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Chocolate Buttermilk Cake- No Regrets!

I like making this cake because it always comes out moist and super yummy! I also like the icing recipe, not only because it complements the cake but it is the correct quantity to cover the cake. There’s nothing worse than realising you’ve made too little icing! Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Ingredients: 500ml flour 500ml sugar Pinch of Salt 5ml Bicarbonate of Soda 125g Butter/marg 250ml water 125ml...

Brownies- Who Wouldn’t Love These?

My sister passed this recipe on to me after receiving it from some American guy. This is almost as easy as buying and making the snowflake ready mix stuff and seriously gooood! Very Yummy Brownies Ingredients: 1 ½ cups flour ½ tsp salt 1 cup soft margarine 2 cups sugar 4 beaten eggs 2 tsp vanilla ½ cup cocoa 1 crushed milk choc (optional) Method: Mix together with an electric beater. Bake at 180°c for 20-25...

Helderberg Fun

These are some activities which I have enjoyed with my little Rooster and his friends  in the Helderberg Area and will hopefully update regularly as Rooster and I go on adventures. The Helderberg Farm This lovely picnic, petting zoo is just outside of Somerset West on the R44 going towards Stellenbosch (directions to Helderberg Farm). There is lovely green grass to sit and picnic or if you don’t want...

Birthday Bus

If you have read the previous post “What I’ve learned in a Year” you would see that my little pumpkin turned one recently. My husband I had so much fun with his cake. We had the typical surgeon-nurse situation where I would do the preparation for the op with all the implements and equipment, and he would perform the operation- with my assistance of course. I thought a bus looks sort of like...

Beat and Bake Sponge Cake

This recipe my mother has used for years and many relatives of mine. It seems to be pretty flop proof which is what every baker wants! Ingredients: Beat the following ingredients together until light and fluffy. 125g margerine or butter 1cup sugar 2 eggs Then add: 1 1/2 cups of flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla essence Pinch of salt 1/2 cup milk (leave out when making cup cakes) Place in greased baking...

Baby Boom and Barney

The stereotypical, non committal male would have felt the premonition to run and hide if they had participated in the events I did this past Friday morning; I attended the Baby Expo in Cape Town. If you weren’t confronted with a baby belly, you were confronted with a pram or sometimes both. I’m sure the young males were not the only ones who would fear this sort of fare. Several of the husbands and...

Gymn Ball Baby

Unlike my own gymn ball, Granny and Grandpa had an inflated gymn ball at their home. This landed up entertaining my son for some time. My husband then felt inspired to inflate my “not been used since pregnancy” gymn ball and use it as a source of entertainment for our little guy. What a great idea! He loves it. If he catches a glimpse of it as we pass the room where it is kept, we have to make a...

Yummy Beer Box Cake

Being a teacher, you get to taste a variety of cakes that the mom’s send to school on their kids birthday. This one was seriously delicious and practical because you send the cake to school and then forget about it. No need to worry about the tray or your favourite cake tin. The trouble though is you have to aquire a beer box and if you’re from a family like mine where nobody drinks, it could be...

Baskets of Fun

I made these with my sisters kids (5 years and 3 years) one easter and they seemed to be quite excited to give them away as gifts…hmmm, now that I think about it, maybe they gave them away to get rid of them?  I enjoyed making them regardless. I found a similar recipe  at http://www.landolakes.com although they used noodles which I think would not taste particularly nice. Here’s my version:   2...

Marshmallow Pinwheels

I made these with my niece and nephew for easter once but they can be made as party treats or just for fun. They’re quick and easy and create little mess! It’s basically a “s’more” on a stick. You will need:  A packet of marshmallows A packet of marie biscuits A box of smarties or jellytots 1/4 cup icing sugar Water A slab of chocolate (optional- but yummy) kebab sticks Place...
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