Category Desserts

Cheesecake: easy retro recipe

Purists would not call this strawberry fridge cheesecake a cheesecake.  And I would be more comfortable calling it a 70’s retro fridge tart.  But what’s in a name? I was prompted by the first strawberry (yes, only one) in our garden, and my sisters’ constant requests, to recreate this standing feature on our family table […]

Melkkos – traditional or with a modern twist?

Every mother needs one dish in her repertoire that is fast, nutritious and tastes yummy!  My mother’s “old faithful” is a traditional South African recipe, called melkkos.  It is also my first food memory. Melkkos was our family’s number one comfort food on cold winter days.  Everyone just loves this simple dish that fills you […]

Delicious banana bread for a healthy lunch box

Didn’t manage to eat all the bananas you bought?  And now all you’re left with is half a bunch of soft, black bananas that no one wants to eat?  Bake a banana bread! Ripe bananas are perfect for this delicious, moist banana bread.  Each slice is packed with potassium and it is easy to make. Banana bread is very […]

Easy, melt-in-your-mouth meringue

Meringue is a brilliant sweet treat that every good cook should learn how to make.  The perfect meringue will be your “old-faithful” when you need a plate of something sweet.   Or make meringues when you’re stuck with leftover egg-whites after making that fantastic Hollandaise or homemade mayonnaise. My mother makes her legendary meringues for every occasion.  […]