Chef in the City

Bread In The City

August 18, 2015
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Holy mother of baking, today was yet another EPIC day in the kitchen. I mastered the art of healthy sticky buns today. Sounds crazy right? ‘Healthy’ sticky buns, but I assure you, these babies were gluten free, dairy free, egg free, processed-sugar-free morsels of H-E-A-V-E-N.

I also learned to create vegan waffles, french crepes, perfect pancakes and sensational savoury scones. They say a picture paints a thousand words, but I think the following pictures will also make you droooooool. So without further ado, I present a glimpse into my day today…enjoy :)


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The essential ingredients – top is my flour mix, left is the yeast fermenting and rising, right is my walnut raisin and maple crystal mix (with a little rum extract)


This was taken after I had made the dough, kneading it to rise (twice) before rolling it out and filling it with the yummy contents… I’m learning that I love to work with dough – very relaxing, almost meditative!


Ta daaaaaaa – the finished, sticky bun, product! The smell of this was amazingly sweet….it makes me salivate just thinking about it!!

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Wonderful waffles with micro (edible) pansies and maple chilli glaze.

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My sensational, savoury scones featuring sundried tomato and fresh rosemary – recipe coming soon because these are way too good to keep all to myself!

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My girl, Chef Nate and I, sampling our wares and celebrating with selfies, naturally!

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A small tasting plate we put together featuring a little of everything we made today. We often share the finished product/s with staff and students at the Natural Gourmet Institute. As Chef Alex says “sharing is caring”…

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The ‘after’ shot of the tasting plate as is came back to us… I think this means everyone liked what we made today???

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