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Chickpea shortbread

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, August 26, 2021, In : cookies 

Usually used in pakora and savoury pancakes, you can bake with chickpea flour but it needs a bit of work as there is no gluten to hold it together.

1 c icing sugar

160ml neutral oil

2 c chickpea/besan/gram flour

1/2 tsp xanthan gum, optional

1/2 tsp ground cardamom

pinch salt

1 tsp rose water

1 egg yolk

2/3 c chopped nuts (eg pistachios, almonds)

Line a brownie tin with baking paper.

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until a dough forms. You can also just mix by hand. If the mixture ...

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Ginger cardamom gems

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, June 11, 2021, In : small cakes 

You can use this batter in any-sized tin - I used stars and mini muffins here. If you're not keen on the cardamom flavour just leave it out.

2 c flour (I used gluten free)

1 tsp baking soda

1 c granulated sugar (I used organic golden)

3 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cardamom

2 Tbsp maple, golden or rice syrup

100g butter (I used non-dairy Olivani)

2 eggs

1 c milk (I used rice)

Preheat oven to 200C. Grease your tins - equivalent of 12 muffins/gems or 24 mini muffins.

In a large bowl mix all the dry ingr...

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Chocolate cinnamon tree cookies

Posted by Frances Chan on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, In : cookies 

These lovely bites are upmarket versions of cinnamon swirls. Making the dough as thin as possible before rolling will give youThis recipe is from Bakeland: Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature by Marit Hovland (Greystone Books, 2018). She makes stunning cookies and cakes that look like flowers, snowflakes, etc, and these chocolate rocks, which truly rock.

Makes about 44


75g butter, at room temperature

1/3 c sugar

3 tbsp cinnamon


3 c (375g) flour

3 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 tsp salt

225g butte...

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Coffee cardamom cookies

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, In : cookies 

The flavours here are very popular in the Scandinavian countries - it's a sophisticated biscuit. I was surprised that our 8-year-old liked them too; I used decaf coffee to mitigate any caffeine effects!

Makes about 24

2 c flour

1 tbsp ground espresso or 2 tsp instant coffee

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardamom

pinch sea salt

115g butter

1/2 c soft brown sugar

1/4 c sugar (I used coconut)

1 egg

1 1/2 tbsp molasses

1 tsp vanilla extract


1/2 egg white (15g)

3/4 c icing sugar

1 1/2 tsp melted butter

1-2 tsp war...

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Runeberg cakes

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, In : small cakes 

These pretty cakes are named after the Finnish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg. Apparently he used to eat one for breakfast every day. He sure had a sweet tooth. It's a dense cake but was nice warmed up before eating. I think the tradition is raspberry jam but you can use whatever you like - even lemon curd.

200g butter at room temperature
100g/ 1/2 c brown sugar
100g/ 1/2 c granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 c ground almonds
1 1/3 c breadcrumbs
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cardamom
3 tbsp orange zest
1/2 c ...
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Honey & cardamom biscuits

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, May 21, 2020, In : cookies 

First time I've iced cookies before I put them in the oven, but it works!

Makes about 60

125g butter or non-dairy spread, softened

1/2 c brown sugar or coconut sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp ground cardamom

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 c honey

2 c flour

1 c wholemeal flour


1/4 c butter or non-dairy spread, softened

1/4 c flour

2 tsp water

In a bowl beat the butter for 30 seconds. ADd the brown sugar, baking powder and cardamom and beat until combined. Beat in egg and honey. Sift in flours and mix un...

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Orange and cardamom shortbread

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, March 4, 2016, In : cookies 

I used Lorraine Pascal's recipe for inspiration but added a touch of orange and used xanthan gum instead of egg white.
100g butter, softened
80g soft brown sugar
200g spelt flour
1 tsp ground cardamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs orange zest
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
pinch salt
2 Tbs milk

Preheat oven to 170C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Cream butter and sugar by hand or with an electric beater. Add rest of ingreds with 1 Tbs cold water if needed and mix well till it forms a ball. Refriger...

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Spelt and rye spiced biscuits

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, August 30, 2015, In : cookies 

This is a European Christmassy recipe from Pease Pudding. The thinner you can roll the dough the better I think. Makes an excellent dunking biscuit. The rye and cardamom add a nice crunchy nutty bite. If you like spicy cookies, check out John's speculaas and Ginny's ninjabread men.
Makes 24-30
150g butter
100g brown sugar
200g spelt flour
100g rye
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
2 Tbs water
nuts to garnish such as pine nuts or slivered almonds
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Sesame honey kisses

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, November 11, 2013, In : cookies 

By Frances
These use a lot of sesame seeds! But they make a tasty crunch in the chewy biscuit. The recipe is from Annabel Langbein.
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 2 cups sesame seeds, toasted
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut, toasted
  • ½ cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup neutral oil
  • ½ cup light honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with ...

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Ginny's pink peppercorn and black salt brownies

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, In : slices 

I was inspired to adapt (slightly) a pink peppercorn recipe I saw recently on the Frankie mag website - and the feedback was very good...

Pink Peppercorn and Black Salt Brownies
85g (3oz / 6 tbsp) butter, cut into pieces (I used salted, add a pinch of salt if using unsalted)
225g (8oz) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped - I used ghana dark for more of a chocolate punch!
3/4 cup (150g) sugar (I used slightl...

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John's speculaas cookies

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, July 12, 2012, In : cookies 

John made these fantastic dutch spice cookies for Dave and Ginny's farewell drinks. They're going to New York, hence the DGNY decoration. Very creative.

John's recipe below:
Speculaas spice mix 6.5 g ground cinnamon 2g ground cloves 1.5 g grated nutmeg 1 g ground white pepper 2 g ground aniseed (from star anise) 1g ginger powder 1/2 g cardamon powder these quantities are critical and should be interfered with and changed at will in a wildly uncontrolled manner

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Plum and cardamom shortcake by Ginny

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : slices 

A recipe from A Treasury of NZ Baking, this one by Ray McVinnie. If you love sweetness, cardamom, and plums, you can't go wrong...

125 g butter
125 g caster sugar
1 tsp ground cardamom seeds
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder
300 g flour
8 large plums, stoned, sliced
extra caster sugar
icing sugar to serve

First cream the butter and sugar with electric hand – held mixer or food processor to get pale mixture. Add egg and beat it well. Add the baking powder and flour and process it to ...

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Cardamom, cashew and white pepper shortbread made by Ginny

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, September 16, 2010, In : cookies 

Ginny made these for a work do. But she let us taste one from her neat stack.

1 tsp cardamom seeds
8 white peppercorns
250g butter, softened
1 cup icing sugar
1 cup cornflour
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup cashews, roasted and finely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 150C. Put the cardamom and peppercorns into a mortar and pestle or an electric spice grinder and grind until fine.

2. Cream the butter and icing sugar until pale. Sift the cornflour and flour together and add to the creamed mixture with...

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EST. 2010

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


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