This Lavender Panna Cotta recipe is the ultimate lazy evening in. With a soft creamy texture and the relaxing properties of lavender, there is really no better treat! Plus, WIN a Granny Goose down duvet worth R8500!
If you ask any of my close friends or family what my go-to dessert is. The answer will always be Panna Cotta! I can’t get enough of this soft, delicate dessert that honestly sounds a whole lot fancier than it actually is.
It has in some way become my sort of signature dish. I make it for every occasion, birthdays, Christmas, New Years…. you get the point!
So when I teamed up with Granny Goose to make a few delicious R&R recipes I knew I had to make a Panna Cotta. With its creamy delicate texture and soft flavours it’s my ultimate moment of calm dessert. I mixed it up a little and infused the cream with lavender to really take your relaxation to the next level! You’ll thank me later I promise!
Lavender has incredible calming properties and is the ultimate bed time flavour. So snuggling up in your Granny Goose down duvet, slowly *snacking on your Lavender Panna Cotta is all you need at the end of a stressful day! Honestly this sounds like the perfect Friday night in if you ask me!
Since it’s winter and my birthday month, I’ve teamed up with Granny Goose to bring you guys the ultimate GIVEAWAY!! WIN a Granny Goose Down Duvet worth R8500!! All you have to do is head over to my Instagram and enter on my latest post! Yay!
This healthy vegan Creamy Avocado Chocolate Mousse recipe is bound to satisfy those chocolate cravings. The perfect recipe that takes only 5 minutes to whip up and is a winner every time! Filled with healthy fats, dark chocolate and topped with fresh berries.
If there is one thing is this world that I will never be able to give up it would be chocolate! I’ve tried being strict and denying myself but honestly it just results in me bingeing on tons of chocolate. Enter Creamy Avocado Chocolate Mousse. This oh so delicious recipe has been my saving grace SO many times. Every time I get cravings but still want to be as healthy as I possibly can I quickly whip up a batch of this creamy goodness.
I think the biggest reason why this Creamy Avocado Chocolate Mousse recipe works so well is that it literally only takes a couple of minutes to whip up. I literally chuck all the ingredients into my Nutribullet, give it a little whizz and bam! The fact that it has all those healthy fats in also helps to satisfy that desire for something decadent so you don’t need to indulge in the whole batch.
Okay let’s talk ingredients. Firstly avocado… I promise you won’t even taste the avo, it will only add to the creaminess of the mousse. Next we add a couple of other delish ingredients. I use 80% dark chocolate which is dairy free and I add a splash of coconut milk or cream. If you don’t mind dairy then by all means add milk. The other 3 ingredients are cocoa (make sure to use a good quality one), something sweet like maple syrup or honey if you aren’t vegan and then last but not least, my secret ingredient… vanilla extract (it makes everything better).
Donuts and champagne all rolled into one? Yes, please! These pretty little baked donuts are perfect for any occasion and are so incredibly easy to make. Made with Stork Bake, they are sure to taste even better than they look and come out perfectly every single time!
I made these pretty little Champagne Baked Donuts with Stork for Mother’s Day as a treat for my mama! They literally only took me 15minutes to whip up and look pretty and special every time! She absolutely loves it when I bake her something so these were the perfect treat for Mother’s Day!
The thing I like most about these little guys is that you can really get creative with decorating them. You can play around with the colouring of the glaze or top them with all kinds of different things. Try adding a little cocoa to your glaze for a chocolate flavour or add different kinds of flowers on top. I always love adding nuts because I like the texture it provides to these fluffy creatures, but you could seriously add anything and it’s bound to work out perfectly! Give these a go for World Baking Day (17 May) and get creative with your toppings!
The addition of Stork Bake to both the batter and glaze ensures that they stay fresher for longer and have simply the best texture! Serve them with a glass of champagne or a cup of tea and you’ve got a party!
Remember to check out the other delish recipe that I made for Stork over….here, and head over to my Instagram page to come say hey, or to show me how you pimped out your baked donuts!
This Earl Grey Cake with Honey Mascarpone Frosting and Fresh Figs is the perfect recipe for World Baking Day. Made with Stork Bake to keep it fresher for longer, it’s bound to have everyone licking their plates clean.
Guys, World Baking Day is coming up! If there was ever a day invented for me, it would be the 17th of May a.k.a World Baking Day! A whole day dedicated to baking…. pure heaven!
So as any normal person would do, I put together a grand plan and came up with the ultimate recipe for WBD! This Earl Grey Cake with Honey Mascarpone Frosting and Fresh Figs is everything you could ever want from a cake.
I whipped up the cake using Stork Bake so, obviously, it stays nice and fresh for days (if you can go that long without eating it all). I then filled it with the creamiest honey mascarpone frosting. What more could you want from a cake, right?
