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Category Archives: Baking

Spelt Sourdough Hot Cross Buns revisited

Because it’s nearly Easter and because these were so good, I’ve decided to repost this recipe from last year. I’m of the opinion that Hot Cross Buns should only eaten … Continue reading

March 28, 2019 · 8 Comments

Italian Fruit Tart

Do you have indelible food memories, a library of tastes that when encountered, instantly transport you through space and time? I have many. Jam tarts were a commercial cake shop … Continue reading

March 21, 2019 · 27 Comments

Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf

Queensland bananas, naturally ripened without gas, bought directly from the grower are one of my favourite indulgences. Delicious as these bananas are though, they are not immune to rapid ripening … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · 34 Comments

Classic Savoury Bacon, Cheese and Chive Tart

bacon cheese chive tart A savoury tart served warm is one of life’s simple pleasures. This tart is defined by the biscuity pastry base and the just set creamy custard … Continue reading

January 24, 2019 · 22 Comments

Feta Baked in Vine Leaves

An unplanned flying visit to Melbourne the weekend before Christmas was jam packed with good things. We spent some quality time with family, we shopped a little, but most importantly … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · 23 Comments

100% Spelt Sourdough Seed Bread

The most frequently viewed post on Please Pass The Recipe in the last couple of months has been a piece I wrote in February 2016. It documented my long, frustrating … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · 23 Comments

Sour Cherry, Almond and White Chocolate Bars

The momentum is reaching fever pitch as my life drawing group, The Bunya Artists, as we prepare for an exhibition of our work. We are joining the annual Samford Art … Continue reading

May 31, 2018 · 21 Comments

Quince Clafoutis

A box of quinces freshly picked from my friends’ tree was a wonderful parting gift from my visit to Melbourne. I’m not talking about a shoe box but a carton … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 22 Comments

Soft Date and Oat Bars

I don’t have a sweet tooth, but after receiving a copy of “Sweet” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh for Christmas, I added post it notes to 3/4 of the … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · 29 Comments

Spelt Sourdough Hot Cross Buns #3

I’m of the opinion that Hot Cross Buns should only eaten to be at Easter time despite the supermarket sales campaigns that generally begin soon after Christmas, so, each year in … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · 15 Comments

Ham, Cheese and Chilli Muffins

There must be a million recipes for muffins on the internet. I’ve contributed a fair number myself (see the links below) so in truth this bake was never intended to … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 20 Comments

Marzipan Cake with Plums

Finding marzipan locally for Christmas baking in 2016 was impossible. I got in early last year and bought a couple of rolls of the almond confection not knowing exactly what … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 19 Comments

Soft Sourdough Flatbreads

From the eastern Mediterranean, across central Asia to India, leavened flatbreads are a dietary staple.  Those traditional flatbread have been adopted as an integral part of Australia’s multicultural cuisine too. … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 27 Comments

Hazelnut Buckwheat Blueberry Cake

I’ve been making birthday cakes for my kids for more than four decades. When they were little they’d spend months prior to their birth date poring over the Women’s Weekly … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 · 30 Comments