Tag: baking

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Recipe: Cinnamon carrot cake baked in my HaloChef

Over the last few weeks I’ve been experimenting with my new HaloChef. It’s an oven powered by halogen light that generates heat which combines with high air flow to cook. It’s a quicker, healthier (you don’t need to use oil) and more environmentally friendly way of cooking and produces great results. You can use the […]

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Recipe book review: Mountain Berries & Desert Spices

I’ve come to baking quite late in life and still find it quite miraculous! You mix wet and dry ingredients, stick them in the oven and hopefully end up with some delicious treat. Like magic! Mountain Berries & Desert Spices by Sumayya Usmani offers a whole new range of baking opportunities as a journey through […]

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Recipe: Deliciously simple cinnamon rolls

Okay, I know we’re well into January – I can feel this year whizzing by already – but I felt I had to share a simple recipe for some delicious little treats. I made them first thing in the morning over the Christmas period when I had friends staying. They woke up to a deliciously […]

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Recipe: The yummiest carrot and pineapple cake

So I love cooking, no surprise there…and I guess I’m getting pretty good at it – not to say there aren’t still culinary disasters in our house! But baking has never been a strength, I’ve managed to produce cakes that haven’t even risen enough to be described as frisbees! But as with everything, you’ve gotta […]

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Candy’s fabulous lemon drizzle cake

My niece Maxine spent the day with me on Sunday. I always treasure these days as we have so much fun together, and today we decided to make a cake for Terry – his birthday was the next day. My friend Candy had sent me her recipe for lemon drizzle cake which I love so […]

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The Cook with Biltong Club: Cheese and biltong scones

So it’s been a while since I got creative with my favourite ingredient – biltong. What can I say, it’s been a hectic summer with amazing travel and work. I think my kitchen is feeling a little neglected. But don’t worry I’m back on track now and starting off with these lovely, simple cheese scones […]