Tray bake jam slices

What is a tray bake?  It is a cake baked in a tray and then cut into slices.  I love making tray bakes. It is mostly straightforward and usually tastes delicious. Also an easy way to bake far more than you need in one go! The…
Best Chocolate Biscuits ever Recipe

(More) Chocolate biscuits to bake!

Who doesn't love a beautiful recipe book? Or even better chocolate biscuits? I recently received a gorgeous recipe book from my sister and found a recipe for these mouthwatering chocolate biscuits. They are the perfect sweetness…
recipe for oats cookies

Recipe for Oat Cookies

These kind of cookies have so many names - crunchies, flapjacks, oat cookies, to name but a few. But whatever they're called they are usually very easy to make, delicious, hearty and filling. Especially if you pack flavour into…

Dutch Speculaas filled with marzipan

  I remember as a young girl the delicious smells of baking wafting through our house. My mom baking. Just so enticing. Even a stranger - probably a sales person - once came to the door and walked straight to the…
ginger rolls

Rolled Up Ginger Snaps

Ginger is one of those versatile spices that is not only used in cooking and baking, but can also be helpful for a variety of ailments. Recently I found this recipe for thin rolled up ginger snaps, akin to brandy snaps, which…
emergency brownies

Emergency Brownies: recipe

There is something about brownies which is just so addictive.  Chocolatey, chewy, gooey, fudge-like, sweet…. Just yum. Although I am not a star baker when it comes to brownies – I think it takes a lot of skill and…
sweet chocolate coffee square

Sweet chocolate coffee squares

Since I started baking, around my pre-teens, I've tried and tested many recipes and some have really became my stalwarts, my go-to recipes. This sweet chocolate coffee square cake has always been one of them. In Afrikaans they…
Ukranian Oat biscuit

Oats – the very versatile grain (and a recipe)

  As a child my favourite breakfast was oat porridge. Made by my mom, on the stove. Just delicious. Oats is such a versatile grain, probably mainly used as a porridge, but also a great ingredient in biscuits, cookies,…

Chocolate cookies with no baking

Do you sometimes crave something sweet and chocolaty? Here is an extremely easy recipe for a more rough and ready chocolate cookie with no baking involved. It is even a little bit healthy with oats and desiccated coconut in…
Swedish cardamom cookies

Swedish Cardamom cookies

I love cookies. Biscuits. Any type will do: butter, sugar, nuts, chocolate and more. The other day I was leafing through one of my Rachel Allen cookbooks when my eye fell on this recipe for Swedish Cardamom cookies. And I was…