Lockdown has really got us in the kitchen. I don’t think I’ve baked so much in all my life than I have in the last few weeks!
From breads to koeksiesters to biscuits, I’ve made my fair share.
This week I decided to make use of the big bag of dates in the pantry and decided to make some yummy biscuits for us to snack on during the day. I am obsessed with dates and absolutely love the combination of dates and nuts. Dates are a sweet treat and really satisfies that sweet or chocolate craving!
Koesisters are our usual Sunday indulgence.. only difference is that this time I made it myself from scratch!
Best part is that it turned out absolutely perfect!
Want to make your own? Read on…. the recipe is right here.
Sometimes there’s confusion about koesisters. Cape Malay koesisters are different from the similar-sounding Afrikaner version, koeksister, which is a crisp and syrupy twisted or plaited doughnut and usually served ice cold.
Alyssa and Aidan recently made some crunchies at school which they couldn’t stop raving about. They weren’t gluten free crunchies, like the recipe I’m going to share, however they kept begging Kurt to make some at home and he finally surrendered.
I recently bought some macadamia nut flour at a market as I wanted to bake a bread with it, however that never materialised.
Kurt found a crunchies recipe online which he improvised and substituted a number of ingredients, which in the end turned out to be a winner!
I’m a big fan of Kuaui’s Date and Nut muffins, even more so since I’m expecting. The problem is that they don’t bake them at every store and the stores that do bake them only do it sporadically. So last night I thought I would take matters into my own hands and attempt to make some of my own.