Bagels are a very special bread that originated in the Jewish communities of eastern Europe as far back as the early 1600s . These special breads are first boiled prior to baking, which makes them chewier and with a lovely, shiny crust. Bagels have always been one of my favourite treats, next to doughnuts, of course. About a decade ago I toyed with making bagels risen with yeast. They were delicious but I didn’t make […]
Have you tried making coconut yogurt but haven’t had much luck? I get questions from a large number of people about the secrets to making a consistently good coconut yogurt that is tangy and thick and that doesn’t separate. My method is EASY and I get a perfect batch every time. You don’t need any fancy equipment and you don’t even need to have probiotic capsules on hand. This method uses leftover coconut yogurt which you […]
Photography by my lovely friend Virginia Woods-Jack I get mighty excited about making bread. It is my favourite fermented food and I never tire of watching the dough rise slowly throughout the day or the smell it creates during baking. I love how unique each loaf is when it is finished baking and pulled from the oven. Over the past couple of years I have slowly saved up and purchased a few bread-making tools […]
I posted a biscuit variation of these nut free bars on my Instagram page a few weeks back. You can find the recipe over on my friend’s blog Love Mamas. Vic is a hugely inspiring mother and friend and dedicates her time to helping out other mothers through her fabulous post natal care and post natal doula services here in Wellington. Not long after having Ira 6 months ago I was fortunate enough to be given a beautiful meal […]
This bread recipe is the version I make using instant yeast instead of sourdough starter. For any of you who don’t have a sourdough starter, or if you forgot to feed the starter before bread-making day, this recipe doesn’t require any preparation and still produces a beautiful bread with a great flavour and minimal effort.
Image © Victoria Vincent Photography Ginger beer is one of the easiest and low maintenance naturally fermented drinks and, in my opinion, rather fun to make (science geek right here). The flavour is intensely beautiful to boot! I prefer to make my own because I can reduce the sugar content while maintaining that great flavour. But my favourite part is being able to add different combinations of fruits, herbs and spices to the mix when it […]