Category Archives: Bread

Orange-Vanilla Monkey Bread

I am always planning and plotting my next cake. On Sunday night, I made the lemon and poppyseed cake for school lunch box treats. But I knew that would be gobbled within about two days so on my lunch break … Continue reading

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Walnut & Apple Bread

This is a very simple but very lovely bread – and goes perfectly with blue cheese on a cheese platter. As we are nearing the end of our stay at the beach house in Fairhaven, I am trying to use … Continue reading

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Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Garlic and Extended Family

Growing up, we spent nearly every Easter and Christmas with our extended family, which included aunts, uncles, cousins and various friends and extras. We loved it, and my sisters and cousins and I ran wild together – making cubbies in … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns with Raisins & Chocolate for Good Friday

Obligatory Easter fare. These are easy to bake, make the house smell divine, and taste wonderful – thanks to the sweetness of the dried fruit, the lusciousness of the chocolate and the crunch of the nuts – see earlier post … Continue reading

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Orchestra Rehearsals and Pink-Iced Sponge Fingers

For much of my girlhood, Friday after school meant orchestra rehearsal for my sisters and me. We all played in Bay City Strings in Geelong and loved it. But Friday afternoon rehearsals could by tiring after a full week of school, and … Continue reading

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French Toast for Fasting

After the significant amount we ate and drank at Saturday evening’s BBQ, and with the knowledge that we would be repeating this experience on Sunday afternoon, I decided that fasting would be a good idea on Sunday morning to help … Continue reading

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Apple & Cheese Soda Bread for a sick boy

I have been watching a bit of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s latest TV series, River Cottage Every Day. I have long been a devotee to his philosophies around food and its production and use. And I love his good honest recipes. Today … 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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