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Apple crisps

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, June 30, 2017, In : sweets 


After years of experimenting with sugar-free healthy snacks for our daughter, the one thing she will always eat is dried apple slices. Kids love simplicity.
I used a mandoline to cut four apples into 3-4 mm rounds. Cut them whole with skin on, no need to de-core. Put the slices into a bowl and drizzle with a some lemon juice and mix to stop the apples going brown. Place the slices in one layer on dehydrator trays or baking trays. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Dehydrate between 47-70C for ...
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Fruit straps

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, In : sweets 

Been meaning to try drying my own fruit leathers for a long time - so easy! Just roughly cut up 4 organic apples and blitz in a blender with 5 medjool dates (pitted) and about 1/2 c filtered water until a thick paste forms. Spread onto paraflexx dehydrator sheets and dehydrate for about 12 hours. I have a round dehydrator, so my sheets look like giant donuts.
This lot were quite thin and turned out crunchy but that's all good. I'll spread them thicker next time and get more of a leathery texture.


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Cherry and apple pie

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, November 27, 2016, In : desserts 


I've always wanted to make a cherry pie and try my hand at lattice pastry. Not perfect-looking as I didn't crimp my edges but hey, tasted great. Thanks to Inspired Taste and Food.com for the inspiration. If you want a 100% cherry pie you'll need 4 1/2 cups of pitted cherries and adjust your sweetener to suit.

For the pastry:
2 1/2 c flour (I use spelt)
1 tsp sugar (optional)
1 tsp salt
230g cold butter cut into small cubes
6-8 Tbs ice water

For the pie:
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c cornflour
1 tsp cinnamon
1...
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Pineapple upside down cake

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, In : big cakes 

Upside down cakes are so much fun to make! I made this gluten free for a morning tea and was much appreciated by my GF friends.
60g butter
1/2 c brown sugar
7 slices canned pineapple and reserve the juice
25 maraschino cherries
1 2/3 c gluten free flour (I used GF mix and buckwheat)
1 tsp xantham gum (be careful not to use more as it will make the mixture too gummy)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
60g melted butter
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c rice malt syrup
1 egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1...
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Courgette and apple cake

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, In : big cakes 

Tried to include some vegies in this cake so my daughter wouldn't notice. She was a bit fussy but the adults enjoyed it. This is a very moist cake from Love Bake Nourish by Amber Rose.
200g courgettes
50g apple, peeled and cored
2 eggs, separated
125ml olive oil
225g spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
150ml maple syrup (I used rice malt syrup)
pinch salt
For the topping:
200g cream cheese
100g rice malt syrup
zest and juice of a lemon
3 Tbs pistachios (I used pine nuts)

Preheat oven to 180C...
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Raw apple cinnamon crackers

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, In : cookies 

Great little heatlhy naturally sweetened crackers for a seriously moreish snack.
1/2 c flaxseeds (golden or brown)
1/2 c flaxmeal (just blitz in a coffee or spice grinder)
3 apples - 2 chopped into small pieces, 1 grated (leave skin on)
1 Tbs cinnamon
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tsp orange zest
juice of an orange
1/4 c water

In a blender put in the flaxmeal, chopped apple, spices, juice and enough water to blend into a paste. Transfer into a bowl and stir in the flax seeds and grated apple. Let sit ...
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Apple and prune slice

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, November 20, 2015, In : slices 

On a visit to the library I spied a whole table of enticing cookbooks, including French by the Australian Women's Weekly. I went straight to the After-Dinner Treats section and found something fruity I could make with what I had on hand. This is the first time I've made my own shortcrust pastry, using a food processor. Turned out lovely and crisp and I shall be doing it again!

4 apples (about 600g)
3/4 c prunes, chopped
2 1/2 c water
1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg
2 Tbs ground hazelnuts (...


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Apple & rhubarb crumble

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, In : desserts 

This recipe combines Heidi Swanson's tutti-frutti crumble topping with an apple/rhubarb base, but you can use any kind of fruit or berries you have on hand. Freezing the topping helps to make chunky crunchy bits in the crumble, which go so well with the soft fruit.

3/4 c flour
1/2 c rolled oats
2 Tbs poppy seeds
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c desiccated coconut
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c / 70g melted butter

4 green apples, peeled, cored and chopped
3 sticks rhubarb, chopped
2 Tbs rice malt syrup
juice and ze...


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Nutty choc chip cookies

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, In : cookies 

I adapted these beauties from I Quit Sugar. I added a bit more quantity of chia seeds and an egg at the end to help bind it all together as the mixture seemed very crumbly. Result: perfectly crunchy and healthy bikkies!

1 1/2 c almond meal
1/2 c walnut meal (I used 1 c almond meal, 1 c spelt flour)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground chia seeds
1/2 c ground cinnamon
pinch salt
3 1/2 Tbs coconut oil
1 1/2 Tbs rice malt syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa, chips or chopped
1/...
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Apple fritters

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, April 27, 2015, In : desserts 

Rainy day at home - perfect time to do some deep frying! Really felt like some apple fritters, so here they are.
1 cup all-purpose flour (I used wholemeal spelt)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (I used yoghurt)
4 large apples
Vegetable oil, for frying

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar and salt. In a separate large bowl, whisk togeth...


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Cheese, apple & spice scones by Ginny

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, June 16, 2013, In : savoury 

These are from the latest Dish magazine... I've made them twice, they are delicious and totally addictive...

