22 June 2017

weekend baker: handmade cake boxes

Entertaining this weekend? These handmade cake boxes will make the perfect takeaway gift for your guests. We used 225gsm cardboard and attached name tags with tiny wooden pegs to add a personal touch. Cute and practical!

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23 May 2017

best ever: gluten-free cakes

  • all-time favourite: gluten-free cakes

    Using a clever combination of nuts, buckwheat flour or coconut, you'll see how seriously simple it is to side-step gluten. We definitely don't miss it in this wholesome selection of flourless delights.


  • Raw caramel slice

    Forget baking! Keep your cool with this refrigerated raw caramel slice.


  • Carrot and coconut cake with ricotta icing

    Who needs flour? This fluffy carrot and coconut cake has a delicious crumb and perfect texture. Filled with creamy ricotta icing for a flour-free take on an old classic.


  • Coconut cake

    Whether you're after a celebration cake, afternoon tea or indulgent dessert, this coconut cake will hit the spot.


  • Zucchini ricotta pistachio and chia cake

    This wholesome zucchini ricotta pistachio and chia cake uses buckwheat flour and almond meal as a gluten-free substitute; nourishing and seriously yummy.


  • Flourless cacao fudge cake

    With only five ingredients this flourless cacao fudge cake is nothing short of full chocolate flavour.


  • Lime and pistachio cake

    Packed with fragrant pistachios and a hint of lime this cake has a distinct Middle Eastern undertone.


  • Flourless chocolate fudge layer cake

    No gluten? No problem! You can still treat yourself with this decadent chocolate fudge layer cake.


  • Mandarin and polenta syrup cake

    Using an almond meal and polenta substitute this mandarin syrup cake is a vitamin-rich citrus delight perfect for any occasion.

These gorgeous cakes are full of nourishing goodness and free of flour! With rich flavour to satisfy every sweet tooth; whether or not you’re gluten-free, you have to give them a try! Click on each photo for their amazing recipes.

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21 January 2017

HOW TO: rustic free-form tart

We’ve got the perfect weekend baking project! The rustic folds of pastry house a medley of sweet summer fruits in this free-form tart, here’s how to make it…

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06 November 2016

Weekend baker: edible Christmas ornaments

Turn your home into a gingerbread wonderland this Christmas with these oh-so sweet edible decorations. 

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12 August 2016

weekend baker: the prettiest melting moments

Melting moments are the ultimate afternoon-tea treat – so dainty and sweet, they are also incredibly easy to make and, when presented on a pretty cake stand or plate, are bound to impress at your next gathering.

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04 August 2016

weekend baker: top five homemade breads

  • weekend baker: top five homemade breads

    I just love the smell of freshly baked bread – it's always better made at home! From seriously simple no-knead rolls to cheesy flatbreads and loaves, a big pumpkin bread or rosemary-infused crunchy knots, these will get you baking!


  • no-knead bread rolls

    This is the no-fuss way to make bread. The secret behind the no-knead process is all about fermentation. Giving it time to rise, instead of kneading it, lets the yeast work wonders. The result? Lovely, airy-textured bread.


  • garlic, sage and blue cheese twisted loaf

    The soft blue cheese mixed in with the garlic and sage offers a punch of flavour you and the family will love. The perfect accompaniment to pizza on a night in.


  • blackcurrant, brussels sprout and cheese flatbread

    Bread doesn't need to be bland. Bring your loaf to life by experimenting with various colours and ingredients. It'll look just like a work art, you almost won't want to eat it!


  • pumpkin, speck and fennel no-knead loaf

    I absolutely adore the unique flavour the pumpkin and speck add to this rustic loaf. It takes me back to the countryside every time I make it.


  • rosemary and provolone seeded knots

    Making these knots takes only a flick of the wrist. Simple, quick and elegant it's like a present for your tastebuds!

24 July 2016

weekend baker: sticky cinnamon buns

Whether you call them cinnamon scrolls or sticky buns, this pull-apart treat is a favourite treat the world over. They’re surprisingly easy to make and the end results are seriously delicious.

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15 July 2016

weekend baker: easiest melt-and-mix desserts

  • weekend baker: easiest melt-and-mix desserts

    I’m all for no-fuss treats, especially when I'm short on prep time! Stirring together a few favourite ingredients all in one bowl can sometimes be all it takes to bake the most beautiful desserts!


  • chocolate and maple banana cake

    In our latest Fast issue, we've come up with the fudgiest chocolate cakes that you can simply stir in a bowl and bake! Sweetened with maple syrup and ripe bananas, this beautiful treat is so easy to master!


  • blueberry and yoghurt loaf

    A gorgeous classic that never goes out of style, this simple yoghurt and blueberry loaf is basically no-fail, and a great recipe to make with the kids!


  • spiced chai bundt cake

    Adding the flavour of chai to a simple cake mixture elevates it to a guest-worthy treat! I love serving this cake for afternoon tea.


  • rum and raisin chocolate brownies

    The smell of brownies wafting from the kitchen is one of my favourite things. This recipe has the extra indulgence of rum and raisins – yum!


  • one-bowl banana cake

    This is seriously the most easiest cake you'll ever make! Melt and mix cakes sometimes mean you get a crack on the top, just drizzle with icing to cover it up!


  • coffee and brown sugar tray cake

    This classic tray cake is swirled with strong black coffee to balance the crumbly and sweet caramelised brown sugar topping – it’s perfect for morning tea!


  • lemon and yoghurt cake

    One of my favourite cakes to make when I have guests over, I just love the citrus tang of this lemon and yoghurt cake. It looks so beautiful, but it's so easy to make!


  • sticky ginger puddings

    These individual puddings are a great winter warmer – it’s so satisfying to dig into the sponge layer to discover the saucy goodness underneath.


  • date doughnuts with spiced sugar

    I love the addition of soft, fresh dates to these light-as-air baked doughnuts – they create a deeper, satisfying sweetness.


  • salted dark chocolate layer cake with milk chocolate ganache

    I absolutely love the combination of salty and sweet, and this beautiful layer cake from our latest Fast issue is filled with a cheat's ganache and finished off with a sprinkling of salt.

07 July 2016

weekend baker: easy lattice pie crust

A beautiful pie crust is simpler than you may think! Follow these simple steps and find out my top tips for complete pie perfection.

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