Banana, Date & Chunky Chocolate Bread

Banana, Date & Chunky Chocolate Bread

Makes 1 large loaf 2.5 ml bicarbonate of soda 100 ml boiling water 150 g dried dates, pitted and chopped 125 g salted butter, softened 95 g white sugar 2 whole eggs 2.5 ml vanilla extract 5 medium bananas (± 500 g) 100 g dark chocolate, broken into chunks 200 g cake flour 5 ml […]

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

This macon, onion and cheese tart is always a favourite. I like to use a rich shortcrust pastry (pâté brisée) flavoured with cheese to give it an extra dimension.   Makes 2 quiches Cheese pâté brisée 250 g cake flour 50 g Cheddar cheese, grated 15 g icing sugar 150 g chilled salted butter, cut […]

Puff Pastry Caprese Tart

Puff Pastry Caprese Tart

Puff pastry is time-consuming to make, but the homemade version is infinitely better than anything you can buy. You’ll need to set aside most of a day to allow for all the resting time in between the rolling and folding, but a big plus is that puff pastry freezes well; just make sure you defrost […]

‘Tannie se pudding’

‘Tannie se pudding’

As a family, we always referred to this as ‘Tannie se pudding’, but I don’t actually know who ‘Tannie’ was! We loved this pudding, and I hope it brings joy to your home, too.   Makes 8–10 servings Pudding 275 g self-raising flour 345 g castor sugar 10 ml bicarbonate of soda 2 whole eggs, […]

Chocolate And Cinnamon Malva Pudding

Chocolate And Cinnamon Malva Pudding

This is a foolproof recipe. I love that half the sauce gets added before cooking and the other half later; the end result is a world-class dessert.   Makes 6 servings Sauce 375 ml cream 125 g salted butter 200 g white sugar 35 g cocoa powder 15 ml ground cinnamon 1 cinnamon stick Malva […]

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