Tag Archives: caramel

Donna Hay salted caramel brownies

23 Feb

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So simple. So quick. So very moreish and delicious. This bake ticks all the boxes and then some. I know the hip kids moved on from salted caramel a while ago (overkill and all that) but in my world whenever I present salted caramel anything the reaction is always the same – people falling over themselves to ensure they don’t miss out. Continue reading

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Toffee apple cake

19 Feb

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Apples, eh? Something that looks shiny and crisp at the markets can turn out to be a fraud when bitten into. Soft. Floury. Bruised. That was our experience after being swindled at a farmer’s market recently. Before I continue let me say that I adore farmer’s markets and the farmers that produce our food. I have no idea how fraudulent apple man managed to get a stand at these popular markets but he did. Money was exchanged. Apples were bought. Disappointment on one side of this transaction ensued.

So there we were – a fruit bowl full of dud apples that Misses 7 and 9 kept boomeranging back from school each day.

If you are a follower of this blog or know me in the real world you would know that my instant reaction was to turn these fraudulent apples into a cake. Continue reading

How to make chocolate dessert cake

17 Nov

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So the internet is awash with chocolate cake recipes. Dark chocolate cake. Flourless chocolate cake. Fudgy chocolate cake. Full fat with whipped cream chocolate cake. Low fat chocolate cakes. Mud cake. Chocolate and fruit/nuts/booze/ cake.

In my time I have baked and eaten many, many chocolate cakes. Many are not worthy of the time or calories. Often they are insipid. Or dry. Or forgettable.

This is the chocolate cake that you have been waiting for.

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Donna Hay caramel maple cupcake recipe

28 Oct

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Caramel is a favourite flavour in the Hungry House. I’ve always been a fan and Misses 6 & 8 adore it, too. I made these cupcakes and instantly knew I was on to a winner when Miss8 told me there was no way she would be trading this cake for one of her friend’s lunchbox treats. Trust me – my gal trades home-made cakes and cookies most days in exchange for mass-produced, supermarket-bought, multi-national owned treats #theHorror Continue reading

Donna Hay easy chocolate and caramel tart for dessert

15 May

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This is the ultimate after diner treat for those who live by the credo that there’s no such thing as too sweet.

I love Donna Hay, I love her recipes and I especially love her dessert and baked recipes. They are doable and punch way above their weight in terms of effort versus result. Continue reading

The best salted caramel blondies recipe

11 Apr

 

 

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I receive umpteen cookbooks to review in my day job at the Fairfax community paper where I work. It is one of the highlights of my job and I love reading through them and seeing what brilliant cooking minds are coming up with. Some books are incredible, some mediocre but the ones that stand out are the books that have that something extra.  Continue reading

Sweet and salty pretzel caramel chocolate chip cookies

7 Apr

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So, the salty/sweet taste craze is a winner in my books. My first toe-in-the-water test was Nigella’s uber-good salted caramel sauce which I believe to be the answer to most of life’s ills.

These cookies were next. The crunch of the pretzel. The sweetness of the caramel. The softness of the cookie. The sighs of goodness…
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