Sourdough crumpets/pikelets

Prep time: 2 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Yield: 4 crumpets/ pikelets This recipe is simple as can be and is a great way to turn over excess sourdough starter in a delicious way. The second time made thesecI added a little strong white flour and fresh water to my starter about 10 minutes before…

Sourdough starter

Prep time: 2 minutes a day for a week Yield: one sourdough starter (mother) I’ve wanted to grow my own bread starter for a while. After a fair amount of reading and talking with others who have done it before, I decided I was ready. I have opted to use rye flour as it will…

Potato buns

Makes: 8 burger buns or 2 cob loaves Prep time: 15 minutes plus approximately 90 minutes proving Cooking time: 30 minutes This recipe was born out of a conversation with a good friend of mine.  He asked if I had any experience making potato rolls after being blown away by the burger buns from shake…

English muffins redux

Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes plus 90 minutes proving (you can skip the proving, how to is explained further down) Cooking time: 15 minutes I recently attend a two day bread workshop and since then I’ve been putting what I learned into use. Time to revisit an earlier recipe and tweak it for a…

Okonomiyaki

Serves: 2 and a baby Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Okonomiyaki is a wonderful Japanese cabbage pancake. The okonomi means “how you like it” and yaki means “cooked”. While the words cabbage pancake are unlikely to get anyone excited this dish really has it all. It’s fresh and rich savoury flavours are…

A nod to Jersey

Not a recipe this time but this is a blog so I wanted to take the chance to celebrate some of the great food spots we (the family) found while in Jersey. First up Faulkner Fisheries with their Restaurant and fishshop based out of a WWII bunker “Vivier” at L’Etacq. The location is breathtaking and…

Never a dhal moment

Serves: 4 Prep time: 45 minutes plus a few hours to marinade the chicken. Cooking time: 45 minutes This recipe carries on with the theme of reducing the amount of meat we eat. This fed four adults and one messy baby with a portion of chicken and of dhal left in case anyone wanted extra….