Browsing Archive: January, 2021

Milk chocolate truffles

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, January 31, 2021, In : sweets 


These take a bit of faffing about but they're worth it for a posh little treat.

Makes 30-40
300g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
1/2 c cream (I used coconut cream)
2 tsp honey
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
170g flaked almonds (or use half almonds, half desiccated coconut)
300g milk chocolate, broken into pieces

Preheat oven to 160C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place chocolate into a bowl. In a small saucepan heat the cream, honey and vanilla bean seeds until just boiling. Pour over the ch...

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Brown sugar shortbread

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, January 22, 2021, In : cookies 

This is one of the easiest biscuits you'll ever make - just 3 ingredients. I added jam for variety, and makes a sticky top crunch.


1/2 c / 110 g butter at room temperature

1/4 c / 50g brown sugar

1 1/3 c / 160g flour (I used white and wholemeal spelt)

few tbsp jam (i used strawberry and apricot)


Lightly grease a 20cm round or square cake tin.

Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until soft and pale. Add the flour and mix until just combined.

Press dough evenly in...


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Vegan banana cake

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, In : big cakes 

This recipe happens to be vegan but you can use any kind of milk, vinegar, sugar or flour on hand. Coconut sugar always gives a deep caramel colour to your cakes

1/2 c non-dairy milk (I used homemade almond)

1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar

2 c flour (I used wholemeal spelt)

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 c vegetable oil

1 c sugar (I used coconut)

3 large ripe bananas, mashed


Buttercream icing:

225 g dairy-free spread (such as Olivani)

3 c icing sugar

pinch salt

4 tbsp lemon juice


Preheat ov...


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Vegan vanilla cake

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, January 18, 2021, In : big cakes 

No eggs? No problem! This vegan cake can be made with pantry staples and turns out soft and fluffy. Thanks to https://www.thecuriouschickpea.com/ for the inspiration. You could fill the cake with whipped (coconut) cream and fresh fruit but I chose my go-to chocolate ganache this time with a jam spread for a subtle flavour hit.


2 1/4 c non-dairy milk (I used homemade almond)

1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

3 c and 2 tbsp flour (I used spelt)

1 1/2 c granulated sugar (I used organic cane)

1 tbsp baki...


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Fruit and nut chocolate rocks

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, January 15, 2021, In : sweets 


Aren't these cute?! These edible rocks will be a hit in your household or next party. Super easy to make with kids too. It's from Bakeland: Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature by Marit Hovland (Greystone Books. 2016).


2 Oreo cookies

200g white chocolate

90ml sweetened condensed milk

pinch salt

1/8 tsp cocoa powder


Filling:

1/2 c any salted nuts (I used brazils, almonds and cashews)

1/4 c any dried fruit (I used cranberries and apricots)


Remove the white filling from the Oreo cookies then place them in a ...


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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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