Masala Steak Special

*Sponsored by FUTURELIFE® Recently all I’ve been creating are foods I enjoyed whilst growing up in Durban, I remember driving down to the beach and devouring one too many masala steak sarmies, and if you’ve ever tried one you’d know that they are so good and pretty hard to resist. The idea of taking longContinue reading “Masala Steak Special”

Hot Chocolate Trifle

Happy Weekend!! I know we’re all at home but with juggling home schooling, working from home and getting a million requests for snacks from kids I’m just so exhausted! Since I have to include chocolate in some form in my desserts I created this Hot Chocolate Trifle, made with the most easiest chocolate cake EVER!Continue reading “Hot Chocolate Trifle”

Koesister Ice Cream Cones

This is the ice cream cone my wildest dreams are made off. Soft, fragrant soaked in syrup and sprinkled with desiccated coconut and overflowing with ice cream. I used the gorgeous Cariema Isaac’s recipe for the koesister dough, honestly I’ve tried a few and her recipe is hands down the best out there. I usedContinue reading “Koesister Ice Cream Cones”

Malva Pudding Fudge Sundae

This is what I’ve been working on this week. Whenever winter hits my timeline is flooded with malva pudding recipes BUT I’ve decided that a malva pud is good all year round. I’ve layered my sundae with malva pudding, frozen custard and amarula fudge sauce which is out of this world. Quick hint, if youContinue reading “Malva Pudding Fudge Sundae”

Peppermint Crisp Tart Ice Box Cake

Celebrating heritage month with this delicious peppermint crisp ice box cake, perfect for weekend braais and so easy to make. Layered with Bakers tennis biscuits and a deliciously smooth caramel whipped cream topped with peppermint crisp chocolate. I decided to make this in my loaf tin because it’s probably the least used piece of bakewareContinue reading “Peppermint Crisp Tart Ice Box Cake”

Durban Mutton Curry

Kicking off heritage month with a South African favourite, the Bunny Chow. Filled of course with a steaming hot, spicy Durban mutton curry served with the traditional vinegar carrot salad. I’m pleased to say this is one of the first dishes I’ve ever cooked and even though it’s been a few years this is stillContinue reading “Durban Mutton Curry”


I remember the first time I tried crunchies, I was with my mom at Checkers standing in front of this giant display of pastries and cakes. She refused to buy me anything “too sweet” and got me a huge slice of what they called crunchies instead. I remember taking my first bite, it was amazing!Continue reading “Crunchies”

Peppermint Crisp Tart Baked Alaska

Brownie baked Alaska combines fudgy homemade brownies with South Africa’s favourite dessert and is topped with toasted marshmallow swiss meringue for a truly memorable and impressive treat. Here’s how you can make it! Method Ingredients Chocolate fudgy brownies 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 tablespoon vegetable pil 1 1/8 cup white sugar 2 large eggsContinue reading “Peppermint Crisp Tart Baked Alaska”

Melktert pancakes with a tennis biscuit crumble

My kids love melktert, I could easily say it’s their favorite dessert, and since they love it so much I thought why not use it as a filling for pancakes. Dessert for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do! Here’s how I made it! Melktert pancakes with a tennis biscuit crumble. Ingredients Pancake batter 2 largeContinue reading “Melktert pancakes with a tennis biscuit crumble”

Cape Malay Chicken Curry

Last year I dedicated an entire month to Classic South African dishes, it was so much fun and such a treat to share with my family I honestly didn’t realise how many dishes originated in South Africa. What I love about South African food is that its simple yet so delicious and comforting. I’ve learntContinue reading “Cape Malay Chicken Curry”