Gingerbread Babka

December 10, 2015
Gingerbread Babka

Gingerbread BabkaGingerbread Babka

I love holiday baking, when the Christmas season gives me the perfect excuse to use lots of spices and other indulgent and warming ingredients that I wouldn’t regularly pull out and use for ‘weekday’ baking. 

For me, the comforting spice of gingerbread is the feeling of Christmas. The essence of the festive season all neatly wrapped up in a singular taste and smell. This is a spice that warms my soul.

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Roasted Pumpkin and Citrus Tartines with Whipped Thyme Goat’s Cheese

December 2, 2015
Roasted Pumpkin and Citrus Honey Tartines with Whipped Thyme Goat's Cheese

Roasted Pumpkin and Citrus Honey Tartines with Whipped Thyme Goat's CheeseRoasted Pumpkin and Citrus Honey Tartines with Whipped Thyme Goat's Cheese

I do feel as if Butter and Brioche has become a bit neglected of late. My life at the moment has become a new journey. A recent series of stops and starts, ups and downs, highs and lows.

A different world of self-discovery and life has opened. New experiences, people, food, health and traditions – all have presented themselves. I have truly found a new perspective and lease on life… one filled with acceptance and embracement.  And it has been one amazing ride.

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Star Anise Spiced Dark Chocolate Sables

November 23, 2015
Star Anise Spiced Dark Chocolate Sables

Star Anise Spiced Dark Chocolate SablesStar Anise Spiced Dark Chocolate Sables

The season of comfort foods and holiday treats is finally upon us. Though it has been unseasonably warm here in Australia of late – it doesn’t mean that I can’t bring the first taste of the spirit and warmth of Christmas to my kitchen. So this recipe for Star Anise Spiced Dark Chocolate Sables is just one of the first inspired by the upcoming holiday season that I plan on sharing.

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Chocolate Coated Espresso Bean Scones

November 12, 2015
Chocolate Coated Espresso Bean Scones

Chocolate Coated Espresso Bean SconesChocolate Coated Espresso Bean Scones

My most recent and vivid memory of the best scone I had eaten took place just last week – whilst sharing a traditional Devonshire High Tea with my mother at this darling English tea house. Enjoying warm scones (served with plenty of berry jam and whipped cream) on a chilly ice cold day. Together, we were just in the moment – laughing, sharing and relishing in each other’s company. Nothing would faze us.

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Halvah and Walnut Brownie Torte

November 2, 2015
alvah and Walnut Brownie Torte

Halvah and Walnut Brownie TorteHalvah and Walnut Brownie Torte

Sometimes we all need chocolate. And butter. Sugar too. Right now, I’m in the midst of final law exams, which have completely occupied all my time, emotion and mind. Oh for dreams of free time baking and cookbook reading! …I just can’t wait to dive back in and spend hours and hours in the kitchen again.

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