Monthly Archives: December 2021

3 Ingredient Fruit Cake


Introducing my 3 ingredient fruit cake made from dried mixed fruit, cold coffee and self raising flour. This cake can be stored for up to 2 weeks. To store, simply wrap in foil or place into an airtight container at room temperature. Serve on it’s own at room temperature or warm, with a dollop of cream or custard.

You can substitute coffee with:

Juice (orange, apple or pineapple)

Black tea

Chocolate milk

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Chocolate Trifle


Salwaa’s Chocolate Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights
From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive for the past 10 years!

This stunning Chocolate Trifle is the perfect quick and easy dessert! It can feed a crowd, be made ahead of time and requires almost zero effort. This really is a dessert for chocolate lovers, use chocolate Swiss roll, chocolate brownies or any other chocolate cake. Add a handful of nuts for extra decants.

Ingredients:
Chocolate cake slices
Or
6 chocolate muffins, sliced
1 litre milk
2 Tbsp custard powder
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
2 – 3 Tbsp sugar
1 cup fresh cream
Grated chocolate

whipped fresh cream, raspberries, strawberries or fresh cherries for decorating.

Method:

In a large bowl suitable for use in the microwave, mix the custard, cocoa and sugar with one cup of milk until the sugar and cocoa has dissolved.

Add the rest of the milk, stir and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir

Return the bowl to the microwave for about 10 minutes, giving the mixture a good stir every 2 minutes.

Remove from the microwave, cover the top of the custard with cling film to prevent a skin forming. Cool completely.

Layer chocolate cake in a glass bowl. Pour the cooled custard on top of the cake. Add another layer of cake followed by the custard.

Whisk the fresh cream and pipe or spread it over the custard.

Garnish with fresh raspberries, strawberries or cherries. Grate chocolate over and enjoy. This trifle can also be made the day before. Make in individual bowls ready to be served.

Chocolate Trifle

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Brownie Cheesecake


Brownie Cheesecake

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Love brownies? Love cheesecake? Now, you can have both at the same time! This is a baked cheesecake with a brownie mixture as the base. Absolutely divine.

For the brownie base you will need:

100g chocolate

50g butter

Melt over a double boiler and allow to cool

1/3 cup cake / plain flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Sieve and set aside

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 large egg

Cream together and fold into the cooled butter and chocolate mixture

Fold in flour/ cocoa

Spray a 18cm loose bottom tin (spring form tin) with spray and cook and pour the brownie mixture in. Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.

For the filling you will need:

600g smooth cream cheese

3/4 cup castor sugar

2 Tbsp cake flour 

1 tsp vanilla essence 

Finely grated zest of 1 medium lemon

1 & 1/2 tsp lemon juice

2 large eggs 

1/2 cup Greek yoghurt 

Topping:

Whipped fresh cream 

 Fruit of choice

Method:

Mix the cream cheese, castor sugar until smooth. When the cream cheese is smooth add the yoghurt, vanilla essence an lemon rind. Add the eggs 1 at a time mixing gently after each egg has been added. Mix well until the eggs have incorporated into the mixture. Grease the sides of the tin with the brownies . Pour the cheesecake mixture on top of the base. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 140°C and bake for a further 60 minutes more. Turn the oven off, leaving the cheesecake in the oven with the oven door slightly ajar until the cheesecake has cooled down. 

Refrigerate for four hours or overnight. Remove the cheesecake from the spring form tin before serving and decorate with whipped cream and  fruit of choice.

to remove the cheesecake, run a round-bladed knife around the sides of the tin to loosen any stuck edges. Unlock the side, slide the cheesecake off the bottom of the tin onto a serving plate.

Cook’s Tips:

  1. ALL THE INGREDIENTS NEED TO BE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
  2. BAKING TEMPERATURE DETERMINES THE TEXTURE
  3. BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER BAKE
  4. CHILL WELL BEFORE SLICING AND SERVING

TIPS FOR A BETTER CHEESECAKE

Mix gently. Don’t be tempted to mix ingredients at a high speed or to use a whisk attachment instead of a paddle attachment in an effort to get rid of lumps. This aerates the batter and can ruin that cake’s final texture.  Starting with softened cream cheese and being patient while mixing on low speed is the best way to ensure a smooth filling.

