Some easy peasy danishes I whipped up today which were so good I wanted to post a recipe so I could make them again.
So I made this epic sanga this morning – so good! If you’re not into bacon, just leave it out because I guarantee it’ll be just as awesome. And I know it just looks like an innocent bacon, avo and egg sandwich however the egg is a type of omelet folded over melty cheese so that makes it[read more…]
I know toasted muesli is super popular and I really like it myself, but there’s just something so wholesome about raw muesli. Combined with dates, spices and golden syrup, this muesli has a nutty, chewy texture and is reminiscent of sticky date pudding. Because of the dates, this is quite high in sugar, so you could think of[read more…]
When I hashtagged Whisk & Pin in on the above photo on Instagram, they asked if I’d like to do a review and I said of course! I’ve been a regular customer of Blue Mountains gourmet food company Whisk & Pin for quite a few years now – they boast both a store and an online company and are a[read more…]
I revisited one of my old recipes for strawberry vanilla rolls last weekend and made them a bit more special. It’s worth taking a look if you’re in the mood for some spring baking! Have a sweet weekend all.
I made these zesty, bright pancakes one recent weekend; the syrup is so deliciously sweet and full of floral honey and orange flavours. I make ricotta pancakes quite often; ricotta makes pancakes fluffy yet slightly custard-like inside unlike the cake texture of your classic buttermilk pancakes, but lovely just the same. There’s heaps of syrup so if you[read more…]
I know, I know, I posted a granola recipe a couple of weeks back but have I ever said on here how much I love salted pistachios? I’m a little bit obsessed actually. Give me a big bowl of dry roasted, salted pistachios and I’ll sit on the lounge happily shelling and eating them like[read more…]
I whipped up a deliciously spicy, crunchy, cold weather inspired toasted muesli a while back, just from ingredients I had on hand. It’s not full-on ginger in flavour, just enough to give a sweet, warm flavour however if you’re a real ginger fan, add a bit more fresh or ground ginger to the recipe. This is nice[read more…]
I couldn’t let fig season go by without a couple more photos of the prettiest fruit around. And in case you’re wondering – the below is rolled oats, figs, raspberries, Greek yoghurt, salted pistachios & honey (although delicious, I genuinely felt bad about digging into this, it’s a natural work of art).
This is actually one of my favourite pancake combos surprisingly, given that I mainly use fruit in/on my pancakes. I love to order pancakes with a side of bacon and a sea of maple syrup poured over when I’m out for breakfast and the first time I had them I couldn’t believe how good the combo was, just like salty/sweet[read more…]
The fragrance of these roast peaches throughout the house while baking! Vanilla scented, sweet and caramelised – a lovely (and health conscious) breakfast, even if you do have to turn on the oven on a sunny morning. Totally worth it and their warm sweetness went so well with some cool Greek yoghurt.
