Hot Cross Buns with Currants & Orange

Good Fridays, for many years, were spent making dozens of hot cross buns to share with our family and friends over the Easter weekend. Ready to be delivered to homes to be enjoyed. Every year I’d tweak the recipe a bit for each batch, always starting with a basic sweet dough made with milk & butter….

Focaccia Bread

Once upon a time, I had been invited to join my sister & her partner at Bishop’s for dinner.  It was a lovely late spring day, and I was so excited to be going to one of my favourite chef’s restaurants.  I had no idea just how much that visit would help me in understanding…

Hamburger Buns

Thetis Island is a ferry dependent community with very few services.  If you don’t have something at hand, it is rarely worth making a trip to Vancouver Island just to get it.  You might ask a few people, but in most instances, we learn to make do.  This is probably a skill that everyone should…

Farmhouse Bread

I could probably make this with my eyes closed. In fact I may well have!  This is a simple bread recipe that lends itself to many different additions.  I’ve made it for weddings, fund-raisers and just for the family.  When I’m catering, I use one loaf for 8 guests, and rarely have any leftovers.  I…