Life

Well Sh*t.

Hello my lovelies! It’s a lot to take in. I never thought a crisis would come where already being a bit mad would be a competitive advantage. Anxiety, depression and a sense of isolation are not new companions for me. But they may be for you. NZ, and a number of other places are in lockdown. This is going to…

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Cakes

Pear, Cardamom + Dark Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Easy Hello my lovelies! What strange and scary times we are living in. We’ll get through it and be stronger on the other side. I’ll be rounding up a collection of easy to make recipes that don’t use a lot of ingredients this coming…

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Allergy Friendly, Cakes, Dairy Free, Loaves

The Little Loaf that Could

Prep Time : 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 40 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! I am fascinated by baking from different cultures and different times in history. I have recently been reading about cooking during the second world war under rationing (particularly in the UK). I found some excellent books…

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Cookies, Gluten Free

Persian Love Cookies [Gluten Free]

Prep Time : 15 + 10 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! Valentines – like a lot of holidays – is a good excuse to bake something delicious and fun. Inspired by Samantha Seneviratne and her gorgeous book The New Sugar and Spice – which I…

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Cakes, Gluten Free

Coconut + Passionfruit Syrup Cake [Gluten Free]

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: Easy Hello my lovelies! Let’s get stuck into this gluten free business. Jumping in with a delicious moist coconut cake. Drenched in bright summery passionfruit syrup. Easy to make and easy to eat. As I worked on the structural integrity of this cake I…

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Cookies

Chewy Honey + Ras el Hanout Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Difficulty: Easy Hello my lovelies! It’s been a while. I intended to keep up with recipes and posts while I was back at work but it didn’t work out that way. It was an adjustment going back and a lot of things happened in the…

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Life

LIFE: Gettin’ Paper

Hello my lovelies! I know it’s been quiet around here for the last few weeks. I’ve started a new job and it always takes a bit of energy to get settled in and my brain has been full. I’m working four days a week so there will be time for recipes again soon. I’ve also begun working on some digital…

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Cakes, Cupcakes

Amaretto Funfetti Madeleines

Prep Time : 15 mins | Cook Time : 10 mins | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Moderate Hello my lovelies! What’s better than tiny buttery cake from France? Tiny buttery cake from France with sprinkles. And liquor. Don’t tell any french people though. They’d probably have a stroke. It’s been pretty grey the last few days around here. We’ve…

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Yeast Breads

Garlic + Herb Ciab-accia

Prep Time : 15 mins | Cook Time : 20 mins | Total Time : 2+ hours | Difficulty : Easy Hello my lovelies! It’s been too long since we had some bread. I came up with this recipe when I was making dinner for friends. I wanted crispy edges. I wanted a chewy middle. And I wanted loads of flavour. I also…

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