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Gingerbread spiced french toast

Gingerbread spiced french toast is my absolute favorite way of eating bread these days. I have to confess, looking at my website recipes, I know now that I am for sure a sweet tooth and I am not ashamed to say it. All within boundaries, of course, I like to start my day the right way, the sweet way that is and this french toast is just the way to go!
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Mini mushroom bacon scroll bread

Mini mushroom scroll bread is somewhat of an epiphany whilst making mushroom bacon. I was in the mood for "pot brood" traditionally served with a braai/BBQ in South Africa. Now that heritage day is all about heritage and not that I need to have an excuse to make anything South African I was thinking of making something savory for a change.
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White bean hemp seed dip

White bean hemp seed dip has got me like, I might love you more than hummus. This superfood loaded dip is so creamy and super easy to make. The best part might be the confit tomatoes that goes along with it. I fell in love with these tomatoes a while back after I bought them at a deli, the French certainly know how to bring out the deep flavors of food and starting with these tomatoes. They add so much depth to a meal and goes particularly great with a creamy dip.
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Hot cross bun pull apart loaf

Hot cross bun pull apart loaf is the absolute best idea when you're looking for something special to spice up your Easter celebrations. Its the perfect balance between doughy, sweet and spicy. It's amazing to think that most all baked good can be made vegan, and oh bot, I'm so glad this one turned out so great! We thoroughly enjoyed this loaf so much and I even wanted to make it again but had to refrain myself to other Easter goodies for now. One thing is for sure, it was unforgettable.

Parsnip pumpkin soup sourdough pesto granola

Pumpkin parsnip soup pesto sourdough granola is all I need right now. Hello new week, and spring where have you gone once again? This soup, granola and the whole deal will go down pretty well right now!! This weekend has been super hectic, as all vacations are when kids are involved and a new country, new living arrangement and the weather acting up. So souping it up and adding a whole lot of crunch is sooo needed!
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Chocolate marble banana bread

Chocolate marble banana bread is just another love declaration to my all time favorite baked bread ever. I have made so many variations and every time that one is my favorite, but I have to say banana and chocolate go so well together. And most people would say chocolate goes well with most deserty things, but banana is the perfect dance partner!  This bread is especially yum because within every bite you get a melty bit of chocolate, who can say no to that?
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Super soft pretzel bagels

Soft pretzel bagels are just what I need today. It's been a pretty long winter and since the festive season, I have been thinking of these gorgeous beauties that I ate almost every day with my son at the markets. Bread has become such comfort and solace for me and nothing beats a freshly baked pretzel.
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Chocolate orange babka

Chocolate orange babka is such a beautiful bread recipe. It has all the flavors of winter in each bite. The chocolate walnut and orange flavors are just absolutely wonderful together if you are a citrus lover or not. I never really loved orange in sweet baked desserts or bread, but since making this winter melody, I am completely smitten!
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Harissa butter bean tomato stew

Harissa butter bean tomato stew is the perfect stew to comfort and to ramp up your metabolism this winter. I need something spicy and comforting at the same time. I haven't properly prepared myself for his weather, boy oh boy. This morning was so so cold and I wish I had some of this harissa butter bean stew to keep me warm. When I got home I had to make a quick batch, because -1 weather has got me quivering in my boots.
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Chai spiced pecan banana bread

I can't believe Christmas is only a couple days away. This week has been quite hard because I have been missing my family back in SA so much. I think this time of year is super special and also hard in a lot of ways. For us, it's the fact that life goes on over here and you kind live in these seasons apart from what your family is experiencing back home. They have vacation, sunshine, and togetherness and over here we're kind of slummin it on our own, whilst still working. Therefore I have been baking more than usual, so we can get more of the festive vibes going.