Cornmeal battered snapper

Some people may say that a nice fish such as snapper shouldn’t be battered (breaded) and fried…I beg to differ…I think the right batter on a fish provides a nice, crisp and flavourful coating that locks in the moisture and flavour of the fish.  And cornmeal provides a bit of extra ‘bite’ in texture and…

White loaf bread with rolled barley flakes

Although I tend to push the boundary of wholesome, whole grains when making bread, sometimes it’s nice to just have a light, white loaf.  This is basically what I’ve made, but with the umphhh of rolled barley for flavour, texture and health. Ingredients 450 g (1 lb) white bread flour 150 g (5.5 oz) rolled barley flakes…

Banana bread with coconut

Lots of extra over-ripe bananas!   Ingredients 2/3 cup butter (~150 g) 1/3 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar grated lemon rind from 1 lemon 4 eggs 2.5 cups ripe banana (~4 large) 3.5 cups plain flour 5 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup desiccated coconut   Cream the butter and…

Brioche (challah style)

This bread is a brioche but braided like a challah. 250 g wholemeal flour300 g white bread flour2 eggs300 ml milk1/4 cup honey2 tsp salt1 Tb yeast1/4 cup olive oil Mix all ingredients in a breadbaker or mixer (or by hand), then let rise once. Knead again with some flour and split the dough into…

Rye bread

250 g rye flour300 g white bread flour1 Tb yeast2 Tb sugar2 tap salt2 Tb oil100 ml milk250 ml water Mix all ingredients together (bread maker on knead only), and let rise once. With extra flour, knead and form into a uniform ball. Fit into a loaf pan, score with a knife, and let rise…

Peach and raisin bread

250 g white bread flour250 g stone ground wheat flour50 g millet200 ml water200 ml whole milk1 Tb dry yeast1 Tb salt1 Tb sugar1 tsp cinnamon1 cup finely chopped dried peaches1 cup raisins Mix all ingredients except fruit in bread maker to knead. Half way into kneading add in fruit. After 1 rise, knead and…

Buckwheat bread with rolled quinoa

250 g white bread flour 250 g buckwheat flour 100 g rolled quinoa 1 Tb dry yeast 1 Tb raw sugar 1 Tb olive oil 1 Tb salt 400 ml water Mix all ingredients together in a bread baker for kneading and let rise once. Knead the dough again and place in loaf pan. Let…

Wholemeal Spelt Bread

200 g white bread flour 200 g wholemeal flour 150 g Spelt flour 1 Tb dry yeast 1 Tb raw sugar 1 Tb olive oil 1 Tb salt 350 ml water I mixed all ingredients into the bread baker and let mix, knead and go through one rise. I then hand kneaded the dough and…

Wholewheat bread with millet

300g wholewheat flour 50g millet 1 Tb dry yeast 3 Tb raw sugar 1 Tb light oil 1 tsp salt 175ml (3/4 cup) water Mix the dry ingredients, then add the water and mix with a spoon until thick. Knead into a consistent dough ball and let sit in a bowl, covered, for 15 min….