Author Archives: Naazneen Moolla

Macaroon slice

I’m not sure if the interest in this cake was triggered by the frenzy over French Macarons (these have got to be the best I’ve tasted, thanks Farzanah!) or my eagerness to use my newly purchased bundt pan.  Regardless this cake is a winner, I love the way the colours contrast each other.  Also the richness […]

“Pretty Pink” Cupcakes

Cupcakes, these pretty little delights never seem to lose their charm.  So simple yet so versatile! Gotta love ’em! For the Cupcakes: Adapted from Nigella Lawson 125g butter 7 tablespoons sugar 2 large eggs 3/4 cup flour 1 & 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (stay away from vanilla essence) 2 tablespoons milk Method: […]

Apple Cake

When my neighbour handed me a bag full of apples and a jar of apple sauce, there was only one thing I could think of-APPLE CAKE….mmmm with cinnamon and pecan nuts! For the Cake: 1 1/3 cups sunflower oil 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 3 cups flour 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon bicarbonate […]

Baked Potato

A baked potato is so simple yet sublime…I love it, its comfort food for me! Ingredients: Potatoes Sweetcorn Cheese Mayonnaise/Cream Cheese/Sour Cream Method: Boil potatoes in a bowl of water in the microwave until soft. Place on oven try and slit the centre, bring together by squishing the two sides together, mashing the potato in […]

Stir Fry Rice

Stir Fry Rice When my friend Razina (who rolls perfectly round roti’s, I might add) passed this recipe on to me, I knew it was going to be a favourite.  It has the perfect combination of flavours and spices. Ingredients: 250g chicken breast cut up into chunks 1 teaspoon ground garlic 1 teaspoon ground ginger […]

Chocolate Swiss-Roll

For the Cake: 4 large eggs ½ cup castor sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ cup flour ¼ cup cocoa 2 tablespoons corn flour or maizena Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Prepare a flat oven pan, mine measured roughly 40cmx27cm, with parchment paper and grease well. Beat the eggs […]

Couscous with Grilled Veggies

For the veggies: 1 zucchini 1 carrot rosemary black pepper salt olive oil Wash and cut up veggies season with spices and olive oil and bake for approximately 45minutes or until golden brown. I only had zucchini and carrots at the time of preparing this dish but you could use any vegetables at hand…aubergine, peppers, […]

Mocha Logs

250gr soft butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 3 teaspoons instant coffee 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 3 cups sifted cake flour Method: Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.  Add the egg and beat until combined. Next add the cinnamon, coffee, salt and baking powder. Lastly add […]

Caramel Cake

This sponge cake is light, fluffy and yummy! Its one of those cakes you can whip up without a trip to the grocery store, you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. Sponge Cake Adapted from Food with Flair 3 eggs 3/4 cup castor sugar 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon […]

Malva Pudding

So here’s the thing, even though I’m not a huge Malva Pudding fan, living abroad creates a longing for most ‘things’ South African.  The aroma of Malva Pudding in the oven brings back memories of my mom’s kitchen!  It’s a perfect dessert for a winter braai.  I first came across this recipe on Spatula Magazine. […]