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The Hungry Mum by The Hungry Mum - 2M ago

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Do you find yourself drowning in Easter eggs at this time of year? I know I do. Despite not having a sweet tooth I find mini Easter eggs popping up like mushrooms. They come home from school, they are pressed upon me when I visit shops and cafes and they emerge, quite often, from the handbags of certain grandmothers.

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St Patrick`s Day is Friday March 17 and while the day marks a religious and cultural commemoration I believe there is always room for dessert.

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Love is in the air…

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In Australia Valentine’s Day is just a minor blip on the calendar, not the huger than huge occasion it is in the US. Nonetheless it gives me a perfect excuse to dust off my heart-shaped cutters and to create something sweet.

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An easy and fun last minute dessert for New Year’s Eve.

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I bake most days so generally the family is pretty blasé about my baked treats. This giant double chocolate skillet cookie is the exception. Upon pulling it from the oven I was met with a chorus of ‘oooh, yum!’, ‘that looks amazing!’, ‘I’m going to eat the whole thing’ etc etc.

Miss 10 adores white chocolate, so I used white choc chips for her. The Hungry Dad and I love dark chocolate so added them for us. Miss 8 has yet to meet a type of chocolate she didn’t adore so she would be thrilled with anything with a trace of cocoa in it.

As always, the simple things in life are often the best – this recipe is basically one huge chocolate chip cookie that you bake in a skillet / frying pan in the oven. Ensure that your pan has a metal handle – do not place a…

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An easy and delicious Christmas cake recipe.

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I am not a fan of fruit cake. There, I said it. I know it is a tradition, especially at Christmas time, but I find fruit cake heavy and cloying and overbearing. I once made a Christmas cake from scratch, spending the GDP of a small nation on pricey dried and glace fruit. It went pretty much untouched on Christmas Day, and after storing in the pantry for a month or so I ended up throwing it out.

Never again.

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The Hungry Mum by The Hungry Mum - 1y ago

Banana bread and I have been soul mates for many years now. I am not much of a cake eater but a slice of home-made banana bread that is crammed with brown sugar and cinnamon always has me reaching for the plate.

Many moons ago I blogged a traditional banana bread recipe (https://thehungrymum.com/2012/02/12/banana-bread-that-doesnt-cost-4-a-slice/) and I also loved this banana and chocolate bread recipe (https://thehungrymum.com/2013/04/11/donna-hays-chocolate-and-banana-bread/)

But with the price of two of my fav baking staples – free range eggs and butter – surging in price recently, I have been looking at ways to make baking more vegan. I must say, I have yet to experiment with flax eggs or aquafaba meringues – my vegan baking recipes are simply egg- and dairy-free recipes.

This easy to bake vegan banana bread recipe uses just five common ingredients and no technical equipment. If you have a spoon, bowls and a loaf tin you can bake this dairy-free banana bread. And I hope you do.

GATHER:

3 medium sized over-ripe bananas

1/3 cup PLUS 1 tablespoon canola oil

225 grams self-raising flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

100 grams brown sugar

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a loaf tin with non-stick paper.

Mash the bananas with the oil in a bowl, set aside.

In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour and cinnamon, then stir in the sugar, then the banana / oil mixture.

Stir until everything is incorporated then scrape into the tin.

Bake for 40 minutes, then check with a skewer (if there is batter on the skewer you need to cook for another 5 or so minutes)/ When skewer comes out clean remove from oven and stand in tin for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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