Experimenting with Soda Bread

More bread recipes for you all.  Yes this is a lot of what I’ve been creating in my kitchen at the moment, but I promise there is some more fun recipes not bread related coming up soon. All of these start with the basic wholewheat recipe so click here to get it and then see…

Hot Cross Buns… Mark II

             I know Easter is over, but I really wanted to try out my new variation on the original recipe whilst the experience was fresh in my mind.   As the weather cools here, the idea of eating a fruit bread has a lot of appeal for breakfast anyway so I didn’t really need too many…

Blueberry, Coconut and Banana Cake… another ever evolving recipe

Tweaking recipes is all a part of the fun when it comes to cooking.  Putting your own personal touch onto a dish modifying the flavour, texture or substituting ingredients to suit dietary requirements.  I love that the more that I cook the more I feel comfortable playing with recipes knowing what should and shouldn’t work. …

Coffee & Walnut Wholemeal Muffins

I’ve mentioned before about my journey to make the perfect muffin…. well this time I thought I’d try a different recipe to see if I’d have more luck.  I’m prepared to say I’m happy with these ones.  They are chewier than I expected but I think that has a lot to do with the ingredients…

Banana & Apricot Bread

I was fortunate enough to receive Donna Hay’s latest recipe book (Fresh & Light) earlier this month as a birthday present.  I’ve been a fan of her work for well over a decade.  Her recipes are always simple (not too many ingredients) and easy to follow, encouraging you to mix and match ingredients and learn…