Breads, Desserts

Date & Walnut Banana Bread

Ingredients: 1 ¼ cups sugar ½ cup butter, one stick, softened 2 eggs 1 ½ cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium) ½ cup yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans ½ cup chopped dates (optional) Directions: […]

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Matilda Cake

Ingredients: For the Cake: butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan 3 cups all-purpose flour 3 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 4 large eggs 1 1/2 cups buttermilk/yoghurt 1 1/2 cups warm water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting: 1 1/2 cups butter softened 8 oz/200 grams cream cheese softened 1 1/2 cups unsweetened […]

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Triple Berry Cupcakes

Ingredients: For the Triple Berry Cupcakes: 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, very soft 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups granulated sugar 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup full-fat sour cream 1/2 cup whole milk 3 and 1/4 cups PLUS 2 tablespoons cake flour, divided 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking […]

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Linzer Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1/2 cup strawberry jam Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F with […]

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Raspberry Lemon Loaf Cake

Ingredients:  Loaf Cake: 188 Grams (1 1/2 cup) All-Purpose Flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Salt 266 Grams (1 1/3 cup) Granulated Sugar 6oz (3/4 Cup) Unsalted Butter, at room temp. 2 Large Eggs, at room temp. 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 heaping tbsp lemon rind 4oz (1/4 cup) Greek Yogurt or Sour […]

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Pistachio White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:  1 stick butter browned and cooled to room temperature 2 tablespoons white sugar 1 cup dark brown sugar packed 1 egg + 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 oz. white chocolate cut into 1/2 inch chunks (or 1 cup of white […]

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Flourless Almond & Coconut Cake

Ingredients:  180g almond powder 60g grated fresh coconut or desiccated coconut 1/4 tsp salt 250g caster sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 175g unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 tbsp almond flakes icing sugar (optional) Directions: Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F. Butter a 23-24cm springform cake tray and line the base and […]

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Classic Brownies

Ingredients: 10 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons (5.3 ounces; 150 grams) unsalted butter, cut into large pieces, plus more for pan 10.6 ounces (300 grams) bittersweet chocolate (70% cacao), coarsely chopped 2/3 cup (93 grams) all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons (13 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon (4 grams) fine sea salt 3 large eggs 1 cup […]

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Lemon Cake

Ingredients: 1½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup plain yogurt 1⅓ cups sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons) ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup butter (half a stick, softened) For the Syrup: ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons […]

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup powdered sugar, for coating the cookies Directions:  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt […]