Easter Braided Breads

A traditional European braided egg bread that I bake each Easter to gift to neighbours and friends. It’s a lovely rich bread that is delicious as is and makes for great toast the next day (on the rare occasion that there is any leftover). This bread is a labour of love, using both a long fermentation and a slow-rise method…but it is most definitely worth the time and effort!
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Butter Tarts for Poppa

Butter tarts were my dad (Poppa)’s favourite. He was a pie guy generally and liked most things with a pastry crust. My dad died five years ago today. It will always feel like a sad day to me. So, to help us feel better (I say we, because let’s face it, when I’m blue, it definitely takes its toll on my family!) we’ve made it a family tradition to mark the day with butter tarts. It’s a particularly buttery and gooey version. But hey, they are ‘butter’ tarts after all!

Vegetarian Jamaican Patties arranged on a plate

Jamaican Patties

This Jamaican Patties recipe is another gem from our travel the world and cook themed homeschool days! Vegetarian Jamaican Patties using lentils, breadcrumbs and spices to mimic the flavour and texture of the classic – a satisfying treat that we will definitely be making again!

Zucchini Pakoras

Anyone with a kitchen garden knows this is the season for trying out new zucchini recipes. We had one lone zucchini on …

All Purpose Biscuits

Who among us hasn’t been doing some Covid baking? These All Purpose Biscuits are to replace the Sour Dough Biscuits my family …

Welsh Cakes

Welsh Cakes are a new family favourite. They have been a nice addition to our rotation of home-baking we’ve been enjoying for …

French Loaf, the only bread you’ll ever need

This bread might be the only bread recipe you’ll ever need. It’s super easy (even my kids can make it) and incredibly versatile. Toast it for breakfast. Use it for sandwiches at lunch. Roll out thin like a baguette to serve with charcuterie. Or, serve hot from the oven along side soup or stew for dinner. When it starts to go dry, use it for french toast or dice and toast for croutons.

Focaccia in a day

Salty, chewy and endlessly satisfying, this Focaccia can be made start to finish in one day and is the perfect side for your next bowl of soup!