Lemon Loaf with Lemon Sugar Syrup

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Lemon anything and I'm in! Lemon curd stuffed inside a baked donut, lemon meringue pie, citron tart, lemon juice on chips, pancakes, stir fries, curries, avocado on toast, lemon rind in cakes and muffins. Zesty, tangy, sweet and sour, fresh, bright yellow and zingy - Yes Please! Recipe for … [Read more...]

How to make sourdough step by step.

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Following on from my last post, where I showed you how I made my starter from scratch (you can read that by clicking here) in this post I am going to take you step by step through the way I make a loaf of sourdough bread. This is going to be a long post. So bookmark it if you don't have time … [Read more...]

How to make a sourdough starter.

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I made my sourdough starter in January 2016, using the recipe from the book "Bread" by Paul Hollywood. I will include the link to the clip from the BBC Food website at the end of this post so that you can see it in its original form for yourself. I do not claim to be an expert or even really … [Read more...]

Chocolate chip sour cream cake

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Here is a cake that is scrumptious. I love its texture, the sour cream gives it a density that keeps it on the kitchen bench for up to three days without going crumbly and it doesn't require any icing which is a bonus (one less thing to do) and it's a hardy cake that you can cut slabs to pack in … [Read more...]

Maple glazed summer fruit kebabs

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Right, this is a loose recipe. You basically take summery fruits like berries, pineapple, stone fruit and the ever faithful banana: fruits that can HOLD UP against being pierced and then fried. I used banana, strawberry and pineapple. Dice them into big chunks or leave them whole (for e.g. … [Read more...]

Strawberry and yoghurt cake

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Ingredients: 200g (approximately 9-10 large) strawberries 125g butter, softened to room temperature 100g brown sugar (I used rapadura) plus 2 tablespoons extra 2 free range eggs 1 cup (150g) wholemeal self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, … [Read more...]

Strawberry and beetroot “jam”.

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The slightly earthy flavour of beetroot is barely detectable once stewed with juicy strawberries and just enough sugar to kick the sweetness up a notch. I've called this "jam" but it's not truly jam, there's a little chia gel and lemon juice to act as setting agents, but it's got a more fibrous … [Read more...]

Roast tomato and capsicum pasta

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I am not afraid of pasta; I'm not afraid of carbohydrates in grain form. I love pasta quite a lot, actually. We have a pasta based meal once a week: where pasta is the star, you know? The STAR. Last week we had a scrumptious roasted tomato and capsicum sauce that I pimped up with Parmesan and … [Read more...]

Pizza salad pots

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Here's a little fun meal that's sort of a nod to pizza without being anything like actual pizza.   Ingredients: Israeli couscous (or perhaps risoni if you can't get the couscous.) Red and green capsicum. Free range ham. Button mushrooms. CHEESE! Optional: red … [Read more...]

Maple cinnamon pumpkin muffins

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Don't be afraid of the word pumpkin and muffin joined together. These aren't stodgy, lumpy, pretending to be yummy lumps of turd. These are subtly spiced, sweet, dense little lovelies.  Ingredients to make 12: 1/4 of a standard sized pumpkin, I used Jap, diced into little cubes (sorry I … [Read more...]