Banana and Coconut Bread with Raspberries

This banana bread recipe is one that I keep going back to, and playing with along the way.  It’s simple to make, reliable and has great flavour.  Looking for something a little different and borrowing an earlier idea of adding strawberries, I threw in 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries to the mixture and a few…

Blueberry & Lemon Pikelets

The first day of the new year is a good enough reason to treat ourselves to a special breakfast and this year pancakes loaded with fresh seasonal fruit were calling out to welcome 2017, particularly when it’s 30c at 8am here in Brisbane. Grabbing the nearest reference to hand for a guide, these pikelets (thick…

Coconut Flour Pancakes

I’ve had a bag of coconut flour hanging out in my pantry now for about 12 months, that I purchased on impulse one day.  I tried using it once and found it so absorbent that it ruined a recipe that the rest has been languishing until this week. A visit from my niece who is…

Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes

Pancakes are the perfect Sunday treat in my mind, something to be lingered over leisurely with a cup of milky coffee and good conversation.  Their only downfall in my opinon is that they are best eaten straight from the pan which means someone cooking whilst the rest are eating.  Fortunately my kitchen area is open…

Pumpkin, Bacon and Pea Muffins

Sometimes the source of my food ideas is a book or a conversation, and other times from somewhere as straight forward as my supermarkets freebie food magazine.  You’d be pleasantly surprised by the caliber of the ideas if you can get past the blatant marketing that drives most of the content. This recipe took my…

Exotic Spiced Yoghurt with Rhubarb and Cardamom Bread

This is the marraige of some of my favourite flavours to create a delicious, light and luxurious breakfast.  Its main feature is cardamom thanks to my recent exploration of Sophie Grigson’s book, Spices, but with a beautiful balance of other spices that leave your palate delighted but not overwhelmed. Serve a small bowl of Exotic…

Exotic Yoghurt

As I was browsing Sophie Grigson’s Spices book and discovered the Pulla Bread I posted over the weekend I also took a fancy to this recipe and thought I would try making a special little exotic brunch that is actually quite healthy. I loved the combination of rose water with cardamom and saffron and the…

Buckwheat Pancakes

Pancakes always seem like a decadent treat for me.  It brings up ideas of long lazy Sunday breakfasts over a newspaper with too many cups of coffee.  As I’ve gotten older they also have turned into a yummy breakfast to create when I have the nieces and nephew’s over for a weekend visit.  I know…

Bacon, Cheese and Green Onion Buttermilk Biscuits

The idea of creating a savoury flavoured scone that I could portion up and freeze for early starts sounded great. I love something different for my breakfasts and tend to mix it up with toast, eggs, pancakes or cereal.  When I’m on the early shift at work it comes down to what is easily pre-prepared…

Carrot and Cornmeal Soda Bread

When Lady Red Specs posted this recipe on her blog Please Pass The Recipe a few days ago I was instantly excited to try the recipe.  I’ve been seeking something new and different for breakfast and this seemed to fit the bill where muesli, plain old toast and smoothies were losing their appeal.    I loved…

Banana and Walnut Bread a la Jane Grigson

Banana bread gets a bit of a bad rap out there I think.  There is so many commercial versions that really leave a lot to be desired in both flavour and texture of the loaf.  To be honest, I tend to look at my banana bread as being more of a cake in name and…

We all love a bit of Crumpet

Crumpet has a two different meanings depending on where you are from.   As a breakfast item, crumpets are something that Australian’s are familiar with for breakfast created by the Golden company.  For me, as a child I loved this sweet yeast cake sometimes served instead of toast for breakfast.  It’s light bubbly appearance and texture meant that you…