Tag Archives: Mixed Spice

Happy Hiking. Little Carrot Muffin Loaves With A Streusel Topping.

It’s been way too hot and humid to contemplate turning on the oven and baking for quite some time now. Today I’ve only relented as my girls have an upcoming hike for their Duke Of Edinburgh award scheme. I feel … Continue reading

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Keeping To Time Honoured Christmas Traditions. Festive Fruit Mince Scrolls.

Last Friday my aunt and I spent a pleasant afternoon chopping and soaking fruit for this year’s Christmas pudding. This week the pudding will be made and steamed and put away in a dark cool place to mature. We’re keeping … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday Baking. Crusty No Knead Artisan Bread With Pecans and Raisins.

This weekend I revisited artisan bread making at home. A crusty no knead boule. Generously filled  with pecans and raisins. Scented with a touch of mixed spice. Using a  ridiculously easy but enormously satisfying set and forget method of making … Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch. Hot Cross Easter Muffins. No Yeast Required.

Rocky road eggs one day. Hot cross muffins the next. Easter is definitely around the corner. This clever twist on the traditional hot cross bun came to me via my very generous friend Grace. Courtesy of Delicious magazine. Circa March … Continue reading

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Any Fool Can Cook. Modern Fruit Mince Tarts.

My husband loves fruit mince tarts. When we were first married I always used to buy them for him from the Queen St Deli. Hand-made by a little old lady at Christmas time. Then one day I found this recipe … Continue reading

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