Pavlova

This recipe is one of my Aunty Judy’s and a firm family favourite. We often make it as dessert on a warm day for our South African Christmas lunch.

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Tiramisu

The word tiramisu means ‘cheer me up’ and how appropriate – I love this traditional italian layered dessert with a rich coffee flavour.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Another family favourite and the perfect addition to any tea. My mom and I both love lemons and this lemon meringue pie recipe lets the lemony flavour come through

Classic orange baked pudding:

This simple, comforting, baked citrus pudding is more often found using lemons but my mom makes a delicious orange version…

Chocolate log dessert

We often make this lovely dessert over the festive season – adapted from a recipe from Janet Roche

South African milk tart

A wonderful traditional milk tart recipe given to my mom by her friend, Sharon Spiers – absolutely delicious and easy to prepare.

Sugar cookies

A delicious and easy recipe for sugar cookies from the Hummingbird Bakery recipe book – perfect for Valentines, birthdays, baby showers or Christmas…

Caramel Sauce and salted caramels

Caramel is my weakness. Use this recipe for a delicious sauce to drizzle around chocolate puddings or over your favourite ice cream or for mouth watering, firm caramels to serve as after dinner treats.

Date and pecan nut tipsy tart

This “Tipsy Tart” is an old family recipe passed down the generations by my Granny Hazel and is basically a pecan nut and date tart with a rich orange brandied sauce.

Chia pudding

Not really a pudding but rather a healthy and simple breakfast alternative made with super food chia seeds

Terry’s Dutch apple pudding

Thanks to my cousin Nicky for this recipe. This was a favourite of ours growing up perfected by my late uncle Terry – To know him, was to love him

Granny’s Christmas mince pies

Granny Hazel’s mince pies – adapted by my mom. A festive favourite and a tradition for all the girls to make together at Christmas time – lots of fond memories

Mango fool

The quickest and simplest summer dessert

Nigella’s rocky road

A perfect festive treat and a wonderful gift idea packaged in a Consol jar with ribbon