Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

Red Velvet Shortbread Pinwheels

The last couple of years I have taken gingerbread men cookies to work on the last week before we break up for the holidays. This year, I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to do pinwheels. And not just ordinary pinwheels, but the ones with sprinkles around the outside for a little…

Baked Pumpkin Spiced Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

I love donuts. I mean… I REALLY love donuts. Warm greasy sugared rings from the seaside, or light as air Krispy Kremes, it doesn’t matter. I have a Homer Simpson level of appreciation. This house does not own a deep fat fryer for this very reason. I would be tempted to make them far too…

Spiced Oatmeal and Pumpkin Cookie

Spiced Oatmeal and Pumpkin Cookie

Things have still been a little chaotic here at Chez Mutherfudger’s, so I totally dropped the ball on promoting Squash Appreciation Month. Throughout October, I will bring you a mixture of some sweet as well as savoury pumpkin or squash recipes. I did this a couple of years ago, so there are already plenty of…

Sourdough Bread

Sourdough Pt 2 – Bread

Apologies for the lateness in this post – I had intended to post this at the weekend, but life got in the way. To make sourdough bread, you will first need a sourdough starter. You can buy them online easy enough, but don’t waste your money buying one from overseas, that purports to be 100s…

Sourdough Starter

Sourdough Pt 1 – Starter

Having a sourdough starter in your life is much like having a pet. We have even named ours Heston Bloomin’heck. You have to keep him in the right conditions and feed him, or he will die. I have made my own bread off and on for several years, but sourdough is by far the tastiest…

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Cinnamon and Plum Cake

Despite the colder turn the weather has taken, my garden is still producing. I picked some Victoria plums last week while they were still green and under ripe. The reason is, if I wait for them to ripen on the branch, then the bugs and birds will have had a nibble. Picking them under ripe,…