Browsing Archive: June, 2020

Ginger nougat cookies

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, In : cookies 

Let the food processor do all the work for these chewy ginger cookies, made extra decadent with gooey nougat on top!

100g butter
2 3/4 c flour (I used spelt)
1 1/2 c unrefined sugar (I used a mix of muscovado and coconut)
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 1/2 cm fresh ginger root, grated
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs (I think you can get away with 1)
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
150g nougat, chopped

Preheat oven to 150C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
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Flourless chocolate orange cake

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, June 21, 2020, In : big cakes 

This is a light yet fudgy chocolate cake that would work well in a brownie tin too. Ground almonds provide a lovely texture. I thought the orange flavour didn't come through strongly, so if you want more of an orangey jaffa vibe I'd add orange zest and some orange extract too.

1/3 c cocoa powder

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 c freshly squeezed orange juice (blood oranges if you have them)

3 eggs

1 c coconut sugar

2/3 c olive oil

1 1/2 c almond flour (you can also grind raw almonds in a coffee grinder t...

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Healthy carrot cake

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, June 20, 2020, In : big cakes 

I came across a great book called Natural Baking by Carolin Strothe and Sebastian Keitel (DK, 2019). They use seasonal fruit and vegetables, natural sweeteners and healthier flours in their bakes. I've made many carrot cakes before, but it was nice to include all these wholesome ingredients and feed a large playground playdate with 7 kids and 4 adults.

2 eggs

1/2 c natural liquid sweetener (I used a maple and rice syrup mix)

75ml mild vegetable oil

1/4 tsp black cardamom seeds (or 1/2 tsp ground ...

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Prune blondies

Posted by Frances Chan on Saturday, June 20, 2020, In : slices 

This recipe originally uses apricots but I just used what I had to hand, prunes. The prunes add a lovely sweet and sticky flavour to the blondies. Slab or tray cakes are quite robust and practical to make for lunchboxes or to feed a crowd

175g butter, softened

1/2 c brown sugar

1/2 c caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 eggs

1/2 c self-raising flour

1 1/2 c plain flour

1 c chopped prunes (or apricots)

1/2 c white chocolate chips (optional)

icing sugar to dust

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 17 x 27cm cake ...

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Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, June 20, 2020, In : cookies 

A classic crunch and a good little lunchbox filler that will please most!

125g butter

1/3 c granulated sugar (I used coconut)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1/2 c self-raising flour (if you don't have self-raising use 1 c flour and 1 tsp baking powder)

1/2 c plain flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 1/2 c cornflakes. lightly crushed

1/4 c desiccated coconut


125g dark chocolate

1 tbsp butter or vegetable shortening

sprinkles to decorate or walnut halves

Preheat oven to 180C. Line 2 baking sheets with baking pap...

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EST. 2010

Frances Chan loves to bake. She's also a freelance editor and has written a couple of children's books. She shares some of her adventures, culinary or otherwise, on Instagram.

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