Life

LIFE: Tasting the Sourdough Rainbow

Hello my lovelies! I had a fabulous time this week co-hosting a sourdough and craft chocolate tasting with my good friend Luke from the Chocolate Bar. We have collaborated on a few things lately and this was an awesome evening. Apart from a few nerves on the day I hadn’t been anxious or struggling in the lead up which was…

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Preserves

Tamarillo + Fig Chutney

Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 90 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! Tamarillo chutney is perhaps the most kiwi chutney there is and it’s a favourite for a lot of people. It has such a distinct flavour and goes so well on everything from a burger to a…

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Cakes

Hummingbird Cake

Prep Time : 15 + 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being a judge for a the Great UnionAID Bake Off. It was a fundraiser for union efforts in countries that really need support for…

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Preserves

Candied {YUZU} Peel

Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 90 Minutes | Total Time : 4 hours | Difficulty : A bit fiddly Hello my lovelies! I have been experimenting with my yuzu stash. I ordered a few kilos from NZ Yuzu Co. They are delicious. Like a cross between lemons and limes and grapefruits. They don’t have a lot…

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Sourdough

30% Whole Wheat Sourdough

Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 18 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! This recipe is kinda part two of the sourdough introduction. My basic everyday loaf. A jumping off point. A canvas. This is a simple overnight sourdough that is baked the following afternoon. It’s the right balance…

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Doughnuts

Oliebollen

Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Frying Hello my lovelies! I feel it is my spiritual calling to master all the fried doughs of the world. On the menu today are the delightfully festive fruit-filled Dutch oliebollen. They are traditionally made for New Year celebrations but…

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Cakes

Lemon + Thyme Polenta Cake

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! How about a bit of cake? A bit of cake that is pretending it’s spring. Bright lemon with a touch of aromatic thyme. I used to hate the texture of polenta in things. I just didn’t…

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Sourdough

Sourdough English Muffins

Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : Overnight | Difficulty : Bread Hello my lovelies! Let’s start our sourdough journey with some breakfasty brunchy goodness. I love an english muffin. Mostly because I like toasted things with melty butter on them. Not a bad way to be. In addition to being delicious…

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Baking Advice, Sourdough, Yeast Breads

My Sourdough

Hello my lovelies! Not a recipe today. A foundation. For the longest time I didn’t feel qualified to write this for you. Because sourdough – for the obsessives – is a constant journey. You don’t just get it right and then declare that you are done. You tweak and tweak and tweak. And sometimes it’s slightly better and sometimes something…

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Snacks

Whole Wheat + Hazelnut Crispbread

Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Sometimes you stumble on something that is just delicious and you have to share. That’s how these crackers came about. I know I’m obsessed with the cracker. Crunchy savoury snacks FTW. These are based on a…

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