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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: Sweet Potato
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
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 400 Calories. Sweet Potato And Green Bean Frittata With Smoked Salmon.
Happily I can report that Week One back on the 5-2 bandwagon was an overwhelming success, even after a long ten week hiatus. In the scheme of things, I’ve always found Mondays to be particularly easy; a welcome respite and … Continue reading
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 300 Calories. Oven Baked Sweet Potato And Carrot Rosti.
A new week, another fast day recipe idea. Inspired, yet again, by my favourite new kitchen gadget, a mint green handheld spiraliser. This time around sweet potato and carrot simply and easily transformed into long thin strands in mere moments. … Continue reading
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Diet Recipe Idea Under 100 Calories. Oven Baked Sweet Potato Crisps.
We’re on the cusp of Spring and very much looking forward to the new season’s bounty of garden fresh offerings. For the moment, however, working through the last leg of winter, we’re making do with an abundance of root and … Continue reading
Eat, Fast And Live Longer. A 5-2 Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Sweet Potato and Leek Soup With Apple and Ginger.
Rain has brought some welcome relief from the relentless humidity we have been experiencing of late. For the past few days it seems that Autumn has at last made its tardy appearance. Today’s 5-2 fast day idea is a decadently … Continue reading
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Recipe Idea Under 300 Calories. Lamb Shank, Sweet Potato and Barley Salad With Pomegranate and Fresh Herbs.
What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago I don’t think that I would have been prepared to place this salad on the family dinner table. I can just imagine my suspicious teenagers trawling through their plates and removing … Continue reading
Eat, Fast and Live Longer. A 5-2 Fast Day Recipe Idea Under 200 Calories. Cauliflower Couscous with Fresh Harissa, Roasted Capsicum and Sweet Potato.
For quite some time I have been reading about cauliflower rice. Finely grated cauliflower, steamed and served as a healthy, low calorie, low carbohydrate alternative to regular rice. Whilst I have never tried cauliflower “rice” it started me thinking. I’ve always … Continue reading
The 5-2 Challenge. A Hearty Winter Meal. Pot Roasted Pork Scotch Fillet with Onions and Sweet Potato.
Due to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and a diary full of commitments, this week I have had to complete both my fast days in close proximity with a single feast day in between. I don’t know if it was … Continue reading
Couscous. Sounds exotic. Contrary to popular opinion its a pasta, not a grain. Made by mixing semolina with water, and then shaping it into little “grains”. Pasta or grain. It doesn’t really matter. This Moroccan staple is extremely versatile and pairs well … Continue reading