Bread, Lunch-box Ideas

Feijoa Banana Bread

With the last of my seasonal feijoas, I made this banana bread. A twist on the original, but with an added depth you don't know you've been missing until you taste this loaf. It looks dense, but it has a beautiful texture which melts on the tongue. I can only attribute that to the feijoa pulp/puree… Continue reading Feijoa Banana Bread


Pecan Nut Loaf

This delicious little loaf can be prepared and on the table in an hour. It is a mixture of savoury and sweet, with the Pecan nuts adding a crunchy, chewy texture and altogether different flavour. Very tasty, the actual flavour is a little hard to explain, but if you love Pecan nuts, then this loaf… Continue reading Pecan Nut Loaf

Bread, Dessert

Apricot Jam Bread and Butter Pudding

Winter just isn't Winter without good old Bread and Butter Pudding. So easy to make yet so delicious and very versatile so you can change it's flavour depending on the ingredients you have on hand. I love smearing the bread with Apricot Jam as it adds another dimension, but any jam will do, or, stick… Continue reading Apricot Jam Bread and Butter Pudding

Braai, Bread

Cheesy Corn Bread

I often talk about having a crusty bread as an accompaniment to soup or a stew as it not only fills the belly really well but it is a great way to soak up all the delicious gravy that you would otherwise have to lick, but good manners tend to prevail and sticking one's head… Continue reading Cheesy Corn Bread

Baking, Bread, Lunch-box Ideas

Buttermilk Banana Bread

I absolutely love this bread! I recently had a few bananas that were begging to be made into banana bread and a little left over buttermilk in the fridge and wondered how the two would work together. Having never tried making a banana bread with buttermilk before I spent some time with my old friend Google,… Continue reading Buttermilk Banana Bread


Crusty Health Bread

Family activities are the best. I love finding new things to do and share with my family and as your kids get older, the list of activities open to you just gets longer and longer. We're lucky enough to have a few of the Cricket World Cup matches being played in Auckland, so yesterday we went to… Continue reading Crusty Health Bread

Braai, Bread

6 ideas for leftover bread

At this time of year, I don't know about you, but I seem to gravitate towards bread sticks and French baguettes. They scream lazy SUMMER lunches or light evening meals; last minute picnics and no dip platter is complete without a few lightly toasted crostini or sticks. Whether neatly sliced or stuffed with fresh produce, they… Continue reading 6 ideas for leftover bread

Bread, Cakes, Icing, Lunch-box Ideas

Apple and Ginger Loaf

You know the old saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade", well, I've been a regular lemonade factory of late. It's really tough seeing the positive in a situation when the outcome is so desperately far away from how you'd hoped it would be. The last few years have held extreme disappointment, frustration and trials… Continue reading Apple and Ginger Loaf


Fairy Bread

"What is that?" I hear you ask - don't worry if you don't know, I asked the same question a number of years ago after finding myself in a new country and attending a friend's child's birthday party. So if you've never heard of it I completely understand, but it has got to be the… Continue reading Fairy Bread


Fluffy Naan Bread

When eating curry, I find nothing nicer than using a fresh naan bread to soak up the gravy so I get every last tasty morsel.  I'm not a fan of very hot curry, in fact one of the ladies at dinner the other night described the way in which she measures a "too hot" curry:… Continue reading Fluffy Naan Bread