The best baking recipes

The best baking recipes for the home epicurean!

Here are, what we think, are the best baking recipes for the home epicurean! If you like baking, then you’re in the right place! You’ll find our recipes in the order we publish them – from new to old, so bookmark this page and check back regularly. Baking is not just restricted to the realm of cakes… it’s so much more.

One thing that sets our recipes apart is that they are all made and photographed in our kitchen! Whether your passion is cupcakes or soufflés, you’ll find something from sausage rolls to lamingtons, even the very popular and somewhat controversial cherry twinkles.  No stock photos here… just original pics of delicious cakes you can make at home. What’s more… if you have any questions about the ingredients or method, then just ask our chef! So now you know why we think these are the best homemade cake recipes – because they’re made, photographed and then eaten with love! If you’d like to share what you think are the best baking recipes from your family, then we’d love to hear from you.

Baking may be regarded as a science, but it’s the chemistry between the ingredients and the cook that gives desserts life. Baking is done out of love, to share with family and friends, to see them smile.
Anna Olson     

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Jam Drops

Jam drops

5 of 5 12 Minutes 40

Jam drops, a small shortbread biscuit with a small amount of red jam in the centre, are an Australian family favourite! These quick and easy to bake jam drops are...

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Quick sausage rolls

Quick sausage rolls

5 of 5 20 Minutes 24

There is nothing better than a homemade sausage roll straight out of the oven with a zingy tomato chutney or tomato sauce, and these quick sausage rolls, as the name suggests,...

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Pork apple sage sausage rolls

Pork apple sage sausage rolls

5 of 5 25 Minutes 24

Sausage rolls are very much an iconic Aussie meal and these pork apple sage sausage rolls are perfect for any occasion. They're so easy to make and much healthier than the store-bought...

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Salmon Hasselback potato pie

Salmon Hasselback potato pie

5 of 5 30 Minutes 1

Grace your plate with the beauty of our salmon Hasselback potato pie.  With tender potatoes that soak up all the flavours of the sauce, it's a delicious and affordable meal on its own for...

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Butterscotch apple pie

Butterscotch apple pie

5 of 5 60 Minutes 1

Remember Nana’s apple pie? Try this Butterscotch apple pie. Take yours to the next level with this smooth butterscotch sauce and a crisp, sugar-crusted pie case. So cream or Ice...

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Pear almond tart

Pear almond tart

5 of 5 40 Minutes 1

This stunning pear almond tart is SO delicious and easy to make, you could be opening a French-style pastry shop before you know it. If you’re out to impress family...

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Smoky pork bacon sage sausage rolls

Smoky pork bacon sage sausage rolls

4.9 of 5 25 Minutes 24

Sausage rolls are a quintessential Australian lunch and these smoky pork bacon sage sausage rolls are a twist on the traditional beef roll. The combination or pork, bacon and sage...

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Lamingtons

Lamingtons

3.9 of 5 40 Minutes 9

The Lamington has its origins in Queensland. Lamingtons were named after Lord Lamington, who served as Governor of Queensland from 1896 to 1901. A lamington is an Australian cake, made from squares...

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Triple choc cookies

Triple choc cookies

5 of 5 12 Minutes 20

These triple choc cookies are a treat for the real chocoholic! The most decadent chewy yet crisp chocolate biscuits ever. Yours in under 30 minutes!

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Banoffee pie

Banoffee pie

5 of 5 1

If you're looking for a dessert that the whole family will love, then look no further than Banoffee pie. It's got all those things you love, caramel, chocolate, banana &...

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Cinnamon sugar brioche

Cinnamon sugar brioche

5 of 5 25 Minutes 12

The smell of these cinnamon sugar brioche as they bake is so appetising the neighbours will be lining up down the road when you bake these!

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Sundried tomato, Parmesan and rosemary Grissini

Sun-dried tomato Parmesan and rosemary grissini

4.8 of 5 30 Minutes 18

Full of flavour and simple to make, these home-made sun-dried tomato, Parmesan and rosemary grissini are an elegant and easy entertaining idea. They taste so good that’ll you’ll never eat...

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Italian bread and butter pudding - Miascia

Italian bread and butter pudding – Miascia

5 of 5 60 Minutes 1

Miascia – Italian bread and butter pudding comes from the Lombardy region of Italy. Rosemary is unusual in dessert but it lifts this to another dimension. It’s the perfect comfort food – rather...

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Pumpkin-pancetta-pesto-and-rosemary-pizza

Pumpkin pancetta pesto and rosemary pizza

5 of 5 20 Minutes 1

Who doesn't love a great pizza. Well, now you can make your own at home!  Try this ‘white’ pumpkin pancetta pesto and rosemary pizza recipe which is so simple to make...

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Vovo marshmallow tart

Vovo marshmallow tart

5 of 5 10 Minutes 1

Perfect for entertaining, and a family favourite, the vovo marshmallow tart predates World War 1, in fact, its origins can be found in Ireland around the late 1800s. Its recent...

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Cranberry and white chocolate muffins

Cranberry white chocolate muffins

5 of 5 20 Minutes 12

Be sure to add these cranberry white chocolate muffins to your baking list. The fruity tart cranberry flavour combined with white chocolate makes these muffins a must try. Perfect for...

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Spiced cinnamon apple slice

Spiced cinnamon apple slice

5 of 5 45 Minutes

The all in one crumbled slice! This spiced cinnamon apple slice will become an instant classic in your house and tastes even more delicious served warm with ice-cream or custard.

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Shortbread stars

Shortbread stars

4 of 5 25 Minutes 25

With a luxurious white chocolate finish, these crisp yet buttery shortbread stars are easy to make and are a wonderful homemade gift at Christmas time or a perfect plate to...

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Afghan biscuits

Afghan biscuits

5 of 5 20 Minutes 16

Afghan biscuits are an iconic and adored New Zealand biscuit, and have nothing to do with camels or Afghanistan, in fact no one is sure why they’re even called...

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Maple pecan sticky bun round

Maple pecan sticky bun round

4.8 of 5 25 Minutes 1

If you love the unique and subtle flavour of maple syrup then this recipe is for you! Our maple pecan sticky bun round is simply delicious! Glazed with maple coconut...

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Passionfruit yoghurt and toasted coconut slice

Passionfruit yoghurt and toasted coconut slice

5 of 5 2 Minutes 10

Zesty passionfruit, a creamy yogurt centre and buttery toasted coconut base combined to create this delicious passionfruit yoghurt and toasted coconut slice. When we tested this recipe the family voted...

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Raspberry and coconut slice

Raspberry and coconut slice

5 of 5 35 Minutes 16

Our raspberry and coconut slice is the ultimate café favourite – delicious biscuit base with a raspberry jam filling and deliciously sweet coconut topping!

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Salted caramel double chocolate slice

Salted caramel double chocolate slice

5 of 5 10 Minutes 16

Our salted caramel double chocolate slice is a delicious version of the all time favourite café slice. With a rich chocolate biscuit base and a delicious salted caramel filling, it’s...

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Chilli pitta chips with real guacamole

Chilli pitta chips with real guacamole

5 of 5 20 Minutes 1

Homemade pita chips are easy, quick and cheap, and best of all, you can control the flavour! Everyone will just love our homemade chilli pitta chips with real guacamole. The...

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Home Epicure -Instagram

When we develop recipes in the Home Epicure recipe kitchen, we love to share the excitement with everyone on Instagram. It’s also a great way of sharing new recipes that will be published on site in the not too distant future. Will it be a contender for the best baking recipes page? You tell us.