Sweet Recipes

Angel Food Cake

Light, airy and very moreish, Angel Food Cake is a truly delightful dessert. Serve with a cup of tea or hot coffee.

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Total Time: 1 hour
Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup cake flour
  • 1 ½ Cups white sugar
  • 1 ¼ Teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 ¼ Cup egg whites, approx. 10 jumbo eggs
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon lemon essence, optional
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup icing sugar, optional
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  2. Sift the flour and salt together. Repeat three times before mixing in the sugar.
  3. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then add the cream of tartar andthe essences. Gently combine the egg whites with the dry ingredients using asilicone spatula or wooden spoon. Be careful to not overmix.
  4. Spoon the batter into your ungreased cake pan. Bake the cake until the tops seem dry, between 35-40 minutes. Let the cake cool completely. 
  5. Use a sharp knife to loosen the vake from the edges of the baking tray and remove the cake to a serving plate. 
  6. Dust the cake with the icing sugar, or decorate with your glaze of choice. 

        Crème Brûlée

        Who doesn’t love Crème Brûlée? This French dessert may look fancy, but it’s actually a lot simpler than most people think! 

        Prep Time: 15 min
        Cook Time: 30 min
        Total Time: 4 hours
        Serves: 6

        Ingredients

        • 6 Large egg yolks from Eggbert eggs
        • 150g white sugar
        • 3 cups cream
        • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
        • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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        Instructions

        1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celcius.
        2. Beat the egg yolks, 100g of sugar and vanilla until thick and creamy.
        3. Pour the cream and the salt into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to the boil. Remove from the heat and let cool for five minutes. Whisk in the egg mixture until combined.
        4. Pour the mixture into ramekins. Place the ramekins into a large baking tray with high edges. Pour boiling water into the baking pan until halfway up the ramekin sides, careful not to mess water into the ramekins.
        5. Bake for around 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centres are still slightly wobbly.
        6. Remove the ramekins from the pan and let cool for 1 hour. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
        7. Before serving, sprinkle over a light layer of sugar and caramelise with a blow torch or by placing the ramekins in the oven for a few minutes under the grill setting.
        8. Serve as is, or garnish with fresh berries.

        Tips:

        • Good quality vanilla will enhance the flavour and make your dessert extra delicious!
        • Crème Brûlée is a great dessert to make ahead- you can prepare them a few days ahead of time. Just be sure to store covered, in the fridge. 

              Lemon Meringue Pie

              Prep Time: 25 min
              Cook Time: 30 min
              Total Time: 55 min
              Serves: 1 Pies

              Ingredients

              • 1 packet Tennis biscuits
              • 1 tin condensed milk
              • 2 eggs
              • 125ml (½ cup) lemon juice
              • 150g margarine (or butter)
              • ¼ cup castor sugar
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              Instructions

              1. Melt the margarine.
              2. Crush the Tennis biscuits until finely crumbled and add the margarine.
              3. Press into pie dish and place in the fridge.
              4. Pour condensed milk into a mixing bowl.
              5. Separate the eggs and add the yolks to the condensed milk and stir till well blended.
              6. Add lemon juice and stir until it thickens.
              7. Pour over the biscuit crust.
              8. Combine the egg whites and castor sugar and beat until stiff (+/-15 minutes).
              9. Pour it over the lemon curd.
              10. Bake at 140°C for 30 – 40 minutes.

                Crème Brûlée

                Who doesn’t love Crème Brûlée? This French dessert may look fancy, but it’s actually a lot simpler than most people think! 

                Prep Time: 15 min
                Cook Time: 30 min
                Total Time: 4 hours
                Serves: 6

                Ingredients

                • 6 Large egg yolks from Eggbert eggs
                • 150g white sugar
                • 3 cups cream
                • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
                • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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                Instructions

                1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celcius.
                2. Beat the egg yolks, 100g of sugar and vanilla until thick and creamy.
                3. Pour the cream and the salt into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to the boil. Remove from the heat and let cool for five minutes. Whisk in the egg mixture until combined.
                4. Pour the mixture into ramekins. Place the ramekins into a large baking tray with high edges. Pour boiling water into the baking pan until halfway up the ramekin sides, careful not to mess water into the ramekins.
                5. Bake for around 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centres are still slightly wobbly.
                6. Remove the ramekins from the pan and let cool for 1 hour. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
                7. Before serving, sprinkle over a light layer of sugar and caramelise with a blow torch or by placing the ramekins in the oven for a few minutes under the grill setting.
                8. Serve as is, or garnish with fresh berries.

                Tips:

                • Good quality vanilla will enhance the flavour and make your dessert extra delicious!
                • Crème Brûlée is a great dessert to make ahead- you can prepare them a few days ahead of time. Just be sure to store covered, in the fridge. 

