Recipes – baking

Chocolate and cherry clafoutis – with wild cherries

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Friday 27 November is the LAST DAY to nominate this blog in the 2010 South African Blog Awards!  Please click here to nominate me! To cherry-pick. To pop somebody’s cherry. To want a bite of the cherry. Life is a bowl of cherries. Cherry-red. Isn’t it funny how some fruits enter not only our diet but […]

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Choc-kit cookies – a taste of home

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Have you noticed how many good things come in sandwich format? Whoopie pies, for one – like the indulgent red velvet ones that my friend Mowie brought around to my house when he came for lunch (and foraging!) a couple of weeks ago. Or macarons – like the raspberry tea & chocolate tahini ganache ones […]

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South African melktert (milk tart) revisited

July 25, 2010

This was originally posted to CookSister! in November 2007, but seeing as I am away in Germany visiting my sister-from-another-mother Meeta this weekend and will not be online (much!), I thought I woud repost it for this week's Sundays in South African feature. Do you know the feeling when you know something is part of […]

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Easy apple pecan cobbler

July 22, 2010

When I was at school and just starting to learn Rudyard Kipling's classic poem If, my mom told me a story that tickled me pink and that I think of to this day every time I see Kipling's name.  It went like this: He:  "Do you like Kipling, my dear?" She:  I don't know, you […]

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Mamma’s coconut tart (klappertert)

July 11, 2010

  One of the things in life that has held a fascination for me for as long as I can remember is language. My mom always maintained that this was because she was pregnant with me while she was doing her Honours degree in English, and that I attended most of her lectures with her, but […]

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Rhubarb strawberry and ginger tarts

May 20, 2010

 Read all the existentialist philosophers Like Schopenhauer and Jean-Paul Sartre, Even Martin Heidegger agreed on one thing: Eternal happiness is rhubarb tart. A rhubarb what? A rhubarb tart Jean-Paul who? Jean Paul Sartre. Eternal happiness is rhubarb tart. Thus spake the irrepressible Monty Python crew.  And as far as I’m concerned, recommendation don’t come better […]

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Cheese crackers – perfect with goats’ cheese and apples

January 12, 2010

I’m a sucker for figures of speech – which is a good thing because the Afrikaans language (which is my mother tongue) is particularly richly endowed with them!  One figure of speech that we have in abundance is adjectives in their intensive form – English has a few (snow white, blood red), but Afrikaans has […]

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