Baked Cake Donuts using a Wilton Donut Pan

Baked Cake Donuts using a Wilton Donut Pan

Cake comes in many forms, and why should we limit ourselves? It’s true that these aren’t yeasty doughnuts, but as someone who created a small business selling doughnuts, I can tell you these make a nice change.  The addition of nutmeg and cinnamon and less butter means that these don’t taste like cupcakes cooked in a circle – these baked cake donuts are a great treat in their own right with a slightly chewy texture and a nice amount of spice. This is basically the recipe that comes with the…

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Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I had a hankering for making bread last weekend.  I’ll be honest, I’ve never been impressed when I’ve made my own bread dough, but having made many hundreds (or thousands) of doughnuts over the summer with Sprinkles, I’ve learned a bit about enriched doughs, made with eggs and butter, and I’ve enjoyed being able to play around with recipes and feeling confident enough to come up with my own. These cinnamon rolls are great for a weekend brunch.  I made my dough the night before, right up until filling, rolling…

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Caramel Oat Slice

Caramel Oat Slice

I hope you don’t mind me reposting previous recipes, but I needed something quick for afternoon tea today, and when I looked at the recipe I posted for this last year I was sad about the photo. A bad photo puts people off trying a recipe, and I really want you to try it.  This is delicious and squishy while warm, and equally as addictive once cool.  The edges of the caramel go chewy and dark and may well be the best part. I got lots of comments about this…

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Individual Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes

Individual Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecakes

  These cheesecakes are so simple: no bake, not too many ingredients, set in cupcake cases for single serves and can also be frozen.  You can also make it in a 20cm round springform pan if you want just one large one.             Ingredients: 1 box Oreo cookies (the box of three packets) 70g melted butter 250g (one pack) cream cheese 250g white chocolate 2tsp vanilla extract 2Tbsp icing sugar 3/4 cup cream Raspberries For the bases, crush Oreos into crumbs in a food processor….

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Caramel Slice

Caramel Slice

A soft and buttery biscuit base, gooey caramel and chocolate icing… one of life’s winning combinations! Make it, you won’t be sorry. Ingredients: 185g softened butter 80g white or castor sugar (sorry, it’s a weird amount in cups) 285g flour 1 can condensed milk 2 Tbsp golden syrup 60g butter 45g butter 1 1/2 C icing sugar 2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 Tbsp water Preheat oven to 180C (160C fanbake).  Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper, leaving it to overhand for easy removal. Beat the butter (185g)…

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No Chocolate Fudgy Brownies

No Chocolate Fudgy Brownies

A last minute decision on Valentines Day to make something sweet (after my failed cake) resulted in me stumbling across this recipe.  No chocolate means you can usually make them with what’s in your cupboard and they’re super quick!  The texture is a bit like a pre-mix boxed brownie which is still really good, and for a fraction of the price so you really can’t complain. This is the sort of recipe which is great to get the kids in the kitchen.  There is almost no way to mess it…

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Chocolate Mint Brownie

Chocolate Mint Brownie

Brownie is good as it usually comes, but why not add peppermint filling and chocolate ganache?  This is a real adults brownie… so rich you really will only eat one piece! Chocolate Brownie 200g butter 400g good quality chocolate (I used Whittakers 50% dark block) 1 1/4 C soft brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 3/4 C flour 3/4 tsp baking powder 3 eggs Melt together butter and chocolate either in the microwave, or over a gentle heat on the stove. Remove from heat and allow…

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Christmas Baking: Brandy Snaps

Christmas Baking: Brandy Snaps

  It’s that time of year!  If you’re wanting to get some Christmas Day desserts sorted early, why not try making your brandy snaps at home?  They’re actually really easy and taste delicious! Brandy Snaps 55g butter ½ cup brown sugar 3 tbsp golden syrup ½ cup flour ½ tsp ground ginger Melt together butter, golden syrup and brown sugar in a pot over medium heat.  Set aside to cool for a couple of minutes.  Stir in flour and ground ginger until combined. Place teaspoonfuls on a tray lined with…

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Christmas Tree Brownies

Christmas Tree Brownies

  Double Chocolate Brownies – Adapted from Taste 90g unsalted butter 180g dark chocolate, chopped 2 Tbsp oil 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted 3/4 cup plain flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a round 20cm pan iwth baking paper Place butter, chocolate, cocoa and oil in a bowl and microwave until melted. Stir together until smooth and cool for 5 minutes. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar, eggs and vanilla on medium speed for 4 minutes…

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Lemon Brownies with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Brownies with Lemon Glaze

I told you I was on a bit of a brownie thing. I haven’t made any traditional type chocolate brownies yet, but I found some lemons that were starting to feel a bit soft and decided a lemon slice would be good, until I googled lemon brownie and saw all the delcious pictures.  I was sold, and I’m so, so glad I made these.   They’re soft and fudgey in texture, with that kick of icing on the top that really balances it out.  It’s also very simple to make. The…

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