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Cheese crackers

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, January 12, 2017, In : savoury 

These lil' cheesey morsels are great eaten the same day as baking. Because they are gluten free they will soften overnight so put in the oven again for a few minutes to crisp up.

2 c almond meal or flour
2 tsp coconut flour
1/2 tsp xantham gum
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cayenne 
1/4 tsp onion powder if desired
1 egg
3 Tbs butter
2 1/2 c grated cheese

Place all the ingredients in a food process and blitz until a dough forms.Roll into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill in fridge for at l...
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Mitey scrolls

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, March 17, 2016, In : bread 

These are very similar to yoghurt scrolls but they have a standard yeasted dough recipe. This one is by Destitute Gourmet Sophie Gray from Fill the Tins. Her recipe included a sweet version which I didn't try this time.

Makes 24 scrolls

6 c flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp yeast
2 Tbs olive oil
2 1/2 c warm water

Mitey cheese filling
1 Tbs Vegemite (I prefer it to Marmite because it has no sugar)
1 Tbs butter or non-dairy spread
1 1/2 c grated cheese

Spicy custard and sultana filling
1 Tbs c...


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Parmesan shortbread

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, December 18, 2015, In : savoury 

Similar to my cheese straws, these little savoury coins are so moreish. From Nigella Lawson’s Nigellissima (Chatto & Windus, 2012).
150g flour (I used wholemeal spelt)
100g softened butter
75g grated parmesan
1 egg yolk
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until a dough forms. Turn out onto a surface and knead for about 30 seconds until smooth. Divide into 2 and roll each half into a cylinder about 3cm in diameter. Wrap tightly with cling film and chill in the fridge until firm,...


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Spaghetti and cheese bread tartlets

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, December 6, 2015, In : savoury 

I can't believe I haven't made these before - a Kiwi classic recipe I found in Peter Gordon's Everyday (Harper Collins, 2012). Like an open version of spaghetti toasties or jaffles.
100g melted butter
12 slices sandwich bread, crusts removed
1 can spaghetti in tomato sauce
1 c grated cheese
Preheat oven to 180C. Butter a 12-muffin tin and place in the freezer for 1 minute to set the butter. Press the bread into each muffin pan and brush with the remaining butter - inside, tops and sides.
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Caraway crisps

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, December 6, 2015, In : cookies 

Caraway seeds. Acquired taste. Caraway crisps. Not my best work. I think these biscuits have an identity crisis. They are in the Savoury chapter of High Tea (Viking, 2014) but the recipe included 1/4 c sugar, salt and a sprinkling of salt and caraway. The butter and cream cheese makes a very rich combination. The sweet-savoury taste would not be to everyone's liking, but my husband gobbled quite a few after being wary at first!
120g softened butter
1 c cream cheese
1/4 c cup sugar
1 c self-raisin...
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Rosewater almond cake

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, September 10, 2015, In : big cakes 

This recipe is a combination of Petite Kitchen's almond cake and Bonnie Delicious's cream cheese icing, free of gluten and sugar, which I made for Father's Day. I'm very excited to be attending a wholefood cooking class by Kelly Gibney from Bonnie Delicious on Sep 17 in Auckland.

2 c almond meal
3 eggs
4 Tbs sweetener (I used rice malt syrup)
1/3 c coconut oil
2 Tbs lemon zest
2 Tbs rosewater
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

icing:
250 g cream cheese
seeds 1 vanilla pod
juice 1 lemon
50g butter
1 T...


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Parmesam, paprika & rosemary crackers

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, April 13, 2015, In : savoury 

From the April-May 2015 issue of Dish magazine. Very tasty. Be sure to chill for at least 20 min so it will be crispy when baked. I forgot to sprinkle Parmesan on top before baking (hence they don't look as good as in the magazine!)
1 c flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp finely chopped rosemary
2/3 c grated Parmesan
60g chilled butter, diced
4 tbs cream

Preheat oven to 160C.
Place all ingreds except cream in a food processor and process until well combined. Add the cream and pulse to ...
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Pumpkin spice muffins

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, June 22, 2014, In : small cakes 

By Frances
Cheap pumpkins! So this week I made pumpkin soup, pumpkin granola bars, pumpkin muffins, and froze a batch of pumpkin puree. These muffins are an easy alternative to the carrot version. The cream cheese icing really sets it off.
This recipe is adapted from The Pioneer Woman.

  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup (heaping) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 c...

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Mandarin cake with cream cheese icing

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, June 5, 2014, In : big cakes 

By Sophie
Another goodie from Julie Le Clerc's Favourite Cakes. It's great the way it uses whole mandarins. I added cream cheese icing and decorated it with almond praline.

