In Honour of Autumn Travelers: Hedgehog Bread

“The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.” Archilochus Hedgehogs…they are a visual treat of autumn, cute, sweet and remind people strolling through their gardens:  Autumn has arrived! They  hibernate throughout the winter, although they may wake up several times. Their nest is about 50 cm in […]

Fun with Wholewheat: Cheesy Tear and Share Bubble Bread

“Without wishing in the slightest degree to disparage the skill and labour of breadmakers by trade, truth compels us to assert our conviction of the superior wholesomeness of bread made in our own homes.” Eliza Acton, ‘Modern Cookery for Private Families’ (1845) There are some facts about bread making that have been long established as […]

Harvest Orchard: Autumn Tipsy Wholewheat Apple Pie Cupcake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  Albert Camus   Every little drawing of Mother Nature, every sound she makes, every breath she takes, every season has its special beauty, without an exception. Autumn, however, is different: with a melancholic, depressed sadness in it breathtaking beauty, yet with a colourful, sexy make-up […]

Filled Savoury Bread Wreath

  Where I add a combination of complimentary ingredients to a bread dough, in order of giving breads their own distinctive and individual flavours, my greatest savoury breads are forming… I usually use white dough for these breads, but in this particular recipe I opted for the healthy, purely whole wheat mixture and the flavour of the dough still does not overpower or confuse that of the […]

Sprinkled with fairydust: Twisted English Breakfast Muffin

The process of making English muffins is very simple normally: mixing up the dough just as that of a basic bread dough, letting it rise, then dividing and shaping the dough into balls, and letting them rise. Once they have doubled in size, the art of making unfolds. Traditional English muffins are actually baked on the stovetop or […]