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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

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Bon appétit!

Spelt is so easy to work with. You don’t need to knead it for very long and it only needs half the prove time of normal wheat flour. I’m not gluten intolerant but I find spelt easier to digest, and for an added bonus, it’s also low GI.

You could add anything to this bread, olives, spinach or just make a plain loaf. It’s up to you.

You'll Need

Filling

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves (tightly packed)
  • 1/4 cup roasted unsalted cashews
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 60g Grana Padano or Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil + extra to seal
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh ricotta
Bread

  • 400g white spelt flour
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 180ml warm water

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180C

Mix the spelt and yeast together in a large bowl. Pour in the water, oil and salt and mix together until combined.

Pour out the dough onto a floured bench and knead for 5 minutes.

Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm place and let the dough prove for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.

To make the pesto, put basil leaves, cashews, garlic and salt in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Scrape the pesto into a clean, bowl and stir through olive oil. Season to taste. Immediately put the pesto in an air tight container and pour a thin layer of olive oil on top, to stop the pesto from oxidising.Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape and spread some of the pesto of the dough. Sprinkle with the ricotta and tightly roll up the dough into a log.
Cut the log in 5 or 6 pieces and arrange them on a lightly floured baking tray, sticking together.
Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.
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