Yeast Breads

Hot Cross Buns

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I absolutely love hot cross buns and happily make them without crosses during the year but they are a staple of Easter time in my family. My mother ALWAYS makes her own and invites people over to share them.…

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Loaves

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 75 Minutes | Total Time : 1 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Easy I’ve been on the hunt for a good banana bread recipe for ages and have read or tried a ton of them. For me banana bread has to be simple and it shouldn’t have too much added sugar.…

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Bars and Slices

Salted Caramel Slice

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 25 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy I know I’m supposed to make a cake when it’s my birthday(ish) post but I really felt like trying this caramel slice and I felt a bit weird making my birthday cake a week early so here we are!…

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Yeast Breads

Rosemary, Garlic + Feta Pizzettes

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love the simple and tasty pizzettes we have when we go out for tapas so I naturally wanted to try making them at home. They are super easy to throw together, you just need to plan ahead a…

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Cakes

Rum + Ginger Bundt Cake

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 45 Minutes | Total Time : 1 1/2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate First thing baked in the new house was this subtle moreish bundt cake. I was a little nervous as the oven in our previous place was very difficult and required a lot of coaxing to get the best…

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Muffins

Caramelised Apple + Oat Muffins

 Prep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 1 hour | Difficulty : Easy What a week! We moved house during the week and Wellington being what it is that meant lots of things going up and down lots of steps. Thankfully that’s what movers are for! Now we are pretty much settled…

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Pies & Tarts

Rustic Vegetarian Pies

 Prep Time : 1 Hour | Cook Time : 30 Minutes | Total Time : 2 1/2 Hours | Difficulty : Moderate The pie is a glorious thing. There are so many sweet and savoury variations and almost every cuisine has their own take – all of which are delicious. As you can tell I am a lifelong fan of…

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Cookies

Red Velvet Spritz Cookies

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 15 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate Taking the classic red velvet flavours of vanilla, chocolate and cream cheese icing and turning them into a buttery sandwich cookie turned out to be an excellent idea. Apart from being visually striking and delicious these cookies also give…

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Sweets

Vanilla Almond Brittle

 Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 2 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love pottering around making candy – it’s super rewarding to make it yourself and it also has a science-y aspect that really appeals to me. It requires more precision than baking but it’s well worth the effort. You…

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Yeast Breads

Oat + Walnut Rolls

 Prep Time : 30 Minutes | Cook Time : 20 Minutes | Total Time : 15 hours | Difficulty : Moderate I love homemade bread. It’s so satisfying and it just tastes so damn good. Aaand your house smells amazing. My favourite new trick for bread to make it really soft is oats. Is there anything oats can’t do? They…

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