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…

Bagels

RECIPE: I decided to try homemade bagels after buying a disappointing packet of bagels from the supermarket over the weekend. When we travelled in Alaska a while back, we fell in love with fresh bagels, but they’re not common in Australia. Yes, I stuffed up and somehow ended up with flat bagels even though the…

Bacon and Onion Roly Poly

RECIPE: I’m part of a wonderful (closed) Facebook foodie group and one of the members posted this recipe, which looked like something my husband would enjoy. This roly poly is a savoury variation on a suet pudding. I couldn’t find suet (!), so substituted Copha (vegetable shortening) based on a recommendation online. I was using up leftover…

Olive oil and herb crackers

RECIPES: A New Year’s Eve party and a long-held desire to cook a savoury cracker led me to try this recipe. Overall the recipe worked well, although there were some gaps in the recipe, which lists three kinds of dried herbs then doesn’t tell you how to use them. I sprinkled them on the crackers…