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What's Happening On Instagram?In life before lockdown I’d never contemplated making hot cross buns at home. I’d hunt them down at my favourite bakeries. The closest I came one Easter, on holiday at the coast away from home, were Hot Cross Muffins. No yeast required. I think by the time lockdown is over, l will have conquered my yeast phobia. I don’t quite know what I expected but these were glorious. Soft, fluffy and delicious 😋 Thanks to Maggie Beer for a fantastic recipe https://www.maggiebeer.com.au/recipes/hot-cross-buns. I will admit I did make a couple of pantry substitutions. I glazed my buns with orange marmalade, used #Gewurzhaus prepackaged hot cross bun spice mix, and not having quite enough currants added a little freshly diced apple to make up the difference. And before I forget I also added finely grated zest from an orange and a lemon to the mix. My hungry horde descended and devoured them straight out of the oven. The pressure is already on to bake another batch for Easter 🐣 #thepaddingtonfoodie #cookingthroughit #hotcrossbuns #makeittogether #stayhome #bakingfromscratch #eastervibes #lockdown2020Another day, another bake, with cardamom my new favourite spice. This time paired with brown butter pistachios in a sensational take on carrot cake. No cream cheese frosting here, it’s topped with a vibrant and gloriously sticky carrot glaze. Recipe courtesy of #bonappetit Yes it’s a little decadent but very delicious. Swipe for a slice. #thepaddingtonfoodie #carrotcake #basicallybaking #cardamom #pistachio #carrotglaze #timetobake #fromscratchOne of the upsides of staying home is rediscovering the joys of baking. My happy place. Visiting Copenhagen last year I fell in love with #kardemummabullar from #junothebakery and #hartbageri. Inspired by a recipe from #fabriquebakery here is my take. Happy Sunday morning everyone and keep safe. #thepaddingtonfoodie #cardamombuns #frommykitchen #sundaymorningvibes #timetobakeChilli, sesame and peanut crispy chicken 💕 #thepaddingtonfoodie #lazylunch #summerinsydneySydney always puts on a spectacular NYE fireworks display. We hope the light sprinkle of rain that fell at midnight is a good omen for our fire and drought ravaged communities. May we all keep safe, happy and well in 2020. #thepaddingtonfoodie #mckellpark #darlingpoint #sydnye #hello2020 #prayforrainRounding out 2019 with a few of my favourite things. #thepaddingtonfoodie #poachedeggs #gravlax #asparagus #icedlatte #fratelliparadiso #endof2019We’ve loved soaking up the festive spirit in this wonderful city. #thepaddingtonfoodie #julfest #copenhagenlife #denmark🇩🇰It seems like there’s a bakery or pastry shop on almost every corner. More gorgeous treats. #thepaddingtonfoodie #copenhagenlife #denmark🇩🇰 #bakeryloveNow this is a 🍔 The Liverpool from Halifax Burger with vinegar fries and cider 😋 #thepaddingtonfoodie #burgersandfries #copenhagenlife #vesterbroChoose among 22 delicacies to create a brunch board with your favourites. Avocado included. #thepaddingtonfoodie #brunch #copenhagenlife #denmark🇩🇰Tastes of The Autumn Universe at Geranium. A long leisurely lunch is always a fantastic way to celebrate a birthday. #thepaddingtonfoodie #geraniumrestaurant #birthdaycelebrations🎉 #danishstyle #copenhagen🇩🇰Christmas Lights at Tivoli Gardens. Complete with Swarovski decorated Christmas tree and marching band. #thepaddingtonfoodie #tivoligardens #christmaslights #copenhagenlife #swarovskichristmastree #onmytravelsFried Chicken & Waffles served with watermelon, harissa and yoghurt. And...yes lurking in the background a side serve of truffle fries. In a word YUM 😋This is what travel is all about; trying out new flavour combinations. So many cafes to explore on a rainy Copenhagen afternoon and we’re so glad we chose this one. #thepaddingtonfoodie #copenhagenlife #whattodoonarainyday #chickenandwaffles #trufflefries #watermelon #cafelife #copenhagenfoodDanish breakfast. Oatmeal