Modern Classics Book 2 by Donna Hay

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  • Oaty ANZAC biscuits

    • kari500 on March 26, 2020

      I had to sub light corn syrup for the golden syrup, as my golden syrup had somehow exploded. These are sweet and delicious and ridiculously easy to make.

  • Melt-and-mix chocolate coconut cake

    • AgusiaH on April 24, 2013

      Nice mix of flavours, a little bit on the dry side.

  • Banana cake

    • Astrid5555 on May 04, 2020

      Brown bananas led to a request from my boys for their favorite banana cake when they were toddlers, and again this quick and easy bundt cake did not disappoint. Can be easily scaled up or down based on the number of bananas available and eggs in the recipe. Made a 2/3 recipe in my Nordic Ware Kugelhopf Bundt Pan, no glaze needed. Everybody loved it.

  • Madeleines

    • trudys_person on May 13, 2018

      p. 54. Nice little cakes, but I think these are lighter than the classic French madeleine. Best not to overfill the tins, and this recipe made batter for more than 24. Stuck to the tins too, so grease well! I made them with 1 tablespoon of orange zest added and they were a lovely flavour.

  • Blueberry muffins

    • meggan on May 16, 2019

      We make these because they are easy. They need to bake much longer than 12 minutes.

  • Lemon, orange or passionfruit curd

    • KarinaFrancis on January 13, 2015

      This is a good basic recipe, I made it with blood oranges. It didn't thicken up as much as I thought it would but the taste was great. I added a bit of lime juice as well because I like a sour curd.

  • Tuilles

    • KarinaFrancis on June 28, 2015

      These didn't work for me. I'm not sure if I made them too thick or didnt cook them long enough but they turned out chewy not crispy.

  • Apricot oat slice

    • digifish_books on June 01, 2015

      I reduced the sugar in the topping mixture to 1/2 a cup, sprinkled some flaked almonds on top and increased baking time by approx. 10 minutes.

  • Lemon cakes with passionfruit syrup

    • james_lewisham on May 03, 2014

      The mix made 9 cupcake-sized cakes for me. That still left-overs (there were only 3 of us), so I froze both the cakes and syrup.

  • Chocolate malt self-saucing pudding

    • e_ballad on November 26, 2018

      A great variation on the old-fashioned favourite. Very moreish & very simple.

  • Lemon delicious pudding

    • ChefJacki on February 02, 2016

      Good flavour. Made twice - tends to be quite liquidy in the bottom third or more. More so than I would expect.

  • Macaroon pastry cases

    • ChefJacki on February 02, 2016

      Makes 8-9 muffin sized cases. A bit fiddly getting the mixture to stay on the sides. Delicious filled with lemon curd and Greek yoghurt with vanilla.

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  • ISBN 10 0007149077
  • ISBN 13 9780007149070
  • Published Oct 06 2003
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd

Publishers Text

The pies, tarts, cakes, puddings and delicious slices of our childhood, as well as the tiramisu and creme brulee of today, all feature in Donna Hay's "Modern Classics: Book 2", which sits side-by-side with "Modern Classics: Book 1". It aims to bring our old favourites into the 21st century and help to determine which of our current sweet favourites will be remembered in the future.

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