2 apples, pealed, cored and diced into 1cm bits (roughly)
2 C flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4C caster sugar (I used a bit less)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1 C grated sharp tasty cheese
50g very cold butter
1 C milk
(they also use 1 egg, beaten, which they use to brush them before baking, but I didn't bother)

Heat oven to 180C
Spread apple on a tray on baking paper, and bake for about 20 minut...

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Apple caramel drizzle cake by Ginny

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, April 13, 2013, In : big cakes 

Ginny got this recipe from Dish magazine but she left out the "horrid" raisins and added more apple.

This cake is more apple than batter and is great served with a big dollop of softly whipped cream or warm with a scoop of ice-cream

½ cup raisins soaked in warm water for 20 minutes
2½ cups plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
¾ cup brown sugar
finely grated zest 1 lemon
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
¼ cup melted butte...

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Frances makes apple spice granola

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, December 8, 2012, In : sweets 

This recipe is from Chef Rene who is a raw food specialist. I went to a raw chocolate workshop of his once and make his super fudge recipe often. The granola is so crunchy and tasty, goes well with yoghurt or rice milk or apple juice. Sometimes I just eat little handfuls from the jar. I have never used buckwheat groats before so it was a new experience for me. Next time I might add coconut threads or nutmeg. Thanks Chef Rene!

  • 1 c pecans or walnut pieces, soaked 10-12 hours (I used walnuts and ...

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Ginny's chocolate apple cake

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, October 1, 2011, In : big cakes 

Rich and spicy cake for any occasion!

2 21/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
4 tsb cocoa powder (more if you want it richer chocolatey)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c butter
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/2 c water
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups soft brown sugar
2 cups apple (peeled and grated)
1 cup chocolate chips, chunks (dark!)


heat oven to 160C
cream butter and sugar in a mixer (or beating), then add eggs, then oil and water and vanilla (it''l be really liquid
sieve together: flour, cocoa, baking ...
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Mama Maria's apple (or pear) cake

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, May 20, 2011, In : big cakes 


3 eggs
7 apples (or pears)
1 ¼ c vegetable oil
1 ½ c sugar
2 ½ c flour
pinch salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 c raisins

Turn oven to 350 deg F.

Peel and cut apples (or pears). Put aside. Put flour in a small bowl. Mix in cinnamon and baking soda.

Mix oil and sugar together in another bowl. Add 1 egg at a time to bowl, then vanilla. When mixed in add apples, raisins and flour mixture.

Pour into a 20cm ring tin and cake tin. Bake for 1 ...


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Mama Chan's apple and berry crumble pie

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, In : desserts 


Mama Chan used Annabel Langbein's crumble topping from her Free Range Cook book.

Line pie dish with store-bought puff pastry. Blind bake at 170C for 20-30 mins.
Mix tin stewed apples or stew 3 apples yourself. Add a cup or so of fresh or frozen berries, 1/2 c sugar and 2 Tbs cornflour. Pour into pie dish.
Make crumble topping by mixing:

2 c flour
1 c ground almonds
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 c rolled oats
1 c almonds, chopped or slivered
2 tsp mixed spice
together with 250 g melted butter
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Baked apples deluxe by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : desserts 


Don’t get me wrong – I’ve got nothing against Annabel Langbein’s recipes as featured on her TV programme The Free Range Cook. I just wish this obviously bright and successful woman could add a few more adjectives to her vocabulary! Her superfluous gushing of ‘so good’, ‘so delicious’, ‘so easy’ and ‘so yum’ send me into a groaning fit. On the other side of the culinary coin, Nigella finds ways to promote food porn unlike any other TV chef: everythin...


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Kuchen Borracho (Drunken Cake) by Ginny served with clotted cream

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, September 20, 2010, In : big cakes 


A cake from Chile with German origins which involves drenching apples in cream. Yeah!
Ginny also provided clotted cream for this drunken affair.

Filling
1lb 7oz tart apples, prepared weight (about 5)
2¾ oz/generous ⅓ cup granulated sugar (I used dark brown sugar)
3½ fl oz/½ cup heavy cream
(I added half a nutmeg, grated)

Cake
10½ oz/2 cups all-purpose flour
2½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt (heaping, for me)
5½ oz/scant 1½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 eggs, lightly beaten
5 tbsp ...
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Birg's hummingly good hummingbird cake

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, September 17, 2010, In : big cakes 

This cake was so popular at work, by the time I got to photograph it most of it was gone! Birg also makes a gluten-free version with riceflour and almond meal. Most excellent.

3 eggs
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup rice bran or grape seed oil
440g can crushed pineapple, drained of juice (Birg used pineapple chunks, very nice)
2 mashed bananas
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 1/3 cups self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cream cheese icing
250g cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cu...


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Andrea's Zombie Mama Muffins with hazelnuts, pear, apple & banana

Posted by Andrea on Sunday, August 15, 2010, In : small cakes 

Elodie enjoys her first muffin!

an easy muffin recipe for tired mums and dads ...
makes 6 large, or 12 small

place baby in highchair with plastic baking things to play with 
have a coffee
THEN
in one bowl combine:
1 cup wholemeal flour
1 cup rice flour
half tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
half tsp salt

in another bowl combine:
half tsp grated lemon rind
a quarter cup raw sugar
4 tsp melted butter (or oil)
3/4 cup milk (or ricemilk or soy)
1 egg
3 TBS lemon juice
chopped hazlenuts
small slices/chunks apple, b...

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Frances Chan is a freelance editor/proofreader who has written a couple of children's books and writes for Weekend Notes. She also loves to bake. She shares some of her adventures, culinary or otherwise, on Instagram.


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