Scrape down the bowl after mixing in each ingredient. When mixing the ingredients together the consistency starts off quite thick with the cream cheese and thins out with the addition of each ingredient. The batter that sticks to the sides of the bowl—and hides in the bottom of the bowl—needs to be scraped down completely so it combines evenly. If the bowl isn’t scraped consistently, the batter will be lumpy.

Here’s another cheesecake recipe for you ⤵️

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Chocolate Truffles


Home Made Chocolate Truffles

Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive for the past 10 years!

Beautifully, wrapped homemade chocolate truffles makes for a great gift!

Ingredients:

300g good quality dark chocolate, it should contain at least 70% cocoa

300ml double cream

50g unsalted butter

Topping:

Crushed nuts

Lightly toasted desiccated coconut

Cocoa powder

Melted milk chocolate

Chocolate sprinkles

Method:

Break the chocolate in small pieces and put it into a large glass bowl. Add the cream and butter into a deep pot and heat gently until the butter melts and the cream start to simmer. Remove the pot from the heat and pour the melted butter and cream over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Allow to cool and refrigerate overnight.

To shape the truffles, dip a melon baller or something similar in hot water and scoop up balls of the mixture, then drop the truffles onto greaseproof paper. Lightly coat your hands in sunflower oil and roll the truffles between your palms if you want a perfect round truffle.

Coat the truffles immediately after shaping. Pour the toppings of your choice into a small bowl or plate and gently roll the truffles until coated.

Can be kept, refrigerated for up to three days in an airtight container. To give as a gift, wrap the truffles individually in foil or small cupcake cases and place into a pretty lined box. Decorate with ribbons and bows.

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Salwaa’s Tiramisu


Tiramisu

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Tiramisu is an Italian dessert made of ladyfingers soaked in strong black coffee, arranged in layers and filled with a cream made with mascarpone and eggs. Tiramisu is one of the most famous Italian desserts in the world, it’s delicious and easy to make.

Make a large tiramisu or into individual serving dishes for convenient serving at your next party.

Ingredients:
1 cup strong black coffee
18 – 20 sponge finger biscuits
250g mascarpone cheese
284ml fresh cream
2 medium eggs
4 tablespoons caster sugar
50g plain chocolate, grated
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Method:
Lightly grease a 900g loaf tin. Line with cling film. Using a shallow dish, dip the finger biscuits in the coffee.
Arrange soaked finger biscuits, sugar side on the outside, vertically along the long sides of the tin.
Whip the cream until soft peaks.
Add the cheese. Whisk the eggs and sugar until thick, fold into the cream and cheese mixture.

Mix together the chocolate and cocoa powder.
Scatter a third of the chocolate into the tin, top with half cream mixture.
Trim finger biscuits, add the trimmings to the cream
Top with half of the remaining chocolate, remaining cream and finish with a layer of the rest of the chocolate.
Chill for at least 3 hours or better still overnight.
Invert tin onto a serving plate and peel away the cling film. Serve chilled.

Tiramisu

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Peppermint Cheesecake


Peppermint Cheesecake by @Salwaa Smith | Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Wow your family and friends this holiday season with our Peppermint Caramel Cheesecake.

We’ve taken the South African classic peppermint pudding a notch higher by turning it into a delicious cheesecake.

Best of all, my cheesecake can be made in advance, meaning there’s one less thing to do on the day you’re entertaining. My recipe makes a 20cm cheesecake or 20 cheesecake shots.

Cook’s Note: Cheesecakes can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. For even more convenience, make or bake a cheesecake weeks in advance and freeze it! Here’s how you do it, place a whole cheesecake or individual slices on a baking sheet; freeze until firm. Wrap the slices or whole cheesecake in plastic wrap and place in a resealable plastic bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.Defrost whole cheesecakes in the refrigerator overnight.Individual pieces can be defrosted in the refrigerator or at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Perfect if you’re planning on feeding a crowd!

Peppermint Cheesecake

Ingredients Needed:

Biscuits for the base. If you in South Africa you may use Tennis biscuits. You can also use Nice Biscuits, Tea Biscuits, Digestives or any similar type of biscuits.

Butter Caramel

Cream Cheese

Fresh Cream

Peppermint Chocolate

Peppermint Essence

20cm loose bottom tin or 20 shot glasses

Find my recipe here ⤵️

Peppermint Cheesecake

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