Cheesy Dumplings for Hearty Stews

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In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients, then rub in the butter and cheese. Add the milk and knead it to form a dough. Divide the dough into 8-10 portions and shape it into balls. Drop the dumplings into your stew, cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes, until the dumplings are […]

Banana Bread with Ladismith Gouda

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Preheat the oven to 180°C and line and grease 2 small loaf tins. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Then, beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the mashed bananas and mix well. Sift the flour and bicarb into a separate bowl. Gradually alternate flour and milk […]

Chai Spiced Milk Tart


1 roll of ready-made shortcrust pastry 600ml full-cream milk 2 Chai Spice Teabags 90g castor sugar 35g cake flour 20ml cornflour Pinch of salt 40g Ladismith unsalted butter 3 large eggs 5ml vanilla essence Ground cinnamon to serve

Roasted Potato, Cheddar and Spinach Salad

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Preheat the oven to 200°C and line an oven tray with baking paper. Preboil or microwave the potatoes for 10 minutes until almost cooked, then toss the potatoes, onion and peppers on the prepared tray with the smoked paprika and a little oil. Season with salt and pepper and bake for 25 minutes, then add […]

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a large bowl, mix the butter with the white and brown sugars until well-combined. Stir in the vanilla and egg until incorporated, then add the flour, bicarb and salt. Mix the dough until just combined, then stir in chocolate chunks. Scoop out 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and place […]

Cheddar and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheddar and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Place bacon in a large pan and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Remove the bacon from the pan, dice and set aside. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Remove the mushroom stems, set the caps aside and chop the stems finely. In the same large pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the […]

Honeycomb Festive Fudge

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Place the sugar, condensed milk, butter, a pinch of salt and vanilla in a large microwavable bowl, and stir to combine. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes until a soft ball stage (place a bit of fudge in cold water, if you can form a ball between your fingers, then the […]

Chakalaka Mozzarella Skillet Melt

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Skillet: Place a large cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a glug of olive oil then place the tomatoes face down into the pan. Fry until they are starting to char, then remove from the pan and set aside. Add another glug of oil to the pan; add the onion and sliced peppers […]

Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Preheat the oven to 160°C. Dates: Place the coffee and dates into a sauce pot and bring to a boil. Add the bicarb – be careful because it will foam up. Cook for another minute or so until it stops foaming and then remove from the heat. Roughly mash with a fork, then set aside […]

Cotton Soft Vanilla Sponge Cake

Cotton Soft Vanilla Sponge Cake

Preheat the oven to 180°C Grease, line and lightly flour a 20cm spring form cake pan. Dust out excess flour and keep it aside.   Batter mixture: Heat the butter in a saucepan, over low heat. Add the milk, sugar and a pinch of salt and stir until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat, […]