Pain, What Pain?

Well maybe exquisite pain!!

The pain of waiting!

Pain D’epices, the french gingerbread or spice bread.

Not 100% a bread but it is in french bread recipe books so who am I to argue???

No eggs or butter!

Pain D’epices….

Now this is the last set of photos with the arsey camera as Hubby is home from tomorrow:) Continue reading

A Mid Winter Xmas Delight?

Well it’s a mid winter xmas for us here in NZ but for most other people, it will be mid -summer xmas……….

The Xmas bread (but also festivals) of Lake Como.

Mataloc is also offered as a dessert………with a bit of mascarpone

This is what we want!!

This bread is chocca block with goodies and not so much butter that its too rich. Continue reading

Bready for some wonderful Spicey Fruityness??

As you know, I am very partial to fruity spice breads and multi tasker breads.

MMMM Anise scented bread…………Heaven !!

Raisin, Cinnamon and Honey Bread

I had intended making a bigio bread and then a new ciabatta recipe BUT I really needed the mixer which broke as I was making the first dough!!

So until greedygirl comes back later this week (fixed) then I am making knead a lot less breads!!

I like to knead the bread BUT the two above breads really need to be in a mixer as it really is a softy liquidy dough….. Continue reading

Feeling Spicey today?

Spices…………..

Check out the updated spices and essences page.

My favourite things………. and one of my favourite spice books, a fiction one nonetheless……….

“Mistress of the spices’.

I believe they make a movie of it…………but the book was great.

Magical mystical and medicinal spices: 🙂 and the aroma………….

Spice shop in Jordan. Heaven, imagine it!!