Gingerbread houses have always held a special place in my heart. There’s just something magical about a house made of cookies and candy. Hansel, Gretel and the witch aside, I can’t think of a single reason not to love it. For years I’ve stared and salivated at the creations in bakery windows, books and movies, but no longer is this fancy treat out of my reach. Ha, no longer! Read the rest of this entry »
The problem with making old favourites like blueberry pie over and over (and over and over and over) again is trying to make it interesting without starting to fool around with the recipe. There are some recipes that you can stop tweaking after a while. For these, it’s necessary to find other ways to make things interesting. Read the rest of this entry »
As someone who is not in the habit of blowing my own horn, you should take it very seriously when I say that this is one of the best things I’ve ever made. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was really hard for me to share when all I wanted to do was shovel huge spoonfuls into my mouth. This was the first chocolate pie that I’ve made, which is strange given my penchant for pie. I think I was afraid that the chocolate would be too overwhelming or so sweet that my teeth would ache, but this was just lovely – subtle, velvety and so, so yummy! Read the rest of this entry »
Without duplicating any recipes, or counting pie-related recipes like whoopee pies, so far I’ve shared 13 pies on the blog. That’s quite a few, and all of them have been dessert or sweet pies. I’m breaking that tradition with one which is a bit time-consuming to make, but oh so worth it! Just don’t plan on making this after work for dinner, unless you don’t mind eating a few hours later!
Found objects is not the right term to use, and leftovers doesn’t quite sound right either. In any case, we had a cooked mielie in the fridge and decided to add that to the filling. A small addition to the recipe, but it makes quite the difference. Obviously, this is not something that you’ll always have, but then I’m sure a little can of corn would work just as well. Read the rest of this entry »