In My Kitchen – June 2014

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In my kitchen:

Are some bread rolls I made with the stamps I bought last month whilst I was in Sydney.  I use a very basic baguette recipe with instant yeast but it makes fabulous rolls.  I don’t use bread flour.  Instead, I used special bakers quality plain flour I get from Kakulas Sister in Nollamara. Continue reading

In My Kitchen – May 2014

In my kitchen this month are so many new things, Maus has told me I have to hold some things over for next month.  That one is ruthless, I tell you.

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In my kitchen:

Is a Lebanese water jug (brik). These are everywhere in Lebanon and we wanted to buy one but didn’t see them for sale which, as it turns out, was lucky for us.  This guy (which is not of the best quality but was cheap so I am not complaining) comes from the fab shop, Harkola, in Auburn.  The wonderful Celia (Fig Jam and Lime Cordial) and Pete took us there whilst we were in Sydney.

We were having lunch at Al Aseel, Newtown, when Celia poured us each a glass of water from one.  As she did so, she asked, “Do you want one of these?”, to which both Maus and I replied, in unison, “Yes”.  Before we knew it, we were whizzing off to Auburn to get one. Continue reading

In My Kitchen – November 2013

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In my kitchen:

Is a bowl of mulberries with home-made yoghurt.  I have had a mulberry tree for ages. Notwithstanding it looks very sick, it produces mulberries each year.  For some reason, the birds around here don’t like mulberries.  It may be because they are not particularly tasty but with some home-made yoghurt and vanilla syrup, they are tasty enough for an enjoyable breakfast. Continue reading