Preserves

Blackberry Relish

Hello my lovelies! I mentioned this delicious relish a few weeks ago and I finally got it together for you! It’s so easy to make and will make you wonder why you ever thought store bought tomato sauce was a good idea. It’s perfect for sausages and roast meats. And it’s excellent on a cheese cracker. The base recipe is…

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Bars and Slices

Peanut Butter Oreo Brownies

Hello my lovelies! I intended to make a delicious Blackberry Relish for you this week. But as they say life (and brownies) is what happens while you’re making other plans. I realised I didn’t have the ingredients I needed and sometimes what you need is dark chocolatey goodness swirled with peanut butter and sprinkled with crunchy bits. It is nearly…

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Cookies, Egg Free

Fig, Hazelnut + Orange Cookies

Hello my lovelies! Before we start say after me: Dorie Greenspan is a goddess. One of the OG baking queens her recipes always turn out. This recipe is based on one of hers. I have made the original recipe a bunch of times and gobbled down the results with a stupid grin. This is a minor deviation. Hazelnuts instead of…

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Sourdough

Sprouted Grain Sourdough

Hello my lovelies! I have been wanting to work with sprouted grains for a while and after some experimenting here we are. With some delicious hearty bread packed with goodness. Often sprouted grain breads are made by drying the sprouted grains again and grinding them to a flour before making the dough. We ain’t got time for that. So we’re…

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DIY, Sourdough

Sprouting Grains

Hello my lovelies! This isn’t quite a recipe but it’s an excellent DIY and it leads into a recipe later this week. It’s dead easy to do and adds a tonne of nutrition to your bread (or salads or risotto or porridge). I hope you give it a try – it’s faster than you think and super healthy. When seeds…

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Breakfast

Cinnamon + Chocolate Chip Spelt Pancakes

Hello my lovelies! With the weather getting colder we’ve been mixing some pancakes in with our Saturday morning toast rotation. I’ve been experimenting and I’ve finally nailed these 100% wholegrain spelt pancakes. They’re fluffy and perfect and they have so much more goodness than regular pancakes. They also have a higher ratio of egg to flour so you’re getting a…

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Scones

Hot Cross Scones

Hello my lovelies! Easter is nearly here and I know y’all are busy. If you have the time you really should make full hot cross buns but sometimes you just want a warm quick fix of delicious spice and fruit! These scones fall firmly into the seasonal tradition of putting spice and fruit into almost anything and calling it “hot…

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Cakes, Loaves

Carrot + Maple Loaf Cake

Hello my lovelies! Thanks for being patient while I sort through things. It’s a grey and blustery autumn week here in Wellington. The perfect time to bake something comforting. I love carrot cake. I have no truck with these ‘vegetables don’t belong in cake’ folk. More cake for me. This is an easy loaf that comes together in no time…

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Sourdough

Barley + Sunflower Sourdough

Hello my lovelies! Must be time for some sourdough. Natch. I love barley and sunflower together. A slightly sweet and nutty combination. It’s a combo I use a lot when I’m making crackers too. Soft bread with crunchy seeds sprinkled through. Lovely as buttery toast with warming soup.

Pies & Tarts

Nectarine + Passionfruit Turnovers

Prep Time: 15 + 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 30 Minutes | Total Time: 2 hours | Difficulty: Easy Hello my lovelies! It’s all pies all the time this week. The cooler weather always turns my mind to pie. Admittedly it’s not very difficult to get me thinking about pie. We are celebrating the end of summer with a flaky,…

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