Makes 40 3cm macarons Beetroot macarons shells 180g ground almonds (almond meal) 200g icing sugar 2 tsp beetroot powder 75ml water 200g caster sugar 2 x 80g egg whites Burgundy gel food colouring Beetroot chocolate ganache 220g 70% dark chocolate, chopped 200ml pouring cream 20g sugar 50g butter, chopped 2 tsp beetroot powder Note: the […]
What you’ll need to decorate Cake fence Mini popsicle sticks Long strip/s of balsa wood Metal ruler Stanley knife Cutting board Hot glue gun and glue sticks Non-toxic paint in your choice of colour (I used dove grey) Paint brush Floristry wire Garden markers White fondant Fondant mat Fondant rolling pin Ruler Fondant cutter Black gel […]
This cake reminds me of my Nan. I don't know if it's a recipe she made frequently, or if it was just truly memorable when she did! Good ol' fashioned country cooking. This recipe is ideal for a round 20cm diameter cake tin. I used a 24cm tin and multiplied the ingredients by 1.66 (because to double it I needed 6 eggs and I only had 5) — but since it doesn't multiply neatly, I'll just give you the quantities for a 20cm tin.
I’ve had an obsession with apple and blackberry crumble ever since I saw Granny Pig make it on ‘The Blackberry Bush’ episode of Peppa Pig. And I’m not one to resist a craving. Apple & Blackberry Crumble 6 granny smith apples (tart), peeled, cored and quartered100g butter100g brown sugarJuice of one lemon (just under 1/2 […]
Lamington Cake 250g butter, softened 1 1/2 cups (330g) caster sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups (370g) plain flour, sifted 2 tsp baking powder, sifted 1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut 1 cup (250ml) milk 1/2 cup raspberry jam Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and line two 21cm round cake tins. Beat […]
Heavenly: Potato, blue cheese and rocket pizza on a homemade base. I love the way the blue cheese goes all bubbly and frothy, and gives a salty kick to the potato. I will definitely be making this again! 2 large desiree potatoes, very thinly sliced (a mandoline is ideal)2 garlic cloves, finely chopped1/3 cup (80ml) […]
I have a deep dark pantry. Like most people, I suppose. Finding spices and herbs in little plastic bags or teeny tiny jars has always been a test of my patience. So when I ordered what I thought to be drink bottles for a party (yes, it’s all the rage), and they turned out to […]
I had some leftover marshmallow from the toadstool cake I made Erika for her birthday (piccies on Insty), so thought I would make some rocky road. Easily the most addictive and moreish treat — even hubby, who doesn't like overly sweet things, gobbled it up. So here's the recipe: