Apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes

Wintery apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes. Light and fluffy, health conscious dessert.

apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes
Apple dessert with coconut milk and almond flakes


1.5 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup brown sugar

Pinch of salt

2 eggs

80 ml cooking oil

½ tin coconut milk

1 apple

A handful of Almond flakes

Icing sugar for dusting


Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Beat the two eggs together in a bowl. Add the oil and coconut milk and mix well. Now add the sugar, salt, baking powder and flour and combine to form the batter.

Cut the apple in slices. Grease two small cake tins or 2 large muffin tins.

Add half of the batter to the tins. Place some the apple slices on the batter and add cover with the remainder of dough.

Now add the last few apple slices and the almond flakes.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until browned lightly on the surface or when a knife comes out clean when inserted into the centre.

Let cool for 5 minutes. Dust the dessert with a bit of icing sugar.

Enjoy with vanilla custard.

Basil pesto and coconut milk pasta

basil pesto and coconut milk pasta

 Have you ever tried making your own basil pesto? Here is my basil pesto recipe as well as a recipe for an Asian inspired basil pesto pasta dish.

Ingredients for the basil pesto
3 cups of basil leaves
half a cup of olive oil
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove

Blend everything until smooth.

Ingredients for the pasta
about 400 g spaghetti pasta
1 large green pepper, sliced
black pepper feta for garnish
1 tin coconut milk
half a chili or half a teaspoon chili flakes
extra salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta as instructed (I took spaghetti but you can also take any kind). Fry the green pepper slices in some olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add the chili, salt and pepper. Now add the tin of coconut milk and cook on high heat until boiled through (about 5 minutes).

Now mix the basil pesto with the pasta in a bowl. Add the coconut milk mixture and serve in a bowl with feta for garnish. Et voilà!

(serves 4)