Spiced preserved apples

April 30, 2018 | Filed under Breakfast / Brunch

My neighbour has an overloaded apple tree and has asked me to help her deal with the fruit before it falls to the ground and rots. I have taken buckets of apples from her place plus some of her preserving jars so I can bottle the apples for her. Some of the jars will be plain apples in juice, others will be spiced.  Here is the recipe for spiced preserved apples.  If you just want them plain, then leave out the spices and flavours. …Read more

Preserved feijoas – microwaved

May 2, 2017 | Filed under Breakfast / Brunch, Dessert

I’ve preserved feijoas in jars most years to use them long after the season (late Autumn/early winter) is over.  Usually I’ve cooked the fruit on the stovetop and heated the jars in the oven to sterilise them.

This year I decided to try using the microwave oven and it is so much quicker and easier. …Read more

Sweet Brioche Recipe

February 13, 2012 | Filed under Breakfast / Brunch

Try this brioche recipe for Valentines Day.  Thanks The Breeze

If you can get fresh yeast, you will need 15 gms for this recipe.

Otherwise use the dried granules as set out in the recipe. Just make sure the dried yeast hasn’t gone past its use by date.

Cloverleaf rolls

April 8, 2011 | Filed under Breakfast / Brunch

The quick bread roll recipe can be used in different ways – a variety of shapes and flavours.

Here is the method for cloverleaf rolls – bread rolls shaped like a clover leaf with three ‘leaves’ …Read more

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