Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

Ricotta filled, orange scented doughnuts

Almost two years ago now, while travelling around southern Italy for a few weeks, we happened upon a small café in the town square of Catania, Sicily, with a counter stacked high with sweet treats. Choosing to forgo the famous cannoli, I bought the biggest doughnut I could find

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Deep Dish Pizza

The group of desks I sit at can sometimes get heated. When you have a Frenchman, a Northlander, a Chicagoan, a Chinese Kiwi, a Hamiltonian and a Westie all within arguing distance there can be some pretty steep opinion gradients. But we found one thing we can agree on. Paul mentioned his native city Chicago’s [...]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

Roti Canai

Over summer I spent 2 months in South-East Asia, discovering the land of things that shouldn’t taste good but do. Fish sauce is made from rotting fish and smells like a dock during a power outage but cannot be substituted in many Thai dishes. Green chilli’s with eye watering amounts of capsacin, natures way of [...]

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Fig & walnut (friendship) bread

A couple of months ago I was at a friend’s house when I noticed a bowl of batter sitting on their kitchen bench and on top, a single white A4 piece of paper titled ‘German Friendship Cake’. I was fascinated – was this the food equivalent of a chain letter?

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Seed bread

I’ve got a real love affair with bread, have all my life. Our little farmers’ market down here in Dunedin has a bakery which produces the most beautifully textured bread with a crunchy outer crust - when Friday rolls around I am already excited about getting up early on Saturday morning just to secure my favourite [...]

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Spaghetti, pine nut and basil parcels

You may have missed what a huge fan of leftovers I am but just to fill you in – there is something I just adore about yesterday’s food. I also HATE to waste food (it makes me feel sad and guilty) so even if the end result is a disaster I try to resurrect it [...]

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Spinach and feta gozleme

A few years ago I was at the Glebe markets in Sydney and tried for the first time gozleme.  To this day that food memory is still vivid.  Watching the ladies prepare and fry order after order was mesmerising; they’d clearly been cooking gozleme for a lifetime

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Italian Ricotta doughnuts with Orange Curd

The first mistake was deep frying, the second was sugar dipping, but by the time we drizzled these gorgeous golden treats with the buttery, zesty curd we were powerless to exercise restraint.

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Char Siu Bao (Pork Buns)

When I was living in Japan I used to buy these buns from the seven eleven below my apartment. In true Japanese style in addition to the traditional Chinese fillings they came in all sorts of kooky flavours like pizza, cheese & curry and chicken and mayonnaise. 

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Soft rye with mushrooms, goats feta and carraway

I am really bad with things that take time and require patience; knitting, golf and gardening spring to mind as things I’ve tried and given up on due to lack of immediate satisfaction. I love cooking (obviously) but I’ve never been much of a bread-maker

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Nellie’s bran rolls

This recipe was kindly shared with us by Jennifer, our Learning and Development Specialist here at Fisher & Paykel. Jennifer is American and so it is particularly appropriate that she in contributing to the blog over this Thanksgiving period. Jennifer is a fantastically passionate baker and is always keen to share her stories

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Aidan’s oaty brown bread

When scouting for recipes for this months theme I was pleasantly surprised by the number of males who came forward to share their recipes with us. Aidan is one these males and he kindly shared a recipe for Oaty Brown Bread, straight from the homeland, Ireland. Here are his thoughts on this hearty loaf:

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