Pikelets

RECIPE: When I was little, my sister, brother and I would get up on a Sunday morning and make pikelets and a pot of tea for mum and dad to have in bed. This recipe caught my attention because it had yeast in it. My old recipe used self-raising flour as the rising agent. COMPONENTS:…

Pizza

RECIPE: When you ask the husband what he’d like for dinner, there’s really not a lot of options put forward, but this time I was happy to go ahead with one of his favourites. I’ve tried a few pizza recipes in the past, including using my bread maker. The traditional recipes have been flat and…

Chelsea Buns

RECIPE:┬áThe recipe is a photocopy I’ve had for ages and I don’t remember the book it came from. I didn’t alter it, apart from substituting some chopped sultanas because I didn’t have enough currants. I found a similar recipe online (see below) – the main difference being my recipe had two eggs in the dough….

Hot Cross Buns

RECIPE: One of the best things about Easter is Hot Cross Buns. While some are strict about only eating them on Easter week, I have to admit to indulging in them from when they first appear on the shelves, although I do refuse to eat them in January, so soon after Christmas. The only changes…

Panini

RECIPE: I like the recipes in the Bourke Street Bakery book because they provide a lot of detailed instructions. There’s three steps to making panini: preparing the ‘ferment’, making the olive oil dough, and then shaping the panini themselves. COMPONENTS: I made the ferment the night before. Now that I’ve made the full recipe, I’ve…

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…