Paul Hollywood’s Maneesh Bread

There is something delightful in making flat breads, and comforting knowing that the recipe has survived centuries, that our ancestors once enjoyed the same flavours that you are now using in your own kitchen. Growing up with Italian grandparents, bread plays such an important role in our meals. Affordable and filling I love the simplicity of…

Hot Cross Buns

Searching for the perfect Hot Cross Bun Recipe? Look no further!

Stuffed Tomatoes and Baked Salmon Fans

I think I may have mentioned in my previous post, it’s the middle of Summer. I was fortunate to spend some time recently at the beach enjoying quiet days of reading, walking and just enjoying some great meals. We are very fortunate to live in an area where beautiful seafood and seasonal produce is so…

Herb and Garlic Foccacia

Faithful reader, I have a confession to make. I call myself a baker, but I had never made bread. I had only used yeast on a small handful of occassions to make a sweet dough, and lacked the confidence to bake. Yes, I called myself a baker, yet I hid away from bread. It was…

Warm Salted Pretzels

As it’s that time of year and as I love a themed party, I decided to host an Oktoberfest-themed dinner. Apart from the Lebkuchen I have already posted, I also baked these beautiful pretzels to have with beers before the main event began. There is a micro-brewery and restaurant in Beechworth, Victoria that we used…

Lazy Loaf from Nigella Lawson

Flicking through my latest cookbook purchase (Nigella Express – a little late, I know), I was interested to see a recipe for oat bread included in a booked titled Express, given that making bread is a notoriously lengthy process. Reading the recipe however, I can see how the ‘express’ section of the recipe comes into…

Ena’s Gingerbread

Now, I don’t personally know Ena, but I can tell you that she makes a mean gingerbread cake. The name, like the recipe, comes from the Frugal Feeding blog, and he states “This is a favourite recipe of Katherine’s grandmother, Ena, who lives in Sunderland [England]; though I think the recipe was originally taken from…