802, 2015

Candy Cake 2- Chikenduza

A little over 2 years ago I managed to crack a yeasted Candy Cake recipe. The only downside of this is having to wait for it to rise!

I finally got to make the no yeast version which has gone down really well with my family. Hope you like it! Like […]

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306, 2014

Mauyu (Baobab) Smoothie

A few facts about the mighty baobab fruit which is gaining popularity in the Western world. It is unusual, gourd like fruit– with its hard nut-like shell and white, powdery pulp

has three times as much vitamin C as an orange, 50 per cent more calcium than spinach
A source of plenty […]

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1805, 2014

Covo Chips

One of my absolute favourite things is Kettle chips! I am generally a clean eater, just the kettle chips I cannot seem to resist. While out shopping I happened to see Kale Chips in Marks and Spencer. I decided to give them a try. They tasted amazing. The interesting thing […]

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210, 2013

Sorghum (Mapfunde Cake)

Sorghum (Mapfunde) is grown widely in Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa as it is extremely drought tolerant. The grain is very high in fibre and iron, with a fairly high protein level too. I thought I would mess around and try out a gluten free cake with it and […]

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2107, 2013

Queen Cakes

I have very fond memories of queen cakes growing up back home.It was a distinct bright yellow cake, not too sweet with a fluffy texture. I have been trying to replicate them for a little while and finally got a thumbs upfrommy biggest critique a.k.a my husband Sydney

Ingredients:
Butter/ […]

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707, 2013

Maheu Recipe

Maheu (mahewu, mageu) is a hugely popular traditional non alcoholic and nutritious beverage from Southern Africa. Fermentation provides a distinctive acidic/ sour flavour to the drink

Ingredients:
Maize Meal – 1 cup
Hot Water – 2-3 cups
Wheat flour or Malt – 2 tablespoons
Sugar – To taste
Instructions:
Maheu

Begin by making the porridge To […]

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704, 2013

Waffles

My kids love these waffles! They are so quick and easy to make
Ingredients:
Self Raising Flour – 180g
Salt – 1/2 tsp (omit if using salted butter)
Butter,melted – 110g
Granulated Sugar – 1 tbs
Eggs – 2, lightly beaten
Milk – 400ml
Vanilla Extract – 1/2 tsp
Instructions:
Mix together flour, sugar and salt if using
Make a well […]

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604, 2013

Sticky Ribs

Here is a recipe for some finger licking ribs, which just fall off the bone and melt in your mouth
Ingredients:
Pork Ribs – 1kg
BBQ Sauce of choice, I make my own,recipe to follow –
Instructions:
Depending on how much time I have I prefer to divide the rack of ribs into 3 portions, […]

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204, 2013

Whey Protein Granola Bars

This has become a staple snack in our house.Hope you like it like we do!
You can any dried fruit you like, just add 1 1/2 cups of your favourite fruits
My measuring cups are 250ml
Ingredients:
Porridge Oats – 2 cups
Dessicated coconut – 3/4 cup
Wheat Germ or Wheat Bran – 1/2 cup
Sunflower Seeds […]

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2903, 2013

Hot cross buns

What better recipe to share than this hot cross bun on this lovely Good Friday.
Yield: 12
Ingredients:
Fast action yeast – 1 3/4 tsp
Bread or Plain flour – 350g plus 100g in a separate bowl
Sugar – 2 tablespoons
Salt – 1 tsp
Butter – 50g (melted if making by hand)
Mixed Spice – 1 tsp
Cinamon […]

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