Carrot cake whoopie pies with cheesecake filling

31 Jul Carrot cake whoopie pies with cheesecake filling. The Hungry Mum

The Hungry Mum - carrot cake whoopee pies with cheesecake filling

I love the reaction I get when I put out a platter of whoopie pies. As they aren’t that well known in Australia, people usually ask what they are (‘what do you call this, Darl?’). The usual reaction upon being told is one of mirth and general happiness, and everyone feels the need to repeat it (‘Whoopie pies!’) Continue reading

Ricotta and honey tart – a perfect dessert recipe

25 Jul

The Hungry Mum - Ricotta and honey tart

I blog almost nothing but sweet things but truth be told I do not have a sweet tooth. I crave savoury things, with a specific nod to the cheese family. Give me brie or give me death.

Many of my fav desserts – which I daren’t make lest I scoff the lot – have a cheese element: tiramisu, baked cheesecake, red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, cheese platter…

I have new cheese-esque addition to the top dessert list after recently baking this incredibly easy and delicious ricotta and honey tart. Continue reading

Donna Hay brown butter pound cake

19 Jul

brown butter pound cake

Brown butter, I have decided, should be included in the government’s food pyramid. At the pointy end – nestled between legumes and fresh vegetables.

It is utterly delicious and life-changing. Who’d athunk that simply cooking butter until dark golden could create such a luscious taste sensation? Continue reading

Baked blueberry lemon doughnuts

12 Jul

The Hungry Mum  blueberry and lemon baked doughnuts

Lemon is lovely, don’t you agree? I adore baking with citrus – the aroma of a zested lime or lemon coupled with the scent of general baking is amazing.

I recently found myself with a glut of lemons after my mum-in-law gave us a basket full from her tree. This recipe only used one of countless lemons but the freshness of these lemons really lifted the taste.  Continue reading

Vanilla cake with salted burnt honey sauce

7 Jul

Vanilla cake with salted burnt honey sauce

Get your tasting spoons ready, bakers: the sauce in this cake is something you will be unable to resist.

Donna Hay created the salted burnt honey sauce in a recent edition of her eponymous magazine. Do not underestimate the bewitching properties of this sauce: four ingredients is all it takes to lift a lovely cake into superstar mode. Continue reading

Brown butter rice crispy treats / salted caramel rice crispy squares

2 Jul

Salted caramel rice krispie treat - The Hungry Mum

Omgosh – treat is the correct word here! This recipe for brown butter rice crispy squares is super dooper easy and super dooper delicious. In case you’re still not sold, you need just four ingredients, one pan, and no baking required. Continue reading

Blueberry Dutch pancakes

29 Jun

IMG_3343The Hungry Mum -  blueberry Dutch pancakes

Like most people I love a lazy Sunday morning – the type of day when you can sleep-in then stay in your jammies for hours. Like most people we are always go go GO so a lazy Sunday is a rare event. Last weekend we managed to sneak in a slow start. The cherry on top of a relaxed morning at home is a delicious breakfast that you would never usually have time for. Continue reading

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