Chocolate yoghurt custard tart

I love chocolate tarts - the rich, sweet and bitter flavour is what the desserts of my dreams are made of. However there are times that a typical tart is just too much. I long for something a little lighter and with just enough tang to walk away feeling satisfied but not sick. 
So here is my chocolate tart hybrid - a sweet and tangy chocolate yoghurt custard tart. 

Ingredients: 2 cups thickened cream100g dark chocolate1 teaspoon heaped of cocoa4 egg yolks½ cup yoghurt1 ½ tablespoon corn flour1 cup caster sugar14 biscuits175g butterBlueberriesMethod:
Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees fan-forcedCrush biscuits in a food processor until they resemble bread crumbsMix in butterSpray a tart pan with oil and push the biscuit mixture into it to form the baseBake for 10minutes or until it starts to brownTake out and let coolHeat the creamAdd the chocolate and cocoa and heat on low until meltedIn a separate bowl mix the yoghurt, corn flour and sugar until combined and corn flour is dissolvedAdd a littl…

Beef kofta and basil salad

The kofta is part of the meatball family and a common dish served in South AsianMiddle EasternBalkan, and Central Asian cuisine. Whether served in curry over rice in India or in flat bread in the middle East, I love the aromatic spices and moist texture of the kofta. 
My secret to keeping it moist is milk-soaked bread. A little Greek secret. Koftas served with a yoghurt and basil sauce is a great combination, breaking through the meat's richness. A great quick weeknight dish. 

Kofta: 1kg beef mince1 tablespoon mint1 tablespoon parsley1 tablespoon salt (flat not heaped)½ teaspoon pepper3 garlic cloves1 ½ tablespoon dried oregano1 teaspoon cuminJuice of ½ lemon1 slice breaddash milk1 tablespoon spring onion
Salad: 1 cup couscous2 tomatoes10 olives, pitted and quartered 100g feta1 cup lettuce leaves1 cup hot vegetable stock
Dressing: ¼ cup yoghurt½ cup basil¼ garlic clovedash of oil to loosen the dressing (depends on how thick the yoghurt is)
Method: To make the kofta cover t…

Valentines Day moist chocolate cake

It's Valentines Day so it is only fitting that I share a recipe with one of the most iconic Valentines day gifts - chocolate.
My husband is my Valentine and I have to say the way to his heart was through his stomach. He always looks at me with that twinkle in his eye when I bake a chocolate cake and give him the bowl to 'clean'.
This moist chocolate cake is the perfect Valentines Day cake and if paired with a glass of red wine, will be a perfect end to a romantic day. 

Ingredients: Cake: 200g butter, room temperature2 cups sugar2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla essence¼ cup yoghurt1 ½ cups self raising flour¼ cup cocoa powder1 ½ cups hot water
Icing: 1 cup icing sugar1 ½ tablespoon milk1 teaspoon cocoa10g butter

Method: Preheat oven to 175 degreesCream butter and sugarAdd vanilla essence and eggs and mix until well combinedMix in yoghurtSift in self raising flour and cocoa powder and mix until just combinedAdd the hot water and stir – the mixture will be runnyLine a springform pan (app…