SOME INSPIRATION FROM MY KITCHEN THIS WEEK

The weather has been a little erratic around Melbourne lately.  We have had a few really hot days around 43 degrees, then its gotten quite cool down around the 20 degrees so the menu has been quite random honestly.  We have made icy poles and salads for the warmer days then porridge and pies for…

BASIC PIZZA DOUGH – VARIATIONS

Wholemeal Spelt Pizza Dough 3/4 cup tepid water 7g packet of dried yeast 2 cups spelt flour 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt pinch of dried oregano I tend to make my pizza doughs in the mixer, I personally have a KitchenAid, but you use what you are comfortable with place yeast, water, flour,…

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES – SURE FIRE CROWD PLEASER

These bad boys are world famous, or at least world famous in our family.  They also cure many ills, cure a broken heart and make lots of people smile. So I though I would share the love with you all. 1 bag chocolate chips bits – can be white, dark, milk or a mix of…

CHEDDAR CHEESE AND DILL SCONES

There is no secret, but my favourite all time Television Cook is The Barefoot Contessa – Ina Garten.  Like myself she is slightly obsessed with French food and butter, butter and did I mention butter.  Today, I decided to open up one of her many books for inspiration and out of the pages popped Cheddar…