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...
Poached Eggs
I love a poached egg but there are a few tricks to poaching perfection. Use smaller eggs, not so much white to go floaty on you. Fresher eggs = firmer whites and use barely simmering water. Properly bubbling water breaks...
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...
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...
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 Omelettes
Omelettes are a delicious way of making a little bit of something, go a long way. Follow these 3 easy steps to master a basic omelette then try adding a little grated cheese, some ham or tomato or a few...
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...
Porridge
Struggling to keep the household supplied with bread? Porridge is a more nutritious option as oats are a legitimate nutrition powerhouse. They’re low GI and depending on your sensitivity can be suitable for GF diets too. Great for filling the...
Fried Breakfast Scones
This decadent breakfast treat hails from my childhood, served with butter and lots of golden syrup, they’re definitely not for everyday, but as a special occasion breakfast they’re sheer heaven. Ingredients 3 cups plain flour 3 tsp baking powder pinch...
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...
Cafe Pancakes
These pancakes are light and fluffy, delicious with lashings of maple syrup. The recipe can be doubled or tripled depending on the number of people you are serving. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups plain flour – or substitute with GF flour...
Breakfast Bars
A breakfast bar should be like a portable bowl of cereal, nourishing, filling and not too full of sugar. It should contain some whole grains or complex carbohydrates for energy and some fibre. This recipe is a good foundation, you...
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) –...
Overnight Cold Brewed Iced Latte
Begin the cold brew coffee concentrate the day before and enjoy on its own or add flavoured syrups for sweetness. Vanilla, caramel, salted caramel or whatever takes your fancy. Ingredients 1 cup coarsely ground coffee beans 1 litre room temperature...
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...
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