Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recipe: Black Forest Trifle

My family always makes Black Forest Trifle for Christmas, and this year I was given the recipe by my mother.  I have decided to share it with you.  I hope you enjoy this recipe.

The original recipe (given to my mother by Hazel Myburgh):


Here is the recipe in text, easy to copy and paste or print out:


  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 1 x 250g smooth cream cheese ( 1 cup )
  • 1 chocolate swiss roll
  • 1 tin black cherries (stoned and halved)
  • Flaked almonds
  • 1 chocolate Flake
  • Cream


  • Mix condensed milk, cream cheese and lemon juice together.
  • Slice swiss roll thinly and place layer at bottom of dish
  • Pour a little cherry juice over.
  • Dot with cherries
  • Sprinkle with flaked almonds
  • Spoon a layer of cream cheese mixture over.
  • Sprinkle with choc. flake
  • Repeat layers.
  • Decorate with cream (stiffly beaten) and chocolate flake

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Menu Plan #1

I trust that you have had a wonderful Christmas and new years!  I am blogging again and I can guarantee that this year’s recipes are going to be better than ever.

Without further delay, here is the menu plan for the week ahead:

Day: Breakfast Light Meal Tea Main Meal
Sunday Cheese Puffs Easy Savoury Tart Pancakes (South African Style) Star Studded Hake
Steamed Vegetables (Carrots, Peas, Baby Potatoes)
Monday Banana Honey Muffins Macaroni Cheese Ashleigh's Hot Chocolate Chicken and Pumpkin Curry
Tuesday Breakfast Beans Left Overs Creamy Vanilla Fudge Mashed Potato and Chicken Casserole
Wednesday Carrot Muffins Left Overs Left Overs Broccoli Mashed Potatoes
Thursday Cheesy French Toast Left Overs Chocolate Oil Cake Spaghetti With Tuna
Friday Egg and Cheese Toast Left Overs Chocolate Peppermint-Crisp Fudge Left Overs (or Take-Out)
Saturday Farmhouse Omelette Shell Noodle Salad Apricot Cinnamon Cake Potato Bake
T-bone Steak
Carrot Salad

Because every day is different, and some days I have more time than other days, this is just a menu plan of what I would like to make each day for each meal.  I will be sticking to it roughly. 

If you plan to follow this menu plan in your own home, feel free to add and remove as you wish.  Maybe you don’t have any time in the morning to make a full breakfast, that’s okay, just substitute with Cereal and Toast if you need to.  I might even do this depending on what time I wake up in the morning!