Savouries

Sage and onion pull apart rolls

Sage and onion pull apart rolls

Deliciously soft, fluffy, savoury buns, which when broken open, reveals a sage and onion filling dispersed through the bun. Spread on some good quality salted butter and you are done. Excellent for picnics, accompanying soup or just as a snack by itself. They freeze very well and I tend to bake 3 batches in one go every few weeks as they are a perfect after school snack and a great way to utilise my very prolific sage plant!

Mushroom and Garlic Bread Pinwheels

Mushroom and Garlic Bread Pinwheels

This recipe is a white bread filled with a gorgeous buttery mushroom and garlic filling. It is mouthwatering and can accompany any meal such as pizza, lasagne, pasta etc. Or it can just be eaten on it's own as a tasty snack

Spicy Savoury Bread and Butter Pudding

Spicy Savoury Bread and Butter Pudding

We have all had those moments right, where despite our best efforts our bread gets stuck and what comes off our pizza stone or out of our baking tin looks like a loaf of bread that has been run over a few times. However all is not lost, that bread can be used to make a savoury bread and butter pudding that makes the whole situation a little less saddening. I have used sourdough bread, onions, bacon and chilli here, but honestly use whatever you have to hand.

Carrot and apple sourdough muffins

Carrot and apple sourdough muffins

Really delicious way of using your sourdough discard. Makes about 12 American sized muffins, or, as I prefer about 12 english buns/fairy cake sized treats. Both seem to take about the same time to cook though

Spinach and feta topped bread

Spinach and feta topped bread

Delicious vegetarian option and good alternative if you're languishing in a lunchtime sandwich rut! Also freezes very well.

Soft Crunchy Sweet Potato Bread

Soft Crunchy Sweet Potato Bread

Has anyone got picky children?! Here’s how to hide vegetables in bread! These loaves are soft and slightly squidgy. I slice then freeze a loaf or two so that I can use a slice at a time. Great for supper with a poached egg. Very filling!

Cheese and Herb Grissini

Cheese and Herb Grissini

This simple grissini recipe is quick to put together and a great way for all of the family to get involved with shaping dough. Obviously the thinner the better in terms of crispiness but our kids loved experimenting with lots of different shapes and it was all good!

Cheese scones

Cheese scones

Tangy mature cheddar and a generous shake of cayenne pepper make these scones a lovely savoury treat.

Olive Tapenade Tear 'n' Share

Olive Tapenade Tear 'n' Share

This tear 'n' share bread is perfect for parties and family events, filled with either homemade olive tapenade or cheat like me and buy it from the shops. Can also be done with chocolate spread or peanut butter for a lovely sweat treat!

Mooncake

Mooncake

Mooncake with red bean paste fillings

French Onion Bread

French Onion Bread

Super tasty bread to make as rolls or a whole loaf to use for picnics/sandwiches - can be eaten on its own, doesn't require a sandwich filling

Sourdough Pumpkin Loaf Bread

Sourdough Pumpkin Loaf Bread

Brioche style enriched dough and pumpkin puree baked into a classic bread loaf. Easy to make with minimal hands on time. Amazing still slightly warm with butter, perfect to accompany warming autumn soups, but also great for a special Sunday breakfast treat toasted with chocolate spread or honey. Can also be made into individual rolls.

Pumpkin sourdough

Pumpkin sourdough

Amazing bread perfect for wet autumn days. Full of healthy stuff such as pumpkin puree and lots of seeds. The dough it fairly hydrated and more suitable for semi to experienced bakers. (But if you are a beginner and want to try it anyway just google few videos 'how to shape high hydration dough' and GO FOR IT!)

Rosemary and sun-dried tomato Khorasan loaf.

Rosemary and sun-dried tomato Khorasan loaf.

Fresh slices of this savoury bread provide an excellent accompaniment to all sorts of cheeses. A lovely smell of Rosemary filled the kitchen when we toasted a few left-over slices.

Sourdough courgette feta fritters

Sourdough courgette feta fritters

These fritters are so easy to make and cook in minutes : crispy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside. You can make them in advanced (up to 2 days), just store in the refrigerator (or freeze them for up to one month) and re-heat a few minutes in the oven when needed. Makes 12.

