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CHEWY LIME & WHITE CHOC COOKIES (GF)

Thank goodness limes have come down in price! We’ve planted a tree but I think we’ll need to wait another season for fruit (annoyingly) I adore limes for their sharp flavour and versitility for both sweet and savoury dishes. These chewy little morsels are…

April 4, 2017
Baking

HONEY, SEED & CACAO LUNCHBOX BARS

Many hands make light work! Here’s a recipe for some lovely energy-packed lunchbox bars my daughter Gwynnie and I made for our dear friend Pippi who started school a couple of weeks back. We’ve used seeds and oats but you could substitute with any dried fruit, nuts…

March 12, 2017
Baking Dessert

LIME, BLACK SESAME & BLUEBERRY LOAF CAKE

Here’s a delicious twist on the classic lemon and poppy seed loaf, this lime, black sesame and blueberry loaf is incredibly moist with crunchy sesame seeds, topped with an easy blueberry drizzle inspired by the wonderful Little & Friday. Serves: 8 -10 1½ cups plain…

March 1, 2017
Baking Dessert

CARAMEL BUCKWHEAT CAKE WITH HONEY & CHERRIES (GF)

Caramel is one of my all time favourite flavours. While I’ve called this a caramel cake, it’s actually not in the true sense it’s just that the coconut sugar gives it an intense heavenly caramel flavour and dense texture. In the loosest sense it’s…

February 19, 2017
Baking Dessert

BLACK DORIS, ALMOND & ORANGE CAKE

Long weekends call for cake in our household. I’ve whipped up this simple one with beautiful week-old plums from the Grey Lynn Farmers market. This light, fresh Plum & Almond Cake is ideal for a picnic in the sunshine or stashing in a lunchbox as…

February 5, 2017
Baking Dessert

DARK CHOCOLATE, PECAN & CHERRY SLAB

Happy New Year from chilly San Francisco. We’re lucky enough to be adventuring here again visiting family (while also longing for some Kiwi heat!). Here’s a delicious recipe for a simple, no-bake chocolate biscuit slab. We devoured it Christmas day but it’s so good we’re…

January 1, 2017
Baking Dessert

MRS HOLYOAKE’S GOLDEN SYRUP CHOCOLATE SPONGE

This recipe is an absolute childhood favourite and was created decades before I was born, yet we devoured it every single birthday and Christmas growing up. It was originally created by Mrs Holyoake during Sir Keith Holyoake’s reign as NZ’s Prime Minister from 1957…

December 1, 2016
Baking Dessert

TANGELO & PASSIONFRUIT BAKED CHEESECAKE

I’m craving comfort food at the moment and it’s tangelo season so I’ve whipped some into my favourite passionfruit cheesecake. The sumptuous combination adds a vibrant yet lighter touch to an otherwise rich dessert. You can use fresh passionfruit but I’ve totally cheated and bought mine. Enjoy x 250g plain…

October 4, 2016
Baking Dessert

MY FAVOURITE GOOEY CARAMEL SLICE

As a child caramel slice was my absolute favourite and think that’s where my  passion for baking took off. To this day it’s my number one go to treat food. I’ve recently been home to mum and dad’s where mum stocks the pantry with…

September 18, 2016
Baking Brunch Mains

BLUE CHEESE, ROCKET & CHUTNEY TART WITH WALNUT PASTRY

I concocted this wee number while staying at mum and dad’s in the country. They had just-picked fresh walnuts in their shells and mum had just whipped up a batch of her delish tamarillo chutney. Paired with blue cheese and rocket the combo was divine.…

September 10, 2016