Rich Vegan Fruit Loaf (dairy-free, egg-free)

There’s nothing quite like a thick slab of fruit loaf with a steaming mug of tea. Especially when you’re chained to your desk writing a thesis. I really adore this loaf because it is so moist, so filling and so downright rich you don’t even notice that it’s vegan.

I also love this loaf because it’s flexible. If you hadn’t noticed by now, my favourite recipes have a little wriggle room and can be readily adapted for what’s in the pantry.  Continue reading “Rich Vegan Fruit Loaf (dairy-free, egg-free)”

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In praise of the humble banana loaf

Until yesterday, I never quite realised just how important banana loaf was to me. You see, it has always been a part of my life, something familiar and comforting, but something to which I never really paid a lot of attention. You see, banana loaf isn’t really anything special, but it has always been there in the background of life. Continue reading “In praise of the humble banana loaf”

Apricot and Fig Loaf

Hey guys,

Thanks for all the love for my last post! Such a nice welcome back to the blogging world after a few months off!

When I was in Melbourne, I had a delicious Fig and Apricot loaf for brunch one day. It was served with ricotta and honey and was just superb! I thought I’d try replicating it at home. I modified this recipe from Poires au Chocolat, and it turned out amazing! I didn’t have any pecans, so I used a mixture of almonds and walnuts. It’s fragrant, dense and filling. Perfect with a cup of tea! Continue reading “Apricot and Fig Loaf”

Homemade White Bread

Hey gang,

Thanks for the lovely welcome to the blogosphere!!! I didn’t expect anyone to see my posts until I told my friends about it, but I was pleasantly surprised to have comments and likes from people who don’t seem to be bots! So much excitement! It totally made up for spending a sunny summer’s day stuck in a dark room staring down a microscope. So thanks 🙂  Continue reading “Homemade White Bread”

Hello world. Like loaf?

Hello everyone.

I thought I’d debut my blog with a humble fruit loaf that I made on the weekend. We came back from camping over the New Year period with some rather bruised and battered fruit that wasn’t particularly appealing to eat straight, but would be wasteful to discard. Have you ever noticed how quickly stone fruits go bad if stored at room temperature? Within the blink of an eye a relatively inoffensive peach will turn, covering your fruit bowl with slime, attracting all fruit flies in the vicinity and filling your kitchen with a sweet and slightly pungent aroma. I was forced to take quick action, excising the offending chunks of peach to salvage the remainder. But never fear, when combined with some mushy bananas and cinnamon… I had myself a lovely loaf.  Continue reading “Hello world. Like loaf?”