Hazelnut Cacao Cake - Cook Republic #glutenfree #vegetarian

Hazelnut Cacao Cake

This is one of those incredibly simple cakes with only six main ingredients that if you make once, you'll want to make every week from then on. A recipe I created for my workshops back in 2015, it was a staunch favourite with everyone who tasted it at morning tea during the workshops. This rustic but moist Hazelnut Cacao Cake was gluten free, low in sugar (unrefined), extremely fuss-free one-bowl in nature and tasted like Nutella batter. No w... Read More >>
Better-For-You Sticky Date Pudding With Toffee Sauce - Cook Republic

Better-For-You Sticky Date Pudding With Toffee Sauce

Would you believe it if I told you that the first time I tried a sticky date pudding was less than a month ago. And I liked it. In fact, I liked it so much that I wanted to make it at home especially because the boys got into a fork fight over the last slice of the pudding we bought at a school cake stall. Now a sticky date pudding is a true classic. With a short list of ingredients and a no-nonsense technique; you are bout to find copies of ... Read More >>
Butter Roasted Whole Cauliflower With Hot Garlic Sauce - Cook Republic

Butter Roasted Whole Cauliflower With Hot Garlic Sauce

Roasted cauliflower is a beautiful thing. It is extremely simple to make and brings out the inherent sweetness of the mighty vegetable. A whole roasted cauliflower is especially magnificent. Not only is it glorious to look at but it manages to transform this humble peasant of a vegetable into royalty with dinner becoming instantly fancy. And with the chill of winter permeating the evenings, I decided to make a Butter Roasted Whole Cauliflower bas... Read More >>
Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls - Cook Republic

Fresh Crispy Salmon Burrito Bowls

With winter starting to wane and the promise of spring soirees and summer afternoons with friends looming in the future, I have created the most perfect fresh burrito bowl for your next Mexican themed lunch party. A vibrant and colourful bowl bursting with the most insane flavours and the best seasonal ingredients forms the base for the most delicious smoky grilled salmon. If I were to classify myself based on my eating habits, I would say t... Read More >>
Fig Ginger And Pecan Crumble - Cook Republic

Fig Ginger And Pecan Crumble

A few years ago I had this insane fig crumble at a winter market here in Sydney. It was figgy as was expected but had an incredible warmth that poured down my throat right down to my belly. After reading the ingredient list on the pack, I realised that it had ginger in it. Of course, I wanted to try making it at home (you do that too, don't you?). I wanted that molten winter warming feeling spreading through me as I sat on the couch at night ... Read More >>
Flourless Chocolate Cake - Cook Republic

Flourless Chocolate Cake

A good flourless chocolate cake is molten and rich on the inside while the outside is held up by a thin baked facade of chocolate. A cracked sinking crater on top is a testament to that perfect ballooning and collapsing of the egg and chocolate rich batter. It is a no brainer of a recipe. Melt chocolate and butter, whisk egg whites and yolks separately. Add it all together and bake. No brainer! And the result is truly spectacular and instantl... Read More >>