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Dark Chocolate Fondants

The month of Love and Decadence

It’s February and the month of Love.  One normally would associate Valentine’s Day with Bollie, Cards, Flowers and best of all Jewellery.  I associate Valentine’s Day with smooth, decadent Desserts. Those melt in your mouth; toe curling, sumptuous and delicious Desserts that make all the single ladies put their hands up and the hand cradling couples wish everyday were Valentine’s Day.

Dark Chocolate claims itself to be an Aphrodisiac.  Aphrodisiac named after the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of Love. The Maya and Olmec tribes of Central America believed that the Cacao Tree was given to them by the gods. So for all who believe that Chocolate is a celestial Gift I have the perfect recipe for you to indulge in, for you to swoon in, for you to cosset in.

I never met a piece of Chocolate I didn’t like!

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Apple Tart Tatin

WELCOME THE NEW YEAR!

It’s January 2011.  Normally one would have a New Year’s resolution.  This is generally something you feel you should improve upon – a newer you, well, I say forget it! Take this year with the best of the best. Be who you are, believe in what you stand for and what you feel makes you, you! Happy new year to all! I’m starting this year with the wrong side up and the right side down.  The recipe: Upside down Apple Tart.

Apple Tart-Tatin

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Cherry Tartlets

CHERRY SEASON!

Each year around this time there is a festival in Ficksburg that dedicates itself to the marvels of Cherries and their many uses.  I drew inspiration from the excitement that is surrounding this Festival and all of its promotions.  I decided to do a very easy Cherry Tartlet for this month and it is delicious, doesn’t take up your time and deems as an alternative Christmas desserts for those not-so-conventional Christmas followers.Cherry Tartlet

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Crumbed Parmesan and Spring Onion Maize Cake

Crumbed Parmesan and Spring Onion Maize Cake

TRADITION WITH A TWIST:

When you visit a foreign country you have already planned what you must do, where you must go and where you must eat.  When I travel, I always try the local cuisine. In Lesotho the staple food is ‘Papa’ otherwise known as cooked Maize meal.  They eat it with various items such as Maroho – fried pumpkin leaves – or Nyama, the Sesotho word for meat.  What I decided to do was take ‘Papa’ and spruce it up by adding Grated parmesan Cheese, Spring Onion, crème Fraiche and coating it in herbs and Bread Crumbs.  It is something that you will be complimented on every time you make it and believe me, people will be asking for more! Read more

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