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Roti

Roti

RotiIngredientsMakes 12 4 cups cake flour 1.5 Tbs salt 1 Tbs canola oil Approximately 2 cups boiling water 100g salted butter, melted and slightly cooledInstructionsMix together flour and salt, add oil and 1 cup boiling water, then mix. Add more water, a little at a...

Boabab Date & Nut Balls

Boabab Date & Nut Balls

Boabab Date & Nut BallsIngredients15 pitted dates 2 cups mixed raw nuts 3 Tbs boabab powder 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1 Tbs nut butter (Marula)InstructionsCombine ingredients in a food processor, then pulse until mixture is finely ground and begins to clump. Form...

Marbled Bundt Cake

Marbled Bundt Cake

Marbled Bundt CakeIngredients225g self raising flour 10ml baking powder 225g castor sugar 22g softened butter 4 large eggs 5ml vanilla 100g dark chocolate, melted For the glaze (optional): 1 cup plain yoghurt 2 cups icing sugar 1tsp vanilla 2 Tbs milk (if needed) 50g...

Naartjie Upside Down Cake

Naartjie Upside Down Cake

Naartjie Upside Down CakeIngredients4 naartjies (mandarins) 60g brown sugar 80g golden syrup 60g butter For the sponge: 120g butter, softened 120g castor sugar 2 naartjies, zested and juiced 2 eggs 175ml buttermilk 160g Cake flour 5ml baking powder 5ml bicarbonate of...

Nutty Baked Apple Pudding

Nutty Baked Apple Pudding

Nutty Baked Apple PuddingIngredientsServes: 6 For the apples: 4 apples, peeled and diced 75g muscovado sugar 40g butter 1 cup chopped pecans For the pudding: 225g pitted dates, chopped 175g water 5ml bicarbonate of soda 85g butter 140g muscovado sugar 5ml vanilla...

Ombre 6-tier Celebration Cake

Ombre 6-tier Celebration Cake

Ombre 6-tier Celebration CakeIngredientsMakes 1x 22cm 6-layer cake For the sponge: 500g butter, softened 1kg Castor Sugar 12 large eggs 660ml buttermilk 1 Tbs vanilla extract 880g cake flour 4 tsp baking powder Red food colour For the icing: 1kg cream cheese, at room...

Milk Tart Spring Rolls

Milk Tart Spring Rolls

Milk Tart Spring RollsIngredientsServes 4-6 For the filling: 2 cups milk 2 egg yolks ½ cup Huletts castor sugar 2 Tbs flour 2 Tbs corn flour 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon Spring roll wrappers 1 egg white Oil for frying InstructionsHeat milk to scalding...

Milk Tart

Milk Tart

Milk TartIngredientsPastry: 125g butter, softened ½ cup castor sugar 1 egg 2 cups cake flour 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt Filling: 2 ½ cups milk 1 cinnamon stick 1 egg ½ cup sugar 2 Tbs flour 2 Tbs corn flour 1 tsp vanilla paste Large Tbs butter 1 tsp ground...

Milk Tart Swiss Roll

Milk Tart Swiss Roll

Milk Tart Swiss RollIngredientsFor the cinnamon sponge: 4 large eggs 100 g caster sugar 90 g Self-raising flour 1 Tbs ground cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract To dust: ½ cup castor sugar and 2 tsp ground cinnamon For milk tart filling: 2 ¼ cups milk 1 cinnamon stick 1...

Granola & Cranberry Buttermilk Rusks

Granola & Cranberry Buttermilk Rusks

Granola & Cranberry Buttermilk Rusks IngredientsMakes 24 4 cups self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp Salt ¾ cup brown sugar 250g Butter, diced 2 Eggs 1 ½ cups buttermilk 150g Granola 50g dried cranberries Instructions Preheat oven to 180 C Mix together the...