The subtle flavour of earl grey tea reminds me of mornings spent in the kitchen, baking up a storm and having conversations with my mom over a cup of earl grey tea. That’s what World Baking Day is all about for me. Either whipping up something with your loved ones or for your loved ones!
For the Earl Grey Cake with Honey Mascarpone Frosting and Fresh Figs I start by steeping my favourite earl grey tea in a little milk to get that real tea flavour. I then place the Stork Bake in my stand mixer along with the sugar, and cream it until it’s all light and fluffy! Once you have that going, add in the remaining wet ingredients (except the milk) and continue mixing.
Meanwhile, sift all the dry ingredients together. Sifting your flour and baking powder is always important to ensure that you have no lumps and also to make sure that your baking powder is properly incorporated. Nobody likes a lopsided cake!
Now comes the good stuff. While your mixer is running add the dry ingredients to the Stork mixture a little at a time, alternating with the earl grey infused milk. Continue this process until everything is mixed in. Then go on and taste the batter (it’s the best part after all).
When the batter is ready, line your baking tins with baking paper and spread a little Stork Bake around the sides. It’s the best way to keep that cake from sticking. Now you’re ready to pop it into the oven and to get going on that creamy frosting.
I’d love to hear what you are making for World Baking Day, so pop on over to my Instagram page and let me know. Why not try this same recipe, but infuse it with chai flavours rather or even add a little rose water to your milk instead of earl grey tea. The possibilities are endless so get into that kitchen and start playing!
Get creative in the kitchen and bake a cake for the LANCEWOOD Cake-Off® and WIN an all expenses paid trip to New York worth R150 000!
I’m always trying to come up with ways to pimp out my chocolate cake a little. If I’m honest I want to be eating chocolate cake 80% of the time so I need to find ways to at least make it a little more interesting! Enter, cream cheese! I’ve always been a MASSIVE fan of cream cheese frosting because it’s just a little creamier and a little less sweet than your average buttercream. Add some fresh strawberries into the mix and BAM Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting! What could be more heavenly?
Okay, enough about the cake! Let’s talk NEW YORK! Lancewood has kicked off their annual Cake-Off competition and if you aren’t entering what are you even doing?! I mean who doesn’t want to WIN an all expenses paid trip to the big apple worth R150 000?
To enter all you have to do is get into that kitchen and get creative! Whip up your favourite cake (sweet or savoury) using one of Lancewood’s delicious cheeses (they have endless options), snap a picture of your masterpiece with the cheese that you used and upload it HERE! Finalists will even get to Cake-Off live on the Expresso Show.
I used to spend hours in the kitchen with my mom making chocolate cakes so I like to use that as a base and create a different version of the classic chocolate cake recipe. So think of a recipe that you’ve always been making for your family and whip up a variation of that recipe! If you need a little inspiration on what to make, check out my recipe below or head over to my Instagram page or Lancewood’s Instagram page for a little extra inspo!
The competition is running until the 20th of May so you’ve still got quite a bit of time to whip up something decadent and delicious!
I’d LOVE to hear your suggestions, so please pop over to my Instagram or FB page and let me know what delicious things you have up your sleeve!
This Creamy Coconut Turmeric Smoothie Bowl is my favourite breakfast for this time of year. Made with coconut milk, fresh ginger, banana and mango, it’s the perfect healthy, vegan breakfast.
Winter is starting to creep in here in Cape Town but me with my smoothie bowl addiction I’m not quite ready to give up summer! So I do what I do best, find ways to eat my favourite foods regardless of restrictions! This Creamy Coconut Turmeric Smoothie Bowl is the perfect in between seasons smoothie bowl. It’s bright and light for summer, but it’s got that warm ginger and turmeric flavour which is all you need this time of year.
I made this Creamy Coconut Turmeric Smoothie Bowl with coconut milk because I just LOVE the flavour and texture that coconut milk adds to a smoothie. It gives it that extra creamy, decadent feel which, let’s be real, is what we all want from breakfast! The base of the smoothie is frozen banaans and then I added a little frozen mango and pineapple pieces. You could definitely make it with any fruit really! Then I added a little piece of fresh ginger, here you will need to find what works for you. I like TONS of ginger in my smoothies and juices, but that’s probably just me! Last but not least, the miracle ingredients, turmeric! This anti-inflammatory super ingredient will be your new addiction (if it isn’t already). It adds that warm spicy flavour to any dish, yes even breakfast, and is packed with tons of miracle properties. I created a Turmeric Smoothie a little while ago, head over HERE to read a little more about why turmeric is the shizz!
I always love seeing your creations or connecting with other foodies, so please pop on over to my INSTAGRAM to share your yellow beauties or simply just to keep up to date with what’s going on in the Baking-Ginger kitchen!
What could be better than a lazy morning in, tucked under your Granny Goose down duvet and feasting on a creamy Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl?
This Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl is the ultimate healthy indulgence, made with delicious almond butter, bananas and a few other delicious things, it will be your new favourite go-to recipe for a healthy vegan treat or meal.
If I had to live on one thing for the rest of my life I would probably be perfectly happy with a jar of almond butter. I just don’t know what the world did before the invention of nut butters in general. It works perfectly for breakfast, it’s ideal as a snack and honestly, I often eat it for dinner as well.
So creating an Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl is pretty much what my dreams are made of. Tuck me under a Granny Goose duvet and feed me one of these babies and I’m as happy as can be.
I’ve absolutely loved every moment of this collaboration with Granny Goose, from coming up with delicious recipes that are perfect for a lazy morning in, to getting to play around with their oh so heavenly throws and duvets. Seriously, head over to their insta to see all their amazing products, I’m 100% obsessed and sooo ready for winter!
I wanted to keep the recipes as simple as possible (check out the Cardamom Rose Latte recipe) as well so that it is ideal for a lazy Sunday morning or a late night relaxing snack. So this Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl recipe is exactly that. The recipe literally consists of placing all the ingredients into a blender and giving it a whizz until it’s creamy.
I like making my smoothie bowls super thick and creamy but if you prefer a slightly runnier consistency then go ahead and add a little more milk to it!
Finally, the toppings, guys you know how much I love making smoothie bowls and especially making them pretty. My family literally teases me about this. But have fun, play around with the toppings and create your own little masterpiece. Remember to tag me in your posts so I can see what your creation looks like.
Once you’ve made your masterpiece, climb back under that down duvet and spend a little time with yourself! You deserve it!
Snuggle up under your favourite Granny Goose down duvet with a delicious Cosy Cardamom Rose Latte made with almond milk and served with espresso or earl grey tea.
I love this time of year when the cold starts creeping in but it isn’t quite as cold as winter. It makes me want to go to bed a little earlier and stay snuggled up in my duvet all morning. So when Granny Goose suggested that we work on something together, I was not going to give up the chance to create the ultimate cosy, stay in bed all day, kind of recipes! Who wouldn’t want to be snuggled up under one of their down duvets right?
This yummy Cosy Cardamom Rose Latte is everything you want, it works for those cold autumn mornings as well as helps you settle down at the end of a hectic day. The soft flavours of rose and cardamom work perfectly together plus with the health benefits of cardamom, you can’t go wrong. Cardamom helps aid digestion, improves blood circulation and tastes really darn delish!
It was also incredibly easy to make which is what we all want on those colder days anyway! It is really just a matter of placing all the ingredients into a saucepan and allowing the flavours to steep into the milk. You can also combine this rose and cardamom milk with either espresso or earl grey tea (or tea of yor choice). I often make it for myself in the mornings with espresso because let’s be honest, I can’t make it through the day without my caffeine kick! Other times I’ll sip on it on the evenings with a little earl grey tea. It’s totally up to you, so experiment a little with it. Add more or less rose water or add a few extra cardamom seeds if that’s what you’re into. This recipe is totally something that you can adjust to suit your taste.
Make sure to keep an eye out for 2 more delicious bedtime recipes as well as an epic giveaway from Granny Goose! Head over to my Instagram feed to be the first to enter! Or simply pop over and let me know what you think of this shoot/recipe or to just say haaay!
Yes, this is The Ultimate Blueberry Baked Oatmeal recipe! It’s vegan, refined sugar-free, crunchy, chewy and simply all round yummy!
Let’s be honest, I’ve never made a baked oatmeal before! I’ve spent hours making googly eyes at other peoples recipes on Pinterest but I’ve never taken the plunge to make my own. Part of the reason being that I thought it is this intensely difficult thing to do. And let’s be real, who has time to slave over a hot stove in the kitchen for breakfast?
I’m always having inner turmoil though because breakfast is my FAVOURITE meal of the day, yes even above dessert (that’s a meal okay)! Yet, at the same time, I’m either incredibly lazy in the mornings or running around like a headless chicken trying to get ready. Hence, the turmoil!
The Ultimate Blueberry Baked Oatmeal has solved the world’s problems though guys! Yes, it does need to bake for quite some time, but you can do it the night before and eat it for the whole week. I even eat it for dessert because it’s so darn delish! I love all the different textures and tastes. The chewy oats, the crunchy nuts and those almost sweet blueberries. Mmmm… yes, please!
As I mentioned, I make the oatmeal the evening before and then I generally will eat it for a couple of days. I like warming it up because that really makes it hit the spot. I also eat it with a little greek yoghurt just to take it to that next level and if you want to serve it as a dessert, why not add a dash of whipped cream. YUM!
Okay, let’s get down to business! Check out the recipe below and head over to my insta to let know what you think of it! I love seeing all your delicious creations so please do tag me in your posts or simply drop me a comment!