Browsing Archive: July, 2018

Palmiers

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, In : cookies 

Palmiers are super easy with store-bought puff pastry sheets. Get the better quality butter pastry - you'll taste the difference. I made a savoury version with parmesan and sweet with brown and caster sugars. This is a bonus 'P' recipe in my list of alphabetical bakes!

2 sheets puff pastry (made with butter)
1 c grated parmesan
1/2 c brown or coconut sugar
caster sugar to sprinkle

Defrost the puff pastry but keep it on the plastic sheet it comes on. Sprinkle liberally with grated parmesan cheese. ...
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Pear pound cake

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, July 7, 2018, In : big cakes 

This is an impressive way to present pears in a cake, thanks to Carine Claudepierre from her book Clean Bakery (Bateman, 2016). Carine was inspired by a cake she saw in a French bakery, hence the amount of butter and eggs that give the cake a buttery richness but it is free of gluten and sugar. It's no. 16 of 26 alphabetical bakes!

Poached pears:
1 1/2 litres water
a whole nutmeg (or 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla pod
1 star anise
1/2 tsp ground ginger
3 pears

Cake:
2 cups ground al...
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Orange cake

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, July 1, 2018, In : big cakes 

A tangy, moist cake for no. 15 of 26 alphabetical bakes!


2 oranges or tangelos
1 1/2 c pitted dates, soaked in water while the oranges cook
6 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 15 tbsp water
1 c ground almonds
1/2 c fine polenta
1 tsp baking powder

Icing:
3/4 c cashews, soaked overnight or for 30 min in boiling water
3 tbsp brown rice syrup or maple syrup
1 tbsp orange zest
3 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp orange extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp melted coconut oil

Put oranges in a small saucepan, cove...


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