Category Archives: muffin

Mini panettoni with dark chocolate

Festive baking time! Rich, yeasted sweet bread studded with dark chocolate, in a handy little size for parties and lunchboxes. Makes 24 muffin-sized panettone Active time about 2 hours Resting time 5 – 6 hours Baking time about 40 minutes … Continue reading

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Goat cheese and thyme madeleines

Moist, soft, slightly tangy savoury madeleines to nibble on with a glass of wine on a warm summer evening. These goat cheese and thyme madeleines are so quick to make and bake. And you don’t need a madeleine pan – … Continue reading

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Swiss carrot cake

A light, moist, flavourful carrot cake from the Swiss canton of Aargau, which contains no oil or butter, and no flour. Low fat, dairy free, gluten free. It’s practically health food! Makes a 24cm (10″) cake – serves 12 Preparation: … Continue reading

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Peach muffins

Soft, moist muffins bursting with fresh fruit. After a long, grey winter of apples, apples, a quick flurry of clementines over the holidays, then back to apples, apples and more apples, it is mind-blowingly fun to go to the grocer’s … Continue reading

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Banana split cupcakes

Got overripe bananas in your fruit basket? Fed up to the back teeth with banana bread? Have I got a treat for you! Banana split cupcakes with chocolate chips and a strawberry swirl, topped with a simple creamy frosting and … Continue reading

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Cheesy brioche dinner rolls

Crunchy crust, soft and fluffy interior with a rich, cheesy, buttery flavour. Mmmm, yes please! We are carboholics around here. Bread, pasta, potatoes, pastry, pizza… In fact, my kids could happily live on pasta and pizza entirely. Okay, we do … Continue reading

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Dutch spice bread

Ontbijtkoek – Dutch spice bread (or cake) – a wonderful winter tea time treat! Crunchy crust, dense crumb with a rich, sweetly spiced flavour. Ontbijtkoek is traditionally served at breakfast with a thick layer of butter, or it can be … Continue reading

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Chocolate and vanilla swirl mini panettoni

I am completely enamoured with festive breads. So much Pandoro and Panettone get devoured round here every year that I can barely keep up supply. This year, I picked up a pack of gorgeous little pandoro basso molds and my … Continue reading

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Sourdough adventures – brioche dinner rolls

  A little lighter than their traditional counterpart, with fewer eggs and less butter, these sourdough brioche dinner rolls have a thin, crisp crust, a cloud-soft interior and a rich, buttery taste. They pair perfectly with a bowl of homemade … Continue reading

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Banana and brown sugar muffin tin rolls

Fluffy and sweet, a perfect lunchbox or after school treat. Or breakfast, because they’ve got fruit in them? A friend of mine posted a comment on a social media site recently that said, “On average I spend $50 a year … Continue reading

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