Practising the art of making desserts can help you brush up on your baking skills. So, why not dazzle dinner guests, or host a high tea at home, with one (or both) of these sugar-sweet delights, plucked from two of our favourite recipe books.Continue reading “Sweet Treats: Honey Madeleines & Chocolate Brownies”
Now it is entirely possible to enjoy your own authentic churros, the much-loved deliciously indulgent South American doughnut-like treat, without having to leave home.Continue reading “Churros with Dulce de Leche”
Stylist extraordinaire and Kitchen Warehouse Production Manager Jo-Anne Pabst is going bundt cake crazy. Inspired by baker and author Charlotte Ree, Jo is endeavouring to bake a recipe from Charlotte’s new book Just Desserts every week.Continue reading “Chocolate Ganache Bundt Cake Recipe”
Kids (and kids at heart) are sure to hoppily gobble up these vegan carrot cakes. They’re an absolute treat, and we promise no one will even guess they’re eating vegetables.Continue reading “Mini Vegan Carrot Cakes for Easter”
What is it about macarons that makes even the most accomplished cook a little nervous? It’s definitely one of the more intricately difficult desserts to perfect, but instead of giving up and heading to your local bakery for a macaron fix, why don’t you try your hand at this beginners chocolate macaron recipe instead?
The most difficult aspect of this recipe is your piping technique. Then it’s just a matter of ensuring your egg white mix is stiff enough before mixing with the dry ingredients. After piping the mixture onto the baking tray, allow a good 30 minutes for the mixture to rest and settle before baking.
Making a traditional Christmas pudding may seem overwhelming with its long list of ingredients and steps. However, it’s really not at all hard to make. What it requires is time, two days at least to prepare and weeks to allow the pudding to mature. But having a Christmas pudding that is all at once rich, dark, dense, sweet, spiced, and fruity to serve is certainly well worth the trouble.Continue reading “Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe”
This festive trifle recipe is being shared by no-fuss baker, first-time author, and pun-lover Charlotte Ree from her debut book Just Desserts.
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Making a trifle can be a little time-consuming but, thankfully, the process can be spread out over a few days to make your life easier. The best thing about trifles is that they are so adaptable. I have used port wine jelly and red berries here as they are the most festive, but you can alter the recipe to include your favourite fillings and flavours.Just Desserts by Charlotte Ree, published by Plum.
Classic pavlova is an Aussie Christmas staple. The airy meringue with a marshmallow-soft centre combined with fresh berries nestled in cream make it a great summer dessert: sweet, light, fresh, and best devoured immediately.Continue reading “Classic Pavlova Recipe”
Coconut ice cream is delicious on its own but swirling raspberry jam into it makes it extra delightful. The best thing about this coconut ice cream? You can make it at home with just five ingredients and a stand mixer with an ice cream maker attachment.Continue reading “Coconut Ice Cream with Raspberry Swirl”
Easy royal icing only needs three ingredients: egg whites, icing sugar, and some water to adjust its consistency. It’s a baker’s staple that you can use to decorate cookies, frost cakes, and build gingerbread houses.Continue reading “Easy Royal Icing Recipe”