There is nothing like a rainy day to get me in the mood to bake. Like rain here on the West Coast, the act of me baking a rare occurrence – and thus one that I celebrate! My recipe for almond & white grape cake paired (and made with) La Motte‘s new vintage MCC release – their … Continue Reading

If I were to select my preferred dessert, a classic mousse au chocolat – or chocolate mousse – would come out tops every time. Decadently chocolatey with a silky texture, mousse au chocolat makes the perfect post-dinner treat; not too filling, but just the right amount of sweetness to end off the meal. A more … Continue Reading

My recipe for Pavlova with roasted nectarines is a showstopper of a dish for your dinner party table and ideal to serve as a chilled dessert during a South African summer. The final in a series of recipes I developed for Darling Cellars, this dessert epitomises decadence – albeit in an almost sinfully simple way. … Continue Reading

Redolent of holiday flavour, my recipe for Cherry and Almond Cake is inspired by richly moist Italian tea cakes. Growing up, discovering fresh cherries in the supermarket was cause for great excitement. Usually found only in tins or of the glacé variety, cherries symbolise celebration – the burst of sweetness in a festive fruit loaf, … Continue Reading

Nothing says Autumn quite like an apple crumble. This comfortingly cosy dessert is made all the more warming with the addition of tenderly poached quince and a few measures of Rietvallei Muscadel. Cheerful red Royal Gala apples are roasted in honey, bay and Muscadel and blanketed under a mixture of oats, sticky brown sugar and … Continue Reading