Recipes – baking

Raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream frosting

October 16, 2009

  I’ve never been a particularly girly girl. As a kid, I was the only girl who didn’t freak out when my brother’s friends would produce a frog from behind their backs.  I never did ballet or wished for pink satin ballet slippers.  And you are still more likely to find me in jeans and an […]

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Cherry plum and coconut muffins

September 18, 2009

Windfall (wndfôl), noun: 1.    a sudden unexpected piece of good fortune or personal gain.  2.    something, such as ripened fruit, that has been blown down by the wind. And why, you may ask, am I telling you this?  Could it be because I have finally won the Lotto and have had a huge cash windfall on which to retire early […]

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Nectarine & ginger tarte tatin

April 21, 2009

   A while back, there was an e-mail doing the rounds among my friends.  What you were supposed to do was to open Google, type your name and the word "needs" into the search box and hit search.  The resulting hilarious results were then to be e-mailed to all your friends.  Using this methodology, Jeanne […]

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Dark chocolate and raspberry tart

February 20, 2009

  Aaaaah… sweet, sweet Friday.  I thought you'd never come. When I was at university, I never had lectures on a Friday afternoon.  I would drive off our huge campus (our campus was the biggest in the Southern hemisphere, and a nature reserve to boot!) in my little Ford Escort and if I saw anybody […]

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Cranberry, pistachio & choc chip cookies

January 21, 2009

  You know how sometimes you just click with a person?  Sometimes this takes the form of instantly identifying a kindred spirit. Back in November 1990 I went on an end-of-university-exams holiday to Plettenberg Bay over New Year with my brother and some friends.  This is the equivalent of the US institution of Spring Break – hundreds […]

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Cranberry, orange and pecan muffins for WTSIM

January 11, 2009

   I'm still warbling Christmas carols, thinking about posting my Christmas lunch & New Year dinner recipes, and looking guiltily at our Christmas tree that really should come down…  so can somebody please explain to me how it got to be almost halfway through January 2009 already??  Yikes.  Tempus fugit indeed.  I believe I'm up […]

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Leftover Christmas gammon = gammon and caramelised shallot quiche!

December 31, 2008

  So has everyone recovered from the onslaught of Christmas eating and drinking yet?  I hope so, because tonight will be the second wave in the form of new year's celebrations!  What are you all up to tonight?  We are with friends and I will try to post a visual clue later today so you […]

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