Alright so this is not necessarily an 'Italian Platter', but my love for platters as meals definitely stems from my Italian heritage. The only component of this platter that's not Italian is the hummus and pita bread (maybe carrot sticks???). Other aspects may be more French, however I have a French great-grandmother and am not too fastidious when it comes to separating the two.
Whether you're having them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack, one can rarely go wrong with this South African classic - the Braai Broodjie. "But, Em, these just look like toasted sandwiches...", you may be saying, however the essential difference is that these smokey holiday treats are toasted over coals and not in … Continue reading Holiday Food Part 1: Braai Broodjies
It's the middle of June and winter is officially upon us. Not that it's ever truly winter in Durban, but that doesn't stop me from indulging in my winter favourites. Colourful socks, oversized jerseys, cake and coffee, and in this case...coffee cake. I'm sure I'm not the only one whose appetite suddenly becomes gargantuan during … Continue reading German Coffee Cake Squares
I can't help but have a soft spot for Valentine's Day. I was born the day before and I've watched Pride and Prejudice too many times to be cynical about love. I am a self-confessed helpless romantic. I am also a firm believer in self-love and self-care, so if you're reading this post in search of a tasty V-Day breakfast to make yourself then read on!
I had a few friends over a while back and decided I wanted to make a snack for us to have with a few drinks around the fireplace. I rummaged around in my pantry for a bit and discovered that we had two tins of chickpeas and, lucky for me, we also had some tahini (sesame seed paste) in the fridge. So basically it was a no brainer that I was going to make hummus.
Lemon Delicious Puddings are one of my favourite desserts. These sweet and lemony self-saucing puddings are perfect to serve as an impressive after dinner treat or even as part of an afternoon tea. The fresh tartness of the lemon makes these puddings perfect to serve as summer rolls around. I know it sounds weird, but the puddings actually taste yellow, they taste happy!
Anyone who knows me well knows that when I get stressed out, I bake. And so yesterday, the day before my first exam, the urge struck me and I suddenly just had to make these Choc Banana Muffins.
I've decided to call these 'Triple Threat' lemon cupcakes because as far as I'm concerned, they possess the three elements required to create a perfect cupcake. Beautiful spongey cake with flecks of fresh lemon zest dotted inside, filled with a tart lemon curd surprise, and topped with a sweet lemony cream cheese frosting...these cupcakes are a real game changer.
Not only is this cinnamon roll definitely one of the Top 10 Most Delicious Things I've Ever Eaten, it's really fun to make too! I felt like a kid again getting my hands gooey kneading the dough and spreading thick layers of sugary cinnamon butter. The best part was definitely rolling the dough up layer after layer.
This recipe has been on the back-burner for a while now and I'm so happy that I finally have a chance to share it with you. My inspiration for this dessert came to me as I was dreaming about my gran's apple crumble. I used to have this a lot when I was still in primary … Continue reading Homemade Apple Crisp Pie