Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Celebration of our Garden and Life

We used to live in Melbourne. My husband and I met in a sharehouse on Lygon Street in North Carlton when we were both postgraduate students at Melbourne Uni. We wooed each other with food and used to breakfast on … Continue reading

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Grissini

I love grissini and made them for a party I attended on the weekend to accompany a couple of dips. They were an experiment but I was very happy with the results – they were slim, golden and crisp (if … Continue reading

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Panforte

‘Strong bread’ in translation, panforte is a wonderful Italian Christmas cake that keeps for ages. I have read that soldiers used to carry it in their pockets because it had excellent keeping properties and was firm enough not to fall … Continue reading

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Christmas Breakfast

My first Christmas post and we are already well into January. I just have to share some of the delights I enjoyed over Christmas and Boxing Day. The first was a Christmas breakfast – conceived and prepared by my wonderful … Continue reading

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Theme and Variations

One of the wonderful things about the Christmas holidays is not having to leave the house by 8am – it gives so much more time for baking bread. Over my 10 days of reclusive holidaying in the home I played … Continue reading

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Scrolls

For a recent morning tea I catered for I pulled out one of my favourite sweet dough recipes – scrolls with two different fillings. I urge you to try out the recipe below. You will be very popular with whoever … Continue reading

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Rustic White Sourdough with a Rye Starter

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