I haven’t used my poor waffle iron in ages so this morning I used some lovely, fresh blueberries to make waffles for a special Sunday breakfast. Although I’ve made waffles before quite a few times, they were usually a bit thinner and crisper and I really wanted to make higher, fluffy ones. They turned out really[read more…]
I was watching the Little Paris Kitchen one recent weekend and spotted Rachel’s Croque Madame Muffins which looked so easy I immediately jumped up to make them for lunch. I didn’t have any ham so used up some herbs and added heaps of cheese. This recipe was also serendipitous because my organic fruit & veg people sent[read more…]
Remember the black sticky rice pudding I made a while back? Well lately, due to hot mornings and such, I’ve been cooking black glutinous rice and storing it in the fridge it for breakfasts for the next day or two and serving it with syrup, Greek yoghurt and berries. It’s a really convenient breakfast if you make the rice[read more…]
I love scrambled eggs on their own but in a wrap they’re even more awesome, like these spicy, flavourful, Mediterranean inspired egg wraps; they’re perfect for a Sunday brunch when you have people over. And if you’re not keen on chorizo, you can always leave it out and add sliced vegetarian sausage with a few[read more…]
Nutella and banana on toast is a no-brainer but in baked French toast is even better. You’ll need about an hour’s advance planning to make this but it’s so worth it. Rather than the crispy, pan cooked French toast I’m used to (which is fabulous by the way), this lush, gorgeous dish ends up pleasantly crunchy[read more…]
I’ve heard a lot of negative remarks about the humble little muesli bar lately … too much sugar! Additives! You may as well drink a can of coke! etc etc. Poor muesli bars, being a child of the 80s I’ve always liked them and if you buy a brand which is quite healthy and lower[read more…]
I had grand ideas of making a chocolate Guinness cake for St Patrick’s Day but ran out of time. Instead, I thought I’d go off the beaten track and offer this green smoothie I made recently which is such a lovely green colour, it seemed serendipitous, despite being devoid of butter, cream, potatoes or Guinness I’ve[read more…]
Whoop it’s that time of year again! This year I’m offering lemon ricotta pancakes with lush berry sauce for Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, tomorrow. You can serve these just with unsalted butter, lemon and sugar on their own and they’re amazing; soft, fluffy, lemony/sweet and reminiscent of pancakes your mum might have made. I[read more…]
I like my French toast golden brown and crisp around the edges yet soft and cake-like in the middle, sort of like pancakes in texture. If you prefer it a bit crispier, less squishy, then use less milk in the mixture (or thicker bread). I love the cosy cinnamon sugar flavour in this and I didn’t make[read more…]
So I knocked together some toasted muesli (or granola if you prefer), with lovely spices and chewy dried cherries.
My latest flavour pancake uses a classic combo of peanut butter and banana. These are quite high, fluffy pancakes with a lovely peanut butter taste and chunks of banana rather than it being mashed. Oh and if you make too many (can you though? Can you ever make too many pancakes?), they can always be stored[read more…]
I didn’t realise that chocolate oats were a thing until I searched recently and found quite a few recipes. I think it’s inspired! This cacao flavoured, nutty, creamy breakfast dish is also very timely considering Easter’s just about upon us. I love hearty, healthy oats and will always try something a bit different with them. Inspired by this[read more…]
There’s nothing I love more than a site featuring gorgeous sweets, I just can’t resist them. Even home bakers appreciate beautifully made, healthy baking mixes and desserts and they make great gifts. Whisk & Pin, a company based in the Blue Mountains from whom I’ve ordered regularly, now have a sparkly new gourmet food site! Their products are handmade with the best[read more…]
A few years back I decided to try my hand at poaching eggs. So my boyfriend at the time and I found a site which said to bring a frypan of water to a simmer, add some vinegar, swirl with a knife to form a whirlpool effect for one minute then slowly crack the eggs into the[read more…]
I don’t know about anyone else, but I can’t get on with my day until I have my morning cuppa and going to bed without a cup of tea just doesn’t seem right. Tea is calming, comforting, it brings people together, has many health benefits, there are so many different flavours, and for these reasons, I’m[read more…]
There are so many bakeries selling delicious, healthy loaves; for example, the San Francisco sour dough bread I buy at our local bakery, and yet still I find the occasional bread making I do very satisfying and sort of old fashioned and traditional. I love the science of kneading the bread by hand and seeing it rise, watching it brown after being[read more…]
Happy Pancake Day to all my beautiful readers. This was really just a reason to make pancakes for breakfast today as I love them and to be honest, I never need much of an excuse. In my opinion every day should be pancake day! They were lovely; fluffy pancakes with the classic flavour combination of creamy peanut butter[read more…]
It’s been raining heavily here for the past few days and doesn’t look like letting up any time soon. Rain’s lovely, for a night or so, drumming on the roof in that comforting way while I’m reading and listening to music, but goes on for too long and it makes everything a bit flat and gray. Anyway. I pulled my[read more…]
Pikelets are one of those nostalgic morning teas most of us in Australia grew up with, although apparently they’re Welsh in origin. I love that they’re a cross between a cake and a pancake, sort of a cakey pancake. They were lovely just dusted with icing sugar and a pot of tea.