Feeling completely unsatisfied with the array of fruit bread on the market, I resolved to make my own. Isn’t that what everyone does?

Swirly whirly bread

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Cheer cheer the red and the white. Honour the name by day and by night!

For all you uninitiated, these are the first 2 lines of the Sydney Swans victory song.  Back when the mighty Sydney Swans were alive and kicking in the AFL Finals series, Jo and I decided to plan a red and white-themed 3 course lunch to celebrate them making it to the finals.  Unfortunately the  Swannies were knocked out of the AFL race in the semis, so didn’t come to the party.

Nonetheless, we decided to make it a red and white-themed commiseration lunch.  Either that or change it to a St George Dragons celebration lunch.  However none of us like the Dragons, so commiseration it is!  In hindsight, we could claim that the reason the Dragons won is because of us 😉 (more…)

The past month has seen a fair bit of baking happen at my house, for no reason other than I’m bored.

As these haven’t filled the brief of ‘What shall I have for dinner?’ I haven’t been posting them, but today I was bored (and baking) and thought a nice little round up of my month in baking might be in order. Another benefit of actually posting as I’m baking? When someone asks for the recipe “for those delicious oat cookies you made the other day” I’d actually know where the hell it came from! (I suffer from a rare disorder – recipe amnesia.)

Please excuse the lack of photos for some of the offerings – it can be hard to handle a camera when you’re busy stuffing your face with baking!

So, brace yourself for an onslaught of sugar…

First up, Bread, Butter, Berry Teacake and Brownies. Does butter count as baking? I’m not sure, perhaps it should be put in the slightly more broad category of Farmyard Fixin’s? (more…)

Let me set the scene…

Last weekend I was sick.  Couldn’t get out of bed sick.  It was awful.  However I promised to bake the wonderful Matt some banana bread for his breakfast this week.  Being sick, I refrained from doing this (snot in the batter – how delightful!).  So I promised on Monday night that I would bake it on Tuesday evening.  I even took the bananas out of the freezer early and everything.  I was all set.  Until… (more…)