Proper Bagels
This recipe is a classic “boiled bagel” the brief plunge into boiling water with a hint of molasses creates the characteristic chewiness of a real bagel, and in order to retain the rounded shape and not create a flat bottom,...
Master Bread Recipe
I use this recipe as a base and vary it according to what I fancy - plain, seeded, spicy and fruity... I feel that for the time and effort involved I should get a decent yield, so this recipe makes...
Pumpkin Seeded Beer Bread
Beer bread is incredibly simple to make. I like to rest it for ½ an hour before baking which lightens the texture but if pressed for time you can mix and bake immediately. Like scones and other quick breads its...
Classic Scones
Scones take only around 20 minutes to make from scratch. They cost less than $2.00 to make and provide 12 – 15 filling fresh scones. They will provide energy from carbohydrate, and are not high in fat like pies or...
Hot Cross Bun Pudding
Wanting to use up some stale Hot Cross Buns or just do something a little different for an Easter meal, this pudding is a great family pleasing dessert for a chilly night. Ingredients 50g butter, plus extra to grease 12...
Double Chocolate Danish Scrolls
Great with a cuppa or as an alternative to Hot Cross buns for people who don’t like dried fruit.  I arrange these in a circle as in the Christian tradition a circle symbolises God's unending love, but you can do them...
Chocolate and Spice Scrolls
These make a nice alternative to Hot Cross buns for people who don’t like dried fruit. If you don’t have a big square cake tin to bake them in just bake them on a tray they’ll be a little more...
Halloween Pumpkin Buns
My Super-cute Halloween  Pumpkin buns are perfect to serve the kids for a post Trick or Treat supper with a warming bowl of soup, or tuck them in the lunch boxes for a spooky surprise. Ingredients 3 – 3 ¼...
Mitey-Cheese Scrolls
This easy yeast bread recipe makes lovely savoury cheesy scrolls. Great for filling up the kids or serve with a warming soup on a chilly night. Ingredients 3 cups plain flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp sugar  1/2 sachet instant...
Classic Spice and Fruit Hot Cross Buns
This recipe makes around 24 great buns. I like to arrange the buns in a circle on the tray because in the Christian tradition the circle symbolises God's unending love but you can arrange them anyway you like.  Ingredients Dough...
Hot Cross Buns - Apricot and Chocolate Chip
Spicy delicious Hot Cross Buns with tangy dried apricot and sweet chocolate chips for those who want an alternative to the classic Easter buns.The “hands-on” time for homemade bread is only around 15-20 min but it does need time to...
Easy Spring Onion Pancakes
Like roti, these savoury flat breads are cheap, easy and versatile. Great with a salad they also partner well with Chinese dishes, or just enjoy as a snack with your favourite dip. Ingredients 300g plain flour (approximately 2 cups) –...
Yeast - Substitutions and Swaps
Want to know how to substitute one type of yeast for another?  Instant yeast, active yeast, Breadmaker yeast or fresh yeast -this easy guide will show you how. Yeast is a living organism requiring food, warmth and moisture to thrive....
English Muffins
My family all like English muffins as a quick breakfast or snack, but boy they’re expensive to buy for such a simple thing! These homemade ones are lovely and easy enough for a novice baker. Ingredients 4 ¼ cups plain...
Banana Walnut Loaf (banana bread)
This is an easy cake to make for a picnic. I assemble the whole thing in the processor taking care not to over mix but it’s easy to make without one. Banana loaf is lovely in thick slices warm from...
Plain White Loaf of Bread
Makes 1 big loaf, or double the quantity and freeze one for later. The “hands-on” time for homemade bread is only around 15-20 min but it does need time to rise, so allow a minimum 1 ½ -2 hours, longer...
Soft Roti Wraps
Roti are tender, versatile and very cheap to make. Use as a wrap, a tortilla, a snack or to mop up gravy. Recipe makes 8 but can easily be doubled. These roti are quite easy to roll so the kids...
Soda Bread
Costs less than $1.00, requires literally no bread making skills and  no yeast. It's also ready in under an hour and makes a very tasty loaf. Best eaten the day it is made, soda bread is great with soup, dips or...
Garlic Bread
Use a basic supermarket baguette to add crispy garlicy goodness and an instant upgrade to a modest meal. Ingredients 1 Baguette or crusty long loaf of French or Italian style bread100g butter, at room temperature3 fat cloves of garlic, crusheda...
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