Chocolate truffle tart

2021-10-08T10:14:03+02:00Friday, 8 October 2021|Sweet tooth|Tags: |

Saturday, 9 October, is official Pinotage Day. I don’t exactly need an excuse to open a bottle of this truly South African cultivar, but I got one when the folks from FAT Bastard Wines sent me this recipe for a chocolate truffle tart. They recon it’s the ideal decadent treat to pair with their Pinotage. Showcasing ripe plums and rich [...]

Black Forest Trifle

2021-05-06T12:08:55+02:00Thursday, 6 May 2021|Sweet tooth|Tags: |

Sunday is Mother’s Day. In a calendar packed with ‘days’ commemorating anything from The Pancake to The Voting Rights of the Lesser Spotted Purple Possum, this is one of the few that I actually do agree with. Mothers are special. They deserve it. My mum has sadly been gone for ten years, but if she were at my table [...]

Nutella French toastie

2020-09-30T08:18:36+02:00Friday, 24 July 2020|Breakfast, Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

French toast was a breakfast favourite of mine as a kid. Because it was the one thing I could actually cook as a 5-year-old, and because eggy wondrousness. It was pretty basic French toast stuff of course. Just normal white bread dipped into egg whisked with a splash of milk. Naturally I had to have it with that other favourite [...]

Chocolate tsoureki

2020-09-30T08:18:37+02:00Wednesday, 8 April 2020|Baking, Sweet tooth|Tags: |

I think we can all agree that this Easter will be a first. Locked in our homes for our own protection as the world does battle with something none of us ever thought we’d see. I’ve probably baked more in the last two weeks than in the preceding year! Delicious carb (who cares) treats like Greek Easter bread, aka tsoureki. [...]

Kiri cream cheese brownies

2020-09-30T08:18:39+02:00Tuesday, 10 December 2019|Baking|Tags: |

It’s been a hectic, hectic few weeks of recipe development, styling and photography – of course all of it for clients and none of it for M&M. My silence has been deafening and I apologise, but bills need to be paid. You have Kiri cream cheese and the creative mastermind behind cooking programmes Koekedoor and Kokkedoor, Errieda du Toit, to [...]

Cocoa nib fudge

2020-09-30T08:18:45+02:00Monday, 8 April 2019|Sweet tooth|Tags: , |

I love fudge as much as the next person. At least, I used to. But with every 365 days I add to my life, my sweet tooth seems to be just a little bit less sweet. As if it’s not enough that one has to contend with sagging and spreading, one’s palate apparently also develops ideas of its own. Increasingly [...]