225g gluten-free crunchy coconut biscuits or similar125g butter1/4 cup sugar1 egg, lightly beaten1 tablespoon cocoa powder1 cup chopped walnuts1/2 cup sultanas1 teaspoon vanilla essenceIcing: 1 3/4 cups icing sugar3 tablespoons cocoa powder2 tablespoons each: butter, bo...
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Cake: 1 cup brown sugar2 large eggs3/4 cup canola oil1 teaspoon vanilla essence1 cup gluten-free flour mix1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon each: baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon1 1/2 cups freshly grated carrots1/2 cup chopped walnuts nutsCream Cheese Topping: ...
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November 28, 2022
My ring cake pan holds five cups. So any ring cake pan holding five cups will be ideal.70g each: hazelnuts, blanched almonds1 cup each: dried apricots, pitted prunes, coarsely chopped3/4 cup glacé pineapple chunks375g good quality dried fruit mix1/2 cup gluten-free flour1/2...
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August 25, 2020
Georgian cheese bread. Dough: 1/2 cup warm milk 1/3 cup warm water 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar 2 teaspoons each: active yeast granules, olive oil 2 1/4 cups plain flour 1 1/4 teaspoons saltFilling: 125g mozzarella cheese, grated125g feta cheese, crumbled 2 large eg...
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January 29, 2018
Unbaked sweet treats are a great way to entice budding young masterchefs into the kitchen. No-bakes are quick and easy to prepare, require little electricity and cleaning up is a breeze. They’re also a cool option for hot summer days. And kids of all ages love creating tre...
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June 5, 2017
The icing on these Afghans is ganache — a mixture of dark chocolate and cream.250g butter, softened3/4 cup caster sugar1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder1 1/2 cups cornflakesChocolate Icing: 1/2 cup cream200g dark chocolate, finely chopped20-21 walnut halv...
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A makeover of the muffin. Delicious served with coffee or as a dessert.1/8 teaspoon saffron threads2 tablespoons hot water10 slices toast-thickness white bread1 cup each: cream, milk4 large eggs, lightly beaten1/3 cup white sugar1 teaspoon vanilla essence75g butter, melted1/...
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This light but colourful cake can be made and cut within a few days. Because it is not rich it has a shorter shelf life. I used about 450g of dried fruit in total.1/2 cup each: dried mango slices, dried pineapple pieces, crystallised strawberries, dried pawpaw, glacé red ch...
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Hummingbird Cake

September 28, 2016
3 cups plain flour1 teaspoon each: baking soda, ground ginger1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup sugar1 1/2 cups canola oil3 eggs, lightly beaten225g can crushed pineapple, undrained3 bananas, mashed1 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice, chopped1 teaspoon vanilla essenceCream Cheese Icing...
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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

March 16, 2016
Choose a butternut or dry crown pumpkin for best results. Ensure the mashed pumpkin is fairly dry.2 cups mashed pumpkin1 1/2 cups sugar1 cup each: water, canola oil4 eggs3 1/3 cups standard flour2 teaspoons each: baking soda, ground cinnamon1 teaspoon each: salt, baking powd...
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