Jaffa mash up

It was my hubby’s birthday this week and he gave me an unusual request for his birthday cake: a Jaffa Cake biscuit in a cake format with a chocolate hard shell. Mmmmm right. The Jaffa Cake was first produced in 1927 by McVitie and Price and would be a close contender for the British national biscuit…

Koeksisters with a twist!

Over the holidays, in a fit of year-end ‘let’s get our life in order’ craziness, I tackled the pile of recipe books that I inherited from my late Granny Yvonne. We shared the same birthday and many an afternoon was spent helping her in the kitchen, and, more importantly, licking the chocolate cake mixing bowl!…

Homegrown pumpkin fritters…flat yet a feat!

After harvesting our bountiful crop of pumpkins, a daunting challenge lay ahead: what, oh what, to do with all these pumpkins!? And, of course, the even greater challenge was chopping up all those darn pumpkins. Elbow grease awaited. My awesome mom-in-law kindly provided the family famous fritter recipe, exactly as follows:  “Two cups cooked mashed pumpkin….