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Chocolate Mousse with Beetroot Marshmallow

This delectable charmer challenges our idea of what constitutes a dessert (just when we thought beetroot had no more surprises left up its sleeve)
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JAN-Cauliflower and Parmesan Gratin

Cauliflower and Parmesan Gratin

Few things crank up the comfort factor quite like a potato. But whenever I opt for a starchy spud, I often ask myself whether I’ve ...
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Quince Preserve with Caramel and Custard Choux Buns

You don’t have to be a pastry chef to put together a glamorous high tea.
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Pastorie Hoender

I grew up on pastorie hoender (directly translated as parsonage chicken), which in my mind is the one-pot-wonder to rule them all.
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Bonsmara Beef Stew with Self-Saucing Rice Dumplings

There are countless self-saucing puddings out there, but I’ve never come across a self-saucing rice.
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Sesame Seared Tuna and Rice Salad

I know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t that trusty, tuna-from-a-can salad we keep on hand when we don’t want to make too much work ...
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Wild Mushroom and Grain Pot Pie

When someone uses the word “earthy” to describe a flavour, what’s the first thing you think about? For me, it’s mushrooms, without fail...
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Apple and Pistachio Tart

This apple tart has been my personal go-to for more than 10 years.
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APPLE & OLIVE OIL CAKE

I’ve so often been told that the best apple to use in an apple cake is ...
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Jasmine Rice, Coconut & Rose Macaroons

Apart from an extra “o”, the main difference between a macaroon and a macaron is in ...
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BROWNIE MIGNARDISES WITH A MALVA TWIST

This is a marriage of two greats. On the one hand, you’ve got that gooey, chocolatey ...
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PUMPKIN BUTTERMILK RUSKS

Every now and again, you come up with an idea that ticks all the boxes. It’s ...
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GLASS APPLE CHEDDAR CHEESE BISCUITS

I love marrying a variety of flavours. It just makes that first bite so multilayered and satisfying.
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OUMA MARIA’S MERINGUE CAKE

This meringue cake – with its crispy shell and soft interior – was always a feature at our Easter table.
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BREAD PLATTER

There comes a time when putting a cheese platter together feels a bit “seen one, seen ...
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PEPPERMINT CRISP CHOCOLATE COOKIES

It’s probably a cliché, but if there’s one thing I think most South Africans – myself ...
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GATEAU SAINT HONORÉ

I do love indulging in a bit of history and heritage when it comes ...
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MELKTERT AND MOERKOFFIE MACARONS

As much as I love France – and have made a home here – ...
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Milk Tart and Apple Crumble Ice Cream

One of the first dessert treats I learned to bake was an apple crumble. ...
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CHOCOLATE BREAD AND BUTTER POPS

If I had to make a list of my ten favourite recipes, which I’ve ...
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Jasmine Rice, Coconut & Rose Macaroons

Apart from an extra “o”, the main difference between a macaroon and a macaron ...
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BROWNIE MIGNARDISES WITH A MALVA TWIST

This is a marriage of two greats. On the one hand, you’ve got that ...
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KOEKSISTERS

After all these years, the koeksister – in all her glory – has found ...
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RICE CAKE WITH MUSCADEL-SOAKED SULTANAS AND FIGS

The traditional rice cake hails from Italy, where they made this sweet, textured delight with risotto.
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THREE CLASSIC PIES

Having lived in France for the best part of a decade, I recently realised just how ...
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Fried chorizo & red onion

I love those festive times of the year when we find all sorts of reasons to ...
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Baked figs with blue cheese & parma ham

There’s a lot I miss about home when i’m in France, but my...
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Steak tartare

There’s a theatre to steak tartare. As with all the finer things in life, it calls ...
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Oxtail Pie

Oxtail is the quintessence of slow cooking.
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GAMMON WITH MARMITE HONEY GLAZE

When planning your Festive Feast, you want something ryk...
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Pilchard frikkadels wrapped in cabbage leaves

If there really is a country on earth that has not come up with ...
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Rooibos-smoked trout with minted peas & truffle mayonnaise

Most people think of rooibos strictly as a tisane – as a naturally caffeine-free ...
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CHICKEN AND PRAWN KATSU

Talk about love at first bite! Don’t quote me on this, but I would ...
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Tuna custard

There’s a general consensus that the microwave oven has no place in a serious ...
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PRAWN CANNELLONI WITH NAARTJIE BEURRE BLANC

True cannelloni are tubular in shape, but in this case, they were made by ...
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Napoletana Sauce

Of all the Italian sauces, though, the Napoletana is my favourite.
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BAKED JEWELLED RICE CAKE

When cooking for friends or family, we often plan around the main attraction
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MUSHROOM MACARONS

While some occasions are perfectly content with a simple platter of chips and dip, other occasions ...
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Caramel Sweet Potatoes

Patat is Afrikaans for sweet potato, so when calling something a soet patat, you know it’s sweet
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Warm Berry Compote with Rose Water

This is a treat-yourself recipe. It’s so good you’ll want it with everything.
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POTATO AND GRUYÈRE CHEESE PIE

The idea behind this crowd-pleaser comes from the potato bake,
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Fromage blanc with fresh figs, cashews & coconut

I’m honest when I say I’m not the best breakfast person. Normally a shot of espresso, ...
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Hasselback roasted sweet potatoes

When South Africans get together in summer, it almost always results in a braai. Most of ...
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CRÈME BRÛLÉE DOUGHNUTS

A sweet easy-to-make treat
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The Six Pillars of Taste

What can we learn from the older generations, the oumas and the nonnas, about cooking and consuming food? The answer is simple.
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The Art of Our Grandmothers’ Cooking

What can we learn from the older generations, the oumas and the nonnas, about cooking and consuming food? The answer is simple.
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A Slice of Romance

Delight your special someone with the sweetest romantic gesture this Valentine’s Day – a special cake crafted with love and meant for sharing.
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When Cheese Talks Wine

Sip, savour, and embark on the convergence of language in describing both cheese and wine. Now, you might be wondering, "What do these cheesy delights ...
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