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Category Archives: Breakfast and Brunch

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

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

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

Almond Breakfast Risotto

I’m easily bored by breakfast. It’s the one meal of the day when I wish I had an in-house genie to to whisk me to Paris for the perfect croissant … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · 16 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

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

Rip Van Winkle Sourdough Starter

Clearing out my fridge recently I unearthed a little package of dried sourdough starter dated Feb 2016. It was the wheat starter I’d dried as insurance against failure when, in … Continue reading

November 9, 2017 · 20 Comments

Seeds and Grains Spelt Loaf

  Since joining the Facebook (FB) Group Sourdough Baking Australia and New Zealand a while ago my understanding of the sourdough bread baking process has grown enormously. There’s a wealth … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · 18 Comments

Sourdough Pizza Scrolls

For years I was intimidated by the mystique surrounding sourdough bread baking. It was a sense reinforced by the scientific sounding language used to describe the processes involved with the … Continue reading

July 27, 2017 · 20 Comments

Pumpkin and Pepita Spelt Sourdough Bread

I’m really enjoying Brisbane’s cooler weather especially because it’s brought me a renewed energy for cooking. Spurred on by my super active sourdough starter I’ve been experimenting with new (for … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · 19 Comments