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Matcha Hot Cross Buns Recipe

This Matcha Hot Cross Buns Recipe fuses traditional Japanese flavours with the classic European Easter treat. With matcha green tea, sweet red beans and plenty of mixed spice, they’re the perfect sweet treat for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Matcha Hot Cross Buns Recipe - Easter is here, so why not try Japanese style Hot Cross Buns? Fluffy, slightly sweet with a touch of spice and azuki beans. | wandercooks.com

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We’re on a pre-Easter high after sending out last week’s Koulourakia recipe – seems like you guys really enjoyed the chance to get creative with your baking!

We were chatting to our friend Joy over at Homestead Lovers earlier this week and told her all about our little experiments with sumac spice, which we used for a little citrus burst in our Koulourakia.

Joy was telling us all about the dehydrated citrus powders she’s created, and it got us thinking about how we could each mix our favourite flavours through old-fashioned/traditional Easter recipes.

One thing let to another, and we decided to hold our own little pre- Easter Challenge!

Below we’re sharing the results of our latest baking experiment for this moreish little Matcha Hot Cross Buns recipe, but don’t forget to check out Joy’s recipe for Hot ‘Pleased’ Buns recipe, which features zingy citrus powder and MACE. ❤️

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Koulourakia Recipe – Greek Cookies for Easter

Koulourakia Greek Easter Cookies are light and crumbly like shortbread but not too sweet. They’re perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea! This Koulourakia recipe is quick and easy to make, with flavours of sweet vanilla, sumac and citrus zest.

Koulourakia Recipe - The butter based Greek cookies are Easter winners in our household. Their slightly crispy, and cake-like in the center with a lemon and sumac twist. | wandercooks.com

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Easter may still a few weeks away, but you wouldn’t know it judging by the supermarket shelves. They’ve been packed with hot cross buns for weeks, so no wonder it feels like time flies by so quickly.

The busier we get, the faster time flies, which is why we think holidays like Easter are so important.

They’re a chance to slow down and relax. To spend time with those important people in our lives and eat some delicious food along the way! 😀

Like most holidays in Australia, Easter tends to revolve around food. But at this time of year, we find ourselves craving a sweet treat or two like these adorable Koulourakia – Greek Easter Cookies.

Light and crumbly, ever-so-slightly sweet and with a refreshing citrus burst, you’ll be munching on Greek cookies in no time with this easy Koulourakia recipe.

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Sparkling Red Wine Gingerbread Cookies

These Sparkling Red Wine Gingerbread Cookies will definitely get you on Santa’s good list this year. Packed with tingling spice, cook them til they’re soft and chewy or crunchy and crumbly – your choice!

Sparkling Red Wine Gingerbread Cookies - Spices in gingerbread and mulled wine go hand-in-hand, so why not mix them together? This decadent biscuit is going to win your Christmas dinner this year.

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Okay yeah, you might be looking at that title and thinking, ‘Oh cool, gingerbread cookies with a sip of sparkling wine, sounds delish. I’ll take it.’

Oh we do love your style!


We decided to skip the sip step, and pour our sparkling shiraz straight into the gingerbread dough.

Why, you ask?

Because we’re curious. Because we love to experiment, and because we love adding wacky and wonderful creations to our repertoire.

And also because…

Why not? 😀

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Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad

Colourful pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and cheese sprinkled with crunchy lemon & herb dukkah, pine nuts and tangy balsamic mustard dressing. This Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad is pure happiness in a bowl.

Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad - With a bed of spinach leaves, this salad just gets better as you top it with cheese, tomatoes, pine-nuts, pumpkin and dukkah. What a combo! It's the perfect side-dish or office lunch. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

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Before Wandercooks, before the blog… there were two curious foodies who loved experimenting in the kitchen.

(And eating the delicious results).

This same spirit of curiosity and discovery drives us even today, because having fun and experimenting in the kitchen is when real kitchen magic happens, don’t you think? 😉

So without further ado, let us present today’s quick and easy recipe for Pumpkin and Dukkah Salad, a Wandercooks creation based on curiosity and blending delicious, flavourful ingredients together to see what we can discover.

Let the magic begin!

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Ethiopian Style Spicy Popcorn Recipe

All the spicy flavour of African Berbere spices made for salted popcorn. This gluten-free Ethiopian Style Spicy Popcorn Recipe is a MUST HAVE movie snack. Easy to make, super moreish, and suitable for vegans and vegetarians too.

Ethiopian Style Spicy Popcorn Recipe - With all the flavour of Berbere made for salted popcorn. This is a MUST HAVE movie snack. So easy and moreish! Vegetarian and Vegan. | wandercooks.com

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Hey guys! We received this Classic Blue Serving Bowl with Felt from Uncommon Goods for review purposes, but all opinions are our own. If you’re looking for handcrafted kitchen tools or  quirky gifts from talented artists around the world, head over and check out the awesome range at Uncommon Goods.

If you haven’t heard of Uncommon Goods, they’re all about helping emerging designers to sell their unique wares, and we’re all about supporting these guys too. Not to mention, they look fantastic with our unique recipes. 😛

So as I sit here and type, this lovely big bowl of Ethiopian Style Spicy Popcorn is poking its head up from behind my laptop.

Staring at me.

Begging me to munch it all in one fell swoop.

Because as you know with popcorn, one bite is all it takes. And trust me. One little morsel of freshly popped corn dusted in aromatic berbere spices, and you’ll be totally hooked.

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