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BLUEBERRY SOUR PUSS CHEESECAKE

Here’s a zingy little cheesecake I had the privilege of creating for Mac’s new Sour Puss Blueberry Beer. It’s light and creamy and filled with tangy lemons and plump mulched blueberries giving it a pretty purple hue. The whole combination is layered on top…

September 7, 2018
Baking Dessert

COCONUT, LEMON & RASPBERRY ALMOND CAKE (GF)

Birthday’s are for treats right?! This decadent buttery cake is my new go to birthday cake. It’s super simple with gluten-free richness that goes a long way – only needing the teeniest piece. I’ve iced it as think birthday cakes need icing but feel…

July 3, 2018
Dessert

GIN & LEMON NO-CHURN ICE-CREAM W/ GIN & TONIC CRUMBS

Here’s a show-stopping five minute ice-cream for your next dinner party. Condensed milk is the magic ingredient when making no-churn ice cream, mixed with whipped cream and any flavour you like will result in a creamy, smooth and not at all icy texture. Here…

November 6, 2017
Baking Dessert

CHOCOLATE COURGETTE CAKE WITH JAFFA AVOCADO GANACHE

I’m trying (at times!) to really limit my gluten intake to combat some thyroid issues. I’ve been experimenting a lot with different flours to make sure my cakes are still light and fluffy. Don’t worry there’ll still be plenty of decadent goodness coming your…

May 2, 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
Dessert

EDIBLE GIFT: LAVENDER & HONEY CARAMEL SAUCE (+ giveaway)

This super simple caramel sauce makes pretty and delicious edible Christmas gifts. I’ve used Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar which gives the caramel a liquorice-like depth. The lavender is optional and, if you have time, prepare a day ahead. Decorate each jar with extra lavendar…

December 17, 2016
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