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Crumb: Cherry Stollen with Pistachio Marzipan

About that stollen I mentioned the other day…well…it’s been made…it’s been devoured! I couldn’t find dried cherries anywhere (I’m sure Costco used to sell them in Australia) so I drained some canned morello cherries and ended up swapping them one for one. In addition to the cherries there’s orange zest and mixed peel and the […]

Bake the Bag

Bake the Bag, Week 7

For Week 7 of the Bake the Bag challenge we are tasked with making Cinnamon Whole Wheat Scones. It uses another whooping 2 cups of the White Whole Wheat Flour, which makes a serious dent in what’s left for the final two weeks. The scone recipe is not difficult at all – stir dry ingredients […]

Crumb, Meatless Monday

Crumb: Fig, Orange & Star Anise Tea Loaf

As I mentioned previously, Food52 Baking Club‘s December pick is Crumb by Ruby Tandoh. I’m really excited to bake from this book as I recently binge watched all of The Great British Bake Off and really enjoyed Ruby’s season on the show. The first recipe I’ve tried happens to be her favorite in the book, […]


Nigella’s Feast: An Easy Lunch for Six

I quite like how Feast has menu suggestions and this one in particular appealed to me with “easy” and “six” – we actually had it for a midweek dinner though. The main is One-Pan Sage-and-Onion Chicken and Sausage: essentially this is a sheet pan dinner and something we often do just with sausages and roast […]

Bake the Bag

Bake the Bag, Week 6

I love a good carrot cake recipe and this week’s Bake the Bag challenge is exactly that! Using white whole wheat flour has been an interesting project and you definitely would not pick that this was whole wheat. That said, the cake behaved a bit differently than I expected in the oven, and took 45 […]

Meatless Monday

A couple vegetarian curries from Fresh India

Our eldest nephew has recently started teaching us to play Dungeons & Dragons and whenever their family come over we have an absolute feast (usually either Mexican or Indian because it’s easy to upscale to feed a crowd). Our nephews are not very adventurous when it comes to food, but if you serve a chicken […]