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Desserts Recipes

Black Forest Cherry Cake

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, Germany

Layers of chocolate cake soaked in rum with whipped cream and cherries inbetween each layer, topped with additional whipped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings.Traditionally served as a dessert in Germany, Black Forest cake is now more commonly served as a …

Baklava

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, Greece

A rich, sweet pastry made with layers of phyllo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with a honey and lemon syrup. Serve with whipped cream and top with chopped nuts.

Passionfruit Pavlova

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Australia, Cakes, Desserts

A popular Summer dessert in both Australia and New Zealand, Pavlova is a large meringue dessert that is crispy on the outside with a soft marshmallow-like centre. A traditional pavlova is topped with whipped cream and strawberries, kiwi fruit, banana …

Fruity Christmas Trifle

Posted on December 1st, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa

Christmas is just not Christmas without trifle for dessert and for many of us in South Africa, it is the only time of the year we get to enjoy this delicious treat. This is the very basic, most traditional way …

Peppermint Crisp Fridge Tart

Posted on November 20th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa

An oh so delicious peppermint crisp tart, with layers of crispy biscuit, caramel, cream and mint chocolate. Be sure to enjoy in moderation as this dessert is very rich.

Strawberry Mousse

Posted on November 20th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa

An alternative to the infamous chocolate mousse, this version is made with low fat strawberry yogurt instead so you can enjoy this summer treat without the guilt. Experiment with different flavours yoghurt and jelly and create your own mousse.

Lemon Fridge Tart

Posted on November 20th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa

A crunchy biscuit crust with a tangy lemon filling makes this lemon tart the perfect summer dessert.

Lemon Meringue

Posted on November 19th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa

A quick and easy recipe for Lemon Meringue that can be whipped up in minutes and look absolutely beautiful when it comes out of the oven.

Banana Caramel Fridge Tart

Posted on November 19th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, South Africa

Layers of crunchy gingernut biscuit with slices of banana, caramel and topped with whipped cream makes this tart sinfully delicious.

Arroz Doce

Posted on July 8th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, Portugal

“Arroz Doce” is a portuguese rice pudding. In Portugal, it is traditional to sprinkle the cinnamon through a lacy paper doily to form a pattern on the rice.

Pastel de Manzana

Posted on July 8th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, Spain

Delicious Apple slices with cinnamon and mint, baked to a golden crisp . Best served with a bowl of whipped cream.

Natillas

Posted on July 8th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, Spain, Sweets

“Natillas” is a Spanish soft custard poured over sponge fingers for a delicious dessert.

Bizcocho Genovesa

Posted on July 8th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, Spain

Bizcocho Genovesa are delicate golden brown sponge fingers. In Spain, sponge fingers are served with “natillas” (soft custard) and provide the base for “torta moca” (mocha layer cake).

Mantecadas de Astorga

Posted on July 8th, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Breakfast, Cakes, Desserts, Portugal

There are few things that can beat the smell of fresh Cinnamon Buns baking in the oven. These buns can be whipped up in minutes and is perfect for breakfast or a relaxing afternoon tea.

Apfelpfannkuchen

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, Germany, Sweets

Delicious pancakes with a spicy apple and cinnamon filling. Apfelpfannkuchen are traditionally made on the stove top – a delicate process that involves turning the filled pancake without dislodging the apple filling. Finishing the pancake under the grill is …

Gingerbread

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, Great Britain

A delicious gingerbread which may be enjoyed on its own for tea or with custard for a lovely warm winter dessert.

Madeira Cake

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, Great Britain

A delicious sponge cake with a lemony tang. The name of this cake comes from the Victorian habit of serving it with a glass of Madeira.

Scones

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Head Chef
Filed in: Breakfast, Cakes, Desserts, Great Britain

An absolutely scrumptious treat served with a dollop of strawberry jam and whipped cream or with cheese as a savoury snack.

Chocolate Brownies

Posted on September 25th, 2008 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, North America

Indulge your inner chocoholic with these scrumptious chocolate brownies made with dark chocolate and walnuts. Delicious when eaten on its own or smothered with a chocolate fudge topping.

Griddle Cakes

Posted on September 23rd, 2008 by Head Chef
Filed in: Breakfast, Cakes, Desserts, North America

Griddle cakes are easy to make,and perfect for breakfast when topped with maple syrup or topped with fresh fruit and cream for dessert.

Bread & Butter Pudding

Posted on July 23rd, 2008 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa, Sweets

Bread and Butter Pudding is a traditional South African dessert. Served hot with with golden syrup, jam or honey and a good dollop of fresh cream! Enjoy.

Welsh Amber Pudding

Posted on October 1st, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, Great Britain, Sweets

This traditional Welsh pudding recipe serves 4 – 6 guests. Serve it hot, warm or cold. Delicious served with cream! Great as a dessert or with afternoon tea.

Soetkoekies

Posted on September 18th, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa, Sweets

Soetkoekies are traditional South African biscuits of Dutch origin, made with flour and wine. (“soet” means “sweet” and “koekies” are “cookies”). Preparation time is about 20 minutes, cooking time is 10 minutes.

A traditional Greek pie

Posted on August 31st, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, Greece

Women in Skopelos, Greece, bake this pie on the 26th of August every year, on the eve of Saint Fanourios’ name day. They then bring their pies to the church of Saint Fanourios where the priest blesses them in …

Melktert (Milk Tart)

Posted on June 25th, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa

Melktert is traditional Milk Tart. It is a traditional South African tart that is very easy to prepare and very popular. Best home made as per recipe but you can buy Melktert in supermarkets. Preparation takes about 30 minutes, cooking …

Orange Cake

Posted on June 19th, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Cakes, Desserts, Spain

A Traditional dessert cake recipe from Valencia where the best oranges are grown. Easy to make, fun to decorate! Decorate the cake with pieces of mandarin, orange rinds or chocolate shavings and delight your guests with this pleasant dessert. Variation …

Almond Snaps

Posted on June 19th, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, Spain, Sweets

Almond Snaps are delicious served at the end of a meal with coffee. The secret to perfect snaps is to spread the mixture very thinly so that as it cooks, it takes on a lacelike appearance. As soon as they …

Koeksisters

Posted on June 18th, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, South Africa, Sweets

Koeksisters (or Koeksusters) are a traditional South African dessert. They are a syrup-coated doughnut that is twisted into a braided shape (like a plait), prepared by deep-frying the dough in oil and then dipping the fried dough into cold sugar …

Anzac Biscuits

Posted on June 8th, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Australia, Desserts, Sweets

Traditional Australian Biscuits made with rolled oats, cocunut and sugar, this recipe makes about 30 biscuits. (+/- 30 minutes preparation time).

Meringues with Chestnut Cream

Posted on June 5th, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, France, Sweets

Meringues are piled high with a chestnut pur̩e and whipped cream drizzled over them. Chestnut has an awesome affinity with meringue and adding whipped cream transforms this into a sophisticated Dessert Рideal for a fancy dinner party.

Tiramisu

Posted on April 5th, 2007 by Head Chef
Filed in: Desserts, Italy, Sweets

Tiramisu is one of the most popular desserts served in restaurants of all types, not just Italian restaurants. This recipe is a traditional Tiramisu recipe using Mascarpone and Rum. Serve chilled with coffee.