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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
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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
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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
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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
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PECAN PRALINE & CHOCOLATE ‘TOBLERONE’ TART

  It’s Dads birthday so I’ve whipped out a super-easy recipe I created five years ago for The ‘PIE’ cookbook. It’s almost like a Toblerone and has a rich and silky ganache filling and delectable toffee crunch. Serves 8 Chocolate Pastry 170g butter 85g sugar 1 egg 260g…

August 6, 2016
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HONEY & GINGER CRUNCH WITH SEA SALT SPRINKLES

Who doesn’t love ginger crunch? I’ve taken the beloved Edmonds version and flipped it on it’s head. I’ve doubled the topping, upped the base, substituted honey for golden syrup and sprinkled with sea salt. Yum! x   185g butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 1/4 cups…

July 12, 2016
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THE PERFECT BROWN SUGAR BROWNIE

When it’s cold outside I bake brownies.  I love desserts of all kind, but nothing can cheer me up like a brownie and a hot cuppa. Inspired by a Kokako cafe recipe shared by a dear friend, these brownies are intensely chocolatey – almost pure…

July 2, 2016
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SUBLIME KEY LIME PIE

    It’s such a luxury to have limes in season and not cost a small fortune! This pie is traditionally made with Florida key limes and takes me back to our care-free (child-free!) days living in the Caribbean when I’d make this silky tart…

May 15, 2016
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CHOCOLATE CHUNK, ORANGE & FIG COOKIES

I’ve always preferred a soft and slightly chewy chocolate chip cookie over the harder condensed milk versions.  I made these fig, orange and choc morsels over the weekend with my wee girl and we both agree they’re delectable x 125 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 1/4…

May 10, 2016
Baking Recipes

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE & CARAMEL BROWNIE – (GF!)

Sickly treat alert! Chocolate and caramel lovers – this one is for you. And for those who care its gluten free. Cut it into small squares as this is rich and delicious. 100g hazelnuts or pecans 100g rice Flour 45g cocoa 250g caster sugar…

April 21, 2016