Easy one bowl caramel cake with chocolate ganache

11 Jul

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I know everyone loves chocolate but in my home caramel is always – and I mean ALWAYS – the flavour of choice. Milkshakes/puddings/ cakes… if they are given an option they always choose caramel.

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Easy Easter egg blondies

16 Apr

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Do you find yourself drowning in Easter eggs at this time of year? I know I do. Despite not having a sweet tooth I find mini Easter eggs popping up like mushrooms. They come home from school, they are pressed upon me when I visit shops and cafes and they emerge, quite often, from the handbags of certain grandmothers.

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Baked custard raspberry tart

1 Apr

 

Baked raspberry custard tartThe Hungry Dad and his custard addiction is a well-known to everyone who knows us. He loves pouring custard, custard tart, custard-centred doughnuts, pouring custard poured on all on the above…

So when we were invited a friend’s house for dinner recently I decided to experiment with a baked custard tart dessert with raspberries. To make it healthy, of course 😉 I keep bags of frozen raspberries on hand as Miss 11 loves them in smoothies and sometimes just for a snack. Whenever I bake with berries it is usually the frozen kind as they are much cheaper than the fresh variety. I always leave them frozen, too – just plop them int the recipe and away I go.

This tart – along with a custard cake made by Miss 13, fudge made by Miss 11, and chocolate ice cream (also made by Miss 11) – went down a treat. I don’t usually eat dessert – and having inhaled a vast quantity of the cheese board pre-dinner – was extremely full but still managed a slice. In the name of research, you understand. It was lovely, the perfect combination of indulgent without being overly rich. I served it cold but I will try serving warm next time. I reckon it will be just as delicious.

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GATHER:

60 grams butter

¾ cup milk

3 eggs

½ cup caster sugar

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg

1 cup raspberries

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180C degrees and spray a ceramic tart dish with non-stick cooking spray. In oven, melt the butter in bowl and set aside to cool slightly.

Sprinkle frozen raspberries in tart dish, set aside.

Place milk, eggs, sugar, flour, nutmeg, vanilla, and melted butter into a large jug and use a stick blender to blend until smooth.

Carefully pour the mixture over the berries in the tart tin and place in oven..

Bake for 20 minutes.

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Dense chocolate Guinness cake with buttercream for St Patricks Day

17 Mar

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St Patrick`s Day is Friday March 17 and while the day marks a religious and cultural commemoration I believe there is always room for dessert.

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Nigella Lawson love heart cut-out cookies for Valentine’s Day

13 Feb

Love is in the air…

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In Australia Valentine’s Day is just a minor blip on the calendar, not the huger than huge occasion it is in the US. Nonetheless it gives me a perfect excuse to dust off my heart-shaped cutters and to create something sweet.

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Easy green and gold Australia Day trifle recipe

24 Jan

A quick and kid-friendly dessert for Australia Day 🙂

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It’s the day before Australia day and you’ve been invited to a BBQ and asked to bring a dish. Forget the potato salad, ignore the dips and crackers: this green and gold trifle is simple to make and will turn you into a dessert champ. 

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Double chocolate giant skillet cookie – a big bickie that you bake in a frying pan!

31 Dec

An easy and fun last minute dessert for New Year’s Eve.

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I bake most days so generally the family is pretty blasé about my baked treats. This giant double chocolate skillet cookie is the exception. Upon pulling it from the oven I was met with a chorus of ‘oooh, yum!’, ‘that looks amazing!’, ‘I’m going to eat the whole thing’ etc etc.

Miss 10 adores white chocolate, so I used white choc chips for her. The Hungry Dad and I love dark chocolate so added them for us. Miss 8 has yet to meet a type of chocolate she didn’t adore so she would be thrilled with anything with a trace of cocoa in it.

As always, the simple things in life are often the best – this recipe is basically one huge chocolate chip cookie that you bake in a skillet / frying pan in the oven. Ensure that your pan has a metal handle – do not place a…

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