Ossetian flat breads stuffed with chard

Ossetian flat breads stuffed with chard

Beetroot tops are often thrown away, which is a great shame as they taste delicious, especially in spring. Their flavour is sweet and earthy, reminiscent of chard. They use beet tops a lot in the Caucasus. This recipe is inspired by Ossetian pies. Ossetians are highlanders just North of Georgia. These pies are probably as old as the hills because traditionally three are served and each signifies a different element - earth, water and fire. I fell in love with their story, and with their outstanding flavour. They are normally brushed with melted butter as they come out of the oven, but I love to go one step further and smother them in beurre noisette. Try it, it will be the best thing you will eat this spring.

Chilli cheese and onion bread

Chilli cheese and onion bread

A chilli/cheese/onion flavoured wholemeal bread, with a rich cheesy crust. Light in texture, and if a stronger flavour is preferred, hotter chilli’s can be substituted! It is a modified 50:50 wholemeal loaf recipe which uses a (Panasonic SD-2500) bread machine for much of the work.

Seedy Squares

Seedy Squares

Crisp squares of flatbread topped with Pumpkin Seeds, Spelt & Malted Wheat Flakes. Eat these on their own, with cheese, pate or hummus.

Langos with cheddar and spinach

Langos with cheddar and spinach

Langos is a fried bread originally from eastern Europe (Hungry, Slovakia) made of wheat flour, potato and eggs. They are very easy to make and they combined very well with both sweet or savory toppings, delicious when freshly made!

Spelt with sun-dried tomatoes

Spelt with sun-dried tomatoes

Fearing that a loaf made totally from Spelt Wholemeal flour might turn out to be rather dense I was hesitant to give it a try. However, allowing the mixer some extra minutes to work the dough plus adding some sourdough starter to the mix, seems to have made the difference. Using a loaf tin offers some support to the dough in its second proving and the end result is a loaf with excellent taste and texture. Creating a moist atmosphere in the oven before putting in the loaf seems to encourage a bit of ‘oven spring’. This recipe adds sun-dried tomatoes and some fennel seeds to enrich things. Another way of varying things is to reduce the Spelt to 400g and mix it with either 100g of Three Malts & Sunflower Brown Flour or 100g of Seeded White Organic Flour Using a sharp bread knife, it’s possible to cut thin slices which provide a tasty basis for lunchtime sandwiches. Now I just need to order some more Spelt Flour…

Lisa K's Beetroot Burgers

Lisa K's Beetroot Burgers

Made with quinoa and buckwheat flour, healthy and very tasty with a touch of spicy heat. Vegan friendly and gluten free. Best with organic ingredients. ❄❄❄❄ well after cooking.

Home made Oat Milk

Home made Oat Milk

A healthy alternative to dairy, which has the advantage of saving you money over the shop-bought varieties.

Three malts focaccia with fennel

Three malts focaccia with fennel

The flavour of this variety of focaccia is enriched by using Organic Three Malts & Sunflower Brown Flour and adding some fennel seed to the mix. The quantity of fennel seed can be adjusted to suit your taste. Some white bread flour in the mix helps to keep a light texture.

Pumpkin and walnut sourdough

Pumpkin and walnut sourdough

Perfect bread for the autumn, although it can be prepared all year round as long as you find pumpkin. Really great along a good blue cheese.

St Piran's parsnip and pulse Pasties

St Piran's parsnip and pulse Pasties

A seasonal recipe, it may be pie week, but the week started on Sunday with St Piran's day, the patron Saint of Cornwall. To celebrate, here's a veggie variation on the traditional Pasty theme.

Onion and Thyme Bread

Onion and Thyme Bread

This is a bread that I have been making for a few years now and have arrived at this recipe by experimentation. The quantities of onion and thyme seem to work OK but can be varied to suit personal taste. For some reason unknown to me, I find this bread does actually keep fresh for a day or two longer than a basic bread, although the aroma of the onions and thyme make it so appetising to me that it rarely has chance to go stale.

Buckwheat and spinach pancakes

With mixed vegetables and tahini and dressing. Some of the best pancakes in the world are made from buckwheat flour. They are really crisp and easy to make. This colourful dish is great for a vegetarian meal.

Samosas

Samosas

Vegetable samosas, you won't be able to eat only one!

Cheese and Onion Spelt Scones

Cheese and Onion Spelt Scones

Moist and very flavoursome - these scones are the perfect accompaniment to soup, stews and casseroles. Keep well in an airtight container

Vegan Leek Cake

Vegan Leek Cake

incredible... just a simple leek cake, but just too yummy, crispy, irresistible...