Pink peppermint meringues with three eggwhites

3 Sep

Pink peppermint meringues The Hungry Mum

Been on a baking frenzy and have a few leftover egg whites? This is the recipe for you! This is also a lovely do-ahead recipe for a party or cake stall as it is quick and easy and uses pantry staples.  Continue reading

Boozy strawberry trifle for one

1 Sep

Boozy strawberry trifle for one - The Hungry Mum

Spring has sprung! At least, it has in the southern hemisphere and today, the first day of Spring, the skies were blue, the wattle was out and all was right in the world.

To celebrate this most beloved of seasons it seemed fitting to make a dessert as sweet as the weather. Continue reading

Chai bundt cake from scratch

30 Aug

Chai bundt cake [The Hungry Mum]

On a recent child-free weekend in Sydney the Hungry Dad and I explored the stunningly elegant Stand Arcade. We found the amazing Gewürzhaus, a teeny shop crammed with herbs, spices, salts and teas from all around the world.

After sampling some lovely mulled wine as we perused the boutique we ended up leaving with a heavy bag and lighter wallet. One of our purchases was a chai tea mix and let me tell you: this brew was the real deal. Full of orange peel, cardamom and other chunky bits of deliciousness it soon became a fav in the Hungry House. Continue reading

Gooey Maltesers brownies

27 Aug

Gooey Malteser brownies The Hungry Mum

I often bypass the sweeties aisle in the supermarket but recently I’ve noticed just how cheap chocolate bars are becoming. This isn’t a case of childhood nostalgia – growing up, my dad worked at Nestle so our house was always awash with chocolate – but a recent phenomenon. Continue reading

How to bake a pinata cake with candy from scratch

24 Aug

Pinata cake - The Hungry Mum copy

I have baked many, many cakes in my time but nothing has even come close to the reaction I received when I presented this piñata cake.  Continue reading

No bake chocolate peanut butter bars

21 Aug

No bake chocolate peanut butter bars -The Hungry MumSuper simple, super yum – and you don’t need to turn on the oven! Click here for recipe No bake chocolate peanut butter bars.

Donna Hay black forest cake

19 Aug

The Hungry Mum black forest cake

The Hungry Dad is a huge fan of black forest cake and it recently occurred to me that I had yet to make it for him.

We were headed out on a picnic with some friends and I decided to bake this cake. Let me interrupt myself here by saying that picnics for me are heaven, while The Hungry Dad treats them as something along the lines of purgatory. All that eating in the fresh air – pah, says he.

So this cake was a peace offering / bribe to encourage him to enjoy the day. And a good time was had by all. Hooray! Continue reading

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