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 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


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 C loves to bake. She's also a freelance editor and DJ. She shares some of her adventures, culinary or otherwise, on Instagram and Facebook.

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