Lotus Biscoff Icebox Cake

Some days you need an easy dessert,a no-cook, no-bake, fuss free recipe. And here it is… Lotus Biscoff Icebox CakeAn icebox cake is an old fashioned dessert that is made by layering cookies with a whipped cream mixture. Requires overnight refrigeration, the result? Cookies that have softened into thin cake-like layers. Lotus Biscoff Icebox Cake […]

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mint Mousse

Dear Diamond, we all know who is really a girl’s best friend. Sincerely yours, Chocolate Cake. I’m a sucker for anything choc mint, anything chocolate I guess. Make your go-to chocolate cake, sandwich it with layers of ganache and choc mint mousseThe End Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mint Mousse   Chocolate Sponge 2 cups cake […]

Peanut Butter Brownies

Wanna score BROWNIE points? Here you go… I whipped these up in 10min. Basic brownie batter swirled with peanut butter, topped with choc chips and crushed peanut brittle. Baked and then drizzled with salted caramel. It’s pretty basic. Peanut Butter Brownies Peanut Butter Brownie 120g butter 150g 55% dark choc 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 […]

Opéra

Calling all coffee lovers ❤️, Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee 😋. Gâteau Opéra is a French cake, made with layers of almond sponge soaked in coffee syrup, layered with ganache and coffee Italian buttercream, topped with a chocolate glaze. Traditionally made with an almond sponge, I used chocolate instead. This […]

Orange Blossom & Pistachio Nougat

I delved into the world of Artisanal Nougat, attempting Montélimar Nougat, originating the South of France, traditionally composed of almonds, honey and egg whites. My version, Orange Blossom & honey with pistachios.  Relatively easy to whip together, it’s just the wait for the nougat to set. Orange Blossom & Honey Nougat 2 egg whites 225g […]

Chocolate, Mint & Raspberry Délice

Anything is good if it’s made with chocolate? Do you agree? Flavours of chocolate, mint and raspberry, you could substitute the raspberry with strawberry. Chocolate, Mint & Raspberry Délice Chocolate Dacquoise 100g egg whites 60g castor sugar 70g ground almonds 15g cocoa powder 30g icing sugar Whisk the egg whites to peaks, gradually add the […]

Strawberry & Rose Popsicles

Think chocolate dipped strawberries. One of my must-haves when I travel are the Godiva dipped strawberries.  This recipe brings back those memories, with a subtle hint of rose added for good measure. Strawberry & Rose Popsicles 2 cups milk 1 cup cream 1/8 tsp vanilla bean powder 2 3/4 cup chopped strawberries 2/3 cup castor […]

Banoffe Tart

Had a bunch of overripe bananas so I decided to make this Tartremet. A tart base with an Entremet on top. Flavours of chocolate, peanut, caramel and banana. I must admit, I made the crunchy layer a little too thick in my original recipe, which makes it difficult to slice.  I’ve amended the recipe.  You’ll […]

Gulab Jamun Pannacotta

I’m out of my comfort zone here, if you don’t try, you’ll never know. Experimenting with Indian cuisine, I gave this traditional sweet a make over. A Gulab Jamun Pannacotta  topped with a mango mousse, if you are looking for a refreshing dessert, try this. Gulab Jamun Pannacotta Syrup  1 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 […]

Baked Carrot Halwa

It’s not very often that I experiment with Indian cuisine, but when I do, I try to keep it contemporary. Baked carrot halwa, a carrot semolina cake, doused in a saffron, cardamom glaze topped with a vanilla cream.  This could double up as a starter or dessert. Baked Carrot Halwa 2 eggs 1 cup yoghurt […]