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Excerpt: Four Recipes from Sweet by Sam Linsell (Plus: Win a Copy!)

SweetLapelle has shared a delicious excerpt from Sweet by Sam Linsell, a cookbook with an adult twist to your favourite childhood treats and temptations to make your head spin.

The excerpt also showcases Linsell’s extraordinary food photography – she cooked, styled and shot every photo in the book! Click through for four recipes, including Chocolate Pudding with Salted Caramel and irresistible All-white Chocolate Rocky Road squares.

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ALL-WHITE CHOCOLATE ROCKY ROAD
MAKES 16 SQUARES

300 g white chocolate
5 ml vanilla extract
80 g desiccated coconut
90–100 g white mini marshmallows

Line a 17×17-cm cake tin with baking paper. Melt the white chocolate in a double-boiler on the stovetop or in a microwave. Stir in the vanilla extract. Mix the coconut and marshmallows together in a bowl. Add the melted chocolate and stir to coat all. Tip the mixture into the prepared cake tin and flatten it out with a spatula. Leave to cool to room temperature before removing and cutting into squares.

Crush Magazine is currently hosting a competition in which one lucky reader can stand the chance to win a copy of Sweet. All you have to do is fill in your details, subscribe to the magazine and answer one easy question:

Who authored Sweet?

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Win a Copy of Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force as Part of a Book Hamper Worth R1,650

Dylan LewisOne lucky Visi reader can stand a chance of winning a book hamper worth R1 650. One of the three books included is none other than Dylan Lewis: An Untamed Force by Dylan Lewis and Ian McCallum.

Lewis is a world-renowned sculptor who recently launched his book, co-authored with poet, psychiatrist and nature guide McCullum, at the Everard Read in Cape Town. The book is a testimony to his life’s work and contains early sketches and working methods.

To stand a chance of winning this magnificent prize, simply visit the Visi website, complete the entry form and answer one easy question. The competition closes on Monday, 1 June.

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Win a Copy of Low Carb is Lekker by Ine Reynierse

Low Carb is LekkerCrush magazine is giving away a copy of Low Carb is Lekker by Ine Reynierse.

Low Carb is Lekker is filled with achievable, budget-friendly recipes for “decarbed” South African family favourites like bobotie, mac ’n cheese, malva pudding and many more.

To stand a chance to win a copy, all you have to do to is answer an easy question. Sharing the competition on Facebook and Twitter will earn you extra entries – one bonus entry for every share!

Answer the following question:

What does LCHF stand for? Low Carb High _ _ _?

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Try Sam Linsell’s Recipe for Orange Cake with Orange Buttercream, and Win a Copy of Sweet

SweetSam Linsell, food stylist and blogger, is celebrating the publication of her second recipe book, Sweet, by giving away copies of the book.

All you have to do to stand a chance of winning is check out Linsell’s blog Drizzle and Dip, share a blog post containing information about the book as well as a recipe on social media, tag @drizzleanddip in your share post, and then comment on the Drizzle and Dip blog.

In the blog post, Linsell talks about her new book, which she says is very close to her heart, and how it is organised. She says the book includes the highlights of her favourite flavours, because it would take more than one book to cover everything she loves.

Linsell says she “could probably write an entire book around fruit-based or boozy desserts” as there is so much to be done with the bounty provided by nature.

Try one of Linsell’s delicious fruit-based recipes, Orange Cake with Orange Buttercream:

250 g butter
250 g castor sugar
4 large free-range eggs
zest of 2 oranges
5 ml vanilla extract
280 g self-raising flour
a pinch of salt
150 ml milk

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Try Sarah Dall’s Recipe for Salted Caramel, and Stand a Chance to Win a Copy of For the Love of Baking

For the Love of Baking’n Liefde vir BakNot Now Darling is giving away one copy of Sarah Dall’s For the Love of Baking.

The book (which is also available in Afrikaans as ’n Liefde vir Bak) is described as being full of delicious recipes and useful tips that are great for experienced bakers and novices alike.

To stand a chance of winning the book, all you have to do is write a comment on the Not Now Darling Facebook page or on the blog post, and then send an email to notnowdarlingct@gmail.com by Sunday, 8 February.

If you need to be enticed to enter, try this recipe for Salted Caramel:

100 ml golden syrup
75 g butter
75 g Demerara sugar
75 g castor sugar
125 ml double thick cream
15 ml Maldon salt

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Win a Copy of Marigold and the Faraway Tree by Alison Fast

Marigold and the Faraway TreeMadeliefie en die boom doer verse7en is giving away a copy of Marigold and the Faraway Tree by Alison Fast.

Marigold and the Faraway Tree (also available in Afrikaans as Madeliefie en die boom doer ver) is a beautifully illustrated book about a little girl who discovers a magical tree that comes to be important in her story.

To stand a chance of winning the book, all you have to do is leave a comment on se7en’s blog post about this competition.

Read the post:

This is a sweet story of a gal called Marigold… who discovers a tree… the kind of tree that childhood is made of. This is a tree where dreams are dreamt, swings are swung… and the flowers are magical. This is a welcoming tree, of the cool shady kind on hot summer days and the warm cozy spot on cold winter days.

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Win a Copy of Terroir: The Cookbook by Michael Broughton

TerroirCrush Magazine is giving away a copy of Terroir: The Cookbook by Michael Broughton.

Terroir is Broughton’s restaurant situated on the Kleine Zalze wine farm in Stellenbosch and Terroir: The Cookbook includes his best recipes and techniques. The Terroir style of cooking is grounded in French cuisine and Broughton takes you through the techniques step by step.

To stand a chance of winning a copy of Terroir, visit the Crush Magazine website, fill in your details and complete one simple question: “Who authored Terroir: The Cookbook?”

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Win: A Hamper of the Latest Must-have Cookbooks, including EATS by Mary Rolph Lamontagne

 
Random House Struik is giving away a hamper of four of their best and newest cookbooks! EATS by Mary Rolph Lamontagne, The Culinary Adventures of a Travelling Cook by Natasha Barnes, Cooked in the Karoo by Justin Bonello and Helena Lombard, and Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi are up for grabs.

EATSThe Culinary Adventures of a Travelling CookCooked in the KarooPlenty More

 
To stand of chance of winning the hamper, visit the Random House Struik website, fill in your details and answer this simple question:

Who is the author of EATS?

A. Maria Rolph
B. Mary Rolph Lamontagne
C. Mary Lamb

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Win a Copy of Perfect Parties by Janet Kohler Along and R500 PartySpot Voucher!

 
Perfect Parties Random House Struik is giving away a copy of Perfect Parties by Janet Kohler with a R500 voucher from PartySpot.

To stand of chance of winning the hamper, visit the Random House Struik website, fill in your details and answer this simple question:

Who is the stylist extraordinaire that author Janet Kohler worked with on Perfect Parties?

A. Samantha Smith
B. Penelope Mitchell
C. Louise de Burgh

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Win a Copy of For the Love of Baking by Sarah Dall

For the Love of BakingFood & Home Entertaining is giving away three copies of For the Love of Baking by Sarah Dall.

For the Love of Baking is Dall’s first book. It contains recipes for well-loved classics, as well as some fresh takes on trendy treats. Dall strives to make easy baking fun, and complicated dishes simple to master.

Find out how to stand a chance of winning:

To enter: email your name, postal address and ID number to foodhome@caxton.co.za with For the Love of Baking in the subject line by 15 September 2014. Terms and conditions apply.

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