Category Archives: baking

focaccia with whole wheat, onions, garlic & rosemary

whole-wheat foccacia

Foccacia is one of the easiest breads to make at home, you can flavour as you wish, stuff it for sandwiches, toasted alongside soup or just enjoy as is – with a dish of olive oil and balsamic vinegar alongside – it’ll be gone before you’ve said pass the foccacia!

whole-wheat spiced pumpkin muffins

whole wheat pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin purée should be in every cook’s pantry! When you realize the versatility of this professional baker’s secret you’ll be turning out much more than just pies!

whole-grain bread in a machine

whole grain bread in a machine

With a bread machine you can be turning out loaf after loaf of wholesome, healthy homemade bread every single day. Not to mention dough by the truckload just waiting to be rolled, twisted and cajoled into whatever shape you like!

chocolate angel food cake

chocolate angel cake

Angel food cake is a sweet-tooth’s dream! Light and airy and the perfect thing to serve with seasonal fruits and a dollop of whipped cream! Flavour it up with extracts, ice it or simply slice & serve!

whole-grain sub rolls with rosemary

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Fresh rolls are the beginning of meal – you can pile anything into a roll – from lighter fare like dressed salad greens to a heartier chili, saucy meatballs or grilled chicken, meat or fish. and it’s the additions (coleslaw, pickles, cheeses, capers, sauces) that make the difference between ho-hum to holy-moly!

apple pie with a tortilla crust

apple tortilla pie/feature

Tortillas are for so much more than the obvious – so this my attempt to get us all to look beyond the roll and the fold, as in burritos and quesadillas and start to think of tortillas as pre-rolled dough. It is dough-like by nature, so why not use it as such – kinda halfway to pastry.

cookies with coconut, pistachios & chia

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There’s no question that I’m a sucker for all things loaded with whole-grain, fruit, nuts & seeds and if I can pack ’em into a cookie, well, all the better! Here oats, chia seeds, pistachios & coconut join whole-grain pastry flour to create a cookie so delicious you’ll swear it couldn’t possibly be good for you, but it is!

spicy pita chips

Spicy pita chips are so easy to make – all you need is a pack of pita bread, a little olive oil, salt and seasonings and you can enjoy these crispy chips with all your favourite dips. Simply keep an extra pack of pita bread in your freezer and you can make chips whenever the craving strikes!

apple almond spice cake

Apples, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg folded into a simple cake batter – fall just doesn’t get any tastier!

banana bread in a blender

How to make a basic banana bread is easy, with the simplest of ingredients and it all starts with overripe bananas. Each loaf can be flavoured up differently with all kinds of additions: chocolate chips, toasted nuts and or/seeds, dried fruit, raisins, grated carrots, coconut, spices, cocoa powder, citrus zest or flavour extracts.