Homemade Whoopie Pie Recipe

Delicious Jaffa-flavoured Whoopie Pies

Are whoopie pies the new cupcake?

Since they appeared on Masterchef, whoopie pies have been increasing in popularity here. It makes sense, seeing as the U.S. had a similar resurgence for whoopie pies. They are a cross between a cake and a biscuit, then sandwiched together with buttercream or ganache.

Whoopie pies are best eaten on the day of baking, but still ok the next day (That’s if there are any left!). And they really aren’t that difficult to prepare. I’ve noticed some packet mixes appearing on the shelves in the supermarket, but don’t be afraid to make them from scratch. I’ve made Jaffa flavoured whoopie pies here – My orange tree in the backyard is laden with ripening fruit. Another recipe I’m looking forward to trying is here.

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Vegemite Scrolls Recipe

5 Steps To Making Awesomely Aussie Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls

Vegemite. That strange black spread that is uniquely Australian.

It’s actually very rich in vitamin B, which is essential for growth and development in children.

These days, it seems that all babies progress from soft, mushy baby food and eventually end up eating Vegemite sandwiches. I like to bake with it, and make Cheese and Vegemite scrolls. I’ve made them previously for my mother’s group and all the kids enjoy them. My eldest son also enjoys helping make this recipe.

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Hot Cross Bun Recipe

Delightful Hot Cross Buns Recipe for Everyone

It’s Easter.

The shops are full of images of chicks and bunnies, too, because it’s all about new life.

One of my favourite things about Easter has to be Hot Cross Buns. These days they can be found in the Australian supermarkets from as early as January!┬áHot Cross buns are a delightful sweet breadroll traditionally filled with spices and dried fruit. You can find other varieties too – choc chip, mocha, white choc and cranberry. There’s a Hot Cross Bun flavour for everyone!

If son got his own way sultanas would be in everything he ate. They are a natural lolly for him – the natural sugars are concentrated in the drying process from grape to sultana. As a result he loves Hot Cross Buns, too. He helped me make some this morning, so here’s the recipe just in time for you to make for Easter.

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