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Fig, chocolate, chai, almond biscotti

Posted by Bake Club on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, In : cookies 

By Sophie
  • 100 g chopped almonds
    200 g gluten-free plain flour, plus extra for dusting (I used Doves Farm)
    1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
    ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
    200 g brown sugar
    30 g dark chocolate (over 70% cocoa solids), optional

    1 large free-range egg
    1/2 cup chopped dried figs
    1 teaspoon chai spices or 1 chai tea bag (cut open the bag and use loose spices)
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    Almond milk or any other type of milk- optional

Spread out the almonds on a baking tray, then place in the hot oven ...

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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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Flourless chocolate cake

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, March 24, 2014, In : big cakes 

By Sophie
Oooh, this is oh so rich and velvety.

Ingredients:

  • 300g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 180 g icing sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 180C

Line a 7 inch round cake tin with baking paper and grease with butter. 

  1. Melt butter and chocolate heavy saucepan over medium low heat. Stir until chocolate and butter are melted and smooth.
  2. Cream icing sugar and egg yolks for 1-2 minutes until pale and creamy
  3. Mix chocolate and butter mi...

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Raw vegan tacos

Posted by Bake Club on Saturday, December 14, 2013, In : savoury 

By Sophie
Such a healthy summer meal!

Walnut "Mince"
1 cup of raw almonds
2 tbs tamari or soy sauce
1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp paprika
pinch of chilli flakes

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until it has a mincey looking texture. This won't take long, making sure you don't over blend it otherwise it will turn to paste.


Cashew "sour cream"
1 cup raw cashews (soaked for two hours)
pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
J...
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Cronuts!

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

By Sophie
Ahhh Cronuts, 1/2 croissant, 1/2 donut! These take time but are so worth all the wait. These trendy treats make the perfect midnight snack (in moderation!). We filled ours with a mix of vanilla custard and salted caramel as well as plain coated cinnamon sugar!

Recipe from WWW.SORTED FOOD.COM which includes a very helpful video.
  • milk (60ml)
  • warm water (65ml)
  • dried yeast (6g)
  • cold, diced butter (150g)
  • plain flour (125g)
  • strong flour (125g)
  • caster sugar (30g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • bowl of vanilla sug...

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Blueberry tart

Posted by Bake Club on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : desserts 

By Sophie
This easy yummy tart is from Growing Up Gabel.
  • 1 recipe pate brisee or any pie crust (see below)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 a small lemon
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Prepare the pate brisee or crust through the chill.
  2. When ready to bake, roll out the crust in to a 12-inch circle on a piece of parchment paper large enough to hold the circle.
  3. In a small bowl stir together berries, flour, sugar, cinnamon, zest a...

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Pumpkin pie

Posted by Bake Club on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : desserts 

By Sophie
Another Halloween-themed treat. This is from BBC Good Food but Sophie cut out most of the sugar.

  • 750g/1lb 10oz pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 350g sweet shortcrust pastry
  • plain flour, for dusting
  • 140g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh nutmeg, grated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 25g butter, melted
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

  1. Place the pumpkin in a large saucepan, cover ...

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Chocolate, pumpkin & walnut brownies

Posted by Bake Club on Sunday, November 3, 2013, In : slices 

By Sophie
Some healthy Halloween sugar-free, gluten-free brownies! From the Move Nourish Believe website.

500g pumpkin
500g almond meal
1 cup dates
½ tsp. bicarb soda
2 eggs
100g 85% dark chocolate
½ cup chopped walnuts

How To Make It:

  • Prepare the pumpkin puree at least an hour in advance.
  • Chop the pumpkin into small pieces, then steam or boil until soft.
  • Mash the pumpkin and then suspend it in a sieve lined with cheesecloth (or a clean, dry chux cloth) to drain out the liquid from the pumpki...

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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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