Hot Cross Bun & Spiced Pumpkin Pudding

Hot Cross Bun & Spiced Pumpkin Pudding

Hot Cross Bun & Spiced Pumpkin PuddingIngredientsServes 6 6 hot cross buns ½ cup white chocolate chips (or leftover chocolate Easter Eggs 4 eggs 1 cup mashed pumpkin or butternut ½ cup castor sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp ground cinnamon 125ml milk 500ml cream ½...

Fruit Mince Pies

Fruit Mince Pies

Fruit Mince PiesIngredientsMakes 12 mini pies For the Fruit Mince: 1/2 cup cider 185ml brown sugar 500g Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and grated 1/2 tsp mixed spice ½ tsp ground cinnamon 125g raisins 75g sultanas 75g dried cranberries ¼ cup mixed peel 60g glace...

Fruit Cake

Fruit Cake

Fruit CakeIngredientsMakes 1x 20cm cake 200g butter 200g Muscovado (dark brown) sugar 75ml brandy 1 tsp vanilla essence 250g raisins 250g currants 100g dried cranberries 100g chopped dried apricots 100g dried pears, chopped 100g dark (70% cocoa) chocolate, chopped...

Frozen Black Forest Bombe

Frozen Black Forest Bombe

Frozen Black Forest BombeIngredientsFor the cherries: ½ cup castor sugar 1 cup cherry or berry juice 3Tbs cornflour 400g fresh cherries, pitted For the mousse: 2 eggs ¼ cup castor sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 200g dark chocolate, melted 1 1/3 cup cream, whipped 100g...

Gingerbread Chocolate Pudding

Gingerbread Chocolate Pudding

Gingerbread Chocolate PuddingIngredientsFor the pudding: 1 cup Huletts Treacle sugar 2 eggs 2 Tbs apricot jam ¾ cup cake flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 2 Tbs ground ginger 1 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 1 cup of milk 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp white vinegar For the...

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Gingerbread Men CookiesIngredients100 g butter, softened 175 g brown sugar 4 Tbs of golden syrup 1 medium egg 350 g cake flour 2 tsp of ground ginger 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda Gingerbread men Cookie cutter InstructionsPre-heat the oven to 180°C. Cream together butter...

Fig Yoghurt Cake

Fig Yoghurt Cake

Fig Yoghurt CakeIngredients125g butter, softened 250g Castor Sugar 3 large eggs 165ml Plain Greek yoghurt 2 lemons, zested 220g cake flour 2 tsp baking powder Pinch salt 8 large ripe figs, 2 chopped and 6 slicedInstructionsPreheat oven to 180C and grease and line 20cm...

Festive Wreath Bread Decorations

Festive Wreath Bread Decorations

Festive Bread Wreath DecorationsIngredients10g active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water ½ cup raisins ½ cup golden sultanas ¼ cup soft butter ¼ cup Selati Demerara sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg ½ cup warm milk 2 eggs 3 ¾ cups bread flour 1 extra egg for egg...

Custard Cookies

Custard Cookies

Custard CookiesIngredientsMakes 24 cookies (depending on size) 250g butter 100g castor sugar 2 Large Eggs 400g cake flour 80g custard powder 10g Baking powderInstructionsPreheat oven to 180c Cream together butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in eggs. Mix...

Double Choc Chunk Cookies

Double Choc Chunk Cookies

Double Choc Chunk CookiesIngredientsMakes 12 cookies (depending on size) 225g butter, softened 1 cup castor sugar 1 cup Demerara sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups cake flour 1 cup cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 200g chocolate (I use a combination of...

Confetti Cake

Confetti Cake

Confetti CakeIngredientsMakes 1x 4-layer 20cm round cake 450g softened salted butter 300g castor sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 8 Large eggs 450g self-raising flour, sifted 1 tsp baking powder ¼ cup milk 200g rainbow sprinkles For the frosting: 230g full fat cream...

Cookie Caramel Brownies

Cookie Caramel Brownies

Cookie Caramel BrowniesIngredientsMakes 9 170g butter 180g dark chocolate, chopped 150g castor sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp vanilla ¾ cup cake flour 4 Tbs instant espresso powder 1 tsp salt 150g shortbread biscuits 6 Tbs tinned caramel (caramel treat)InstructionsPreheat the...

