramisu

Origin: This lovely summer dessert was one my friend Lindy, who is a Masterchef in disguise by the way, and known to those close to her as the Salad Queen…made for one of our weekend get-togethers a few years ago. Read more

Cherry Amandine (Almond baked custard with fresh cherries)

Origin:  I have been asked to write the centre spread this month for the Food and Wine Mercury insert which hits the streets on Wednesday the 26th October.  My idea was that Cherries and Asparagus would be great subject matter, as mid November is the annual Ficksburg Cherry Festival. Vauno did the front cover as usual and the photo’s that will accompany the recipes. Read more

Holy Cannoli!

Origin: Our Big Apple expedition is only one week away, and all my dream restaurants have been booked, our trip report planned, and Google maps ear-marked of places to go and people to see. Vaughan and I will be attendants at the Boston Food Photography and Styling Conference. Photographers and food stylists from all over the world meet biannually to do workshops with top names in the industry, sharing and learning the latest trends and technology in this industry.  Read more

Puff pastry cases filled with Raspberry Cream.

Origin: My pet hate is being asked to make a dessert for a lunch or dinner party, mostly as I don’t have a sweet tooth and would rather have seconds of the main than waste calories on dessert. Read more

Summer Berry Pavlova with Strawberry Syrup and Crystallized Coriander leaves

Click here to go straight to printable recipe

Origin: Everyone loves this impressive dessert, however few seem to pluck up the courage to make it themselves.

Home- made meringue in any form seems to scare off most unseasoned cooks, but once mastered, it is one of the most rewarding recipes to make. Read more