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Dessert First: Coco Safar

With a pastry counter, chocolate shop, rooibos brewery and some of the best coffee in the world? Welcome to dessert wonderland!

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Chocolate Marshmallow Log (Flourless)

A chocolate roll filled with toasted marshmallow and topped with wafers – my ode to the infamous chocolate log!

Sicilian Cannoli with Homemade Ricotta

You haven’t lived until you’ve devoured a plateful of these freshly fried pastries with light fluffy ricotta filling!

Chocolate Peanut Butterscotch Milkshake

Ah freakshakes, how I love thee?! You’re 5 desserts in 1 and that’s probably why you’re so delicious!

No-Churn Amarula Ice Cream Cake with Malted Chocolate Balls

A super-easy no-churn ice cream made with just cream and condensed milk!

Cheat’s Christmas Almond Croissants

Fancy up store-bought croissants for Christmas breakfast by using a secret pastry chef’s have been keeping for years!

Meringue Christmas Tree

This Meringue Christmas tree is an impressive table centrepiece that becomes a DIY pavlova for guests at the end of the meal!

Chocolate Stout Cake With Pretzel Brittle

A rich, malty, grown-up chocolate cake topped with cream cheese frosting and crunchy caramel pretzel shards

Copycat Chocolate Romany Creams

A moreish chocolate coconut cookie recipe that comes straight from my Great Aunt May’s recipe book!

Black Brushstroke Cake for Halloween

Black brushstroke cakes are the perfect gothic dessert – this one’s a black velvet cake with jet-black burnt vanilla frosting!

Pineapple Coconut Macaroon Tart with Pineapple Blossoms

This summer tart has a fragrant, tropical filling and a clever base made of coconut macaroon mix (no pastry required!)

Magic Latte Cake

This coffee-flavoured custard slice magically splits into three layers in the oven and definitely lives up to it’s magical name!

Smoked Vanilla Crème Brûlée Tarts

My BEST crème brûlée recipe flavoured with liquid smoke, baked in a buttery tart case with a crunchy caramel topping

Vanilla Shortbread Buttons

These shortbread cookies are everything a biscuit should be; buttery, crumbly and melt-in-the-mouth which is why they are my go-to biscuit recipe for everything!

Dark Chocolate Coconut Ganache Cake (Gluten-Free)

This is the darkest, richest, moistest not-too-sweet chocolate cake you will ever have the pleasure of tasting!

Salted Caramel Baguette

This crusty, chewy homemade bread is made with caramel – best served warm with lashings of butter (which is good ‘cos it won’t last long enough to get cold!)

Cheat’s Milk Tart Custard Slices with Cinnamon

The easiest vanilla custard slice you will ever make using a handy cheat (cream crackers!) and a milk tart twist!

Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Truffles

Gorgeous cocoa-dusted chocolate ganache truffles with a secret juicy raspberry tucked in the middle

Hot Cross Bun Croquembouche

This chocolate-stuffed croquembouche-with-a-difference is the show-stopping dessert your Easter table needs!

Chocolate Tiramisu Cake

Layers of chocolate sponge slathered with espresso syrup and topped with fluffy mascarpone frosting

The Best Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Warning: these are seriously addictive! Plus, I reveal my 3 secrets to the perfect cookie…

Romany Cream Chocolate Truffles

These ridiculously easy chocolate truffles only use 4 ingredients – so easy even kids can make them!

Chocolate Mousse Christmas Fruit Cake

This Christmas cake is a modern twist on a classic with layers of moist chocolate fruit cake, chocolate mousse and a mirror glaze

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

The softest, silkiest baked chocolate cheesecake you will ever make – plus all the secrets to get the perfect velvety texture.

Brown Butter Pancakes with No-Churn Chestnut Ice Cream

Crispy buttery pancakes topped with an easy soft-serve style chestnut ice cream and spiced pecans

4-Ingredient Microwave Oreo Fudge

This ludicrously easy fudge recipe uses no condensed milk and can be whatever you want it to be!

Caramel Peppermint Crisp Mousse Cake

A twist on the South African tart, this cake has coconut sponge layers, caramel mousse and peppermint crisp!

Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches with Honeyscotch Sauce

Easy blender waffles sandwiched together with vanilla ice cream and slathered in a velvety honeyscotch sauce

5-Ingredient Christmas Cake with Gingerbread Houses

My Great Aunty May’s easy, never-fail fruit cake recipe decorated with cute gingerbread house cookies

How To Make Your Own Condensed Milk

Cut out the middleman and make your own condensed milk using just 5 ingredients and a blender!

Millionaire Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Bars

Why make just plain rice crispy treats when you can top them with caramel AND chocolate?!

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