I recently baked and blogged rich, dark chocolate brownies. These were a decadent treat and one for adults only.
This time it is sweetness and light in the shape of fresh strawberry and white chocolate blondies.
I made these as a thank you for a lovely friend, Maria, who was the first person to ‘like’ my brand spanking new Hungry Mum Facebook page! Feel free to like my Facebook page – and I’ll like yours back 🙂 Continue reading
In my home brownies are foods of the gods for the under-ten set. Whenever I make a batch I have little people clammering for a piece.
Step aside, kids.
This is a brownie with the caffeine level turned UP, making it a perfect choice for that 3pm slump when the need for something sweet and a decent coffee is overwhelming. Continue reading
Regular readers will know that while I love baking I don’t have an overly sweet tooth. Put a mud cake or cupcake in front of me and the response is usually, meh. Place a cheese board within a 5 kilometre radius of me and watch me run and attack it.
The cake I will always eat is a syrup cake. I know – they are usually pumped full of sugar which contradicts everything I just said. What I love about them is their moistness. Part of this is due to the fact that most syrup cakes are made with semolina, almond meal or polenta, which keeps cake soft. But drenching a hot cake in hot flavoured sugar water also goes a long way in ensuring a cake stays beautifully fresh and soft.
And as is often the way, every time I make a syrup cake and offer it to the Hungry Dad he reminds me of how much he doesn’t like syrup cake – in a nice way but still #grrrrr Continue reading
You will not find a simpler from scratch recipe that delivers such bang for your buck in terms of taste.
I found this recipe on sheknows.com and was apprehensive – could it really be any good with just three ingredients and using just one bowl? Continue reading
My fondness for cinnamon is probably obvious to devotees of this site. I believe it is the ingredient that is the most bewitching in many baked goods. Using a vanilla cupcake recipe from my beloved Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Quick Mix Cakes’ book I played around until I had the perfect marriage of choc, cinnamon, and vanilla – the holy trinity. Feel free to add even more cinnamon for a richer taste.
I blogged the salted caramel sauce a while back. Find the recipe here: https://thehungrymum.com/2012/04/10/nigella-lawsons-fast-and-easy-salted-caramel-sauce/
125g butter, chopped, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ cup self-raising flour
¼ cup sifted cocoa
1 heaped tablespoon cinnamon
½ cup milk
¾ cup caster sugar [I normally take a few heaped spoonfuls out]
Let’s get to it:
Preheat oven to 180C and line cupcake pan with wrappers.
Beat all ingredients in bowl of electric mixer with paddle attachment on low until combined.
Increase speed and beat until batter changes colour and is smooth.
Drop into cases until three quarters full, then bake 15-20 mins [depending on your oven – check at 15 minutes with a skewer].
Turn on wire rack to cool.
When completely cold spread with salted caramel sauce.