After a Creative Live class with Hailey Bartholomew I have been inspired to get more into videos… this was created with the intent to fulfill a challenge set by Hailey to showcase our brand .. but I couldn’t keep it to 1 minute 30
So if you are a small business that would like to include video with photographs to showcase your business then please get in contact …
This is a recipe video .. and here is the full recipe for Raisin Bread…
Video Link for the making of Raisin Bread ..
1 cup warm water
2 tsp dried yeast
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
1 cup wholemeal flour
2 tsp bread improver (I didn’t add this)
2 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup mixed peel (I didn’t add this)
2 tbs sunflower seeds
2 tbs pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels)
1 egg yolk
1 tbs milk
- Combine water, yeast and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a small jug. Set aside for 5 minutes or until frothy. Combine the plain and wholemeal flours, bread improver, mixed spice, salt and remaining sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour the yeast mixture into the well and stir to combine. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-15 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.
- Place dough in a large bowl and loosely cover with plastic wrap or a clean tea towel. Set aside in a warm, draught-free place for 1 hour or until dough doubles in size.
- Use your fist to punch down the dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and add the raisins and mixed peel. Knead for 5 minutes or until the fruit is well distributed through the dough.
- Preheat oven to 220°C. Brush a 10 x 20cm loaf pan with melted butter to grease. Sprinkle the base and sides with half the sunflower seeds and pepitas. Shape the dough into a log and place in the prepared pan. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draught-free place. Set aside for 30 minutes or until dough doubles in size.
- Combine the egg yolk and milk in a small bowl. Brush evenly over the top of the dough and sprinkle with remaining seeds. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180°C and bake for a further 20 minutes or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the base. Remove from oven and turn onto a wire rack to cool. Serve toasted with butter or cream cheese.
Recipe is from taste.com.au
Breakfast with the girls …
2011 saw many visits to Queensland, as DH was working there monday to friday. This was great for me as my family are all there. So we ended 2011 and began 2012 in Coolum on the Sunshine Coast, yet again with rain, but I think the East coast of Australia has had such a wet summer. On to some photos of the holiday ..
Coolum Beach and beyond
Coolum Beach at sunrise
Smooth waters at sunrise
Sunset over the ocean
Looking down to the street below
Rain coming in over the inland route back to Sydney
Rain and stormy clouds
and it’s time for baking and making again. This year I decided to make some goodies as chrimstas presents for friends. So the kids and I have been busy in the kitchen baking Gingerbread cookies and we made chocolate chip and oatmeal quick bread in a bottle, ready for gift recipients to make themselves.
Have a wonderful christmas and a safe new year ….
All the recipes here can be downloaded at my cooking blog
I have always been fascinated with the gum blossoms, gum nuts ready to explode into colour … I found some beautiful ones at our local florist, and had a play with them and lots of negative clean space ..
As I move into more commercial and freelance photography ventures, I thought my logo needed updating and the website has had a revamp as well. If you know of anyone needing a Food Photographer or Freelance lifestyle opportunities please let them know I am here … Just click on the Portfolio link above…