Date + Coffee Hot Cross Buns.

The first batch of HCB for 2014. Inspired by sudden rain and a Southerly change, late on a mid-March Sunday morning. The sun is bright but the air is cooler. The mornings are beginning to smell like Easter. It’s a time for earthy spices, treacly dates and soft, steaming-hot baked goods. Continue reading

Pumpkin-spice bagels and pumpkin-spice cream cheese

When you crave pumpkin-spice schmear and its bagel-form buddy from holidays long gone. And then you remember pumpkin-spice [insert foodstuff here] doesn’t exist in this country and besides, it’s actually Spring. The solution: grab a pumpkin and start from scratch. Continue reading