                      Lemon Meringue Pie

                      Prep Time: 25 min
                      Cook Time: 30 min
                      Total Time: 55 min
                      Serves: 1 Pies

                      Ingredients

                      • 1 packet Tennis biscuits
                      • 1 tin condensed milk
                      • 2 eggs
                      • 125ml (½ cup) lemon juice
                      • 150g margarine (or butter)
                      • ¼ cup castor sugar
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                      Instructions

                      1. Melt the margarine.
                      2. Crush the Tennis biscuits until finely crumbled and add the margarine.
                      3. Press into pie dish and place in the fridge.
                      4. Pour condensed milk into a mixing bowl.
                      5. Separate the eggs and add the yolks to the condensed milk and stir till well blended.
                      6. Add lemon juice and stir until it thickens.
                      7. Pour over the biscuit crust.
                      8. Combine the egg whites and castor sugar and beat until stiff (+/-15 minutes).
                      9. Pour it over the lemon curd.
                      10. Bake at 140°C for 30 – 40 minutes.

                        Crème Brûlée

                        Who doesn’t love Crème Brûlée? This French dessert may look fancy, but it’s actually a lot simpler than most people think! 

                        Prep Time: 15 min
                        Cook Time: 30 min
                        Total Time: 4 hours
                        Serves: 6

                        Ingredients

                        • 6 Large egg yolks from Eggbert eggs
                        • 150g white sugar
                        • 3 cups cream
                        • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
                        • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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                        Instructions

                        1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celcius.
                        2. Beat the egg yolks, 100g of sugar and vanilla until thick and creamy.
                        3. Pour the cream and the salt into a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to the boil. Remove from the heat and let cool for five minutes. Whisk in the egg mixture until combined.
                        4. Pour the mixture into ramekins. Place the ramekins into a large baking tray with high edges. Pour boiling water into the baking pan until halfway up the ramekin sides, careful not to mess water into the ramekins.
                        5. Bake for around 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centres are still slightly wobbly.
                        6. Remove the ramekins from the pan and let cool for 1 hour. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
                        7. Before serving, sprinkle over a light layer of sugar and caramelise with a blow torch or by placing the ramekins in the oven for a few minutes under the grill setting.
                        8. Serve as is, or garnish with fresh berries.

                        Tips:

                        • Good quality vanilla will enhance the flavour and make your dessert extra delicious!
                        • Crème Brûlée is a great dessert to make ahead- you can prepare them a few days ahead of time. Just be sure to store covered, in the fridge. 

                              Lemon Meringue Pie

                              Prep Time: 25 min
                              Cook Time: 30 min
                              Total Time: 55 min
                              Serves: 1 Pies

                              Ingredients

                              • 1 packet Tennis biscuits
                              • 1 tin condensed milk
                              • 2 eggs
                              • 125ml (½ cup) lemon juice
                              • 150g margarine (or butter)
                              • ¼ cup castor sugar
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                              Instructions

                              1. Melt the margarine.
                              2. Crush the Tennis biscuits until finely crumbled and add the margarine.
                              3. Press into pie dish and place in the fridge.
                              4. Pour condensed milk into a mixing bowl.
                              5. Separate the eggs and add the yolks to the condensed milk and stir till well blended.
                              6. Add lemon juice and stir until it thickens.
                              7. Pour over the biscuit crust.
                              8. Combine the egg whites and castor sugar and beat until stiff (+/-15 minutes).
                              9. Pour it over the lemon curd.
                              10. Bake at 140°C for 30 – 40 minutes.

                                Semi Sweet Chocolate Mousse

                                Prep Time: 20 min
                                Cook Time: 0 min
                                Total Time: 20 min
                                Serves: 2 Servings

                                Ingredients

                                • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 
                                • 1 tablespoon water
                                • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
                                • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
                                • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
                                • 1 tablespoon sugar
                                • Whipped cream and raspberries, optional
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                                Instructions

                                1. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips with water; stir until smooth. 
                                2. Stir a small amount of hot chocolate mixture into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. 
                                3. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool, stirring several times.
                                4. In a small bowl, beat whipping cream until it begins to thicken. 
                                5. Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. 
                                6. Fold in cooled chocolate mixture. 
                                7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 
                                8. Garnish with whipped cream and raspberries if desired. 

