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One bowl vegan chocolate cinnamon cake

27 Oct

vegan-one-bowl-chocolate-cake

Cinnamon is one of my all time favourite flavourings for baking. It provides a classic yet distinctive taste to cakes, bickies, brownies and crumbles. Continue reading

Salted dulce de leche crumble bars

20 Aug

salted dulce de leche bars

If there is a heaven I am willing to bet that dulce de leche flows freely from the taps. This sweet treat, made by gently heating sweetened condensed milk, is a fancy yet easy addition to almost any baked goods. And here’s a secret – adding a pinch of really good salt makes a good thing even better. Continue reading

Lemon poppyseed cake recipe

18 Aug

lemon poppyseed loaf cake

After a yet another raid on my mother-in-law’s lemon trees I knew a citrus cake would be in order. These lemons she grows are unlike anything I’ve ever bought: juice, plump and plenty of gorgeous flesh just begging to be grated into a sweet treat.

We have planted several citrus trees but they didn’t get the memo that they are actually meant to produce fruit. Instead they are barren, spindly looking things that need to have a long, hard look at themselves

This lemon poppyseed cake is always a hit, wherever it goes. I’ve made it many, many times and even non-cake eaters always want a slice.

I was inspired by the recipe in my beloved but now MIA cookbook Australian Women’s Weekly’s Quick Mix Cakes. Without this book I am bereft. I vaguely recall lending it to someone but I can’t recall who. If it was you, please boomerang it back J

I dust my cake with icing sugar but feel free to top with cream cheese icing – get the recipe here: https://thehungrymum.com/2015/05/14/donna-hay-carrot-cake-with-cream-cheese-frosting/ – or your favourite citrus-scented frosting.

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GATHER:

185g diced butter at room temperature

Grated rind of one large or two smaller lemons

3 eggs

2 cups self-raising flour

¾ cup of milk

20g poppy seeds

¾ cup caster sugar

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C. Line a large loaf pan with non-stick baking paper.

Place all ingredients, except the seeds, into the bowl of an electric mixer and blend on low speed until all combined. Increase speed until mixture is smooth. Stir in seeds with a spoon.

Scrape into pan and gently smooth the surface with a palette knife.

Bake for 45 minutes/until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Cool in tin for 10 minutes, then remove from tin and cool cake completely on wire rack.

Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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Mexican black bean soup – vegan

27 Jul

vegan Mexican soup

Readers will know of my love of cold weather and all things that accompany winter, especially the food side of things. Soup, for instance, is one of my fav foods and I tend to eat it year round. Summer in Sydney is not soup weather by any stretch but when the soup craving comes you gotta obey your tummy. Luckily for me it is winter here and cold – perfect soup weather. 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

Chinese corn and crabmeat soup

14 Jul

corn crab soup

You may have guessed by now that winter and I are BFFs. I know many of my international readers are basking in the sun and eating ice-cream, but here in the antipodes we are freezing our whatsits off. Continue reading

Coconut cream pie with super easy pie crust

16 Jun

 

Coconut cream tart with easy crust.

I love coconut in all of its forms – freshly cracked, desiccated in cakes, served alongside spicy curries in a sambal, and especially coconut milk. Continue reading

Easy mocha dessert cake recipe – one egg cake recipe

7 Mar

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This chocolate coffee cake screams ‘after dinner’. Not for the faint hearted, it contains a shock of coffee that will reinvigorate even the sleepiest dinner guest. Continue reading

Easy lunchbox idea – vegetarian cheesy muffins

20 Apr

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Today is the last day of the Easter school break here in Sydney and it is cold and raining. We have my best friend’s daughter over for the day and I have used this time when gals are distracted to get my bake on.

In between dancing and building a fort Miss7 decided she wanted to help out and I suggested she make something that she can take in her school lunchboxes. We decided upon savoury muffins, something I have never made before.  Continue reading

Spiced roulade with vanilla buttercream

27 May

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I fell in love with the book ‘Bake – Essential Companion’ by pastry queen Alison Thompson after borrowing it from the library and my lovely hubby surprised with a copy of my own for mother’s day last year.

If you’re a baking fanatic like me you’ll have hours of kitchen fun with this book. I’d never attempted a roulade until this one and I must say, I was very nervous. I did have a few problems with cracks in my cake and totally panicked until the Hungry Dad came to my rescue [swoon] and solved the issue with some ingenious use of plastic wrap. And the finished product was utterly delectable. I omitted the original recipe’s ¼ teaspoon ground cloves as my pantry was clove-free. Continue reading