Spiced Fruit Sourdough Loaf

RECIPE: I was getting bored with making plain white sourdough each week, so I decided to try something different. This fruit loaf was also from Bourke Street Bakery and is based on their white sourdough loaf. PREPARATION: I had great difficulty getting the dough to the stage where it had a window. I took it…

Another Sourdough bread

RECIPE: I somehow missed that my last post was my 100th since I started this blog! Oh well. I was keen to try a different recipe for sourdough to see if it was much different – if it worked I’d have another recipe in my repertoire, and one that required preparation at alternative times to…

Sourdough bread

RECIPE: It’s been a big build-up but the sourdough has finally been baked. I have several recipes for sourdough, but decided to use the one from my Bourke Street Bakery cookbook and made no alterations. I’ve baked the bread twice now, and most of the photos are from the second bake. The buttered bread in…

Pumpkin Seed Bread

RECIPE: I’ve wanted to try this recipe for a while, and it’s only since my recent find of fresh yeast that I thought I might be able to. There’s nothing to stop you using dry yeast, but I really like to try new recipes as they’re written and then mess around with them later. I…

Coconut custard buns

RECIPE: My husband loves custard, so what better than to bake a custard bun. At first I was going to try a custard scroll, then found this recipe. I chose to make it because I had yet to succeed with a truly light and fluffy white bread. I followed the recipe and used the syrup…

Pita bread canapés

RECIPE: My neighbours did a lovely thing and arranged drinks and nibbles in their backyard for several of our other neighbours (five houses in all). We’ve lived here for two years and haven’t really met most of our neighbours, just our immediate ones and mostly because we share a driveway. I really appreciated the effort,…

Tortillas

RECIPE: With no bread in the house and all the ingredients to fill a tasty tortilla wrap, I decided to try making my own tortillas. I halved the recipe, and added dried mixed herbs to two of the four dough balls. I adapted the US cup measurements to grams. PREPARATION: The dough was very simple…

Brioche

RECIPE: I’ve never eaten brioche before and had no idea how to eat it, but as it was a traditional french bread it was on my list to try. I followed the recipe but halved it, as I was only feeding two of us, and used dariole moulds instead of brioche moulds because that’s what…

Sweet pretzel

RECIPE: Okay so these may look more like buns than pretzels, but that’s because when I was twisting I didn’t allow for additional rise. I followed the recipe provided with slightly less glacé orange than listed. PREPARATION: I’m not sure what’s expected at the stage where you cover the dough with the remaining flour. My…

Baker’s White Tin Loaf

RECIPE: I found fresh yeast in the shops, so thought I’d try a different white bread recipe to see if the yeast improved my success rate. I made the full quantity of old dough, made a loaf from half the quantity of dough, saved the other half of the old dough in the fridge, then…