Valentine’s Fromage Frais Waffles

  Happy Valentine’s Day… To be honest, I’m actually not much of a Valentine’s Day fan. Having grown up in Germany when it wasn’t yet a thing over there I can still happily do without the rather commercial fuss.  But I decided to use today’s date as an excuse for a breakfast of heart-shaped waffles in […]

Classic Creamy Porridge

It’s cold out there! I’m in Berlin right now and it is starting to feel like winter.  That’s the time of year when I need a warming breakfast, such as porridge. And though I know fancy chia seed and quinoa porridges are all the range these days, often I just want a classic, creamy oat […]

Overnight Carrot & Apple Breakfast Rolls

I probably mentioned before that I often shy away from yeast bakes. It’s because of the dough rising (or rather not rising) which I have had trouble with before (or maybe I just ran out of patience). But fear is here to overcome, so I keep challenging myself with more yeast based doughs and try […]

Belgian Waffles

Recently I went to Belgium for a few days, first I went to Bruges and then to Antwerp. I really liked both cities, for different reasons. Bruges is a bit like a film set, quite surreal with all it’s historic buildings and just so picturesque. Antwerp is much more modern, both in it’s look and even […]

Banana Cake (a la Pret A Manger)

Today is a public holiday in all the three countries I have lived in – Germany has it’s long Pentecost weekend, England another May Bank Holiday and the US are honouring their Memorial Day.  Hopefully, all of you who live in these countries have gotten at least one long breakfast or brunch in on one […]

Ricotta Hotcakes with Rhubarb Compote

We are currently working on a brunch feature at work. This had me going to Granger & Co, a London restaurant by Bill Granger, for a photo shoot where we had to photograph various brunch dishes, including their famous ricotta hotcakes. I first tried them in the original Bill Granger restaurant in Sydney and they are still […]