Sorry I've been incommunicado for a while! The blog definitely fell by the wayside while I was on prac, but now that I'm happily out the other side, I can start getting creative again. 😉 For Mother's Day this year, my mum requested banana pancakes - I've never made them before, but recipes abound online so … Continue reading Make you banana pancakes, pretend like it’s the weekend now
A couple of weeks ago I was walking around my local shopping centre complex thing, and happened upon the seconds stand at the fruit shop, AKA that thing that I often walk past but rarely think about. On it are fruits and vegetables which are considered too ugly for the shops, but which are perfectly … Continue reading In defense of daggy fruit
Australia is officially in a heatwave. 😬😓 Whilst I tend to drink heaps of water out of habit, I work as a bakery shopgirl, where I'm constantly sandwiched between hot ovens and a hot Earth every shift, with zero air-con. As such, it tends to be several degrees hotter than the 30°C+ outside, and I … Continue reading What’s making me a bit salty right now?
Muffins are the bomb. Here are my reasons for believing this: They have built-in portion control, and you can make them in different sizes to fully take advantage of this. They are versatile - they can be sweet or savoury, and generally turn out well regardless of ingredients (although maybe I'm lucky). They are easy … Continue reading For the love of muffins
In a burst of inspiration fuelled by procrastination, I decided to get out the bread maker. Our bread maker is a bit of a relic – it was passed down to us when I was a kid, from my aunt who never used it. I remember loving it at the time, but the last time … Continue reading Making wholegrain fruit bread from scratch: What could possibly go wrong?!
Every Mother's and Father's Day for as long as I can remember, my family has had pancakes. At some point during my childhood, making these pancakes gradually went from being a job for Mum to a job for me, and for over a decade I have been in charge. This Father's Day I thought I … Continue reading Father’s Day Pancakes
For my first post, I thought I'd bake a cake with something that's famous for its reputation for keeping things moving: prunes. As far as I can remember, prunes have been associated with helping relieve constipation, and upon learning this at a young age, I was afraid to try them for fear that I would … Continue reading The truth about prunes and other dried fruits \\ Fruit cake