Dessert, Quick and Easy Eats

Festive Apple Crumble

Festive apple crumble


  1. 6-7 small apples
  2. 1 cup festive cake mix
  3. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  4. 1-2 tablespoon sugar

testive apple crumble apples

festive apple crumble pecans mix


  1. ¾ cup flour
  2. ½ cup oats
  3. ⅓ cup sugar
  4. ½ cup butter
  5. A couple of pecans

festive apple crumble flour

testive apple crumble butter

festive apple crumble oats


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Soak the festive cake mix for about 10 minutes.
  3. Peel, core and cut the apples into large chunks.
  4. In a mixing bowl add the apple chunks, cinnamon, sugar and festive cake mix.
  5. In another mixing bowl, mix the flour, oats, and sugar then mix in the butter to form the crumble.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into a pie dish.
  7. Sprinkle the crumble over the top and press down slightly.
  8. Top with pecans and bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool slightly.
  10. Serve with ice-cream, custard or whipped cream.
  11. Enjoy.

festive apple crumle apple peel

festive apple crumble mix

festive apple curmble mix bowl

namfoodie festive apple crumble



Caramel Syrup

caramel syrup bowl


  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. ½ cup butter
  3. 2 teaspoon caramel flavour
  4. ½ teaspoon vanilla

Caramel Syrup sugar

caramel syrup butter


  1. On medium heat, cook the sugar and butter while stirring continuously.
  2. Cook until reduced and slightly thick in consistency.
  3. Remove from the heat and add vanilla and caramel flavour
  4. Cool and store in a cool place.
  5. You may use for cooking in recipes that require syrup.
  6. Enjoy.

caramel syrup pot

caramel syrup cooking

Cookies, Dessert

Raspberry Oats Bars

raspberry oats bars stack


  1. 2½ cup oats
  2. 2½ cup flour
  3. 1½ cup sugar
  4. 1 cup butter, softened
  5. 1 cup raspberry preserves
  6. ¼ teaspoon baking soda

raspberry oats bars raspberry preserves

raspberry oats bars ingredients

raspberry oats bars flour oats mix


  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
  3. Add butter and combine well with your hands.
  4. Add ¾ of the mixture into a baking dish covered with parchment paper and press it down with your hand to make sure it’s firm.
  5. Spread the raspberry preserves over the top.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining oats mixture and press it down a tittle bit.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool for a while.
  9. Remove from the pan and remove the parchment paper and cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Cut into squares.
  11. Enjoy.

raspberry oats bars mixture

raspberry oats bars pan preserves

raspberry oats bars pan preserves spread

raspberry oats bars pan

raspberry oats bars

Chocolate, Dessert

Valentine’s Chocolate Strawberries

chocolate valentine straberries


  1. Fresh strawberries
  2. Chocolate of your choice
  3. 2 teaspoons butter

strawberries closeup



  1. Wash the strawberries and set aside to dry. Do not remove the stems.
  2. Melt the chocolate.
  3. Dip the strawberries in the chocolate and place on flat surface or in my case on a wire rack.
  4. If you want a thicker coat, dip the strawberries in the chocolate a couple of times.
  5. Refrigerate for about two hours to set and chill.
  6. Enjoy.

melted chocolate

chocolate covered strawberries

chocolate covered strawberries close

chocolate strawberries

Cakes, Dessert

Christmas Cake

christmas cake christmas cake cut


  1. 2 cups of flour
  2. 1 cup butter at room temperature
  3. 2 eggs
  4. ½ cup of milk
  5. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  6. ½ cup Glace cherries(red and green), chopped
  7. 3 tablespoons of liqueur

christmas cake ingredients christmas cake batter


  1. Preheat the oven at 180° Celsius.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add butter and sugar and mix.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and whisk/or use an electric mixer.
  4. Add flour and milk in two increments and mix.
  5. Add in the liqueur and cherries and mix with a spatula.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased and dusted pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7.  Cool on the wire rack for about 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and let it cool completely.
  8. Enjoy.
  9. Inspiration for this recipe came from

christmas cake batter cherries christmas cake batter pan