135g (2/3 cup) sugar 175g (2/3 cup) water 2 strips lemon rind 450g (about 1 lb) fresh strawberries washed and hulled 4 tablespoons yogurt or cream Juice of half a lemon Start by boiling together the sugar, water and lemon rind. Boil for 5 minutes until the mix is syrupy, cool completely before using. Using […]


This is my go-to recipe, short on time high in need of chocolate, these brownies are the answer! I like these brownies so much that I use the recipe as the key component in a number of other desserts, including Shmores (not a typo!), Brownie stuffed Hamantashen, halva brownie ganache cups. When short on time […]


350g (12 ounces) thin egg noodles 300g (1 1/2 cups) sugar 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil 6 eggs Salt to taste 1/2 – 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) Set aside a large baking dish (about 9 x 13 inches). Cook the noodles in a large pot of […]


10 cups fresh salted popcorn (made from about 3/4 cup popping corn) 200g (1 cup) light or dark brown sugar 85g (1/4 cup) corn or golden syrup 85g (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons vanilla (optional) Pre heat oven to 300 F (150 C). Line a very large […]


Vegetable oil, for the baking sheet 300 g (1-1/2) cups granulated sugar 85 g (1/4 cup) light corn syrup 225 g (2 cups) raw green pumpkin seeds 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda, sifted Lightly yet thoroughly brush a baking sheet and a spatula with the vegetable oil. Stir […]


Sunflower oil for greasing 378g can condensed milk 150g (3/4 cup) cream 225g (1 cup) soft brown sugar 225g (1 cup) granulated sugar Healthy pinch sea salt flakes 100g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Grease and line an 8-inch square baking tin and set aside. In a heavy bottomed saucepan combine […]


Oil spray Powdered (confectioners/icing) sugar (for dusting the pan and the marshmallows) 21g (2 level tablespoons + 1 level teaspoon) unflavoured gelatine 420ml (1 ½ cups) water, divided in half 400g (2 cups) granulated sugar 340g (1 cup) corn syrup ¼ teaspoon salt 1 vanilla bean (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract) Prepare a large […]


This takes me back to my childhood in Brazil and making chocolate truffles known as Brigadeiros, a staple at birthday parties (and frankly any time!). Easy, inexpensive, and unadulterated fun: in other words, perfect! 1 can/tin (397g, 1 1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk 35g (1/3 cup) unsweetened natural cocoa powder 30g (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, […]


125g (1 cup) plain flour 120ml (½ cup) whole milk 120ml (½ cup) water 4 eggs 1tbs oil Oil for frying Filling: 114g (4 oz) cream cheese 114g (4 oz) farmers cheese 1 egg yolk 4tbs honey/agave syrup/ maple syrup For the blintz put all the ingredients in an immersion blender (mixer will also work) […]