My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Simple Pleasures: Fresh from the Oven


All together now….yuuuummm!!!     

I had a “marathon” baking session yesterday. Included in the tasty treats I turned out were a pan of these delicious: Rosemary Flax Buns one of the most popular recipes from my cookbook, Not Just for Vegetarians .

There is something so basic and beautiful about home-baking, isn’t there? One of my all-time favorite simple pleasures to enjoy. Golden-brown, fragrant and the ultimate “comfort food”.

These buns truly do taste as good as they look. A great reason to dust off your bread-machine if you rarely use it. You can also do the work of kneading, mixing…”hands on” if you prefer. I allow at least 10 minutes for kneading by hand if I don’t use a bread-machine to do that step.

Here’s the recipe. Do let me know if you give these a try!

Enjoy but be forewarned….ONE of these buns is never enough!     😉

Also submitted for the OSI prompt for October 12th: GOLD

Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: -The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my fun and inspirational book, all about aging well: -Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well I am also the author of: -The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker -Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance) -Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: -Haiku Reflections:The Four Seasons (Volume i and II) and -My Poetic Path All titles available at, .ca, UK.... When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! I hope you will visit and enjoy all of my blogs.Thanks for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste! :-) You can also visit me at my new author's site:

15 thoughts on “Simple Pleasures: Fresh from the Oven

  1. Oh, you’re making me want to buy a bread machine…I keep resisting.
    They look yummy!!!

  2. How delicious, Geraldine. You make me hungry–for good food!

  3. You have just provided me with a reminder that it is the simple things in life that are important. There are very few things that beat the smell of freshly baked bread. How glorious. I do believe you have a bit of soul right there in your kitchen. Brilliant!

  4. Oh, I’m in heaven just looking at them! I’ve never been able to make rolls for some reason. I just love gazing at homemade rolls!

  5. I’ve made a lot of bannock in my day, but have never used a bread machine, but those buns are enough to make a believer out of anyone. We need someone to invent Windows for Aromas

  6. This is making me feel very hungry 🙂

  7. I think I’ll just swing by and share one with you! These are wonderfully inviting! Gold, for sure!

  8. I made them and they were good! This is the perfect time of the year to haul out the bread pans. Making bread is one of my favorite things, and I do believe I get more email from King Arthur Flour than I do my family!

    Great example of gold.

  9. Hi Sallee, You can also make these ‘by hand’ doing the mixing and kneading without a breadmachine. I’ve made them both ways, many, MANY times and they are consistently perfect buns.

    Hi Sandy, And you provide so much ‘food for thought’ to me!

    Hi Selma, I LOVE to cook and bake, it’s never a chore. There is soul to be found in any pursuit that we love, right? And we usually excel at the ones we love most. Thanks for your continued support, most appreciated.

    Hi Brenda, Welcome to MPP. I like gazing at food photos too. This one always makes me hungry! 😉

    Hi Deborah, If Windows with Aroma ever makes it’s debut it’s going to be tres popular on food blogs etc… Great idea, if only….!

    Hi Tony, I guess I nailed this one then,eh??? 😉

    Hi Sue, I thought it was a bit of a stretch for the prompt but to me, home baking, like golden buns and bread are indeed GOLD! what a great prompt to interpret this week at OSI!

    HiSandy, Good to hear. I have had oodles of compliments about this recipe and I make these all the time myself. Sounds like you are a kindred spirit sharing a true love for baking and cooking.

    Thanks so much for your tasty and tasteful comments 😉 Hugs, G

  10. ..see how moms can put ‘gold’ in its’ place with ” Rosemary Flax Buns”..many thanks..

  11. I have baked my own bread etc, since I was in my twenties… so you speak my language. These look awesome. I love the idea of Window’s doing aroma but it sounds more like a Mac feature to me! *S*

  12. I don’t bake, but I love fresh bread. Made my mouth water. I made bread once and it turned out well. Your post almost has me thinking I should revisit the idea of making bread. Thanks.

  13. I am not a cook in any way, but I so love freshly baked breads! This sounds utterly delicious!

  14. Oooh, I wish I could pluck one right off the computer screen. I can even smell the rosemary….

  15. Hi Zoya, There’s gold in them there buns LOL!!!! 😉

    Hi Quietpaths, Whatever system, it would definitely be a hit!

    Hi Susan, I love making all kinds of breads and buns. These are a staple recipe that I come back to again and again. Vegan version is an added plus for those who want to forgo all animal products.

    Hi Gemma, They are utterly delish. Hope you give them a try.

    Hi Aine, The rosemary adds a glorious taste. Perfect with soup or stew.

    Thanks so much for your visit and comments, always appreciated, G

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