Desserts & Baking
Baked cheesecake

Chocolate and Vanilla Cheesecake

Garnish this already gorgeous (and delicious!) cake with roses and berries

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Coconut and black sesame ice cream

This black and white ice-cream dessert is smooth, creamy and absolutely delicious!

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Sweet pastry squares with strawberries

A slice of this tart would be a tasty tea-time treat or a delicious dessert

Breakfast & Brunch

Vanilla and pear muffins

These are best on the day they’re baked


Lemon and vanilla jam

This delicious treat is inspired by a Tessa Kiros recipe from her wonderful book, Falling Cloudberries

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Chocolate squares

Peppermint Crisp chocolate squares

Luscious, rich and absolutely decadent!

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Milk tart

There are many different versions of this traditional favourite in South Africa, but this is the way Ideas’ food editor Louisa’s mom always makes it

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Decadent fudge duo

Satisfy a sweet tooth with this double-delicious choice

Vintage sweets

Barley sugar

Bring back happy memories from your childhood with this old-fashioned confection

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Get ready for a frozen delight

A berry sorbet makes for a perfect spring treat

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Oh yum! Buttermilk ice cream

A scoop of buttermilk ice cream makes any phyllo tart look even more irresistible


Sweet swap your sugar habits

It is possible to cut bag on sugar and not notice

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Vanilla fudge

Creamy vanilla fudge

Luscious, rich and absolutely decadent

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Cheesecake with fresh strawberries

Who doesn’t just love cheesecake? Serve with fresh strawberries to add to the deliciousness

Food & Drink
Champagne vs sparkling wine

Champagne vs sparkling wine

Bubbles are usually the choice drink for celebrating. Cheers!



This traditional South recipe is sure to make you reminisce about happy family days

Step 2

Red hot chilli poppers

A fiery delight that’s always a winner

Breakfast & Brunch

Waffles with brandied pears

Everyone loves waffles – try this new, scrumptious version of an old favourite


Grapefruit marmalade

An economical marmalade made solely from grapefruit peel


Candied grapefruit peel

A sweet treat on its own, or use as a decoration for cakes and desserts

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Butterscotch and marshmallow puddings

Butterscotch and marshmallow puddings

Instead of topping with marshmallows you can sprinkle grated chocolate over these delish puddings

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Butternut and cinnamon fritters

The old-fashioned pumpkin fritter gets a new twist with butternut and cinnamon

Ginger beer

STEP BY STEP: Ginger beer

Follow our instructions and make your own deliciously refreshing ginger beer

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Step by step: Doughnuts

No sweet tooth will be able to resist these decadent ringed treats!

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Cinnamon buns

Syrupy cinnamon buns

Boasting nuts and syrup, these rolls are deliciously decadent

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butter, sugar, glden syrup, peanuts, brittle

Sweet temptation: Peanut brittle

Bring back happy memories from your childhood with this old-fashioned confection.

Starters and Sides

Baked pumpkin with cinnamon

Sweet pumpkin with cinnamon, ginger and citrus is without a doubt a winning combination!

Breakfast & Brunch

Wholewheat French toast with blueberry sauce and caramelised bananas

Get your day off to a healthy start with French toast served with bananas, yoghurt and blueberry sauce.

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Cheesecake pops

These cheesecake pops are ideal as a girly party snack.

Main Dishes
white balasmic chicken

White balsamic chicken with shallots and vine tomatoes

Enjoy real Mediterranean flavours wherever you are.