                                  Wicked Dark Chocolate Ice-Cream

                                  Prep Time: 30 min
                                  Cook Time: 180 min
                                  Total Time: 210 min
                                  Serves: 6 

                                  Ingredients

                                  • 430ml milk
                                  • 580ml pouring cream
                                  • 400g dark eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
                                  • 8 egg yolks
                                  • 165g caster sugar
                                  • 2 tbsp orange flavoured liqueur
                                  • 6 whole candied clementines
                                  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
                                  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
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                                    Instructions

                                    1. Combine milk, cream, cocoa and 100g chocolate; bring to boil, stirring.
                                    2. Whisk egg yolks and sugar until thick; gradually whisk into hot milk mixture. Stir custard over low heat, without boiling, until thickened slightly. Stir in liqueur. Cover surface of custard with plastic wrap; cool 20min.
                                    3. Strain custard into shallow container, cover with foil; freeze until almost firm.
                                    4. Place ice cream in large bowl, chop coarsely, beat with electric mixer until smooth. Pour into deep container, cover; freeze until firm. Repeat process two more times.
                                    5. Line your cup moulds with plastic wrap. Spoon half of the softened ice-cream into moulds. Using the back of a teaspoon, make a shallow hollow in the centre of the ice-cream. Place one clementine in each hollo; top with remaining ice cream. Smooth surface; cover, freeze until firm. Turn puddings onto a tray and return to freezer.
                                    6. Cut 14cm rounds from plastic wrap or resealable bags. Stir remaining chocolate and oil in small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Spread melted chocolate over plastic wrap then quickly drape plastic, chocolate side-down, over puddings. Quickly smooth with hands, to avoid making deep pleats in the plastic. Freeze until firm, peel away plastic.
                                    7. Serve ice cream dusted with sifted cocoa. 

                                      Egg Custard

                                      Prep Time: 15 min
                                      Cook Time: 30 min
                                      Total Time: 45 min
                                      Serves: 6 

                                      Ingredients

                                      • 2 cups whole milk
                                      • 2 Eggbert Eggs
                                      • 2 Egg Yolks
                                      • 1/3 cup sugar
                                      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                                      • Freshly grated or ground nutmeg
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                                        Instructions

                                        1.  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

                                        2. Place 6 ovenproof cups in a deep baking pan just large enough to hold them.

                                        3. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over medium-low heat.

                                        4. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla.

                                        5. Slowly pour the egg mixture into the simmering milk, whisking gently to combine.

                                        6. Pour the mixture through a fine strainer into the cups (if the strainer clogs, use a spoon to scrape it clean), then sprinkle lightly with the nutmeg.

                                        7. Pour hot (not boiling) water into the pan until it reaches halfway up the sides of the cups.

                                        8. Bake until the custard is just set (it can still be a little loose), 30 to 35 minutes.

                                        9. Let the custard cool in the water bath for about 2 hours before serving.

                                          Heart Shaped Valentines Day Pancakes

                                          Prep Time: 10 min
                                          Cook Time: 10 min
                                          Total Time: 20 min
                                          Serves: 2

                                          Ingredients

                                          • 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour

                                          • 1 tbsp melted butter

                                          • 1 tspn vanilla extract

                                          • 2 tspn baking powder

                                          • 1/2 tspn salt

                                          • 1 tbsp coconut sugar

                                          • 1 cup milk

                                          • ½ cup vanilla yogurt

                                          • 2 large eggs

                                          • 2 tbsp honey

                                          • Top with raspberries, butter and honey

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                                          Instructions

                                          1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar
                                          2. In a medium bowl, combine milk, yogurt, eggs, syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
                                          3. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until combined.
                                          4. Heat a pan to medium low heat. Coat with cooking spray
                                          5. Spray the inside of a heart shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray. Place the cookie cutter on the pan and fill with ¼ cup of pancake batter
                                          6. Cook until surface of pancakes has some bubbles, and a few have burst, 1-2min.
                                          7. Remove cookie cutter and flip carefully. Cook until browned on the underside, 1-2min more. Continue making pancakes until the batter is finished.
                                          8. Serve pancakes with warm raspberries, butter and honey.

                                            Avocado Cups

                                            Prep Time: 40 min
                                            Cook Time: 40 min
                                            Total Time: 80 min
                                            Serves: 6-8 

                                            Ingredients

                                            • 6 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, plus more for preparing the pan
                                            • 1 loaf bread
                                            • 2 cups milk
                                            • 4 eggs
                                            • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
                                            • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
                                            • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
                                            • zest of 1 orange
                                            • 1 tablespoon flaked almonds, toasted (optional)
                                            • 1 heaping cup berries or sliced fruit
                                            • powdered sugar, for garnish
                                            • maple syrup, for serving
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                                            Instructions

                                            1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Butter an 20 x 20 cm glass baking dish and set aside.
                                            2. Slice the bread into approximately 2.5cm pieces. Spread over a rimmed sheet pan or in a large bowl and toss with melted butter. Pack the bread into the prepared baking dish.
                                            3.  In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and orange zest. Pour over the bread and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
                                            4. Bake until custard is set and the top is golden brown and nicely puffed, approximately 40 minutes.
                                            5. Cool 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with toasted almonds (if using), fresh fruit, and a dusting of powdered sugar. Serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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