Wild Pears in Raspberry and Chinchona

Wild Pears in Raspberry Chinchona 1 cup muscat liqueur 2 cups raspberries 2 cups caster sugar 1 piece chinchona bark 6 ripe wild pears 600ml thickened cream 125g icing sugar seeds of 1 vanilla bean 2 Tbsp nigella seeds 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 1 Tbsp Demerara sugar METHOD 1 Combine the…

Passionfruit and Hibiscus Crema Catalana

Passionfruit and Hibiscus Crema Catalana pulp of 6 passionfruit 1½ cups caster sugar 1½ cups milk 1 cup cream 1 cinnamon stick thickly sliced zest of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp cornflour preserved hibiscus flowers, to serve METHOD 1 Combine the passionfruit pulp ad ½ cup caster sugar in a small saucepan and simmer gently for…

Amarena Cherry and Blueberry Torte

Amarena Cherry and Blueberry Torte ¾ cup Greek yoghurt 3 cups caster sugar 4 eggs 1½ cups plain flour ¾ cup almond meal 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp almond essence 1 tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup canola oil ½ cup Amarena cherries, chopped 1 cup sherry 4 punnets blueberries 6 figs METHOD 1 Preheat…

Peanut Butter and Malt Cake

Peanut Butter and Malt Cake Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 275g crunchy peanut butter 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature 225g dark brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla paste 4 eggs 2 cups self-raising flour ½ cup malted milk powder 150g sour cream 1 cup peanut butter chips METHOD 1 Preheat…

Apple and Rye Loaf

Apple and Rye Loaf Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 4 eggs, separated 1 cup vegetable oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 300g caster sugar 350g rye flour 2½ tsp baking powder 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp ground cloves 3 Granny Smith apples, grated METHOD 1 Preheat…

Chocolate Pumpkin-Spice Loaf

Chocolate Pumpkin-Spice Loaf Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 150g unsalted butter, at room temperature 300g dark brown sugar 3 eggs 200g self-raising flour 3½ Tbsp cocoa powder 1 cup almond meal 2 tsp mixed spice 2 tsp ground cinnamon ½ cup sour cream 2 tsp vanilla paste 150 dark chocolate,…

Kosher Poppyseed Cake

Kosher Poppyseed Cake Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 3 cups poppy seeds 1½ cups soy milk 300g margarine, at room temperature 250g caster sugar 2 Tbsp instant coffee powder 3 eggs, separated 2 tsp vanilla paste 1½ cups buckwheat flour 1½ tsp baking powder METHOD 1 Preheat oven to 180°C.…

Banana and Nutmeg Malted Milk Cake

Banana and Nutmeg Malted Milk Cake Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 350g unsalted butter, softened 2 cups caster sugar 3 eggs 3 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp ground nutmeg 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1 cup sour cream 500g self-raising flour ½ cup malted milk powder ½ cup dark brown sugar…

Easy Peach and Almond Cake

Easy Peach and Almond Cake Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 250g unsalted butter, softened 330g caster sugar finely-grated zest of 3 lemons 2 tsp vanilla paste 4 eggs 2 egg yolks 2 cups self-raising flour 1 cup almond meal 1 cup quark 2 cups cooked peaches, chopped 1½ cup icing…