Coffee Chocolate Microwave Mug Cakes

Coffee Chocolate Microwave Mug Cakes

Coffee Chocolate Microwave Mug CakesIngredientsMakes 2 For dusting: 1 Tbs melted butter 1 Tbs cocoa powder 1 tsp instant espresso powder For the cake: 4 Tbs cake flour ½ tsp baking powder 2 Tbs cocoa powder 1 Tbs instant espresso powder 4 Tbs icing sugar 1 egg 3 Tbs...

Coconut Berry Almond Bars

Coconut Berry Almond Bars

Coconut Berry Almond BarsIngredientsFor the Crumble: 2 cups cake flour ½ cup ground almonds ½ cup desiccated coconut 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder Pinch salt 1 cup cold coconut oil (the coconut oil should be set, not runny) 1 egg, beaten For the Berry Filling:...

Citrus Loaf Cake

Citrus Loaf Cake

Citrus Loaf CakeIngredientsMakes 1 loaf 225g butter, room temperature 225g castor sugar 3 fresh citrus fruits (3Tbs grated zest) 4 Large Eggs 225g cake flour 10ml Baking PowderInstructionsPreheat oven to 180c. Cream together butter, sugar and citrus zest until light...

Churros with Dark Chocolate

Churros with Dark Chocolate

Churros with Dark ChocolateIngredientsServes 4 For the churros: 1 cup water 3 Tbs Huletts castor sugar ½ tsp salt 2 Tbs butter 1 cup cake flour 2 eggs, whisked Oil for frying ½ cup Huletts castor sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon For the chilli chocolate sauce: 500ml cream...

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate WafflesIngredientsMakes 6 2 cups cake flour ½ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda Pinch salt 3 large eggs, separated 2 cups buttermilk ½ cup canola oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g milk chocolate, finely...

Chocolate Quince Cake

Chocolate Quince Cake

Chocolate Quince CakeIngredientsFor the quince: 3 large quince 4 cups water 2 cups white sugar 1 vanilla pod, split For the sponge: 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup hot water 1 1/4 cups cake flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup stork bake, room temperature 1 cup...

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Chocolate Pumpkin CupcakesIngredientsMakes 12 1 cup castor sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup mashed pumpkin 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 100ml sunflower oil 150ml milk 300ml flour 50ml corn flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3 Tbs cocoa powder Frosting: 250g butter, softened...

Chocolate Polenta Cake with Poached Pears

Chocolate Polenta Cake with Poached Pears

Chocolate Polenta Cake with Poached PearsIngredientsFor the sponge: 170g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup castor sugar 3 large eggs 2 cups ground almonds ½ cup polenta ¼ cup cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 2 Tbs strong coffee 1 cup chopped dark chocolate For the...

Chocolate Milk & Puffed Rice Fudge

Chocolate Milk & Puffed Rice Fudge

Chocolate Milk & Puffed Rice FudgeIngredients125g butter 500g icing sugar 1/4 cup cocoa powder 300ml Chocolate Milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 200g dark chocolate, chopped 1 cup puffed rice (Rice Krispies)InstructionsPlace the butter, icing sugar and chocolate milk into a...

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch Brownies

Chocolate Crunch BrowniesIngredientsMakes 12 brownies 250g melted butter 2 cups castor sugar 1 tsp vanilla essence 4 eggs ½ cup cocoa ¾ cups flour ½ tsp salt 375g chopped chocolate 125g Chocolate Rice CerealInstructionsPreheat oven to 180. Mix together the castor...

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate BrowniesIngredientsMakes 16 170g unsalted butter 180g dark chocolate 3 Large eggs 150g castor sugar 1 tsp vanilla 190ml cake flour 30ml cocoa powder Pinch salt 60ml instant espresso powder 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 100g toasted pecans Nutella for...

Choc Chip Mayonnaise Cake

Choc Chip Mayonnaise Cake

Choc Chip Mayonnaise Cake IngredientsMakes a 20cm round cake 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup castor sugar 2 cups cake flour 2 Tbs baking powder 1 cup dark choc chips Frosting: 250g softened butter 2 ½ cups icing sugar ½ cup cocoa powder Milk...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip CookiesIngredients1 cup butter, softened 1 cup castor sugar 1 cup brown sugar (plus ¼ cup for sprinkling) 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 3 cups cake flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 cup chocolate chipsInstructionsPreheat oven temperature to 175° C. Cream...

Cherry & Blueberry Pie

Cherry & Blueberry Pie

Cherry & Blueberry PieIngredientsServes 8-10 Short crust pastry: 225g flour 125g cold butter, chopped ½ cup icing sugar, sifted 3 egg yolks 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbs cold water Cherry and blueberry filling: 3 cups fresh or tinned pitted cherries 1 cup blueberries ¾...

Butterscotch Choc Chip Cookies

Butterscotch Choc Chip Cookies

Butterscotch Choc-Chip CookiesIngredients250g butter, softened 250g castor sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 eggs 500g cake flour 100g dark Chocolate finely chopped (or choc chips) 70g Butterscotch-flavoured hard candyInstructionsPreheat oven to 180C, line baking sheets...

Breakfast Muesli Loaf

Breakfast Muesli Loaf

Blueberry Upside-Down CakeIngredients4 Tbs castor sugar 4 Tbs maple syrup 4 Tbs butter, melted 1 lemon, juiced and zested (reserve zest for batter) 3 cups fresh blueberries For the sponge: 120g butter, softened 120g castor sugar 1 lemon, zested (use zest from juiced...

Breakfast Muesli Loaf

Breakfast Muesli Loaf

Breakfast Muesli LoafIngredients4 cups flour ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp baking powder 60g cold butter, cubed ½ cup raisins ½ cup sultanas 1 cup Muesli 1 Tbs ground cinnamon 1 large egg 1¾ cups buttermilkInstructionsPreheat oven to...

Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Blueberry Upside-Down Cake

Blueberry Upside-Down CakeIngredients4 Tbs castor sugar 4 Tbs maple syrup 4 Tbs butter, melted 1 lemon, juiced and zested (reserve zest for batter) 3 cups fresh blueberries For the sponge: 120g butter, softened 120g castor sugar 1 lemon, zested (use zest from juiced...

Blueberry Oat Pancakes

Blueberry Oat Pancakes

Blueberry Oat PancakesIngredientsServes 4 For the Oat flapjacks: 1 cup flour 1 cup rolled oats ¼ cup sugar 1 Tbs baking powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp salt 1 ¼ cup buttermilk 4 Tbs vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries To serve: Maple syrup...

Blackberry Orange Yoghurt Cake

Blackberry Orange Yoghurt Cake

Blackberry & Orange Yoghurt CakeIngredientsMakes 1 Bundt cake 125g butter, softened 250g Castor Sugar 3 large eggs 165ml Plain Yoghurt 1 orange, zested 220g cake flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 cups blackberries For the icing: 100ml Plain Yoghurt 350g Icing Sugar, sifted...

Black Forest Macaron Stack

Black Forest Macaron Stack

Black Forest Macaron StackIngredients(THIS CAN ALSO BE MADE INTO SMALL INDIVIDUAL MACARONS) 100g almond flour (finely ground almonds) 225g icing sugar 25g cocoa powder 130g egg whites (4 large egg whites) 110g castor sugar For the filling: 250g cream cheese 3 Tbs...

Biscuit Date Balls

Biscuit Date Balls

Biscuit Date BallsIngredients300g BAKERS® Good Morning Breakfast Biscuits – Milk & Cereals 125g pitted dates, chopped 100g desiccated coconut 4 Tbs orange juice 50g BAKERS® Good Morning Breakfast Biscuits – Chocolate Flavour, crushedInstructionsPlace the BAKERS® Good...

