brandy

Brandy and Coke glazed gammon for a South African Christmas feast

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Long before Buzzfeed or Mashable saw the light of day, I was a fan of lists.  As far back as the early 1980s, some of my brother’s and my most treasured possessions were the two volumes of the wonderful Book of Lists. The lists ranged from the banal (the world’s 5 tallest mountains) to the positively […]

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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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Cape brandy pudding (or tipsy tart) revisited

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[As I am currently on holiday, this is an edited re-posting of one of the first traditional South African desserts that I ever posted on this blog.  There will be no Sundays in South Africa until 11 April.] It’s a fact – South Africans do like their brandy.  Not so much the sort that is meticulously aged and […]

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Souskluitjies (cinnamon dumplings) revisited

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[As I am currently on holiday, this is an edited re-posting of one of the first traditional South African desserts that I ever posted on this blog, over five years ago in 2004.  The photo is also from 2004, before anybody told me not to use a flash in food photography...  You've come a long way, baby!] **H2Ope […]

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Cherry clafoutis for a summer dinner in our garden

August 19, 2006

As I mentioned in passing in a previous post, just before the weather turned rainy here in London, we had a weekend of three consecutive braais – one on Friday, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  Each braai was significantly different – in terms of guests, venue and food, so I thought it would […]

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Best chocolate sauce in the world… ever!

June 22, 2006

When I was living in South Africa in my beloved and much-missed little apartment and Nick was over here in London, people were worried that I might get lonely or spend my nights pining and crying into my pillow.  They also worried that because I was living on my own, I would stop cooking properly […]

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