Tag Archives: fast

Caramel syrup cake

25 May

Caramel syrup cake. Soaking a warm cake in a shower of warm sugar-based syrup surely must be one of the most pleasurable ways of enjoying life.

I am team caramel through and through. Even as a kid, on that rare occasion that I was allowed to get a milkshake at the milkbar (with the words ‘share it with your brother’ ringing in my ears) I chose caramel. Continue reading

Simple summer trifle with sugar cookies

11 Jan

 

 

raspberry trifle. The Hungry Mum

This is one of those throw-together-in-a-flash desserts you need during a Sydney summer. It is hot, people have dropped round for a drink that turned into dinner that turned into dessert and now you need something sweet. Continue reading

Easy chocolate peppermint cake recipe

18 Nov

chocolate peppermint cake - the hungry mum

This is the story of a cake that almost wasn’t eaten. I made this simple chocolate peppermint cake from scratch to take to my friends at the newspaper where I work as a journalist. Then, the next morning, the usual pandemonium to get out the front door ensued and cake got left behind. Poor cake. Continue reading

Chocolate peanut butter cookies (no chill, no roll dough)

25 Sep

Chocolate peanut butter cookies

I am the whitest girl you will ever meet but I feel that the addition of the brackets to this blog post sound like something Snoop Dog would rap. Or not – see previous comments RE white girl.

The reason I added these key words is when I’m on a mission to find a new baking recipe I am often hobbled by the little words that are usually hidden two-thirds of the way through the recipe ‘allow dough to chill in fridge for 2 hours.’ Ain’t no-one got time for that when school pick-up is looming. Continue reading

Donna Hay mini raspberry and coconut crumble loaf cakes

9 Aug

Donna Hay mini raspberry & coconut crumble loaf cakes

Oooh, how cute are these little cakes?! I love mini individual cakes and these little loaf cakes are a nice change from cupcakes – and they are a smidge more sophisticated, too..

These mini raspberry and coconut crumble loaf cakes super easy to make using store cupboards so you can whip these up in no time at all. Because it is a Donna Hay recipe it is all simple technique with great results. Continue reading

Super easy two egg white macaroon recipe

3 Mar

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So, this is a very basic recipe and the only reason I’m even posting it is that I often have a surplus of two egg whites when I’m baking or making the Hungry Dad’s favouritest ever sweet, custard. I was stashing the whites in the freezer but decided to actually bake with them recently.

This recipe is sooo simple that my kids [even Miss6] could make this without any supervision. The choc bottom takes them from meh to marvellous.

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 Gather:

3/4 cup caster sugar
2 egg whites
2 cups desiccated coconut

150g dark chocolate, melted

Let’s get to it:
Preheat oven to 180C and place non-stick baking paper on a baking tray.

Mix everything except chocolate in bowl using a silver spoon.

Place golf ball size mounds on the trays, leaving space to spread.

Bake for between 10-13 minutes, until pale gold.

Cool completely before using a butter knife to swipe the melted chocolate across their bottoms.

Allow chocolate to set before eating.

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Apple surprise bundt cake

8 Jul

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 It will come as no surprise to Hungry Mum devotees that I adore bundts. In fact you may be heartily sick of me posting about these cakes but I just can’t get enough of their buttery goodness. Continue reading