Simple Donuts

Simple Donuts

Simple Donuts excerpted from Cakeboi: A Collection of Classic Bakes by Reece Hignell. Photography by Luisa Brimble.

Cakeboi: A Collection of Classic Bakes by Reece Hignell

Reece Hignell, MasterChef Australia veteran and owner of the Cakeboi bakery, created this exceptional collection of classic Australian bakes so that anyone can become a baking pro.

Inspired by his nan’s traditional desserts, this book is full of iconic cakes like his Spiced Rum Baba that made Katy Perry exclaim, “You’re the tits, Reece!” and his long-coveted Signature Lemon Tart.

With chapters that lead you through everything from the basics of baking to creating your own sensational scones, sponge cakes and more, you’ll find all the inspiration and instruction you need to make a masterpiece in the kitchen.

Cakeboi: A Collection of Classic Bakes is available at, and  

Simple Donuts


Lemon & Rose Doughnuts

Lemon & Rose Doughnuts, excerpted from Palestine on a Plate by Joudie Kalla. Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Ria Osborne.

Lemon & Rose Doughnuts, excerpted from Palestine on a Plate by Joudie Kalla. Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Ria Osborne.

Palestinian food is not just found on the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem with the ka’ak (sesame) bread sellers and stalls selling za’atar chicken and mana’eesh (za’atar and sesame bread), but in the home too; in the kitchens all across the country, where families cook and eat together every day, in a way that generations before them have always done.

Palestine on a Plate is a tribute to family, cooking, and home—old recipes created with love that brings people together in appreciation of the beauty of this rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the stories and culture of Palestine through the food in this book.


Never Can Say Goodbye

Saying goodbye is the worst but often made easier by good food and cool people. It was time to bid adieu to some longtime well-loved colleagues. A backyard BBQ on a perfect autumn day was in order. Not much more to say here except that topping off ribs with gourmet doughnuts was genius. Thanks Suzy Q Doughnuts. And so long dear friends. Goodbye is not forever.

Suzy Q I Love U

Once in a while you come across something so intoxicating, so glorious that you feel the need to tell the world what you’ve found. Well run and tell the universe about Suzy Q Doughnuts. Please!

You don’t understand. These doughnuts are utterly sublime and delectable. Suffice it to say that they are the best doughnuts I have ever had the pleasure of savouring. Light and delicate, fluffy, not greasy and never too sweet. Perfection, really. These are the type of doughnuts that inspire cravings, addictions and obsessions.

New gournet creations are popping up all the time. Pomegranate White Chocolate. S’mores. Blue Van Fruit Loop. Maple Bacon. Run of the mill factory made doughnuts, these are not.

Perhaps it’s obvious from my superlative heavy, overt rantings that I’ve gotten worked up over some doughnuts. But when somebody is this great at what they do, I get excited. And I want to tell other people about their greatness. So hats off to Ms. Sue Hamer (a.k.a. Suzy Q). The world is a better place because of you and your doughnuts.

Suzy Q Doughnuts, 991 Wellington Street West
A box of 6 is $10. Well worth the price!
Clockwise from top left, Salty Caramel, Lemon Thyme, Blueberry,
Maple Bacon, Toasted Coconut with Kaffir Lime and Dirty Chocolate.

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