DITCH THE DIET FOR THESE THREE DECADENT WINTER DESSERTS

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1You’re snuggled up with a soft blanket in front of the fire; you’ve pressed play on your favourite rom-com and yet something is still missing from this cosy scene. We’re putting the cherry on top of your warm winter’s evening with three decadent dessert recipes that you definitely need to try.

Melt-in-your-mouth Malva

Thanks to Getaway’s easy-to-make, melt-in-your-mouth malva, winter will be a litter warmer this year.


Batter

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 1 cup flour1
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 generous pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup milk

Sauce

  • 1 cup cream
  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water

Method

Beat the egg and sugar well in a mixer, or mix by hand

Add the jam

Sift flour, bicarb and salt

Melt the butter and add the vinegar

Add liquids to egg mixture alternately with the flour

Beat well and bake in a covered dish at 180°C for 45 minutes to an hour

Melt together the ingredients for the sauce and pour over the pudding as it comes out of the oven

Enjoy!

2Magical microwave cup of cake

When that craving hits, you’ve got to have chocolate and you’ve got to have chocolate now. Food Blog Cape Town’s  mug of magic will satisfy that need in less than five minutes.

 Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons cake flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whisked whole egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Whisk together all the ingredients in a large cup/mug

Place it in the microwave

Cook for 2 ½ minutes on high

The mixture will rise above the rim of the cup or mug

If it spills over, use a larger cup/mug next time

Dig in!

Granny’s toasty apple crumbleapple

If there’s one recipe that will remind anyone of home, it’s the smell of a just-out-of-the-oven apple crumble pie. The Pretty Blog gives us a fresh take on this classic.

Ingredients

  • 4 green apples (skinned, cored and diced)
  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup flour
  • 60 g butter, cut into small cubes
  • 60 g sugar

Filling method

Arrange diced apple pieces in four individual oven-proof bowls

The pieces should be heaped rather than in a single layer

Top each bowl with 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon sugar

Top each with 1 teaspoon of butter

Sprinkle each with 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Crumble method

Add the flour, cubed butter and sugar to a mixing bowl

Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour and sugar until it resembles breadcrumbs

Distribute the crumble mixture evenly over the apples, covering all 4 bowls

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes

Turn up the heat to 200°C for 15 minutes until golden and bubbly

Remove from oven and serve warm with cream

Curl up and tuck in

With these three decadent desserts, you’re that much more ready for a warm winter. Whether it’s just you digging in or whether you’re entertaining a rowdy crowd, serve up these treats and you’ll be known as the Frost Tamer. Better yet, take it to the next level when you show off your kitchen skills with our serveware. From cake stands and trays to platters, dishes and bowls; we have everything you need. Now get cooking!

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