This is a quick and easy dessert – packed with delicious citrus flavours. Make it for special occasions or as a family supper treat
This apple pie makes an excellent dessert. Serve warm or cold with ice cream, crème fraiche or whipped cinnamon-flavoured cream. This is even better the next and will only take you about 15 minutes to prepare – it is one of my favourite, trusted recipes. You can substitute the pecan nuts with almonds, walnuts or even macadamia nuts and use only apples or pears instead of both. Use pears that are ripe but still very firm
The crepes are made with a rich pancake batter. They are light and soft and you can make them beforehand. The batter will last in the fridge for at least 2 days. This is a delicious treat for friends and family and will not take too much of your time.
You can make one large pudding or 8 smaller ones (using baking rings or large muffin cups). To make this pudding even more decadent – serve with crème fraiche or ice cream on the side. This recipe is so easy to make – just remember to combine the dates, bicarb and boiling water together in advance so that there is enough time for it to cool off completely.
Macaroons are difficult to make but the more you practise the easier it will become. Make up your own combinations of flavours. You need a very accurate measuring scale and sugar thermometer. It is very important to know your oven well – you can adjust the temperature if your oven is either slow or fast. It is important to let the macarons stand for 30 minutes before you bake them. The piping takes some practise but once mastered – you will feel a great sense of achievement if you place your beautiful, colourful macaroons on any table!
It is very profitable to bake macaroons for markets etc – people are prepared to pay for these treats. They can also be used to decorate cakes
I use the best quality chocolate I can afford to make the fillings for my macaroons. You can also sandwich them together with a tasty buttercream of your choice OR other fillings eg lemon curd
The addition of the chicken strips makes the soup wholesome and perfect for a complete and delicious winter meal
This is a very popular soup and it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Make sure you use finely sliced biltong OR shaved biltong. You can also use some biltong powder (available at some supermarkets) but not more than 50% (Thus: 70 g biltong powder and 70 g finely shaved/sliced biltong)
It is easier to serve large groups with the individual portions than to cut up a large cheesecake.
I got the inspiration for this soup from the FAMOUS MOROCCAN SOUP – HARIRA. Absolutely delicious and needs to be cooked long and slow!