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No Mere Trifle Festive Dessert Challenge

Daily Maverick is seeking your family’s favourite desserts to savor during a festive lunch or as an after-dinner treat. Share your best creations for a chance to win exciting festive prizes. Our expert food editor will assess all the submissions, and a shortlist will be created. Prizes await the top six winners, and the winning desserts will be showcased here and in our DM168 newspaper’s special December bumper edition.


Rules for entry

  • We’re looking for your family favourite dessert to enjoy for a festive lunch or after-dinner treat. It can be either baked, fridge-set or a frozen dessert.
  • Entrants must reside in any province of South Africa.
  • Only one entry (one recipe) per person.
  • Recipes must be simple, easy to make and concise.
  • Recipes must be suitable for a home cook to make.
  • Entrants must test their recipe by making it themselves at home before submitting it.
  • Ingredients must be easy to obtain. No expensive ingredients please.
  • Recipes must be written accurately. Please double- and triple- check your written recipe before submission.
  • Entries must be written in English, clearly and concisely, and include a colour photo if possible.
  • The cut-off date for entries is noon on Monday, November 6, 2023.
  • There will be prizes for the top six winners.
  • Late entries will be disqualified.

Good luck!

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