Rachael Hooper

I live in Geneva, Switzerland, where I moved with my family from Australia in 2001. I have a husband whom I adore, two adult sons and a delightful daughter-in-law, I’m an EFL teacher, I love to travel and I spend as much time as possible in the kitchen. Cooking, for me, is all about sharing delicious, healthy and sometimes wickedly indulgent food – either literally, at the table, or metaphorically, via the internet. I have a burning passion for Italian food, I also dabble in Middle Eastern, French and Asian cooking, as well as trying my hand at cakes, desserts and breads. In fact, baking has become a bit of an obsession! I’m always ready for a challenge and I have developed a “never-say-die” attitude in the kitchen.

Braided Garlic Bread

Braided with roasted garlic paste spread between the layers of dough, this garlic bread can be devoured right out of the oven or served with a bowl of soup.

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Savory Fugazza

Inspired by the savory Focaccia, Fugazza is a hearty bread topped with roasted onions, herbs and sometimes mozzarella.

Panettoni: Chocolate Swirl

Mini panettone is delicious and perfect for the holiday season when it is swirled with chocolate dough. Celebrate with fun shaped molds.