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Christmas Desserts

Tipsy tart

250g dates, pitted
1tsp bicarb
1 cup boiling water

1/2 cup Butter
3/4 brown sugar (light)
2 XL eggies
1tsp Vanilla Essence
1 1/2 cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of salt, just a bietjie.
1/2 cups pecans

For the Sauce
1cup light brown sugar
1cup Boiling water
1TBS Butter
1/2 Cup Brandy + n bietjie vir liefde 😋
1 tsp vanilla, yes twice!


  1. Preheat Oven to 180 degrees.
  2.  Add the pitted dates, Bicarb and a cup of boiling water together. Let it stand for about 10mins.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar and eggies until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in the Vanilla Essence
  5. Add the dries to the wets (including the pitted dates mix) and fold it all together and pour into a lightly buttered oven dish.
  6. Bake for about 60 mins, depending on your oven of course! Let’s say 50-60 mins.
  7. Please keep an eye on it, it bakes very dark but obvs have to be spongy
Vir die skop:
  1. Add all the sauce ingredients to a pot and cook until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Poke holes into the baked pudding and pour the sauce over
Shared by Michelle

Black Forest Trifle

  • Chocolate Cake
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 100 ml Cherry juice
  • Juice of on Lemon
  • 500 g Berries (frozen)
  • 500 g Cream
  • 2 packets of Vanilla sugar
  • Chocolate shavings for decoration
  1. Boil the Frozen berries, sugar, cherry and lemon juice together until it becomes thicker. Let it cool
  2. Beat the cream and vanilla sugar until the cream is still
  3. Cut the chocolate cake in think slices or break it into pieces
  4. Layer the cake, berry mix and cream in a glass bowl. Top with chocolate shavings or fresh berries
Notes:
You can sprinkle the cake with sherry or Cherry liquor.
You add a layer of Chocolate mousse or Chocolate custard.
You can add a layer of red jelly.
You can add a dash of Amarula or Bailys to the cream.