In Melbourne, a city full of food and obsessed by coffee, I cook, I eat, I share the good news and the bad. essjay eats

Hot Cross Bun Recipe – from the archives

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Last year I posted my Hot Cross Bun recipe, and developed a vegan version I’m happy with. It’s that time of year again so here they are again. Make buns, not war.

Royal Melbourne Show Baking Competition

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Some of you may know that for the last three years I’ve entered into the baking competition of the Royal Melbourne Show. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what prompted me to enter, but gaining a “commendation” for my sponge sandwich entry in my first year, with the third sponge I’d ever baked, was […]

Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

It goes against my grain to adapt recipes for vegans / coeliacs / food intolerances in general. Not cause I dislike my friends who eat in special ways, but because I find most substitutes are either highly manufactured alternatives (i.e. Nuttalex, Melrose Spread, non-eggwhite etc) or something that alters the texture or taste. ┬áThere are […]

Traditional Hot Cross Buns

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

It goes against my grain to adapt recipes for vegans / coeliacs / food intolerances in general. Not cause I dislike my friends who eat is special ways. Vegan Hot Cross Bun recipe and a traditional one. Tried and trusted and delicious