with Apple, Crushed Almonds and Caramel Sauce or Skyr (Icelandic Yoghurt) with Apple Compote, Granola and Fresh Fruit. Very Hygge. #thepaddingtonfoodie #porridgebowl #skyr #hyggelife #copenhagenfood #denmarklifeCardamom Croissant 🥐 A small but delicious snack for our train trip to Helsingor to visit Hamlet’s Castle 🏰 and the Maritime Museum 🚣♀️ 🛳 of Denmark 🇩🇰 #thepaddingtonfoodie #cardamombuns #croissants #copenhagenfood #traintravel #denmarklifeHow do you like your smørrebrød? Discovering and loving these traditional Danish open faced sandwiches. Originally known as smør og brød which loosely translates as butter on bread, each of these decidedly fancy toppings sit on top of a thin slice of buttered rugbrød, a delicious dense yet fluffy rye bread filled with seeds. There’s chicken salad with apple, mushroom, crispy bacon and gem lettuce, pumpkin with kale and almonds, and crumbed plaice with prawn, lemon, picked tomatoes and micro greens. All washed down with a glass (or two) of akvavit. Can’t wait to recreate these when I get home. #thepaddingtonfoodie #copenhagenfood #smørrebrød #danishfood #rugbrød #sandwichlove #opensandwichOn the hunt for cinnamon scrolls. We didn’t have to search too hard or too long to find this delicious little bakery in Jægersborggade already decked out for Christmas. Adore the "kanelsnurrer" made with Valrhona chocolate. #thepaddingtonfoodie #copenhagenfood #cinammonbuns #jægersborggade #danishpastry #denmarklifeOne of the joys of travel is discovering new and different food combinations. Some are quirky like the chocolate coated potato crisps in Hokkaido, Japan and now this...a deep fried chicken wing and donut replete with sunglasses 😎 at the Texas State Fair. Thanks for sharing Matt. #thepaddingtonfoodie #bigredchickenbread #texasstatefair #quirkyfood #wishiwasthere
Tag Archives: Spices
I’m definitely a late comer to the masala chai tea party. My first taste was frankly quite off putting – a very bland and thin offering concocted with a barely waved chai tea bag introduced into a pot of hot … Continue reading
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 400 Calories.Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Loaded With Spiced Lamb.
Every now and then a deliciously satisfying 5-2 fast day recipe idea comes along that actually makes me forget that I am fasting. This is one of them. In my books baked stuffed potatoes have always been well and truly … Continue reading
With the long summer holidays over and everyone back at school today, serious 5-2 fasting is back on the agenda. Starting next week. Two days – Mondays and Thursdays. Fortunately we’re drifting into late summer, so with the markets full … Continue reading
Tis the season to be thankful. Thursday 28th November is Thanksgiving Day in North America. Whilst we do not celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, preferring to save our turkey for the Christmas table, I thought I would share with you … Continue reading
It’s been an incredibly busy week. Having driven over 2000 km in a return journey from Sydney to Melbourne, with pit stops in Daylesford and Canberra, we’re glad to be finally home. Easter is over. It’s April first. The weather … Continue reading
Last weekend marked the start of Autumn. Cold, dreary and wet. Perfect weather for a warming bowl of soup. This spiced lentil soup is a cooler weather favourite in our house. Lovely and fresh. Inspired by the big, bold flavours … Continue reading
Tonight I’m brining a turkey. For lunch tomorrow. OK. I’ll admit that I have never ever brined a turkey before and to the best of my knowledge have never even eaten a brined turkey. I do recall a neighbour brining … Continue reading
Chermoula. I like to think of it as Moroccan Pesto. Brimming with the bold flavours of the Middle East it certainly packs a vibrant punch. Take some coriander, mint and parsley. Pound together with chilli, garlic, ginger, cumin, paprika, turmeric … Continue reading