Torta Rustica di Noci e Caffe: Rustic Coffee and Walnut Cake

Some flavours are just meant to be together and one of them in my opinion is walnuts and coffee.  There is something quite magical about the combination and in particular when added to cake generally results in a winner.  Having baked this cake I can honestly say that opinion has not changed yet. This recipe…

Roasted Sweet Potato, Walnut and Thyme Soda Bread

It’s been a while since I’ve experimented with this soda bread recipe after my obsession earlier this year, but when I found myself without bread in the kitchen and felt like some for breakfast on the weekend I decided to bake my own.  I love this recipe because its simple to make, foolproof even for…

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…

Fig and Walnut Soda Bread

Bread is possibly one of my all time favourite foods.  For a foodie like me that is saying something, but it’s a food that I find difficult to stay away from and have an endless curiosity about texture, flavour and density.   So far I’ve been far more of a consumer than a creator with time…

Walnut Biscuits

Such beautiful buttery rich biscuits these are.   The walnuts take the edge of the sweetness, although not too much as these are still pretty sweet treats.  What you get is a lovely biscuit to have with a cup of coffee or tea or maybe even a port as part of an evening treat.  So…

Banana and Walnut Bread For Everyone

I love that food starts conversations, and fuels sharing like nothing else I know.   A previous post of wheat free peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies resulted in a number of conversations about catering for a growing number of allergies and intolerance for the people I know and love around me.   So much so…

The Monkey Cake, Part One: The Cake & The Story

We had a birthday in our house this month, and along with that, a special visitor from Adelaide, my friend Sonia.  The combination of the two was perfect, as Sonia was an old housemate of mine, someone who has a mutual love of food and also someone who has been spending a bit of time…

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…