Breads, Doughs and Pancakes

                 

Wholesome home baking and stove-top treats. 

                 

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Banana BreadBanana Bread

A long time favourite for getting rid of those stubborn, lurking bananas that always seem to be in the fruit bowl ...

 

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Banana Cranberry LoafBanana Cranberry Loaf

This dense and delicious loaf is packed with good ingredients and is a slightly fruitier cousin of Banana Bread ...

 

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BlinisBlinis

These delightful little Russian pancakes are traditionally served with smoked salmon, caviar and sour cream, which is delicious ...

 

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Blueberry PancakesBlueberry Pancakes

There should be space in everyone's life for a Blueberry Pancake Sunday – fabulous breakfast or brunch ...

                      

 

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Bread RollsBread Rolls

These are very simple, pretty much fool-proof bread rolls, perfect for Mini-burgers, or serving with lunch or dinner ...

 

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Buttermilk BreadButtermilk Bread

A light, soft and delicious bread, almost a brioche, it is well suited to making into baguettes or rolls ...                    

 

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Buttermilk PancakesButtermilk Pancakes

Very light, springy little pancakes which are also wonderful the next day cold ...

 

 

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Carrot and Poppyseed LoafCarrot and Poppyseed Loaf

Another wholesome and very rustic hearth-food ...

                 

 

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Cauliflower FrittersCauliflower Fritters

This is a great vegetarian alternative to bread rolls with your next dinner or soup. This recipe can be made gluten free too ...

 

 

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Cheese and Bacon BallsCheese and Bacon Balls

Fabulous dumpling-style balls with soup or as a canapé. Also great for lunches, parties and picnics ...

 

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Cheese and Walnut Stout BreadCheese and Walnut Stout Bread

If you want to make your next lunch time a bit more interesting, or you are looking for a way to jazz up a ploughmans, then this bread may be what you have been looking for ...

 

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Cheese SconesCheese Scones

These are a fabulous savoury alternative to traditional scones, they can be made in about 15 minutes and are absolutely delicious with chutney, salads, cheese platters or just on their own ...

 

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Cheesy Spelt and Pecan BreadCheesy Spelt and Pecan Bread

This loaf came out of the desire to have a savoury yet indulgent treat that could be gobbled up with dips and cured meats ...

 

 

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Coconut and Maple LoafCoconut and Maple Loaf

The smokey flavour of the maple syrup goes beautifully with the toasted coconut, flavouring the entire cake with a lovely nutty scent ...

 

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CornbreadCornbread

Good, wholesome staple. Cornbread has such a warm, comforting flavour it makes a great alternative to bread rolls with soup and salads ...

 

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Buckwheat and Rye Dog BiscuitsDog Biscuits - Buckwheat and Rye

I see no reason whatsoever why we shouldn't make our own dog biscuits from time to time food ...

 

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Sunflower Seed and Polenta Dog BiscuitsDog Biscuits - Sunflower Seed and Polenta

These are a slightly softer centered dog biscuit, I'm sure your doggies will enjoy them as much as mine do ...

 

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Dried Apricot LoafDried Apricot Loaf

This is actually a rather good breakfast loaf and can be toasted or warmed and served with butter ...

 

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Dried Blueberry and Buttermilk BreadDried Blueberry and Buttermilk Bread

Very tart and sweet dried blueberries are packed with a curranty flavour that leans them towards black currants...

 

 

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Fruit Medley TeabreadFruit Medley Teabread

This is a lovely old fashioned English recipe, great for packing in lunches and having in the freezer as an emergency stand-by ...

 

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Grain Beer BreadGrain Beer Bread

Another bread using ale as a raising and flavour agent! This is a hearty full bodied bread with a deep beer infused flavour which is quite savoury and sweet. Great with chutney...

 

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GrissiniGrissini

Grissini are easy to make, quite delicious and worth doing occasionally to spice up your dinner party nibbles or to have with dips and cheese ...

 

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Hot Cross BunsHot Cross Buns

There is something very special about baking your own Hot Cross Buns.The smell of the soft, sweet yeasty buns covered with melted butter on Easter morning is nothing short of magical ...

 

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Irish Soda BreadIrish Soda Bread

This is a lovely simple cob-style loaf, one best served with Guinness Stew ...

