Mother's Day Rich Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting A vanilla cake is versatile and pretty, but a rich chocolate cake makes you feel like there was just that much more effort expended in making it. For Mother’s Day, Lurpak, the butter Queens, invited me to share something delicious for my mum. (Check out their [...]
Réunion Island Food, where culinary and cultural exploration meet Culinary and cultural exploration are deeply fused, Ishay Govender-Ypma (@IshayGovender) discovers on a visit to the volcanic French island, Réunion. For The National UAE, 4 Feb 2016. Author (2nd left) with a family of local farmers - they titled this: "The Malabar returns home" - [...]
Honest Café – Crowdfunding in Cape Town, a Success Story Honest Café - image supplied A Cape Town raw chocolate café is the first of its kind in the city. It’s a crowdfunding success story. Ishay Govender-Ypma explores the concept for Business Day. The People’s Choice “Have you tried our banana bread bunny [...]
He broke his arm, but now he's back. Welcome back Carles Puyol - a decadent Devil's Food cake with Peppermint Marshmallow Topping to ease you into things.
Before you think this crunchie virtuous because of the addition of bran, I'd like to remind you that you've got two blasts of chocolate here, albeit it very good chocolate in the form or cacao powder and chunks of 70% cacao chocolate. The cookie will look buttery when hot from the oven but hardens as it cools. Very moreish and a wonderful treat for lunch boxes and tea time sweet cravings.
Diwalis remembered and another away from my family. I replaced the ache with the quickest sweet I could make. White chocolate rose truffles with salted macadamia centres, dusted with cocoa and this Dark Chocolate & Almond Bark with Sea Salt. It's a grown up combination of flavours, the roasted almonds and beautiful salt off set the semi-sweet chocolate. Really easy to make too.
This dark chocolate creme mille feuille with raspberries and lime zest brittle, is my entry to Paper Chef, the list of ingredients given for this challenge being chocolate, berries, bread and lime. I thought you should know that I am not a baker by any stretch of the imagination. I've never entered any cooking or baking challenges before, so this is pretty daunting. This is also the first time I've used my sparkly new Kitchen Aid- so it's a very proud kitchen moment for me too.