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Heritage Month

Heritage Month

I’m sure everyone knows that September is Heritage month, but did you know that it is also Tourism month? After South Africa, most of my readership comes from the European Union, United States and the United Kingdom. Whenever I see a new country on my […]

How To: Start a Blog

How To: Start a Blog

This post was inspired by @ladymasterchef on instagram who asked me for some advice about starting a blog. What a better way to answer her question than by writing a blog post! Over the years I have learnt so much from other people, bloggers, the […]

How To: Entertaining 101

How To: Entertaining 101

Approximately two weekends ago I hosted a lunch for my Mother’s birthday. I ran a poll on instagram to see if you were interested in just the recipes only or wanted to know more about the process, how I plan my menu, control my budget […]

Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies

It has occurred to me that in all the time I have had my blog, I’ve never made choc chip cookies. I like to bake but mostly muffins, cupcakes, banana bread loaves etc. as I find cookies to be “too much effort”. I put those […]

Savoury Cheese & Spring Onion Scones

Savoury Cheese & Spring Onion Scones

I whipped these up on the morning of Eid for breakfast! These are such a nice change from sweet scones, serve them with caramelised onion or tomato jam and a variety of cheeses. You can find the original recipe here. INGREDIENTS: 225g self raising flour […]

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

I saw something similar to this on an episode of First We Feast (on YouTube) and wanted to replicate it. The maas/buttermilk helps to tenderise the chicken, its simple, quick and easy with much less fuss than trying to breadcrumb the chicken. I have another […]

Mini Bar One Cakes

Mini Bar One Cakes

This is my fourth recipe using Fair Cape Dairies Amasi, and it comes in time for Eid! I love how versatile this recipe is. These little chocolate clouds can be topped with bar one ganache, dark chocolate and candied orange, aero bubbly, caramel treat or […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve wanted to make these for so long but a few things always stopped me; I don’t have a stand mixer, I don’t want to wait 2 hours for dough to prove and I don’t want a super sweet cinnamon roll that is going to […]

Homemade Cream Cheese

Homemade Cream Cheese

By now you would know that I am on an Amasi cooking and baking journey! Fair Cape Dairies sent me some Amasi to try and I’ve used it to make the following recipes: Cinnamon Pancakes and this Khuri Kitchrie Thali. When I posted the first recipe […]

Khuri Kitchrie Thali

Khuri Kitchrie Thali

Khuri Kitchrie is one of my all time favourite Indian meals. The excitement of this dish comes from the many side dishes it is served with. The main parts being the rice and khuri. The rice is cooked with turmeric, giving it a lovely golden […]