Sometimes the simplest bakes can be the most rewarding. Chewy on the bottom and crunchy on top, these are sure to hit the sweet spot.
THEMBISA’S TEATIME VETKOEK
These light and fluffy treats are yummy served warm with cinnamon sugar and honey.
QUICK & EASY KOEKSISTERS
The secret is to keep the syrup cold and the Koeksisters hot so they soak up the syrup just right. Make your syrup the night before and refridgerate for the best results.
GRANNY BELL’S MILK TART
Cut a stencil with a simple design from an old cereal box to add a fun twist to your cinnamon dusting.
These squares are the real deal – thick buttery biscuit with sweet, sticky jam on top. Try it with strawberry jam too!
Crunchies are a great snack food to pack into lunch boxes, with the combination of sensible oats and deliciously sticky golden syrup.
For something different, add grated baby marrow, cheese or even chopped bacon into the mix for a delicious combination.
SHOWSTOPPER RAINBOW CAKE
For even more rainbow fun, decorate the cake with rainbow stripes of brightly coloured smarties.
CHOCOLATE CELEBRATION CAKE
Make some dramatic chocolate shards by melting chocolate and spreading thinly over baking paper. When set, use a hot knife to cut large triangles to create a dramatic silhouette to your cake.
THREE CHEESE SCONES
For best results, knead this dough as little as possible! Feel free to replace the cheese with your favourite combinations.
PEANUT BUTTER GANACHE CUPCAKES
These exquisite cupcakes makes a really special Easter treat, simply decorated with pastel coloured candy eggs.
BLACK FOREST GÂTEAU
Always a stunner piled high with fresh cherries! Try fresh rose petals if cherries are out of season.
DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE
These cakes bake quite high, so you can even slice each layer through to make a 4-layer cake to really impress your guests.
ULTIMATE CARROT CAKE
Nothing beats a classic carrot cake, and this one is a favourite of ours… Sprinkle with chopped walnuts for some extra crunch on top.
CLASSIC VICTORIA SPONGE
Serve up a slice of this delicate bake with some fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
For a slightly more festive crumble, try replacing raisins with dried cranberries and add a spoon of muesli to your crumble for an extra crunch.
The secret to a great focaccia bread is great tasting olive oil – It doesn’t have to be expensive, something light and fruity is perfect.
BEER & CHEESE LOAF
Add half a cup of roughly chopped chives or parsley to the mix for a tasty herb loaf.
AUNTY VI’S CUSTARD CREAMS
These tea time classics are quick to make, and this old family recipe is especially melt-in-your-mouth good.
CHOCOLATE SANDWICH COOKIES
A homemade version of a store-bought favourite, these buttercream-filled chocolate cookies taste extra good with a glass of milk!
The dough can be sticky to touch, that’s perfectly normal, so coat your hands in cooking oil before shaping into logs. Make the logs as uniform as possible to ensure even baking.
PARMESAN & ROSEMARY CHEESE STRAWS
With this easy recipe you will never serve store-bought cheese straws again. Simple and elegant, these can be made days ahead of time, making them an ideal party snack.
OLD FASHIONED BUTTERMILK RUSKS
NOT ONLY DO YEAST-BASED RUSKS TASTE BETTER, BUT THEY LAST LONGER TOO.
This traditional recipe contains no sugar, the sweetness comes from dipping in your cup of tea!
ICED HEART COOKIES
For a more special occasion, try your hand at a royal icing instead, which allows for beautifully detailed and intricate designs.