sugar – caster

Lemon & Limoncello granita and a tribute to Barbara Harris

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  It’s a funny old place, the Internet.  This weekend, I was reminded of what an alien and lonely environment it seemed when I took my first tentative steps online back in 2004 when I started this blog.  My nephew, aged 9, had been watching me in fascination for a few days as I posted […]

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Banana choc-chip muffins – the Muffins of Evil

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  Looks all demure, doesn’t it, sitting there on its pretty plate with its beribboned cutlery.  Wouldn’t harm a fly, an innocent little muffin like that.  Nothing evil about it at all, right? Hah. Think fishnet stockings and lacy suspenders under a sober business suit; a tattoo under a school uniform; a fluffy kitten with […]

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Blackberry cheesecake in a glass

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Please remember to vote for me in the South African Blog Awards where I am a finalist in the Best Food and Best Overseas Blog categories!  You can vote once a day till 17 September.  Thanks! Cheesecake.  When I was a kid I always thought this term was one of the biggest lies that adults […]

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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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Rhubarb strawberry and ginger tarts

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 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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Self-saucing lemon pudding

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Don’t you just hate coming back from a lovely long holiday? Just as I am really getting into the relaxing groove, I have to pack up my stuff, say goodbye to my beloved family, and negotiate the endlessly stressful and frustrating world of commmercial passenger aviation. And let’s face it, who wouldn’t find it stressful running for […]

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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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