Tuesday, 9 February 2016

How to make perfect Chocolate Coated Strawberries




I started February with a chocolate recipe, and in the month of love I thought I might as well continue the theme! It does seem a bit cheeky to call this a recipe, think of it as more of a "how to" for making gorgeous chocolate dipped strawberries for your someone special (or yourself). This Valentine's Day I have you covered!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Fudge




How has 2016 been treating you so far? Good I hope! It feels as though things have gotten off to a flying start here at Cupcakes and Couscous HQ with lots of little projects on the go. Just the way I like it. 


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Caramel Apple & Blueberry Tart




I know that I am not the only Capetonian who did a little dance of joy when the rain started on Sunday night. It was such a relief after the heat wave that has been stifling us. You could almost hear the garden greedily slurping up those much needed raindrops! It is still pretty warm though, and that got me thinking about this dish which my family loves to enjoy when that summer feeling is in the air and also in the colder months.  

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

A Trio of Summer Spreads - Hummus, Tzatziki, Tuna Pâté




Greetings and Happy New Year everyone! I have had a lovely break, albeit a busy one packed with get togethers with family and friends, bits of admin that we did not get to during the year and plenty of feasting. We even managed to end off with a few days away in beautiful Franschhoek - just my little family, which was a perfect way to end off a busy holiday. It almost made up for the administrative portion of the holiday - because nothing screams "holiday fun" more than having to queue for five hours to renew your car licence and another eight hours for passports! Hey ho.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Festive Rocky Road





Summer holidays are here again and with them (hopefully) some much deserved down time for you all. For many of us this time of the year is steeped in tradition, whether that centres around a getaway to a favourite holiday destination, Christmas festivities or the food we eat. It is also a time for reflection on a year gone by and the inevitable question - just where has this year gone?


Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Cranberry and White Chocolate Crunchies




There is a very simple story behind this one. Last weekend we were invited to a Christmas picnic with some playgroup friends and I was asked to bring a plate of sweet eats to share. "Fantastic!" I thought, right up my alley. Crunchies are usually always a hit with adults and children, and the fact that I was having a crazy weekend and needed something I could make in a jiffy made them even more perfect. I have a wonderful basic crunchie recipe which I have previously adapted to make chocolate crunchies and today I wanted to share the Christmas version that I made for the picnic. 


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Summer Chicken Goujon Salad




Wherever you are, I hope that things that are slowly winding down and that holiday mode is setting in. Or at the very least that there is light at the end of the tunnel in the mad rush to get everything finished before the end of the year!