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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
Dessert Recipe

PINK GRAPEFRUIT, MANGO & MINT COCKTAIL POPSICLES

This grim weather has me day dreaming of summer and our time living in the Caribbean sipping cocktails. Here’s a popsicle version of one of my favourites I created for Homestyle a wee while ago. Bring on summer! x 2 large mangoes, peeled and cubed ¼…

October 16, 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