Mango chutney

Makes: Approximately one litre or about 4 jars Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 60 minutes I’m a big fan of Indian food and cooking with spices generally. I love going all out on accompaniments to any meal to make it a real occasion. Having pickles and raita, poppadoms, kachumber and naans and/or parathas and…

Chocolate brownies

Serves: it makes about 12 nice sized pieces of brownie you decide how many that serves I won’t judge you Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30-40 minutes This recipe was given to me by a talented baker I once worked with. It delivers a quality brownie that is thick and stodgy border line for…

Roasted pumpkin seeds

Makes: 1 batch Prep time: 15 or less Cooking time: 30-45 minutes So halloween is upon us and it’s time to carve your pumpkin. This simple recipe turns those seeds from bin fodder into a tasty treat. They are great to eat as a snack or to chuck over salads for some extra crunch or…

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…