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Mix & Bake by Belinda Jeffery

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  • aargle on February 12, 2013

    Every recipe I've tried has been great. Really reliable. Have made 22 or more recipes from this book. Would recommend

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • A wonderfully rich chocolate cake

    • digifish_books on April 29, 2015

      Title in the hardback version is 'A wonderful rich chocolate cake'.

  • Sticky sour cream, golden syrup and ginger cake

    • aargle on May 11, 2015

      This cake looks very unassuming but was absolutely delicious. My girlfriend loved it so much she took the recipe immediately. Next time I will use a 23cm tin to get a little more height in the cake.

    • digifish_books on May 11, 2015

      Recipe available at: http://life-etcblog.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/a-recipe-sticky-sour-cream-golden-syrup.html and http://maudeandbetty.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/sticky-sour-cream-golden-syrup-and.html

  • Buttery almond and coconut cake

    • digifish_books on June 02, 2015

      Author's note "I usually slice it before I freeze it and defrost (or microwave) it as I need it (frequently in my case!). It also keeps well in the fridge for a week or so. Warm it gently or bring it to room temperature before eating it - although it has a rather fabulous ‘chewy’ almost candy-like texture when it’s cold too."

  • Kim's delicious apple, pecan and cinnamon cake

    • fgavin on April 25, 2014

      Definitely a bit dessert like.. I could imagine it with cream (like she suggested). But it was nice with the apple chunks for a change and lovely warm out of the oven. Will have to see what its like cold as a cake... (Oh, and I only used 3/4 cup sugar and it was still quite sweet)

  • Date, orange and banana muffins

    • aargle on July 12, 2015

      These are ok. Took exactly 20 minutes - very easy and turned out beautifully light. Probably won't repeat. Found them a bit too sweet.

  • Cooee's baked ham and asparagus roll-ups

    • fgavin on April 26, 2014

      Very nice. I would make again. We enjoyed it for a Sunday lunch. As per usual though I find with all her recipes they take longer in my oven.

  • Plum and hazelnut crostata

    • Cati on March 30, 2013

      A favourite recipe.I make several times during the plum season. Excellent pastry.

  • My favourite toffee almond slice

    • Melanie on June 25, 2017

      Amazing! Will definitely be repeating this dish. I cut mine into bars which worked perfectly.

  • Zucchini and kumara tea bread

    • franklysarah on September 03, 2014

      Wholesome, tasty and not very sweet. I substituted the flours for white spelt flour & whole spelt flour, and used coconut sugar & xylitol instead of the sugars - worked really well. Would be wonderful with a smear of cream cheese.

  • Sticky banana, pecan and date loaf

    • Hellyloves2cook on April 14, 2012

      Made this and it was a total flop. Looked done on outside and was very uncooked in the middle. Very disappointing. May have been my oven- may try again to see if I can get this to come right.

  • One-pan mocha cake with coffee bean brittle

    • lou_weez on January 19, 2017

      This was a great recipe to use up some of my Nespresso capsules (I used Linzertorte). Looking forward to making it again with a different flavoured coffee. Everyone really enjoyed the flavour and the fudgy yet light texture of the cake.

  • Chocolate and pecan higgledy-piggledys

    • aargle on August 17, 2015

      This is a great recipe which I am repeatedly asked for. I would make it more often except for the fact it's got so much butter in it and I have got no self restraint.

  • Walnut and caramel bars

    • lou_weez on April 21, 2018

      A simple recipe that yielded an ugly but delicious slice.

  • Zucchini, feta and dill ‘pie’

    • fgavin on April 30, 2014

      I loved this! Mostly due to the herbs I think. And my toddler ate it too. I would however use less oil next time as it did seem a little 'oily'.

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  • ISBN 10 1920989536
  • ISBN 13 9781920989538
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Feb 26 2007
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 264
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Penguin Books Australia
  • Imprint Lantern

Publishers Text

Belinda Jeffery baked her first cake at the age of five or six, standing by her beloved mother's side. Ever since then, baking has been her passion.

In Mix & Bake, she shares her 100 all-time favourite recipes for cakes, scones, muffins, biscuits, slices, quick breads, pies and tarts, in the hope that they will become your favourites too. Enjoy sweet treats such as macadamia and chocolate chip brownies and a gooey butterscotch peach cake or savoury goods such as dill, ricotta and parmesan muffins and pumpernickel and polenta soda bread.

Beautifully illustrated with photographs by Belinda's long-time collaborator Rodney Weidland, Mix & Bake is bound to become a much-loved and well-used addition to your kitchen bookshelf.


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