Chocolate biscuit bites

Those sweet snacks that crumble when you bite into them, reminds me of all those chocolate crackles I ate at birthday parties when I was in primary school. 
My crunch, catch and chew dance is synonymous with sweet bites like these. You crunch, quickly whip your spare hand underneath your mouth to catch those delicious crumbs and you chew with delight as all the flavours come together. In that order. 
While this chocolate slice is not much to look at - honestly it's ugly - the salty and sweet combination makes you want to come back for more and more. 
Ingredients:  Biscuit base: 1/4 cup sugar75g salted butter (make sure to use salted)1 teaspoon cocoa175g coffee biscuits, crushed1/2 cup coconut  Chocolate icing: 1/2 cup icing sugar1 teaspoon cocoa powder1 teaspoon yoghurtMethod: Melt butter Add sugar to butter and cook on low until dissolved Mix in cocoa powderCrush half the biscuits finely and break the other half into 1/2cm pieces (for crunch)Mix the biscuits and coconut togetherCombine…

Vegetable yoghurt bake

On a cold winter night a warm vegetable bake is a weeknight dinner favourite. I do love those cheesy and creamy potato bakes that conjure up memories of Christmas lunch. However for a weeknight dinner, I want something lighter and healthier.
The key to this recipe is to cut the vegetables at the right size so it cooks evenly. The yoghurt and ricotta mix will give it a creamy flavour, complemented with some tang that balances the dish and contrasts the natural sweetness of the pumpkin perfectly. With only 10 minutes to prepare, the oven does the hard work. 

Ingredients: 1kg kent pumpkin2 large potatoes1 large carrot2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon dried tarragon1/3 cup ricotta1 cup yoghurtMethod: Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees fan-forcedCut pumpkin into approximately 1 inch piecesCut potato into approximately 1 inch piecesCut carrot into thin slices (approximately 3mm)Mix pumpkin, potato and carrot with olive oil, salt and pepper and put into a panBake for 3…

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