Pecan Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Recipe adapted from https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/246868/pecan-sour-cream-coffee-cake/ Makes: 8×4 loaf For the crumb: 1 cup Pecans, roughly chopped 3 Tbsp Caster sugar 3 Tbsp Brown sugar (I use demerara) 1 tsp Cinnamon powder 2 Tbsp Oil A pinch of salt For the cake: 120 g Caster sugar 1 Egg 1/3 cup Oil 1 tsp Vanilla 150 ml Sour cream 150…

Hot Cross Buns with Crème Pâtissière Cross

Recipe adapted from Ima’s legendary hot cross buns: http://www.radionz.co.nz/collections/recipes/yael-shochat’s-hot-cross-buns Makes: 9 large buns For the buns 425 Bread flour 60g Butter, at room temperature, cubed 90g Honey 30g Fresh yeast 250ml Milk (full fat), heated to 90°F 1 tsp Salt 1 Tbsp Ground cinnamon 1 tsp Ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp Ground cloves 125g Currants 65g Mixed…

Lemon Curd (แยมมะนาว)

This is adapted from one of Delia’s recipe Because they’re so easy to make, I make them in small quantities (as much as I need them) so there isn’t a lot of leftovers just sitting in the fridge. What you need: 1 Lemon, zest grated, then juiced 1 Egg 80 g Caster sugar 50 g Unsalted…

Easy, Moist, Rich, Amazing Chocolate Cake

Please just make this cake – it’s easy to make and lip-smackingly delicious. See original recipe here I’ve made very minor tweaks to the recipe, mainly to avoid wastage (e.g. 2 eggs instead of 2.5 eggs). I also reduced the salt, as I have an on-going issue with my salt – for some reason it’s…

Brownie Cheesecake

What you need Brownie ingredients 120 g Unsalted butter, diced 100 g Chocolate chips 4 Tbsp Cocoa 2 Eggs 225 g Sugar 1/4 tsp Salt 1 tsp Vanilla extract 90 g Plain flour Cheesecake ingredients 300 g Cream cheese, full fat 6 Tbsp Sugar 1 Egg 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract How to put this together Preheat oven…

Granola Bar

Original recipe by Ina Garten : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/homemade-granola-bars-recipe Makes: 8 bars What you need 1 cup Oatmeal 1/2 cup Sliced almonds 1/2 cup Desiccated coconut 1/2 cup Wheat germ 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil 5 Tbsp Honey 2 Tbsp Brown sugar 1 tsp Vanilla extract 1/4 cup Dates, chopped into small pieces 1/4 cup Dried apricot, chopped into…

Nutella Rugelach

These tiny treats are kind of a cross between pastry and cookie – they’re so cute and so morish! Makes: 48 cookies What you need 300g plain flour 250g butter, at room temperature 250g cream cheese (full fat) 4 Tbsp caster sugar 1/2 tsp salt 6 Tbsp nutella 1 egg yolk How to put this…

White Bread Loaf

What you need 250g bread flour 2 Tbsp white sugar 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 c water 1 Tbsp oil How to put this together Put flour in mixing bowl. Add sugar + yeast to one side of the bowl. Add salt to the other side of the bowl. Give the mixture…

Baguette

Adapted from Paul Hollywood’s “How to bake” book Makes : 2 small baguettes What you need 200 g bread flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast 150 ml cool water oilve oil How to put this together Lightly oil a glass tray Put flour in mixing bowl. Add salt to one side of the…

Green Tea Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

Makes: 20 macarons (40-42 shells) What you need Egg whites from 2 large eggs (80-90g) Same amount caster sugar Same amount icing sugar Same amount ground almonds 4 tsp green tea powder Chocolate ganache – see recipe here How to put this together Beat together egg whites + caster sugar + food colouring, using balloon whisk,…

Easy Chocolate Ganache (no cream)

I don’t usually have double cream in the fridge, which means I can’t just make “normal” ganache recipes whenever I feel like it. This recipe does NOT require cream. Instead it uses butter, which I always have in the fridge. It’s also super easy to make. Note: if you’re making this as ganache filling for…