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The 3 best custard recipes from The Hungry Mum

18 Apr

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In my house custard is the most beloved dessert. From baked custard to pouring custard, the family loves them all in equal measure.

Making custard from scratch is easy and as with all home-made creations, it tastes so much better than anything you can buy in the shops.

Here are the top 3 custard recipes on my blog – I hope you enjoy them as much as The Hungry Family 🙂 Continue reading

No bake eggnog balls – an easy last minute Christmas dessert

21 Dec

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Last Christmas, I discovered eggnog. You so thought I was going to write… `I gave you my heart`, didn`t you? Or am I the only Wham! Fan in the house? #surelyNot

I digress… as summer in Sydney is usually 35C we are more likely to drink juice or champagne (or both…) rather than a heavy, custard-type beverage.

But I love baking with eggnog. The slight rummy taste and notes of nutmeg make it such a festive concoction that every year, come December 1, I am stalking my local supermarkets for the first appearance on the shelf. Continue reading

Rum and raisin Christmas spirit cake

18 Dec

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I am not a fan of fruit cake. There, I said it. I know it is a tradition, especially at Christmas time, but I find fruit cake heavy and cloying and overbearing. I once made a Christmas cake from scratch, spending the GDP of a small nation on pricey dried and glace fruit. It went pretty much untouched on Christmas Day, and after storing in the pantry for a month or so I ended up throwing it out.

Never again. Continue reading

Pistachio meringues

20 Jul

Pistachio meringues

I am not a fan of meringue. There, I said it. Please don’t judge me. Even as a kid I wasn’t a fan but to be Australian and to admit in public that you don’t like pavlova, the base of which is an enormous cream-covered meringue – is practically heresy. Continue reading

Coconut-topped cocoa brownies

29 Jun

 

Coconut-topped brownies

Hands up if you love coconut and chocolate together? It is one of my very favourite sweet combinations – always has been. I love the contrast of the crunch of coconut with the lux mouthfeel of dark chocolate. Continue reading

No bake Oreo peanut butter chocolate tart

24 Jun

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Did somebody say sweet tooth? Sugar cravings? Salty and sweet in one dessert? I got you covered with this decadent yet easy tart. Continue reading

Apple cinnamon tea cake

27 May

 

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My red KitchenAid is one of my very favourite possessions. The Hungry Dad bought it as a gift for me many years ago, when I was just getting into baking. Talk about full-blown addition – now if I don’t bake at least once a day I feel all jittery until I can get a hit of the baking good stuff. Continue reading

Classic madeira cake recipe

20 May

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Regular readers will know I love unfussy, classic baking. No fancy fondant or cumbersome techniques for me – I like a cake that I can quickly put together, pop in the oven and remove and eat a short time later.  Continue reading

Oreo brownies from scratch

20 Apr

 

IMG_0640.jpgMy weakness is home-made chocolate brownies. I can take or leave most baked goods – leave, usually – but when there’s a home-made brownie being offered I am all over it. Continue reading

Easy lemon tart recipe

2 Apr

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The older I get the more likely I am to say yes to a citrus cake or tart rather than chocolate. Back in the day I was a regular chocophiliac, as my dad would say, but now I much prefer the subtle zing of zest from any citrus fruit to chocolate. Continue reading