Hazelnut and Chocolate Friands

Hazelnut and Chocolate Friands 200g roasted hazelnuts ground into hazelnut meal 185g melted unsalted butter 6 egg whites beaten till frothy (not peaked) 1 1/4 cups plain flour 1/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder 2 cups icing sugar Extra icing sugar to dust 1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius....

Upside-Down Toffee Date and Banana Cake

Upside-Down Toffee Date and Banana Cake 1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water 3 star anise 2 medium bananas (400g), sliced thinly 1 cup (140g) dried seeded dates 3/4 cup (180ml) water, extra 1/2 cup dark rum 1 tsp bicarb 60g butter, chopped 1/2 cup...

Upside Down Cashew and Maple Loaf

Upside Down Cashew and Maple Loaf 90g Butter, softened 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1 cup (150g) unsalted roasted cashews, coarsely chopped 125g, softened butter, extra 3/4 cup brown sugar, extra 2 eggs 1 cup (150g) self raising flour 1/2 cup (75g) plain...

Upside-Down Chocolate Caramel Nut Cake

Upside-Down Chocolate Caramel Nut Cake 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Macadamias 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Pistachios 2 Tbsp finely chopped roasted Walnuts 125g Butter, softened 1 cup (220g) frimly packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour 1/4 cup (35g) plain flour 1/4 tsp Bicarb 1/3...

Cardamom-Saffron Sponge Cake

Cardamom-Saffron Sponge Cake Serves 6 pinch saffron threads 6 soft dates, stoned 5 eggs 150g sugar 1 heaped tsp ground cardamom pinch turmeric 120g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp vegetable oil butter for greasing sesame seeds for sprinkling handful walnuts or other nuts of your choice,...

Gooey Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

Gooey Chocolate Cake with Raspberries Serves 8 Topping: 100g good quality dark chocolate 150g raspberry jam 125ml cream Cake: 30g good quality cocoa powder 60ml milk 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract 90g raspberry jam 115g butter, softened 65g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 125g plain flour 1 1/2 teaspoons...

Gluten Free Coconut Cake

Photo by Sares Gluten Free Coconut Cake 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups GF flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp xanthan gum (if your GF flour has xanthan then leave it out) 1 cup canola oil 1 cup coconut milk (not low fat)...

Greek Almond Biscuits

Photo by Sares Greek Almond Biscuits 3 cups almond meal 1 cup caster sugar 3 drops almond essence 3 egg whites, lightly beaten 1 cup flaked almonds # Combine the almond meal, sugar and almond essence in a large bowl. Add the egg whites and stir until the mixture...

Berry and Apple Tray Bake

Berry and Apple Tray Bake Serves 6 300ml thickened cream, plus extra to serve 175g unsalted butter, chopped 3 eggs 2 cups (300g) plain flour 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced, tossed with 2 tbs lemon juice 300g...

Crumble Cake with Berries

Crumble Cake with Berries Serves 6 170g plain flour 85g caster sugar 85g unsalted butter 1 egg yolk 900g apples, peeled, cored, roughly chopped 110g light brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 250g fresh or frozen mixed berries (redcurrants, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries) Topping: 1 1/2...