6 September 2019 Lorraine

If it’s anything I am totally crazy about, it’s a good cookie. My mission in life is to create all the best cookies but it has to be simple. No complicated recipes for me but there should be no compromising in terms of flavour. These Melting Moments with Custard Powder is to die for. It literally melts-in-your-mouth. They are light, airy and a little bit crisp. My 10 year loves these cookies, it’s the only cookie he will eat. If you bake them you will know why. These Melting Moments with Custard Powder may not be sweet enough for some…

25 February 2019 Lorraine

I absolutely love this Sweet Rice/Kheer with condensed milk, made the South African way. Well give me any rice pudding and I am happy.  If you eat this kheer you will know exactly what I mean. This is a rice pudding but here in South Africa it is also known as Sweet Rice. That’s how I knew it growing up. Sweet Rice brings back fond memories of family gatherings. This delicious Indian pudding is mostly served at religious functions and celebrations and it never disappoints. I remember my mum used sugar instead of condensed milk, however I prefer the richness…

20 November 2018 Lorraine

Vermicelli Pudding or Payasam (the south Indian term for it) is an Indian dessert typically served on religious occasions or festivities. It is a delicious dessert,  when cooked well of course. There was a time in my life when I did not get this pudding right. Every time I tried, it was almost a disaster but my polite guests always ate it and said it was good. One day I finally had success with my attempt at making Vermicelli Pudding. It was then that I realised my guests were actually just being nice. I had invited 2 of my friends…