How to bake the best vegan muffins

8 Mar



You may be looking for a fabulous (and fabulously easy) vegan muffin recipe as you have run out of eggs. Or milk. Or butter. You may want a quick vegan muffin recipe that uses no dairy as you choose not to eat animal products. Or you may not care either way but just want to be eating a yummy muffin with a delicate crumb in approximately 28 minutes, if not sooner. Read on! Continue reading


French toast with caramel rum bananas

1 Mar


IMG_1876.jpgWhenever we travel to America from Australia one of my favourite things to do is go to diners for breakfast. The more retro the diner, the better. If we are seated in a red leather booth I am in hog heaven. I love everything about American diners, especially the enormous, decadent breakfast items you are unlikely to see in Australia.

French toast is one such item. Amazing how dunking a slice of bread in a just a few basic ingredients then frying it can elevate it to delicious brunch fare. I often opted for French toast in America, marvelling at the behemoth bread slices. Continue reading

Milo slice and Milo icecream – two Australia Day dessert recipes

25 Jan

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Growing up my dad worked for Nestle, which means we had a plethora of items to keep any sweet-tooth person happy. Of all the treats dad would bring home my favourite was always Milo, a malted milk product that we would ladle into mugs of milk, or eat straight from the jar.

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Easy chocolate Christmas biscuits – perfect for school Christmas parties

29 Nov

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At this time of year I find my fridge buried beneath Christmas parties invites and the calendar bursting the seams with catch-ups. Not for me, silly – for I am but a mum. It is Misses 10 and 12 for whom the invites appear and at this time of the year it is at a rate of at least one each per day. Continue reading


Unicorn poop birthday cake waffles

20 Nov

Unicorn poop birthday cake waffles - The Hungry Mum

Happy double digits to the newly mined Miss10! My youngest celebrated her birthday recently and in keeping with her love of all things unicorn I decided to make her a birthday breakfast featuring unicorns. Don’t worry – as a vegetarian she didn’t eat a unicorn 😉 But I did want to incorporate some of the magical whimsy that is synonymous with unicorns. Voila – unicorn poop waffles!

I knew I wanted to make her waffles for her bday breakfast and I knowing that sprinkles are a girls best friend I created the somewhat vile-named unicorn poop waffles.

These waffles also fall under the category of birthday cake waffles and are perfect to serve to a loved one of their birthday, even if they have no affiliation whatsoever with unicorns.

I love waffles as they aren’t overly sweet – addition of sprinkles notwithstanding – as we only eat them occasionally they feel like a treat.

Miss 10 adored her birthday cake waffles and even took left-overs to school to have for recess 🙂

Make sure you use the long sprinkles, rather than the round style ones for maximum sprinkle impact. I served these with extra sprinkles on top and extra crushed berries, as well as maple syrup and whipped cream.

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2 cups plain flour

2 tablespoons caster sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 cup raspberries, lightly crushed with a fork

½ cup coloured sprinkles

2 cups milk

2 eggs

50 grams butter, melted

maple syrup, whipped cream – to serve


Sift together the flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl and make a well.

Beat milk, eggs and melted butter together in a jug then pour into the well and stir with a silver spoon until everything comes together. ( you can do this the night before if you wish – I did to save time in the morning. Just cover with plastic wrap and leave on the fridge)

Stir in the sprinkles and berries, then cook waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Serve with extra sprinkles on top.

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Easy one bowl caramel cake with chocolate ganache

30 Oct


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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 mango ripple icecream – no churn

9 Oct

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If there are two things that spell summer in Sydney it is mangoes and icecream. As soon as the hot weather hits you will see mangoes for sale everywhere. Continue reading