Creating Traditions

I’m a sentimental person.  I thrive on evoking memories of good times and look to lay the foundation now for future dreaming in what I do.  Christmas is particularly a time that this comes to the fore, although as an adult of late I’ve been pretty slack about maintaining any kind of routine. Without hesitation…

Traditional English Hot Cross Buns

I think I can say that the recipe I made for my hot cross buns last weekend is officially pretty traditional.  You see it was sourced from my new and very coveted book of English Bread and Yeast Cookery by Elizabeth David, published in 1977.  Not really an old publication I know (well maybe not so new…

Homemade Pistachio Nougat

Nougat is a real treat for me which I have great memories of my Dad loving to eat by the plateful.  At Christmas Mum will always make sure she buys at least one length of it to have as part of the sweet treats on the table.  Often this would mean a journey to the…

Easter Chocolate Hot Cross Buns…Take 1

This time last year I was planning to make hot cross buns for the first time ever… and for some reason that eludes me it just never quite happened.   I was dreaming of a spicy light textured bread, filled with plump sultana’s that filled the house with a wonderful aroma’s whilst they were baking….

my story of Australian ANZAC biscuits

My story of ANZAC biscuits starts quite a  time ago…… When I was 17 years old, I spent a year living in Sweden as an exchange student.   It was back in a time in my life where my interest in food lay more in the eating, a time before I really wanted to learn…

Auntie Marj’s Scones

I’m beginning to think I am nesting….I’m definately getting my baking apron on.   I’m loving the rewards of learning some new recipes and trying out a few old favorites that haven’t seen the light of day for years!  Scones were a regular breakfast option when I was travelling around Ireland last year and got…