6 mandarins (600g) or oranges
6 eggs
1 c sugar (I used rice malt syrup)
1 c dessicated coconut
2 c ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 160C. Grease a 22cm cake tin and lightly dust with flour. Coarsely chop mandarins, including the skin but removing any pips, and place in a saucepan with enough water to cover.
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Raw berry cheesecake by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, July 27, 2013, In : desserts 

After the success of my first raw 'cheesecake', I had the impetus to attempt a berry swirl cheesecake and experiment with the original recipe. It's a fine line with raw recipes and some things didn't work as well. The base is 1 cup almonds, 1 cup hazelnuts (instead of buckwheat) and 1/2 cup sunflower seeds but even the 1/2 cup of seeds meant there was too much base. I forgot the dash of coconut oil so it didn't bond together as well.
For the filling I used honey instead of maple syrup. I could...
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Frances's raw lemon cheesecake

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, In : desserts 

After several visits to Little Bird unbakery in Kingsland, I thought I'd try making my own raw cheesecake. Turned out rather well, I thought! The recipe is from a Pure Wellbeing newsletter.
I'm entering this in July's Sweet New Zealand, hosted by Homegrown Kitchen.


The Base
1 C almonds
1 C buckwheat
1/2 C dates (soak in water to soften first)
Dash coconut oil/pinch salt

Food process (pulse) the nuts and buckwheat leaving them a little chunky. Add the dates & coconut oil till the mix just b...

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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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Savoury pinwheel scones by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : savoury 

This recipe is from Gran’s Sweet Pantry by Natalie Oldfield (HarperCollins, 2013). I didn’t have cream cheese or parmesan on hand so I used a bit of sour cream, pesto and brie.

3 c self-raising flour

½ tsp salt

50g butter

½ c grated parmesan

1 ½ c milk

250g cream cheese

1 Tbs capers, chopped

1 c rocket, chopped

200g hot smoked salmon

Preheat oven to 210C. Line a baking tray or cake tin with baking paper.
Sift flour and salt into a bow. Rub in butter until...


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Rachael makes Martha's carrot cupcakes

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : small cakes 

Individual carrot cupcakes with lashings of cream cheese icing! Exactly what we mums deserve at coffee group. It's one of Martha Stewart's.
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup shredded coconut, plus more f...
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Chocolate swirl cheesecake by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, July 8, 2012, In : desserts 

This recipe is from the Food Channel programme The Sugar Club with Dean Brettschneider and Julia Crownshaw. They added 25g brown sugar to the base, which I did not. Anyway, mine turned out really well. Super with yoghurt.

 

200g gingernuts
65g butter
1 tsp ginger
450 cream cheese
150g caster sugar
30g cornflour
2 eggs, 1 extra yolk
200g sour cream
1 Tbs lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla paste
100g chocolate

 

Method

Turn oven to 200°C. Line an 18cm-20cm springform tin with bak...


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Frances’s first cheescake - roasted banana cheesecake

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : desserts 


We recently visited the Green Snapper Café in Colville, Coromandel, on our babymoon, and had a cosy time sitting by the roaring fire looking out to the deserted road outside, reading the weekend paper and being thankful for living in paradise. We had a good ol’ seafood chowder and toasted sammie. Coffee was great. They had a lots of nice-looking cakes on the bench but then the blackboard special caught my eye – roasted banana cheesecake. Three magical words that go so...


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Cheesy zucchini muffins by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Friday, December 16, 2011, In : savoury 

2 c self-raising flour
½ tsp salt
black pepper to taste
1 c grated cheese
50g butter, melted
2 large eggs
¾ c milk
250g zucchini, grated (about 3)

Heat oven to 210C. Line 12-muffin or 24-mini muffin tray with lightly greased muffin cases or just grease the tray. Mix flour and salt in a bowl with pepper and cheese. Mix eggs and milk in another bowl, add zucchini and butter. Fold dry ingreds into egg mixture and mix to just combined. Spoon into muffin cases amd bake for 12-15 min un...


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Frances’s cheese straws

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, October 17, 2011, In : savoury 


I had a strange hankering for good ol' cheese straws tonight. That crunchy, cheesy, salty hit. Also it's my turn for the office morning tea so I'm serving these plus a date loaf.


2 cups all-purpose flour (I used spelt and white)

2 cups grated cheese

3/4 cup butter or butter substitute (about 180g)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease or line a baking sheet with ...

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Steve and Emily's stuffed bread

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, October 9, 2011, In : bread 

Steve and Emily made this for Ginny's indoor birthday picnic - deeelishis!
Emily says: The dough is a really simple bread I make all the time for pizza and flat bread and stuffed bread. It has quite a lot of yeast and sugar so it rises fast which is good because we always seem to be in a hurry.

Bread dough
4 cups high grade or strong flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup warm water 
1 tbsp active yeast
1 tbsp sugar

Dissolve sugar and yeast in water and leave until frothy. Mix into flour and add more...

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Frances's pear & pecan tart and spinach & cheese pinwheels

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, October 3, 2011, In : desserts 


I have an music video edit session going on in our dining room – what can I feed two hungry media types? Pre-rolled puff pastry to the rescue! Only three sheets left so I made one pear and pecan tart and some spinach and cheese pinwheels.

For pear and pecan tart: peel 3 pears, cut into slices and toss with handful of pecans, some brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Spread evenly over pastry sheet, folding up the edges. Baste with some melted honey; you could also brush...


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Frances makes Alessandra’s corn loaf

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, July 9, 2011, In : savoury 


Alessandra
does a corn loaf with sultanas in her book Savour. I did a savoury version with cheese and gluten-free flour. Turned out to be a good firm loaf that cut easily. The slices toasted well too.

 

250ml warm water
2 tsp active yeast granules
¼ tsp sugar
200g flour (I used gluten-free mix)
100g fine ground cornmeal
pinch salt
1 c grated cheese

Place warm water in large bowl, add yeast and sugar and set aside. When yeast starts to bubble, add cornmeal, flour and salt...


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Caramelised onion quiche by Frances

Posted by Bake Club on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : savoury 

From my batch of caramelised onions I made lentil pie, used them as a topping on bread and also added them to these quiches. Again, I used ready rolled pastry for a quick baking effort. I blind baked the pastry for about 25 mins for the large quiche and 15 mins for the mini ones.
The filling is a mix of 6 eggs, 150 ml cream, caramelized onions, chopped green olives, roasted red peppers, brie, fresh mung bean sprouts, sprinkle of salt and pepper and topped with a little grated cheddar cheese. ...

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Tricia’s carrot cake

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, May 23, 2011, In : big cakes 


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Frances's fun food times in Melbourne

Posted by Frances on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : food blog 
Damn! Somehow, a ghost in the machine has wiped my whole Melbourne blog! I can't for the life of me remember what I wrote but I do have the pics...
Here are some enjoyable food moments:

Lindt Cafe hot chocolate and salt caramel macaons


Friends of Mine cafe, Richmond


Cacao cafe, GPO centre


Longrain desserts


Yarra Valley Dairy

Also recommended: Bar Lourinha, Little Collins St, for tapas, Cafe Segovia in Block Place, Hellenic Republic in Lygon St, Yering Station vineyard, Stokehouse in St Kilda

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Frances's self-crusting quiche cake

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : savoury 

At the 2nd Bake Club meet I made a quiche in a fancy cake tin.

4 Free Range Eggs
1C Milk
1C Rice Flour
1t Baking Powder
1C Grated Cheese
Salt & Pepper
Any vegetables you like cut into small pieces. I used mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes and purple basil

Mix together eggs, milk, salt and pepper, then add flour and baking powder until just combined. Add in vegies and cheese. Pour into 20/23cm greased tin and bake at 220 C for 20-25 mins. Leave 5-10 mins before turning out.

Recipe f...


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Frances doubles the fun - cinnamon rolls and parmesan buns

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : bread 

Aaaah…freelancing. In my world, it means more time to bake! I hadn’t made bread with gluten for a while so I thought I’d use up some spelt that I have at the back of the pantry. And if you’re going to make one batch you might as well double it and do two – one sweet and one savoury.

2 c warm water
4 tsp active dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp butter or vegetable spread
2 tsp salt
6 c flour (I used 2 plain white and 4 wholemeal spelt)

savoury filling:
2 Tbs butter,...


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Mama Chan's carrot cake

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : big cakes 

Carrot cake ain't carrot cake without cream cheese icing!

2 eggs
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 oil
1 c flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 c chopped walnuts (optional)
1 1/2 c grated carrots

For icing, mix together:
100g cream cheese at room temperature
1/2 c icing sugar
enough lemon juice to taste

Beat eggs and sugar until creamy. Add oil, then fold in dry ingredients. Pour into greased ring tin or loaf tin. Bake at 150C for 3/4 hour.
Wait till cool to sp...
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Frank's feta, cashew & sundried tomato mini bites

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

My muffins tend to come out dry because: I bake them too long, I probably don't use enough eggs and I need to adjust temps and times for my wee benchtop oven. Still edible though.

375g (2 1/2 cups) gluten-free flour
1 tsp baking powder
150g feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped toasted cashews
finely chopped parsley
330ml (1 1/3 cups) milk
90g butter, melted
1 egg
Finely grated parmesan, extra

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 2 mini muffins trays (12 muffins in each).
Sif...
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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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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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