Category Archive: baking

Greek Honey Cakes

I had these Greek Honey Cakes in my mind the minute I woke up yesterday morning. For a change we had no sport, no birthday parties and no shopping to do….just a chilaxing… Continue reading

My Easy Chicken Pot Pies to celebrate the arrival of Autumn

I made Chicken Pot pies…finally! My family has been nagging me for ever to make chicken pies again, but frankly, it was just too hot to even bother, so when Easter weekend arrived… Continue reading

Easter Macarons with White Chocolate and Passionfruit Ganache

Easter Macarons with White Chocolate and Passion fruit Ganache…… You haven’t seen such a long post title on My Easy Cooking in ages, right? Well, I think it is ok to every now… Continue reading

Malva pudding with dates and pecan nuts

Do I love Malva Pudding? You be the judge, because after this post, I will have 4 varieties of this South African classic in my recipe arsenal. Just when I think, now I… Continue reading

Going on a Cooking and baking Safari with The Food Fox

Safari dried fruits and nuts have been around for many years and, just like me, I think you also might have fond memories of some or other confectionery from your mom or grans… Continue reading

My Easy Chocolate Eclairs

My easy Chocolate eclairs? What makes this recipes so special that I can claim it for myself? Trial and error and 2 batches of  flop eclairs. In my family if you have learned… Continue reading

Homemade Puff Pastry on RSG

Homemade puff pastry is a bit of a contradiction to many home cooks, like me. You see, we all love the light, flaky pastry, but the thought of rolling out the dough, adding… Continue reading

Chocolate Samosas – hardly a recipe!

You don’t need a recipe to make these Chocolate Samosas! I know that by saying this, I am shooting myself in the foot, because this is after all a recipe blog and why… Continue reading

Mini Butterscotch and Banana Pavlovas on RSG

I had to think long and hard about this weeks radio program on RSG. The recipe was the easy part. The pavlova was a request from our house guest, the banana and butterscotch… Continue reading

Yes, you can bake cake in an Air Fryer!

Can you bake in an Air Fryer? If I had a dime for every time I answered this question, I would be able to buy quite a few Air Fryers and give them… Continue reading

Donuts or dougnuts……as if the spelling matters!

I am very particular with donuts or doughnuts, which ever you prefer. They must be soft, a light oily surface, but when you bite into a doughnut , it must be pillow-soft, with… Continue reading

Fudgy Coffee Cake with Caramelized Pears

Confession time! I have always thought that coffee cake is something with a coffee flavor. So every time I read a recipe for coffee cake, I gently clicked away, because it is not… Continue reading

Chocolate-filled Shortbread on RSG

As if shortbread is not sinful enough, imagine little shortbread cookies with a heart of chocolate. Oh my word! How delicious can it be? Well, they are so delicious that it is very… Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies and a confession!

Peanut Butter …..mon indulgence secrète. Yes, my little secret indulgence when no one is watching…In the morning early when I pack lunch boxes( and yes my husband wants peanut butter and jam sandwiches… Continue reading

The Koeksister has a humble relative – The Brood Broer

The koeksister! This doyenne of the South African tea table has seduced so many with her twisted syrupy goodness. She has stripped people of their willpower and intentions to diet or lose weight.… Continue reading

Oatmeal and Almond Strawberry Crumble

The arrival of fresh strawberries on our market shelves was quite a welcoming site and with this Oatmeal and Almond Strawberry Crumble I wanted to celebrate the departure of winter and  the arrival… Continue reading

Malva Pudding with a hint of tangerine!

Malva Pudding is an age old tradition in many South African kitchens and every mother and grandmother swear by their absolute there-is-no-better recipe. The one recipe asks for more butter, the other for… Continue reading

Quick and easy recipes with Puff Pastry!

Puff pastry is a stock item in my house, it is just something I always have in the freezer. I feel I can quickly make or concoct something at the drop of a… Continue reading

Honey and Malteser(s) – A Cupcake Delux!

Honey, Malteser(s) and cream cheese, all captured into one delectable cupcake, must be as close to sweet heaven as you could possibly get.This is not a cupcake for a sissy, you have to… Continue reading

Rustic Apple Tart, Kwêla and Childhood Memories!

I was humbled when the team from Kwêla thought I was worthy of a story. I knew that story would start with all my happy childhood memories, because that is where my passion… Continue reading