Scones

Scones, is there a better vessel for your homemade jam? Originating from the UK, very likely from Scotland but let’s not open that can of worms or we’ll end up in a Pavlova-esq controversy. The scones of old were made with ground oats and cooked on a griddle until the introduction of baking powder which…

Babka

Easter and baking go hand in hand, but if dried fruit isn’t your thing or perhaps you’ve already had your fill of hot cross buns, I suggest giving babka a try. Babka is a cake made from sweet yeast dough in Eastern European countries, traditionally on Easter Sunday. But to confuse matters, babka, also known…

Hot Cross Buns

Photography: Tracie Heasman I have to confess hot cross buns are my weakness. I can’t wait each year for the Christmas decorations to disappear as it means hot cross buns will start popping up in the supermarket. I know these, often mass-produced versions, are not the best specimens, but they tide me over until Easter…