Lockdown recipe ideas and my top 8 stay at home tips

 

It’s week three of self isolation for my family not to mention one week into South Africa’s lockdown, and it felt wrong to just put out another recipe without acknowledging the strange and unsettling situation that we all find ourselves in right now. So for this post I’m doing something a little different and sharing not only some recipe inspiration but some thoughts on how we’re managing at home, and our new routine. Please feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments, I’d love to hear how you’re doing!

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Spiced apple crumble cheesecake with salted caramel sauce + GIVEAWAY

 

Your week is about to get better, thanks to this showstopper dessert! As I mentioned in my last post I will be sharing a few recipes from some of the newest additions to my cookbook collection over the coming weeks. Today’s drool-worthy recipe for spiced apple crumble cheesecake with salted caramel sauce is by my friend Astrid Field of The Sweet Rebellion and comes from her first recipe book “High Tea at Home”.

 

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Custard and mince pie ice cream sandwiches

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Can I get a hooray for summer holidays? Sunshine, family time and of course delicious food are all on the menu for the next few weeks, and I can’t wait! Christmas is the perfect excuse to indulge a little, and I was thrilled when Ultra Mel asked me to put together a festive recipe using their vanilla custard.

 

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Fruity caramel puddings

 

Earlier this week on the Expresso Show Culinary Hotline we were chatting all about winter puddings (one of my favourite topics!) and it reminded me of this delicious recipe which I put together a few months ago. Saucy winter puddings are my favourite and today’s recipe definitely falls into that category!

 

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Self saucing chocolate whiskey pudding

 

I could think of few better desserts to whip up as I sit here on this chilly day wearing four layers and my thickest socks! When the temperature drops and the rain clouds roll in you’ll want to head to the kitchen and whip up this self saucing chocolate whiskey pud – trust me on this one!

 

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Five ingredient no churn caramel choc chip ice cream

Creamy no churn caramel ice cream

 

I have my four year old to thank for this easy ice cream recipe which was his idea! This is how it came about… every Friday my children’s school has an afternoon market and it has become tradition to go and buy a treat to celebrate the start of the weekend – ice cream is the firm favourite! There are always lots of delicious flavours to choose from and one Friday afternoon in the car on the way home it led to us having a discussion of which varieties the children would make if they had their own ice cream shop. After some ideas were thrown around my son then suggested that every time one of us has a birthday we should should make our own bespoke celebratory batch of ice cream with a different flavour (chosen by the birthday girl/boy) each time. I rather liked that idea but it was put on the back burner… until recently.

 

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Recipe round up: Divine apple recipes to try!

Apple recipes

 

Ah, the humble apple. Most commonly seen in my house either sliced up and slathered in almond butter or half eaten and deserted on a chair or counter somewhere (and usually with a similarly uneaten apple friend nearby, argh!) Today I have rounded up some of my favourite apple recipes from the blog and I hope you will love them as much as we do in our home.

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