Baked Guava Doughnuts

Baked Guava Doughnuts

baked guava doughnutsIngredientsMakes 12 220g flour 7g instant yeast ½ tsp salt 50g castor sugar, plus extra for lining tins 70ml milk 2 eggs 2 lemons, zested 100g butter, softened 6 ripe guavas For the syrup: 250g sugar 100ml water 100ml lemon juice Reserved Guava...

Apple Raisin Oat Cookies

Apple Raisin Oat Cookies

Apple Raisin Oat CookiesIngredientsMakes 30 450g butter, softened 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups white sugar 2 tsp vanilla 4 eggs 5 cups rolled oats 500g self raising flour Large pinch of cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 150g raisins 100g green...

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Dark Chocolate Brownies

Dark Chocolate BrowniesIngredientsMakes 16 170g butter 180g dark chocolate 150g castor sugar 3 Large eggs 1 tsp vanilla 80g cake flour 60ml Cocoa powder 100g Chopped dark chocolateInstructionsPreheat oven to 180c and line a square cake tin with baking paper. Melt...

Ujeqe

Ujeqe

UjeqeIngredients4 cups cake flour 10 g instant dry yeast 1 Tbs white sugar 1 tsp salt 2 ½ cups warm water 1 heat-proof bowl Softened butter for greasingInstructionsPlace the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into a bowl and mix together. Slowly add the water, a little at a...

Amagwinya

Amagwinya

AmagwinyaIngredientsMakes 12 (depending on size) 4 cups cake flour 10 g instant dry yeast 3 Tbs sugar 2 tsp salt Lukewarm water 750 ml vegetable oil for fryingInstructionsMix together the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Then stir in enough water to form a soft pliable...

Garlic Butter Naan

Garlic Butter Naan

Garlic Butter NaanIngredientsMakes 8 3 cups cake flour 10g dried yeast 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1/3 cup plain yoghurt 1/3 cup canola oil 1 egg Lukewarm water 3 cloves garlic, chopped 150g salted butterInstructionsMix together the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Whisk...

Butterscotch Choc Chip Cookies

Butterscotch Choc Chip Cookies

Butterscotch Choc Chip CookiesIngredients250g butter, softened 250g castor sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 eggs 500g cake flour 100g dark Chocolate finely chopped (or choc chips) 70g Butterscotch-flavoured hard candyInstructionsIn a pot, combine the stock, soy,...

Baked Naartjie Doughnuts

Baked Naartjie Doughnuts

Baked Naartjie DoughnutsIngredientsInstructionsMakes 12 220g flour 7g instant active yeast 50g sugar, plus extra for lining tins 70ml milk 2 eggs 2 naartjies (clementines or satsumas), zested 100g salted butter, softened For the syrup: 125g sugar 200ml naartjie...

Apple Oat Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Oat Cinnamon Rolls

Apple Oat Cinnamon RollsIngredientsInstructionsMakes 12 For the dough: 500g cake flour 250ml milk 2 eggs 50g sugar 10g instant yeast 1 tsp salt ½ cup butter, diced 1 egg, beaten (for brushing) For the filling: 2 apples, grated 2 tsp ground cinnamon 100g pecans,...

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon BunsIngredientsMakes 12 For the buns:2 eggs250ml milk100g salted butter, melted10g active dry yeast1/4 cup sugar4 cups cake flour For the filling:100g softened butter1 cup brown sugar2 tsp ground cinnamon For the topping:250g cream cheese1/4 cup icing sugar1...

Choc Almond Oat Cookies

Choc Almond Oat Cookies

Choc Almond Oat CookiesServings Makes 16/18 cookiesIngredientsInstructions2 cups sugar 225g butter 2tsp vanilla 2 Large eggs 2.5 cups rolled oats 250g cake flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp baking powder 100g chocolate, broken into pieces 75g flakes almonds...

Mushroom Focaccia

Mushroom Focaccia

Mushroom FocacciaIngredientsServes 4 500g flour 10g yeast 2 tsp salt 1/2 cup olive oil (plus extra for top) Water 10g dried mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup boiling water and cooled Selection of fresh mushrooms Fresh rosemaryInstructionsMix together flour, yeast and salt....