Desserts & Baking

One-bowl spiced banana Bundt cake recipe

Published on July 8, 2024

Italians are all about simplicity. Enter our one-bowl wonder that saves you on time, while packing heaps of decadence.  One-bowl spiced banana Bundt cake  Serves 6-8  Ingredients 5 (about 450g) ripe or overripe bananas  4 large eggs  1 can (385g) condensed milk  ½ cup (125ml) melted butter  1 tsp vanilla  2 ½ cups (350g) self-raising […]

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Decadent chocolate coffee panna cotta 

Published on July 4, 2024

Italian desserts are all about simplicity. Add some cream, ricotta or mascarpone and you’ll be dishing up easy Italian delights in no time.    A slightly unusual take on panna cotta, which is usually delicately fragranced and yoghurt-based, this rich version has a slightly denser texture that works best served in the dish it is set […]

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Wonderful waffle recipes for every occasion

Published on April 5, 2024

In this edition of MK Test Kitchen, our ever-hungry team of creatives try out the best waffle recipes. From decadently sweet, to flavour-packing savoury variations, we show you why waffles have become the trendy treats that’s perfect for any occasion.  Level up For a simple yet tasty dessert, try this combo: Add ¼ cup caramel […]

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A healthy-ish almost boozy tiramisu 

Published on December 16, 2023

To make this delicious dessert non-alcoholic, substitute brandy for slightly sweetened coffee, made at a strength of your liking.  Healthy-ish, almost-boozy tiramisu  Total time 35 minutes // Serves 6  Ingredients  For the syrup   2 cups (500ml) strong coffee  10-12 (about 200g) medjool dates, chopped 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence  ¼ cup (60ml) brandy liqueur  ⅓ […]

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A summer trifle with a twist

Published on December 16, 2023

Dare to do Christmas differently? Serve up a twist on the classic trifle for an unforgettable, festive spread.  Summer trifle  Total time 30 minutes // Serves 10-12  Ingredients  2 packets (80g each) peach jelly  2 (350g each) madeira cake layers, cut into squares  2 punnets (100g each) raspberries + extra for serving 4 cups (1L) […]

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The guide to perfect (and delicious) eclairs

Published on December 1, 2023

A French flair recipe that will have your guests begging for seconds. You’re guaranteed to be the host with the most after debuting this all-out dessert. Pastry perfection Choux pastry (pronounced like “shoe”) is a magical thing. The unique ratio of five ingredients that everyone has at home allows the pastry to steam in the […]

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Sweet treats to make with your little one

Published on November 23, 2023

From pancake lollies to butterscotch popcorn balls – get your (and your kids’) hands deliciously dirty in the kitchen when you make this sweet treat with your kids. Yummy treats, plus a break from those pesky screens? Yes, please!  Butterscotch popcorn balls  Makes 12 // Cooking time 25 minutes  Ingredients  6 cups popped popcorn (±¼ […]

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Perfect Pancakes Easy Enough For Kids To Make

Published on February 22, 2023

We take a more educational approach for kids this month showcasing knife skills, cooking hacks plus our favourite cheat recipes, perfect for the little ones to make without any adult supervision. School’s out, so get the kids into the kitchen and busy making you breakfast in bed.   Basic Pancakes   Total Time 15-20 Min • […]

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5 Surprising Ways To Use Chocolate

Published on February 15, 2023

White chocolate and strawberry popcorn Popcorn is high up on our list of tasty snacks: it’s crunchy, salty (or sweet) and you can eat a whole bucketload! Try our white chocolate and strawberry popcorn.  MAKES 4 cups // COOKING TIME 25 min  INGREDIENTS 100g white chocolate chips (optional) ¼ cup strawberry jam ½ tsp salt 3 cups popcorn (±2 tbsp kernels) ½ cup dried […]

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Recipe: Pink lemonade and mint sorbet

Published on December 23, 2022

Pink lemonade and mint sorbet Makes 1.5L  Total time 20 min plus freezing time  Ingredients Sugar 1 cup  Water ¼ cup   Fresh mint, chopped 4 sprigs plus extra for serving  Lemonade 500ml  Strawberries 2 large punnets plus extra for serving  Method In a saucepan, heat the sugar, water, mint and half the lemonade together. Stir […]

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