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chocolate

Brunch

BLACK FOREST BANANA PEEL SMOOTHIE

There aren’t many better ways to start the day than with a Black Forest Smoothie. Chocolate, berries and banana (skin and all) are combined to make one deliciously thick,  creamy and healthy smoothie. I’ve partnered with Dole New Zealand  and snuck in banana peel…

August 26, 2017
Baking

LEMON, COCONUT & FAIRY FLOSS CELEBRATION CAKE

Here’s a wee pink number I recently made for my niece’s third birthday. I also made it for mum’s 70th (sans the floss) and boy was it a hit. It’s so simple, everything is just whizzed together in a food processor. I’ve adapted it from…

August 1, 2017
Baking

THE ULTIMATE COCONUT ROUGH BANANA BREAD (GF,DF)

This is the best banana loaf I’ve made hands down – gluten-free or regular. I make it every week (sometimes twice!) for lunchboxes and mid-afternoon snacks. Packed with coconut, it’s super moist, with the lightness of 4 eggs and almond meal. Although it’s not overly sweet, it doesn’t…

June 26, 2017
Baking

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

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

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 Dessert

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