                    

 

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Malt LoafMalt Loaf

The smell of this cooking is unbelievably wonderful!  This is a Scottish favourite and makes a great afternoon tea cake ...

 

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Mushroom and Feta CalzoneMushroom and Feta Calzone

Made with an enriched pizza dough, these are delicious little lunch-box treats.
You can add any filling you like
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Olive and Onion FlatbreadOlive and Onion Flat Bread

This is really a vegan pizza!  Soft and fluffy like foccaccia, just a bit thinner.This recipe make a couple of breads – great for parties, barbeques or shaped as smaller rolls for lunches ...

 

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Overnight Oat Dubliner LoafOvernight Oat Dubliner Loaf

The clue is in the title here.... this loaf needs to 'bloom' overnight. There is less yeast than a normal loaf, but there is Guinness there to help things along. Dubliner? Well the Guinness is a giveaway, and the loaves look like little Leprechaun hats. ...

 

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Pandan Oaty PancakesPandan Oaty Pancakes

I don't think it is possible to have a bad day if you start it out with a plate of vibrant green pandan-pancakes with glossy berries...

 

 

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Pesto BreadPesto Bread

This is a great pull-apart style picnic loaf that is great for sharing...

 

 

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PizzaPizza

I love making pizza and reguarly make them for friends and family, we have made so many different toppings over the years I cannot recall them all - but I have incuded a few favourites ...

 

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Potato and Bacon BlintzesPotato and Bacon Blintzes

Traditional peasant food at its best  ...

               

 

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Potato DumplingsPotato Dumplings

On a Winter's Day there is nothing better than a simple soup with lovely potato dumplings lolling about in it ...

 

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PumpernickelPumpernickel

This is not your average sandwich bread, yet it is an interesting accompaniment to a cheese platter, ploughman's lunch or as a more adventurous addition to sandwiches ...

 

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Pumpkin BreadPumpkin Bread

Not just for Thanksgiving and Halloween, this is a very tasty and chewy bread that goes really well with roast veges and salads for a hearty meal.  Great for adding to a party table as something a little different and interesting...

 

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Pumpkin SconesPumpkin Scones

I love Pumpkin Scones, and they are another freezer-favourite in that they do store very well, for ferreting out when the mood strikes ...

 

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Rich Hot Cross BunsRich Hot Cross Buns

These are rather special, even extra special Hot Cross Buns for Easter. I guarantee these ones are fab. Soaking the fruit in Marsala makes a huge difference, as does the butter ...

 

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RotiRoti

Traditional bread for curries and dahl ...

           

 

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Saffron BunSaffron Bun

Beautifully delicate scented bun, like a hot cross bun or the ItalianPanettone. Great for an Easter treat or as a special occasion cake ...

 

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Savoury Cheese and Chive BiscuitsSavoury Cheese and Chive Biscuits

These are a great cracker-style snack and keep for ages. Great with cheese and dips ...

 

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SconesScones

Traditional scones, homemade jam and a cood cuppa ...

                  

 

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Spelt BreadSpelt Bread

I find spelt more easily digested and a little kinder on the body generally, it also has a slightly sweeter, nuttier flavour than it's plain old wheat-flour cousin ...

 

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Spelt Flour Pita BreadSpelt Flour Pita Bread

For those who are unable to enjoy traditional wheat pita, this is a great stove-top flat bread to make for serving with dips, salsa and barbequed meats ...

 

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Spelt and Rye BaguetteSpelt and Rye Baguettes

This is just a very plain but tasty spelt baguette recipe, perfect for slicing up to have with cheese and dips or for using for sandwiches.  ...

 

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Spinach and Ricotta CrepesSpinach and Ricotta Crepes

Light and delicious vegetarian crêpes, easy to make and easy to eat ...          

 

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Sweet Potato BreadSweet Potato Bread

This bread is flavoursome and nutty, something between a pumpkin scone and regular bread, lovely with butter, or cheese and chutney (of course) ...

 

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White BreadWhite Bread

This recipe is from around 1940, commended to me by someone who has bread skills galore.It works for me, I hope it works for you too ...

 

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Wholemeal BreadWholemeal Bread

For me it has always been bread – first, last and always ...

 

 

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