Sweet pot bread, a South African braai classic.

Pot bread with a sweet twist. Brown sugar and cream turn the traditional braai classic into a sticky treat your kids will devour.

Smoked Salmon Paté with quick pickled radish and caper berries.

Simple and easy yet luxurious smoked salmon paté recipe with caper berries, pickled radish and sumac. So much better than shop bought!

Pinotage and plum pavlova

Embrace late summer with this decadent pavlova. Pile it high with ice cream and drizzle over plums poached in a red wine sauce heady with warming spice.

Lemony French Madeleines

Buttery rich, lemony light – it's Marcel Proust's favourite teatime treat, the perfect French Madeleine. There's nothing to preparing these!

Calf's liver patties (AKA traditional South African 'lewerkoekies')

A winning recipe that turns ordinary bobotie into a meal plenty grand enough for entertaining.

Raspberry 'bazaar' pudding.  A modern take on a church fête classic.

'n Outydse bazaarpoeding aangepas vir vandag. Dis veerlig, smelt-in-die-mond en propvol egte framboos geur.

Springtime Moules Mariniere with Sorrel and Dill

Moules mariniere – aka mussels in white wine – with a cheeky spring twist in the form of gorgeous citrus-sour sorrel, dill and wild rocket flowers.


Oxtail with tomatoes, red wine, rosemary and bay. Cooked until it falls off the bone and served with heady saffron linguine.

Southern Fried Chicken

Your very own home-made 'Kentucky fried chicken'. This recipe for Southern Fried Chicken is packed with herbs, spices and a touch of cheeky chilli.

Feed a crowd for next to nothing. This Italian-inspired pork shank ragu hits the spot.

This recipe transforms cheap pork shank in to a moreish ragu for pasta. White wine, rosemary and fennel pack an Italian punch.


The humble 'braaibroodjie' gets a luxe makeover. This sourdough and mozzarella braai toastie is packed with herb and citrus deliciousness.

Super moist chocolate cake + real chocolate buttercream.

A super moist chocolate cake with a brilliantly light texture. Great as is, but really great with buttercream icing made with real cocoa chocolate.

Roasted butternut and butter bean paté.

A fantastic vegetarian paté of oven roasted butternut and butter beans. So easy to make, so healthy, so cheap.


Classic, seriously classy and the perfect party starter, it's the old-school daiquiri. The drink of golden era movie stars and generally glam people.

Making sourdough bread - a masterclass

Making sourdough bread is easier than it seems – you mostly just need time and patience – as I found out in a sourdough masterclass at Loaves on Long.

Hot cross crumpets - perfect Easter breakfast treat

All the spicy goodness of hot cross buns in a crumpet. It's a delicious Easter breakfast/teatime/anytime treat.