Category Archives: Desserts

A grandson’s 9th birthday – By request I made two Star Wars Cakes – What a job! But worth it!

I think our nine year old grandson loved his cakes  — what do you think? And here is the Darth Vader cake – with the little spears in it! And the Storm Trouper from Star Wars – with Darth Vader … Continue reading

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Wonderful times on a friend’s yacht in the Caribbean celebrating our 47th Anniversary – a gift from them to the Committee of 200 Foundation

Due to the generosity of our wonderful Mexican friends we spent an idyllic four days on their yacht in the Caribbean – and to our great surprise we were presented with a glorious bouquet of flowers for our anniversary – … Continue reading

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Birthday cake – a rainbow one – ended up making 12 individual layers – whew what a job! But lots of joy

Our grandson Jonah is very particular in his tastes and he requested a 7th birthday cake in the colors of the rainbow with blue frosting and M&Ms – so I made one – and then realised that it was not … Continue reading

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Persimmons are so tasty any style! They are weighing down our trees right now – and we love them! And a super family photo

Persimmons are great in fruit salad, eaten on their own, in persimmon pudding or persimmon bread. Here is a great recipe – enjoy Persimmon Pudding Ingredients Ripe persimmons enough  to make two cups of pulp 3 cups of milk 1.5 … Continue reading

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Persimmon Bread – we have a huge crop this year so we make and freeze this to enjoy all year long

This is adapted from a James Beard Recipe. Higher amounts of sugar make the bread more moist. I left out the walnuts and the liquor since we prefer our bread without both. Persimmon Bread Little Farm Style Ingredients 3½ cups … Continue reading

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Trifle – South African Little Farm Style – yum!

A dessert that is easy but fabulous is English Trifle. But our South African version with some Little Farm Additions is quite unique. So toss whatever recipe you have seen in the past and use this one! Note this is … Continue reading

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Apple Mincemeat Crumble – a very English dessert

Apple and mincemeat crumble (4- 6)  This is an English Recipe from my sister so I have kept the UK measurements and put the USA ones next to them. Ingredients: 500 g sliced cooking apples  ( 1.1 lbs) 150 g … Continue reading

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I promised the grandkids that I would bake each of them a cake – what fun we had! Paw Patrol, Spiderman, Batman & Ninjas!

The Segil Bakeoff! A sugar high for about 3 days! WHOOPIE! You can see that much of the chocolate frosting missed the cake and went into little mouths. But that is what being at Grandma’s house is all about right?? … Continue reading

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Its Banana Time at The Little Farm! YAY~

We grow our own bananas – and make banana bread. I have also adapted the recipe for banana bread to make papaya bread, and persimmon bread and banana date bread and more – and we do not like nuts in … Continue reading

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Recipes for Ice Cream Cake – Carol’s best dessert – yum!

My good friend Carol makes a divine ice cream cake. It takes time which is the only little problem -but it is divine – and so – it is worth it! Enjoy! Carol’s Ice Cream Cake Ingredients: Oreo’s with cream inside – … Continue reading

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Making Dulce De Leche Cheesecake – yum! HIGH calorie but SOOO good!

This was absolutely delicious. Truly amazing. SOOO many calories ( about 450 a slice) but so worth it. For a special occasion to be sure. I used Keebler’s ready made Shortbread Pie Crust. Short cut to be sure – and … Continue reading

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Baking with my grandsons – we made a Rainbow Cake – from a Betty Crocker Recipe ( take you back a few years?)

My middle grandson Jonah loves baking. So that is what we do when he comes to visit. This cake – although a Christmas one – took his fancy and so we made it! We found the recipe on the Betty … Continue reading

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Making fun with food! Individual pies for kids – cooking with kids

Individual Berry Pies You can make the filling ahead and refrigerate it for up to five days; bring it to room temperature before using. Serves 12 (serving size: 1 pie) Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon grated orange rind 1 … Continue reading

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Slow cooker heaven – have you made desserts in one? YUMMY!

Here is a summer slow cooker recipe. For dessert. Its so delicious – enjoy! Slow Cooker Caramel pie INGREDIENTS 2(14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1graham cracker crust (9 inch) 1(8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1(1 1/2 ounce) English toffee-flavored … Continue reading

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Sleepover and Cupcakes – great combination for grandkids!

The first time all four boys slept over – in the same room! So much fun! Of course baking is always part of the fun – and tasting the cupcake mixture too! Jumping into our bed in the morning  (early……) … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Heaven – try this one! It is fast and easy – especially when cooking with kids

This is a good dish to serve with chicken or even as a dessert! I like it less spicy as an accompaniment and more spicy as dessert. Cabbage Pear Apple Slow Cooker Casserole Ingredients: 2 lbs red cabbage, shredded finely 4 large onions, peeled … Continue reading

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Blueberry Jam

It is that season again – and our Little Farm is bursting with blueberries. There is nothing as tasty as picking and eating them right from the bush. We are completely organic and it is amazing to taste the flavor … Continue reading

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Passion fruit pudding – extra yum!

Another passion fruit recipe – pudding this time! Try it – its easy! Passion Fruit Pudding Ingredients: 1 box (3 ounces) vanilla instant pudding 2 cup of milk ( we use 2%) 1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk … Continue reading

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Passion fruit Pound Cake – YUM!

We grow a lot of passion fruit and we love to cook with it. Dishes as simple as regular fresh fruit salad with lots of papaya and pineapple, mango and passion fruit and then desserts – oh my goodness. Just … Continue reading

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Divine Strata – dessert or a fancy brunch dish – the kids LOVE it – you will too!

Most strata are made with cheese and spinach – and are delicious. I tried this one as a dessert or brunch strata and it worked so well that I wanted to share it with you. The only downside is that … Continue reading

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