Apple buttercake

2021-10-04T12:35:03+02:00Monday, 4 October 2021|Baking|Tags: |

It was drizzly and miserable in the Cape this past weekend, a reminder that winter is not quite done with us yet. So I spent my time huddled in front of a fire, paging through all my old recipe books. I came upon this recipe for apple buttercake scribbled in gran’s spidery handwriting. Sometimes these super old recipes are [...]

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. [...]

Apricot rosemary tarte tatin

2020-09-30T08:18:38+02:00Thursday, 16 January 2020|Baking|

When it comes to French cooking, there are two schools. There’s the Escoffier 20-step/3-day frightfully involved kinda cooking. Totally fabulous – as long as you can afford to pay someone else to do it. And then there’s the kind that every French maman practices – stonkingly good food whipped up in hardly any time, using very few ingredients of the [...]

Tomato Kiri cream cheese crostata

2020-09-30T08:18:38+02:00Tuesday, 10 December 2019|Baking|Tags: |

Step aside quiche, the crostata is in town. Kiri Cream Cheese shows its versatility in this pretty open-faced savoury veggie tart with a custardy base which keeps the tomato juices from turning the flaky crust soggy. The recipe was deveveloped by Errieda du Toit (the creative mastermind behind Kokkedoor and Koekedoor cooking programmes) for Kiri to celebrate that Kiri is [...]

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 [...]

Tannie du Toit’s standard pudding

2020-09-30T08:18:39+02:00Monday, 7 October 2019|Baking, Sweet tooth|

I don’t know Tannie du Toit, could not have, because this standard pudding (that’s it’s name) recipe of hers dates back to the early 50s. I discovered it in one of the precious handwritten recipe books I inherited from my gran. I think of it as the pound cake of puddings because it has one of everything – one cup [...]